The granting of Philippine visa is, in effect, only a form of pre-entry clearance. Philippine visa holders are still subject to normal immigration control at the port of entry. Philippine Immigration officers have the authority to grant or deny admission. British and Irish passport holders may enter and stay in the Philippines for 30 days without visa provided that they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination, and that their passports are valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines.
- Applications can be filed either in person or by post.
- Forms are available at the Philippine Embassy or may be downloaded from the forms page.
- Make sure that all entries in the form are completely filled in.
- Walk-in applicants may file applications during Embassy office hours: 9a.m. to 1p.m. and 2 to 5p.m. Mondays thru Fridays, except during Philippine national holidays and UK bank holidays.
Applications Filed by Post
- Applications filed by post should be accompanied by a registered self-addressed envelope so that documents can be mailed back to applicants.
- Payments should be made either in British postal money order or bank draft (payable to the Philippine Embassy). Personal cheques are not accepted.
- Only applications with complete requirements will be processed.
- Applications filed by post must be notarized by a notary public or any commissioner of oath.
- Follow-ups should only be made one week after the application was posted.
- Processing of mailed-in application takes three (3) working days from the date of receipt of application.
Processing time for temporary visitor’s visa application normally takes two- to three-working days. For applications needing clearance from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, processing may take one to two months.
GBP 22.00 for British passport holders
Collection time is from 4 pm to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, except during Philippine national holidays and UK bank holidays.
Where to File Application
Applications filed by post should be addressed to:
The Visa Section
6-8 Suffolk Street
London SW1Y 4HG
Honorary Consuls in the UK
Ms. Gladys Corbett, Consul, ad honorem
1 Bankhead Medway
Edinburgh EH11 4BY
Guernsey Channel Island
Mr. Hugo Van Reijen, Consul, ad honorem
1 White Gates, Rohais
St. Peter Port
Geurnsey, Channel Islands
Mr. Mark Christopher Congdon, Consul, ad honorem
Philippine Honorary Consul, Ireland