Most foreign nationals are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for 30 days. Although the visa for the Philippines is not so problematic, you might be helped by our 10 step visa page.
In order to qualify for the visa on arrival you will need:
– An outbound or onward ticket.
– A passport that is valid for 6 months after your intended stay.
Some nationalities however are granted 7, 14, or 59 days entry instead of 30 days.
Some nationals will need to apply for a visa before travelling to the Philippines.
To extend your stay, 2 month visa extensions can be applied for (with a fee) for up to a total of 2 years.
If a visitor intends to stay for more than 59 days, they’re required to purchase an ACRI Card (identification card for registered aliens) along with their visa extensions. This card costs as much as the extension itself at about $70 USD, but it’s a onetime purchase what will cover you for the remaining 2 years.
It is unclear what the actual overstay fees in the Philippines are as they change without notice and different travelers often have different experiences.
Generally overstay fees are considered to be around PHP 1000 per month of overstay.
To check the exact visa requirements for your country, click here.