APPLYING FOR A VISA
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A visa is a privilege granted by a country to a foreign national. As such, the Consulate reserves the right to approve or disapprove of visa applications and is not bound to provide an explanation for its decision.
Moreover, the Consulate is unable to guarantee the approval of and issuance of the visa before the applicant’s flight schedule.
Therefore, visa applicants are advised to finalize their flight bookings only after the visa is granted.
Visa-processing time is from five (5) to ten (10) working days, depending on the type of visa applied for and the applicant’s nationality. Some applicants may require a longer evaluation period.
Please note that NO REFUND of the visa application fee can be made for whatever reason.
Documentary requirements vary depending on the type of visa being applied for:
9(D) International Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
9(E) Foreign Government Officials
9(G) Pre-arranged-employees / Missionary
47(A)(2) Foreign volunteers
FA Form No. 2 – Application Form for Non-Immigrant Visa
FA Form No. 3 – Application Form for Immigrant Visa
FA Form-No-11 – Medical Examination Form
FA Form-No. 61 – Crew List Visa Form
SINGLE ENTRY – Traveler must enter the Philippines within three (3) months from the date of the visa’s issuance. Maximum allowable stay is fifty-nine (59) days.
MULTIPLE ENTRY – Traveler must enter the Philippines within six (6) or twelve (12) months from the date of the visa’s issuance. Maximum allowable stay is fifty-nine (59) days per trip.
For those who wish to extend beyond fifty-nine (59) days, the foreign national must apply for a visa extension at the nearest Philippine Immigration office at least one week prior to the expiration of the valid stay.
Applicants are advised to submit their visa application at least one (1) month before their expected date of travel to the Philippines.
Processing of the visa takes five (5) to ten (10) working days, depending on the visa applied for and the applicant’s nationality. Some applications may require a longer period for evaluation and approval from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila.
The visa fee depends on the type of visa applied for, the number of entries requested, and the applicant’s nationality.
The visa fee excludes the express processing fee or legalization fee for documents that certain application might require.
The range of visa fees are as follows:
9(a) Single entry € 27,00
9(a) Single entry (Chinese) € 22,50
9(a) Single entry (visa required) € 36,00
9(a) Multiple entry (six months) € 54,00
9(a) Multiple entry (twelve months) € 81,00
9(c) Seafarer € 18,00
13(a) / 13 (g) immigrant € 135,00
The visa fee must be paid in cash if the application is submitted in person.
If you wish to send your visa application by post or courier service, please use the following bank details for your payment and send a copy of the proof of payment (Überweisungsbeleg):
BANK DETAILS OF THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN FRANKFURT
Account Name: Generalkonsulat Philippinen
IBAN: DE76 1004 0000 0263 7106 02
Bank Name: Commerzbank AG
In making payments/deposits for the account of the Philippine Consulate General, please indicate the following during your transfer:
- Reference: Applicant’s Full Name and Contact Details
- Type of Consular Service: (For example, Visa or Authentication)
Please be advised that the Consulate implements the “NO REFUND POLICY” on fees paid by applicants for actual services rendered by the Consulate. Visa fees will not be refunded if the application is denied or the visa is approved after the applicant’s scheduled departure date.
When making the payment through bank transfer, please pay the EXACT AMOUNT as change will not be given. “Actual services rendered” include, but are not limited to, services rendered from receipt of documents for review by the Consular Officer or, in case of payment, from the time of its receipt, and not merely restricted to the issuance of document. Fees for unserviced applications/applications no longer pursued are non-refundable.