ATTENTION: (11 Jul 2021) -- Due to the current restriction measures pursuant to the declaration of Emergency PPKM in Indonesia stemming from the resurgence of Covid-19 infections, consular transactions at the embassy will be by appointment only. Kindly read the latest update on consular services for details.

The following categories of foreign nationals are permitted to travel to the Philippines per latest entry regulations in effect this 07 June 2021:

1 Diplomats and members of International Organizations and their qualified dependents

Must be issued a valid diplomatic (category 9E) visa, or special non-immigrant visa (category 47A2) as applicable.

Note: Visa issuance subject to approval by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

2 Foreign crew members of marine vessels

Must be issued a valid non-immigrant visa (category 9C) as:

- an individual seaman; or

- part of a list of foreign crew of a vessel in the Philippines / travelling to the Philippines.


Foreign nationals covered by the "Balikbayan Program" (R.A. 6768), provided they are nationals from non-visa required countries under Executive Order No. 408 s.1960, who are travelling with the Filipino principal (Filipino spouse / Filipino parent).

  • This applies to former Philippine citizens together with their foreign spouse and foreign children (regardless of age), travelling together.

  • This also applies to foreign spouses and foreign children (regardless of age) of Philippine citizens, who are travelling together with the Filipino principal.

No need to obtain an entry visa. Allowed visa-free entry.


No need to obtain entry exemption document from the Department of Foreign Affairs.


Foreign nationals coming as a temporary visitor NOT travelling with the Filipino principal but coming to join the Filipino principal in the Philippines. This applies to:

  • Foreign spouse of Filipinos
  • Foreign minor children, and foreign children with special needs (regardless of age), of Filipino nationals
  • Foreign parents of minor Filipino children (regardless of age) with special needs

Must obtain a valid non-immigrant visa (category 9A).

Requires DFA entry exemption document.

Must present proof of marital / parental relationship to Filipino principal who must be in the Philippines.


Foreigners with valid and existing long-term visa upon entry. (i.e. SRRV, etc.)

(Please check with Bureau of Immigration for details of specific long-term visas applicable).


The above information is subject to change based on prevailing policies and regulations of the IATF-EID and the National Covid-19 Task Force. Due to the volatility of entry regulations at this time, please be informed that the information posted in our web site may have been superseded by new developments in the Philippines. Restrictions on the number of daily admissible passengers/travellers based on landing permission for commercial aircraft may also impact your schedule of travel to the Philippines during this time.

For the latest entry and admission regulations in effect in the Philippines, please consult the Bureau of Immigration.



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