Visa Guide – How to apply for Philippine visa from India

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Visa Guide - How to apply for Philippine visa from India

How to apply Philippine Visa from India

Not very long ago, Philippines was considered an unknown territory for Indian tourists / business travellers. Not anymore. With the boom in BPO and IT industry, more and more Indians are travelling to Philippines and also lot of Indians are choosing Philippines as their holiday destination. Here is a complete guide on how to apply Philippine Visa from India.

Visa Guide - How to apply for Philippine visa from India

The visa regulations for travellers visiting Philippines vary from country to country. Generally, Indian Passport holders need to apply for visa if they want to travel to the Philippines.

Indians having valid visa from the European Union (EU) or any of six other countries, such as United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Singapore and United Kingdom can enter the country without a visa and stay upto 14 days.

So if you do not have any valid visa from any of the above countries, you need to apply tourist visa at Philippine consulate at the country of your residence.

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For Indian passport holders residing in India, they can apply at following consular offices located in India:

Philippine Embassy in New Delhi
H.E. (Mrs.) Ma. Teresita C. Daza
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
50-N Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi: 110021
Tel number:+9111- 2688-9091, 2611-0152, 2410-1120 and 2688-8838
Fax number: +9111- 2687-6401
Office Hours for Submission of Visas: 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Monday to Friday
Email: philippineembassynewdelhi@gmail.com 

Philippine Honorary Consulate General Mumbai
Mrs. Rajashree Birla – Consul General ad Honorem
Mr. Retnaswamy Swaminathan – Consul ad Honorem
Mr. Subramaniam Krishna Moorthy – Vice Consul ad Honorem
1st Floor, Industry House
159 Churchgate Reclamation,
Mumbai 400021
Tel: (+91-22) 2202-4792
Fax: (+91-22) 2281-4103
Office Hours for Submission of Visas: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Collection of Visas on the 3rd working day between 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Email: pcgmumbai@gmail.com 

Philippine Honorary Consulate General KOLKATA
Mr. Deepak Kumar Khemka – Consul General ad Honorem
37 Shakespeare Sarani
2nd Floor, Kolkata, 700001
Tel:(+91-33) 2280-2546
Fax:(+91-33) 2280-8345
Email: pcgkolkata@gmail.com 
Office Hours for Submission of Visas: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Collection of Visas on the next day between 2:00 pm to 4:00pm

Philippine Honorary Consulate General Chennai
Mr. Ashwin Muthiah – Consul General ad Honorem
“Spic House” Annex Building
VIII Floor, 88 Mount Road
Guindy, Chennai 600032
Tel: (+91 44) 22354063 and
Fax: (+9144) 22352062
E-mail : chennai@philcogen.com

Here are following basic requirements for Philippine Visa from India.

  • Visa application form fully and legibly completed in English by the applicant
  • One passport size photograph
  • Bank statements for the last six months stamped and signed by bank officer
  • Original passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the contemplated stay in the Philippines.
  • Photocopy  of the applicant’s passport.
  • Copy of confirmed flight ticket including the return ticket.
  • Invitation letter from inviting party from Philippines with complete address and contact numbers.
  • Visa processing fee in demand draft drawn from any bank in India with branch in New Delhi payable to “Embassy of the Philippines”. Cash payments are not accepted. The Visa processing fees for Indian nationals are as below:9A Single entry visa valid for 3 months      – Rs 2840
    9A Multiple entries visa valid for 6 months – Rs. 5680
    9A Multiple entries visa vaild for 1 year      – Rs. 8520

One can also apply the temporary tourist visa for Philippines through travel agents provided all requirements are complied with.

Due to increased visa processing time from 3 working days to 10 working days, it is advised to apply for visa well atleast 3-4 weeks prior to scheduled departure to Philippines.

There are times, the Philippine consulate asks for additional documents therefore it is advised to apply for visa atleast 3 weeks prior to scheduled departure to Philippines.

Tips for applying for Philippine visa from India

  • Make sure you have enough in your bank account to prove your financial credibility
  • Show proof that you are well settled in India (with business, property papers, Income Tax returns) to avoid any doubt that you are going for employment purposes.
  • It helps if you have travelled other countries before.
  • A valid credit card and billing statement.

Year round, Philippines makes a good destination for Indian tourists. It has a lot to offer to travelers,  exotic beaches, vibrant shopping districts, its abundant natural wonders, great food options, and most of all warm hospitality of filipino people.

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