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Visa


A Philippine Visa is an endorsement issued by consular officers denoting that the application has been properly examined and that the bearer is permitted to proceed to a Philippine port of entry and request permission from the Immigration authorities to enter the country. A visa is not a guarantee that the holder will be automatically admitted into the country. The admission of foreign nationals into the Philippines is a function of the Immigration authorities at the port of entry.

The Consulate General only accepts visa application from residents of the following States: ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, SOUTH DAKOTA AND WISCONSIN.

Downloadable Forms

FA Form No. 2A
FA Form No. 3
FA Form No. 11
FA Form No. 61

Important Reminders:

    Pursuant to relevant Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) regulations, only fully-vaccinated foreign nationals against COVID-19 may be issued a visa at this time.
9a Temporary Visitor Visa applicants should initially lodge their applications via the Online Visa Application System (OVAS: https://www.visa.gov.ph). After the online lodgment, they need to contact the Consulate General (email address: chicagopcg@att.net with email subject “Visa”) on how to complete their application.

Requirements

Requirements and Procedure (Additional requirements may be requested):

  • 1. PRINT-OUT OF APPLICATION FORM from the ONLINE VISA APPLICATION SYSTEM (OVAS)
  • 2. AIR TICKETS or TRAVEL ITINERARY
  • 3. ORIGINAL PASSPORT (together with a photocopy of the data page of the passport) with a validity of at least six (6) months beyond the proposed stay in the Philippines
  • 4. PROOF of FINANCIAL CAPACITY (bank statement of the latest 6 months, employment certificate, notarized letter of invitation/support, or equivalent document)
  • 5. For multiple-entry visa applications, PROOF OF PURPOSE/REASON (e.g., documents showing family, property or business in the Philippines)
  • 6. Copy of PROOF of FULL VACCINATION

  • For inquiries, email us at chicagopcg@att.net (Subject: “Visa”).

    After given a go-signal by the Consulate, send the above-mentioned requirements by mail to the Philippine Consulate General with address at 122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603. Include a self-addressed return envelope (with appropriate stamps for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, or with pre-paid mailing envelope from a private courier of choice [except FedEx]), and a money order or cashier’s check payable to “Philippine Consulate General" for the processing fee (contact the Consulate for details). Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

    Once approved, single-entry visas will be mailed by the Consulate seven (7) working days after receipt of the requirements by mail. For an expedited release, an additional fee of $10.00 is required. Multiple-entry visas will be mailed after the approval from Manila is obtained.
    Requirements and Procedure (Additional requirements may be requested):

  • 1. Duly-accomplished and notarized VISA APPLICATION FORM (FA Form No. 2A) with a passport-size photograph taken within the last 6 months
  • 2. AIR TICKETS or TRAVEL ITINERARY
  • 3. ORIGINAL PASSPORT (together with a photocopy of the data page of the passport) with a validity of at least six (6) months beyond the proposed stay in the Philippines
  • 4. Copy of PROOF of FULL VACCINATION

  • For inquiries, email us at chicagopcg@att.net (Subject: “Visa”).

    After given a go-signal by the Consulate, send the above-mentioned requirements by mail to the Philippine Consulate General with address at 122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603. Include a self-addressed return envelope (with appropriate stamps for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, or with pre-paid mailing envelope from a private courier of choice [except FedEx]), and a money order or cashier’s check payable to “Philippine Consulate General" for the processing fee (contact the Consulate for details). Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

    Once approved, single-entry visas will be mailed by the Consulate seven (7) working days after receipt of the requirements by mail. For an expedited release, an additional fee of $10.00 is required.
    Requirements and Procedure (Additional requirements may be requested):

  • 1. Duly-accomplished and notarized VISA APPLICATION FORM (FA Form No. 2A) with a passport-size photograph taken within the last 6 months, and FA Form No. 61 (Excel format) for Crew List visa.
  • 2. ORIGINAL PASSPORT (together with a photocopy of the data page of the passport) with a validity of at least six (6) months beyond the proposed stay in the Philippines
  • 3. AIR TICKETS or TRAVEL ITINERARY
  • 4. LETTER from the Shipping Company
  • 5. Copy of PROOF of FULL VACCINATION

  • For inquiries, email us at chicagopcg@att.net (Subject: “Visa”).

    After given a go-signal by the Consulate, send the above-mentioned requirements by mail to the Philippine Consulate General with address at 122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603. Include a self-addressed return envelope (with appropriate stamps for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, or with pre-paid mailing envelope from a private courier of choice [except FedEx]), and a money order or cashier’s check payable to “Philippine Consulate General" for the processing fee (contact the Consulate for details). Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

    Once approved, single-entry visas will be mailed by the Consulate seven (7) working days after receipt of the requirements by mail. For an expedited release, an additional fee of $10.00 is required.
    Requirements and Procedure (Additional requirements may be requested):

  • 1. Two (2) duly-accomplished VISA APPLICATION FORMS (FA Form No. 3) with the prescribed PHOTOGRAPH
  • 2. Original and two (2) photocopies of PASSPORT
  • 3. If a foreign spouse, original and photocopy of MARRIAGE CONTRACT / REPORT OF MARRIAGE issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • 4. If a foreign child (unmarried and under 21 years old), original and photocopy of BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  • 5. Original and two (2) photocopies of PROOF OF PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP of the spouse or parent (Passport or Dual Citizenship Certificate)
  • 6. Original and photocopy of notarized LETTER OF REQUEST for an Immigrant Visa signed by the Filipino spouse or parent
  • 7. Original and photocopy of local POLICE CLEARANCE obtained within the last (6) months
  • 8. Two (2) copies of PROOF of FINANCIAL CAPACITY (bank statement of the latest 6 months, employment certificate, property or income documents)
  • 9. Two (2) MEDICAL CERTIFICATES (F.A. Form No. 11) accomplished by a local physician, with all supporting documents in duplicate (two copies): CD of chest X-ray plate and results of 1) stool (ova/parasite and occult blood); 2) urinalysis; and 3) complete blood test (blood serology and chemistry), and with the prescribed PHOTOGRAPH
  • 10. Copy of PROOF of FULL VACCINATION
  • 11. PERSONAL APPEARANCE

  • For inquiries, email us at chicagopcg@att.net (Subject: “Visa”).
    Foreign nationals of the following countries may enter the Philippines visa-free and may stay therein not exceeding thirty (30) days (Executive Order 408, S. 1960, as amended), subject to conditions*:

    *Conditions:
  • 1. They are fully vaccinated with an acceptable proof of vaccination.
  • 2. They present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours, or negative laboratory-based Antigen Test taken within 24 hours, prior to their departure from their country of origin.
  • 3. They have valid tickets to their next country of destination not later than the allowed period of stay in the Philippines.
  • 4. They have passports valid for a period of at least 6 months at the time of arrival in the Philippines.
  • 5. They have a travel insurance for COVID-19 from reputed providers with a minimum coverage of USD35,000.00 for the duration of their stay in the Philippines.


  • Also, the following foreign nationals may enter the Philippines visa-free, subject to conditions*:

  • 1. Holders of Hong Kong SAR passports (14 days)
  • 2. Holders of Macau SAR passports (14 days)
  • 3. Holders of Macau-Portuguese and Hong Kong British passports (7 days)
  • 4. Chinese nationals with a valid Australian, Japanese, Canadian, Schengen, or US visa (7 days)
  • 5. Indian nationals with a valid Australian, Japanese, Canadian, Singaporean, Schengen, US, or UK visa (14 days)

  • *Conditions:
  • 1. They are fully vaccinated with an acceptable proof of vaccination.
  • 2. They present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours, or negative laboratory-based Antigen Test taken within 24 hours, prior to their departure from their country of origin.
  • 3. They have valid tickets to their next country of destination not later than the allowed period of stay in the Philippines.
  • 4. They have passports valid for a period of at least 6 months at the time of arrival in the Philippines.
  • 5. They have a travel insurance for COVID-19 from reputed providers with a minimum coverage of USD35,000.00 for the duration of their stay in the Philippines.