Visa Exemption for Filipinos
Visa Free for Pinoys
If you’re a Filipino and a holder of Philippine passport who likes traveling and exploring the beauty of the world, but hates the visa requirement to some countries, frown no more for you can still go to wonderful places without hassle-visa-appointments.
The list of countries below doesn’t require a visa for Filipinos prior to arrival. All you need are passport, plane tickets / itinerary, and some money for your tour.
No Visa for USA for Filipinos
Note that the recent article about free tourist visa for Filipinos who wish to travel USA is not yet confirmed and absolutely not true (as of now).
Japan free visa will be confirmed by June 2014.
Keep our fingers crossed.
No Visa Required for Filipinos in the Following Countries…
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
- Brunei Darussalam - 14 days
- Cambodia - 21 days
- Indonesia - 30 days
- Laos - 30 days
- Malaysia - 30 days (sufficient fund must be at least 500USD)
- Singapore - 30 days
- Thailand - 30 days
- Vietnam - 21 days
- Azerbaijan - 30 days visa issued upon arrival
- Taiwan - 30 days if holding a valid visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen countries, United Kingdom or United States. Check at https://nas.immigration.gov.tw/nase/ to meet the requirements.
- Georgia – 90 days visa issued upon arrival, 360 days visa free to those who have temporary residence of Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait
- Hong Kong - 14 days
- India - 30 days visa issued upon arrival
- Iran - 15 days visa issued upon arrival if holding an e-visa pre-approval code obtained via email from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mfa.gov.ir
- Israel - visa-free for tourists (no. of days of stay will depend on Immigration); visa-free for holders of diplomatic and official passports; visa required for business)
- South Korea (if arriving at Jeju Island only) - 30 days
- Macau - 30 days
- Maldives - 30 days visa issued upon arrival, extension of maximum 90 days is possible by paying MVR 750
- Mongolia - 21 days
- Nepal - 15/30/90 days visa issued upon arrival for around US$25/40/100
- Sri Lanka - 30 days visa obtain upon arrival if holding Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). You can get this prior to arrival at www.eta.gov.lk
- Timor-Leste - 30 days single entry visa issued upon arrival for around US$30, extension is possible up to 90 days
Want to travel many countries in Europe in one visit? Have a Schengen visa by completing the requirements listed in this page -- Schengen Visa Requirements for Filipino Citizens
- Cook Islands - 31 days
- Fiji - 120 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival and can be extended
- Marshall Islands - 30 days visa issued upon arrival and can be extended
- Micronesia - 30 days
- Niue - 30 days
- Palau - 30 days visa issued upon arrival, additional USD 50 for extension
- Samoa - 60 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival
- Tuvalu - 30 days visa issued upon arrival
- Vanuatu - 30 days
- Bermuda - 31 days before but since May, they now require visas for Philippine passport holders
- Costa Rica - 30 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival
- Dominica - 21 days
- Haiti - 90 days
- Nicaragua - 90 days visa issued upon arrival
- Saint Lucia – 6 weeks Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 30 days visa issued upon arrival
- Turks and Caicos Islands - 30 days
- Bolivia - 90 days
- Brazil - 90 days
- Colombia - 90 days
- Ecuador - 90 days
- Peru - 183 days
- Suriname - 90 days
- Burundi – 1 month visa issued upon arrival
- Cape Verde Islands – visa issued upon arrival around £ 25
- Comoros – visa issued upon arrival
- Djibouti – 1 month visa issued upon arrival
- Gambia – visa issued upon arrival
- Kenya - 90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
- Madagascar - 90 days visa issued upon arrival for MGA140,000
- Morocco - 90 days
- Mozambique - 30 days visa issued upon arrival. Extension of 30 days is possible around USD 66
- Saint Helena - visa issued upon arrival
- Seychelles – 1 month Visitor’s Permit issued upon arrival if holding return ticket, sufficient funds (minimum USD150 per day of stay, and proof of accommodation)
- Tanzania - visa issued upon arrival for around USD50 to USD200
- Togo - 7 days visa issued upon arrival if with return ticket, 3 passport photos, and yellow fever vaccination certificate
- Uganda - visa issued upon arrival for US$50
- Zambia - 90 days visa issued upon arrival for USD 50/80/160 single/double/multiple entry
Other countries and Territories:
- India - Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days (limited only to New Delhi and Mumbai airports)
**UPDATED and CHECKED:
**Information is intended for tourist visit purpose only
**Details may change anytime after the update due to new laws so double-check the immigration rules of the country you’re planning to visit
**Transit visa may be required when you're not on a direct flight
**Sources: International Air Transport Association (IATA), Qantas, Wiki, Visalink, VisaHq.ph
Some important notes:
The list of countries above won’t let you need a visa BEFORE your arrival. Doesn’t mean you won’t need one forever. I just listed the allowed days just like when you’re going to SG for example, you may visit the place until the allotted days without a visa. You can also extend your stay but you have to comply with their visa requirement – that’s the time you have to secure a visa or permit depending on your purpose (work, business, study, etc)
The other countries require a visa upon arrival. It’s usually done at the port of entry or at the immigration bureau of that country. They usually ask you about your purpose of visit/travel and check your documents like your passport (which must be at least 6 months valid from the date of expiry), valid IDs (when I say valid it means it’s not expired and is accepted by all government offices), return tickets, and money. They usually require you to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay. Some strict countries checkpoint authorities require documents such as employment letter, hotel reservations, personal invitation, permit to travel and the like. They have the authority to refuse your entry if you fail to comply with them.
Feel free to leave comments below and use it to share your visa concerns and experiences with others. You can exchange related stuff in the comments section just like a forum. But please you guys, I made this effort to share this for everyone and it’s free. I have updated the details, too one by one. Please respect this page and don’t throw nasty comments to anyone. Filipinos are polite, courteous and hospitable. I want to see that in here. Help each other instead of turning each other down…THANK YOU.
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