Countries Which Do Not Need VISA Permits to Visit the Philippines

Do you want to visit the Philippines? Are you wondering if you need a visa or not?

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phil passport and sample boarding pass

As of August of 2014, nationals from 158 countries may enter the Philippines without a visa and may stay for a maximum of thirty (30) days, provided they are holders of a passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the period of stay in the Philippines, and present a return or outward bound ticket to their country of origin or to a next country of destination.

Pursuant to the Bureau of Immigration’s Memorandum Circular No. RADJR-2013-006, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Foreign Service Circular (FSC) No. 95-2014 and Executive Order no. 408.

Below is the list of countries:

1. Andorra
2. Angola
3. Antigua and Barbuda
4. Argentina
5. Australia
6. Austria
7. Bahamas
8. Bahrain
9. Barbados
10. Belgium
11. Belize
12. Benin
13. Bhutan
14. Bolivia
15. Botswana
16. Brazil*
17. Brunei
18. Bulgaria
19. Burkina Faso
20. Burundi
21. Cambodia
22. Cameroon
23. Canada
24. Cape Verde
25. Central African Republic
26. Chad
27. Chile
28. Colombia
29. Comoros
30. Congo
31. Congo, Democratic Republic
32. Costa Rica
33. Cote d’ Ivoire
34. Croatia
35. Cyprus
36. Czech Republic
37. Denmark
38. Djibouti
39. Dominica
40. Dominican Republic
41. Ecuador
42. El Salvador
43. Equatorial Guinea
44. Eritrea
45. Estonia
46. Ethiopia
47. Fiji
48. Finland
49. France
50. Gabon
51. Gambia
52. Germany
53. Ghana
54. Greece
55. Grenada
56. Guatemala
57. Guinea
58. Guinea-Bissau
59. Guyana
60. Haiti
61. Honduras
62. Hungary
63. Iceland
64. Indonesia
65. Ireland
66. Israel*
67. Italy
68. Jamaica
69. Japan
70. Kazakhstan
71. Kenya
72. Kiribati
73. Korea (ROK)
74. Kuwait
75. Kyrgyzstan
76. Laos
77. Latvia
78. Lesotho
79. Liberia
80. Liechtenstein
81. Lithuania
82. Luxembourg
83. Madagascar
84. Malawi
85. Malaysia
86. Maldives
87. Mali
88. Malta
89. Marshall Island
90. Mauritania
91. Mauritius
92. Mexico
93. Micronesia
94. Monaco
95. Mongolia
96. Morocco
97. Mozambique
98. Myanmar
99. Namibia
100. Nepal
101. Netherlands
102. New Zealand
103. Nicaragua
104. Niger
105. Norway
106. Oman
107. Palau
108. Panama
109. Papua New Guinea
110. Paraguay
111. Peru
112. Poland
113. Portugal
114. Qatar
115. Romania
116. Russia
117. Rwanda
118. St. Kitts and Nevis
119. Saint Lucia
120. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
121. Samoa
122. San Marino
123. Sao Tome and Principe
124. Saudi Arabia
125. Senegal
126. Seychelles
127. Singapore
128. Slovak Republic
129. Slovenia
130. Solomon Islands
131. Somalia
132. South Africa
133. Spain
134. Suriname
135. Swaziland
136. Sweden
137. Switzerland
138. Tajikistan
139. Tanzania
140. Thailand
141. Togo
142. Trinidad and Tobago
143. Tunisia
144. Turkey
145. Turkmenistan
146. Tuvalu
147. Uganda
148. United Arab Emirates
149. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
150. United States of America
151. Uruguay
152. Uzbekistan
153. Vanuatu
154. Vatican
155. Venezuela
156. Viet Nam
157. Zambia
158. Zimbabwe

* Brazil and Israel remain eligible for a 59-day visa-free entry as elaborated under Section D of FSC-21-10.

For Indian Nationals

Since May 1, 2012, Indian nationals with a valid U.S., Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singapore, or United Kingdom visa are granted a 14-day visa free entry which may be extended for an additional 7 days for a maximum stay of 21 days. (BI Memorandum Circular No. RADJR-12-008)

The policy only applies to Indian Nationals arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA 1-3) who have the following:

(1) National Passport valid at least 6 months, beyond the contemplated stay
(2) Return or Onward ticket
(3) No derogatory record in BI, NICA, or INTERPOL

For trips more than 21 days, Indian nationals are required to apply for a tourist visa in New Delhi or any Foreign Service Post where they are valid residents.

For other nationals (not mentioned above) or for non-tourist purposes, you will find more information about visa requirements under the “VISA” category of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration’s website.

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