Do US Citizens Need Visa to Visit the Philippines?

Travel US to Philippines Visa Question :

I am an American citizen and I want to visit my Filipina girlfriend in the Philippines. Do U.S. citizens need a visa to come and visit the Philippines?

Answer: American citizens who want to visit the Philippines do not need a visa if he/she stays in the Philippines up to 21 days. Upon arrival in the Philippines, you will be given a stamp in your passport, called a visa waiver. That visa waiver allows you to stay for 21 days.

Philippines Island

Photo Credit: Philippines Island by moyerphotos, on Flickr

If you are staying in the Philippines for more than 21 days, you can arrange a visa waiver extension. Foreign citizens who are initially admitted in the Philippines for 21 days may be extended for another 38 days, taking you up to two months stay (initial 21 days + 38 days extension). You can arrange the visa waiver extension at any Bureau of Immigration office in the Philippines. You can check for the Philippines Bureau of Immigration Support Offices and Address here and see which one is closer to where you’re staying. You may ask the immigration upon your arrival or you may ask the help from some travel agents offices in the Philippines. If you’re staying in a hotel, you may also ask the hotel clerks. Most travel agents and hotels in the Philippines (if not all) act as an agent for the Bureau of Immigration. You may check the most recent fees for Philippine visa waiver extension here.

Large Valley of Batad

Photo: Large Valley of Batad Rice Terraces, Philippines by amanderson2, on Flickr

(The Banaue Rice Terraces of the Philippines Cordilleras, is known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by the Philippines. It is one of the most well-known attractions of northern Philippines.)

Tarsier in Bohol, Philippines

Photo Credit: Tarsier in Bohol, Philippines by Roberto Verzo, on Flickr

(The Philippine Tarsier is an endangered species that only measures about 85 to 160 millimetres (3.35 to 6.30 in) in height, making it one of the smallest primates. It is a timid mammal with the biggest eyes, 16 mm across, in proportion to its body size.)

If you want to get your Philippine visa in advance, that is before you arrive in the Philippines. You can apply for TEMPORARY VISITORS 9(A) Visa in your own country from your nearest Philippines embassy or consulate. The Temporary Visitors Visa 9A will allow you to stay in the Philippines for 59 days. For more information, you can visit the Philippines Bureau of Immigration website here.

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Do US Citizens Need Visa to Visit the Philippines?

June 18th, 2011

Travel US to Philippines Visa Question :

I am an American citizen and I want to visit my Filipina girlfriend in the Philippines. Do U.S. citizens need a visa to come and visit the Philippines?

Answer: American citizens who want to visit the Philippines do not need a visa if he/she stays in the Philippines up to 21 days. Upon arrival in the Philippines, you will be given a stamp in your passport, called a visa waiver. That visa waiver allows you to stay for 21 days.

Philippines Island

Photo Credit: Philippines Island by moyerphotos, on Flickr

If you are staying in the Philippines for more than 21 days, you can arrange a visa waiver extension. Foreign citizens who are initially admitted in the Philippines for 21 days may be extended for another 38 days, taking you up to two months stay (initial 21 days + 38 days extension). You can arrange the visa waiver extension at any Bureau of Immigration office in the Philippines. You can check for the Philippines Bureau of Immigration Support Offices and Address here and see which one is closer to where you’re staying. You may ask the immigration upon your arrival or you may ask the help from some travel agents offices in the Philippines. If you’re staying in a hotel, you may also ask the hotel clerks. Most travel agents and hotels in the Philippines (if not all) act as an agent for the Bureau of Immigration. You may check the most recent fees for Philippine visa waiver extension here.

Large Valley of Batad

Photo: Large Valley of Batad Rice Terraces, Philippines by amanderson2, on Flickr

(The Banaue Rice Terraces of the Philippines Cordilleras, is known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by the Philippines. It is one of the most well-known attractions of northern Philippines.)

Tarsier in Bohol, Philippines

Photo Credit: Tarsier in Bohol, Philippines by Roberto Verzo, on Flickr

(The Philippine Tarsier is an endangered species that only measures about 85 to 160 millimetres (3.35 to 6.30 in) in height, making it one of the smallest primates. It is a timid mammal with the biggest eyes, 16 mm across, in proportion to its body size.)

If you want to get your Philippine visa in advance, that is before you arrive in the Philippines. You can apply for TEMPORARY VISITORS 9(A) Visa in your own country from your nearest Philippines embassy or consulate. The Temporary Visitors Visa 9A will allow you to stay in the Philippines for 59 days. For more information, you can visit the Philippines Bureau of Immigration website here.

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