1. Fast.  CIBTvisas specialises in securing Philippines visas and can help you secure a Philippines visa.
  2. Easy.  CIBTvisas is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Philippines visas at the Philippines Embassy every day for residents of the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippines Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my Philippines visa?
The best time to apply for your Philippines visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a Philippines visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Philippines visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.

Important Information

Express Applications
The Embassy does not accept any express applications on Mondays and Tuesdays

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Philippines Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Visa May Not Be Required

    Visa exempt for a stay of up to 30 days. The traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return airline tickets
    • Hold documents showing proof of purpose of trip
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Confirm with their airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change
    Only applicants who do not meet the above criteria are able to apply for a visa the requirements can be found within the CIBTvisas application pack

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date

  3. Photograph(s)

    One passport sized colour photograph. The photograph must:

    • Have a white background
    • Be taken within the last six months
    • Be signed by the applicant on the front

  4. Proof of Residency

    The applicant's original valid UK residency visa where applicable

  5. Proof of Financial Means

    Evidence of available funds. This should be provided as one of the following documents:

    • The applicant's current account bank statement showing sufficient funds in credit
    • An employment certificate disclosing the applicant's salary
    • A copy of the applicant's last three payslips
    • A copy of the applicant's pension statements

  6. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide an original Business Introduction Letter from the applicant's UK employer. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a UK postal address. Use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at http://cibtvisas.co.uk/forms?formname=Business%20Introduction%20Letter%20Sample.pdf to complete your letter.

    Note that most consulates require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

  7. Standard Criminal Record Certificate

    Applicants who have been arrested or convicted of any criminal offence must provide an original Police Certificate issued in the last six months.

    CIBTvisas can assist the applicant in obtaining a Police Certificate. Local authorities require the Police Certificate to be legalised before it can be considered valid. Legalisation is a process of document authentication observed by international governments. Upon issuance CIBTvisas will then arrange for the legalisation of this document.

    If you require this service, please complete the Police Certificate Request Form located in the application pack and upload to https://cibtvisas.co.uk/upload-forms?service=legalisations along with the documents outlined on the form. Please note additional fees and processing time will apply.

  8. Proof of Address

    Evidence of UK address. This must be shown as:

    • A copy of a recent utility bill (electric/water/gas) in applicant's name showing current UK address

    OR

    • A copy of the applicant's full UK driving license showing current UK address

  9. Copy of Passport

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  10. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed in block capitals only
    • Be stamped and signed by a notary public as proof that the signature is genuine

  11. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  12. Multiple Entry Applicants

    Multiple entry visa applicants must provide proof of a previous visa(s) issued in London, in a passport(s) that can be supplied.

  13. Former Filipino Nationals and Immediate Family

    Former Filipino nationals can travel to the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to one year. Their immediate family (spouse and children) also benefit from this visa waiver when travelling together.

    Former Filipino nationals will be required to provide either a former Philippine passport or a copy of birth certificate on entry. Each accompanying family member will be required to carry documents showing proof of relationship:

    • A copy of marriage certificate for the spouse
    • A copy of birth certificate or adoption certificate for each child

Important Information

Express Applications
The Embassy does not accept any express applications on Mondays and Tuesdays

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Philippines Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Visa May Not Be Required

    Visa exempt for a stay of up to 30 days. The traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return airline tickets
    • Hold documents showing proof of purpose of trip
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Confirm with their airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change
    Only applicants who do not meet the above criteria are able to apply for a visa the requirements can be found within the CIBTvisas application pack

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date

  3. Photograph(s)

    One passport sized colour photograph. The photograph must:

    • Have a white background
    • Be taken within the last six months
    • Be signed by the applicant on the front

  4. Proof of Residency

    The applicant's original valid UK residency visa where applicable

  5. Proof of Financial Means

    Evidence of available funds. This should be provided as one of the following documents:

    • The applicant's current account bank statement showing sufficient funds in credit
    • An employment certificate disclosing the applicant's salary
    • A copy of the applicant's last three payslips
    • A copy of the applicant's pension statements

  6. Standard Criminal Record Certificate

    Applicants who have been arrested or convicted of any criminal offence must provide an original Police Certificate issued in the last six months.

    CIBTvisas can assist the applicant in obtaining a Police Certificate. Local authorities require the Police Certificate to be legalised before it can be considered valid. Legalisation is a process of document authentication observed by international governments. Upon issuance CIBTvisas will then arrange for the legalisation of this document.

    If you require this service, please complete the Police Certificate Request Form located in the application pack and upload to https://cibtvisas.co.uk/upload-forms?service=legalisations along with the documents outlined on the form. Please note additional fees and processing time will apply.

  7. Proof of Address

    Evidence of UK address. This must be shown as:

    • A copy of a recent utility bill (electric/water/gas) in applicant's name showing current UK address

    OR

    • A copy of the applicant's full UK driving license showing current UK address

  8. Copy of Passport

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  9. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed in block capitals only
    • Be stamped and signed by a notary public as proof that the signature is genuine

  10. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  11. Multiple Entry Applicants

    Multiple entry visa applicants must provide proof of a previous visa(s) issued in London, in a passport(s) that can be supplied.

  12. Former Filipino Nationals and Immediate Family

    Former Filipino nationals can travel to the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to one year. Their immediate family (spouse and children) also benefit from this visa waiver when travelling together.

    Former Filipino nationals will be required to provide either a former Philippine passport or a copy of birth certificate on entry. Each accompanying family member will be required to carry documents showing proof of relationship:

    • A copy of marriage certificate for the spouse
    • A copy of birth certificate or adoption certificate for each child