Address: 12F Sagittarius Building,
111, H.V. Dela Costa Street Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227
Tel: +63 (02) 856 9631
+63 (02) 551 9012-13
Any foreign national may come to the Philippines for business, tourism or medical purposes with a temporary visitor’s visa – also known as a tourist visa. Typically, no visa is issued for 21 days upon arrival, except to specific restricted nationalities. This visa may then be extended for periods of 59 days, for a maximum of one year.
The purpose of the tourist visa is just either for medical or tourism purposes. A foreigner using the tourist visa for one time business is allowed; continuous business violates Philippine immigration law, and thus requires a business or work visa, otherwise penalties will be imposed.
A tourist visa is very simple to procure: foreign national must only proceed to the Bureau of Immigration for processing.