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CONSULAR JURISDICTION

Kyoto Mie Nara Osaka Shiga
Wakayama Hyogo Okayama Yamaguchi Hiroshima
Shimane Tottori Ehime Kagawa Kochi
Tokushima Nagasaki Saga Fukuoka Kagoshima
  Kumamoto Miyazaki Oita  

Foreigners traveling to the Philippines to join short-term, non-degree courses in the Philippines (i.e. language proficiency, computer courses) must apply for a temporary visitor’s visa and submit proof of acceptance to the course offered in the Philippines, through a duly-signed letter/certification issued by the accepting Philippine-based learning institution.

Upon arrival in the Philippines and acceptance by the school or institution, the student should apply for a Special Study Permit at the Bureau of Immigration’s Student Desk and present the following documents:

  1. Letter request for Special Study Permit;
  2. Certificate of Acceptance issued by the admitting Philippine educational institution/school accredited by the Bureau of Immigration to accept foreign students;
  3. Photocopy of passport reflecting the applicant’s authorized period of stay;
  4. Affidavit of Support and Proof of Financial Capacity; and
  5. Birth Certificate.

Focal persons and pertinent contact details for student visas and permits can be found here ;

 

Special Resident Retiree's Visa (SRRV)

The Philippines is an excellent place for foreign nationals looking forward to retirement. The country is a value-for-money destination boasting of many beautiful places with low-cost of living and warm hospitality of its people.

The Philippine Retirement Authority administers the SRRV program.

Privileges / Benefits

  1. Option of Permanent Residency, Multiple-entry, and Indefinite Stay in the Philippines
  2. Exemption from Exit Clearance and Re-entry Permits
  3. Exemption from Custom Duties and Taxes for the importation of personal effects worth US$7,000
  4. Exemption from Travel Tax, if stay in the Philippines is less than a year from the last entry date
  5. Option of including dependents in the program
  6. Exemption from obtaining a Special Study Permit
  7. Exemption from the Bureau of Immigration's Annual Registration Requirement
  8. Assistance in securing an Alien Employment Permit
  9. Tax-free remittance of annuities and pensions
  10. Guaranteed repatriation of the deposit/investment

 

Eligible SRRV Applicants

All foreign nationals (except those classified as restricted) and former Filipinos who are at least 35 years old, physically healthy and with no derogatory record can join the program.

Applicant's spouse and the unmarried children under 21 years of age may also be issued SRRV.

 

Procedure in SRRV Application

Step 1 : Deposit investment requirements

All applicants must open a U.S. dollar time deposit for a term of 6 months at the PRA-Accredited Banks in the Philippines. The amounts of deposits are as follows:

US $1,500.00 for former/overseas Filipinos 
US $50,000.00 for those 50 years old and above 
US $75,000.00 for those 35 to 49 years

Applicant may accomplish the PRA Telegraphic Transfer Form when remitting money to the PRA-Accredited Bank.

 

Step 2 : Bank sends PRA Certification of Inward Remittance

Bank sends to the applicant a copy of the PRA Certification of Inward Remittance.

 

Step 3 : Applicant goes to the Consulate General for authentication of documents and applies for a tourist  visa

Please comply with:

Requirements for Non-Immigrant Visa 9(a) - FOR JAPANESE NATIONAL.
Requirements for Non-Immigrant Visa 9(a) - FOR NON-JAPANESE NATIONAL.

 

Step 4 : Applicant submits the following documentary requirements to the PRA upon arrival in Manila

    1. Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond authorized period of stay in the Philippines.
    2. Accomplished PRA Application Form with twelve(12) pieces of 2” x 2” photographs. Applicants may accomplish online application at .)
    3. Medical Examination Form No. 11 accomplished by a physician, notarized by a notary public, and duly authenticated by the Consulate General.
    4. Police Clearance Certificate, notarized by a notary public and county clerk in the applicant’s legal residence, and duly authenticated by the Consulate General. The certificate must be taken not more than six (6) months prior to date of filing of visa application.
    5. Certification by a PRA-accredited bank of the required investment deposit.
    6. If the spouse is joining the applicant, original copy of Marriage Contract if the applicant's marriage was solemnized in the Philippines or original copy of Marriage Certificate duly authenticated by the Consulate General if the marriage was contracted abroad
    7. If dependents are joining the applicant, original copies of their Birth Certificates (if born abroad, birth certificates must be duly authenticated by the Consulate General)
    8. Payment of one-time fees:

Principal - US$1,400.00 
Spouse/Dependent - US$300 each
I.D. Card Renewal - US$10.00

 

Step 5 : If application is approved, PRA endorses an approval to Bureau of Immigration for issuance of SRRV to the applicant.

For more information, please visit the website of the Philippine Retirement Authority at 

 
 

Guidelines for Issuance of Student Visa (9F)

The applicant for student visa, having means sufficient for education and support in the Philippines, must be at least eighteen (18) years old and seeks to enter the Philippines temporarily and solely for the purpose of taking up a course of study higher than high school at a university, seminary, academy, college or school, approved for foreign students by the Commissioner of Immigration.

The student applicant must first communicate with the school concerned and comply with the school’s institutional requirements. Said school shall forward the application package to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for approval. Once approved, the application package shall be endorsed by CHED to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA will inform the Philippine Consulate General for issuance of the student visa. The Philippine Consulate General shall then notify the student accordingly.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUANCE OF 9(F) VISA

  1. Personal appearance is required within thirty (30) days from date of notice.
  2. Two (2) originals of duly accomplished application form for non-immigrant visa.
  3. Original passport valid at least six (6) months beyond intended period of stay, and one (1) photocopy of passport data page and pertinent pages.
  4. Two (2) photographs (5cm x 5cm).
  5. Original and one (1) photocopy of birth certificate or family registry (kosekitohon) verified and authenticated at the Philippine Consulate General.
  6. Original and one (1) photocopy of affidavit of support executed by parent/s or legal guardian to be authenticated in the Philippine Consulate General, and two (2) photocopies of parent/guardian’s passport data page.
  7. Original and one (1) photocopy of transcript of records duly authenticated by the Philippine Consulate General.
  8. Original and one (1) photocopy of certificate of good moral character authenticated at the Philippine Consulate General.
  9. Original and one (1) photocopy of police certificate authenticated by the Philippine Consulate General.
  10. Original and one (1) photocopy of medical examination reports, including X-ray film contained in an envelope authenticated by the Philippine Consulate General.
  11. Duly accomplished Personal History Statement forms from the school concerned.
  12. Original and one (1) photocopy of comprehensive list of student’s possible contact persons in the Philippines.
  13. Diploma is required for student applicant who will pursue graduate studies authenticated at the Philippine Consulate General

Reminders:

  • Incomplete requirements will not be accepted.
  • All documents issued by the Japanese government agencies should first be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/Gaimusho before submitting to the Consulate for authentication.
  • All documents issued by private agencies should first be notarized by local notary public before submitting to the Consulate for authentication.
  • English translation is required for Japanese documents.
 
 

Guidelines for Issuance of Student Visa (9F)

The applicant for student visa, having means sufficient for education and support in the Philippines, must be at least eighteen (18) years old and seeks to enter the Philippines temporarily and solely for the purpose of taking up a course of study higher than high school at a university, seminary, academy, college or school, approved for foreign students by the Commissioner of Immigration.

The student applicant must first communicate with the school concerned and comply with the school’s institutional requirements. Said school shall forward the application package to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for approval. Once approved, the application package shall be endorsed by CHED to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA will inform the Philippine Consulate General for issuance of the student visa. The Philippine Consulate General shall then notify the student accordingly.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUANCE OF 9(F) VISA

  1. Personal appearance is required within thirty (30) days from date of notice.
  2. Two (2) originals of duly accomplished application form for non-immigrant visa.
  3. Original passport valid at least six (6) months beyond intended period of stay, and one (1) photocopy of passport data page and pertinent pages.
  4. Two (2) photographs (5cm x 5cm).
  5. Original and one (1) photocopy of birth certificate or family registry (kosekitohon) verified and authenticated at the Philippine Consulate General.
  6. Original and one (1) photocopy of affidavit of support executed by parent/s or legal guardian to be authenticated in the Philippine Consulate General, and two (2) photocopies of parent/guardian’s passport data page.
  7. Original and one (1) photocopy of transcript of records duly authenticated by the Philippine Consulate General.
  8. Original and one (1) photocopy of certificate of good moral character authenticated at the Philippine Consulate General.
  9. Original and one (1) photocopy of police certificate authenticated by the Philippine Consulate General.
  10. Original and one (1) photocopy of medical examination reports, including X-ray film contained in an envelope authenticated by the Philippine Consulate General.
  11. Duly accomplished Personal History Statement forms from the school concerned.
  12. Original and one (1) photocopy of comprehensive list of student’s possible contact persons in the Philippines.
  13. Diploma is required for student applicant who will pursue graduate studies authenticated at the Philippine Consulate General

Reminders:

  • Incomplete requirements will not be accepted.
  • All documents issued by the Japanese government agencies should first be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/Gaimusho before submitting to the Consulate for authentication.
  • All documents issued by private agencies should first be notarized by local notary public before submitting to the Consulate for authentication.
  • English translation is required for Japanese documents.