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If your thinking to travel the the Philippines

Discussion in 'Travel Tips and Advice' started by Stupot10, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. Garydarby84
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    https://londonpe.dfa.gov.ph/consular-matters/visa

    As of 06 August 2020, only the foreign nationals identified in the matrix below may apply for a 9A and 9C visas to enter the Philippines. All visa applications are to be sent by post. The visa application form must be notarised by a British / Irish Notary Public and must bear the Notary’s official seal. Applications that are not duly notarised and which do not bear the seal or stamp of the notary public will not be considered.

    Visa Categories

    Foreign National

    Applicable Visa Type

    Spouses, dependent children, partners of Filipino nationals

    9A

    Seafarers

    9C

    Government officials*

    9E

    Basic requirements:

    • Completed Application for Non-Immigration Visa (FA Form 2A)
    • Original passport and one (1) photocopy of the data page
    • One (1) passport-size photograph, taken within the last 6 months
    • One (1) copy of each of the following proofs of financial capability to support stay in the Philippines:
      • Latest bank statement, showing a balance of at least GBP 1,000.00.
      • Employment certificate disclosing one’s salaries & other entitlements
      • Pension statements (applicable only to retirees)
    • Sponsorship letters supported by sponsor/s’ latest bank statement (if applicable)
    • Visa fee in the form of a postal money order (in the UK) or bank draft (Ireland), paid out to the Philippine Embassy:
      • GBP 20 (For seafarers)
      • GBP 28 (For foreign nationals under EO 408. Please check this link if this applies to you)
      • GBP 37 (For other foreign nationals not covered by EO 408)
    • Self-addressed, stamped, special delivery envelope with tracking number
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  2. Mystica
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    OMG! Visiting Philippines new rules! 2 weeks quarantine? If I want to visit my family for 3 weeks! Only 1 week left! Also, I only have British passport does it mean I cannot have visa upon arrival too?
  3. Mystica
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    OMG! 2 weeks quarantine? If I want to visit my family for 3 weeks! Only 1 week left! Also, I only have British passport does it mean I cannot have visa upon arrival too?

  4. Mystica
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    Aha!
    • native-born foreign nationals (Native-born visa).
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  5. Nige
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    Nige New Member

    Does anyone one know if you can have this done in the Post office...
    The visa application form must be notarised by a British / Irish Notary Public and must bear the Notary’s official seal.

    ?????
  6. Garydarby84
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    Don't think so, however I could be wrong.

    I normally Google notary public nearby and it will give me a list
  7. Nige
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    Nige New Member

    Cheers, I really not know,I will look into it thank you. looks like more expense, just to visit family, they do not make it easy do they.....
  8. Garydarby84
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    Got my visa for going to phils in December
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  9. Daveyw1988
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    How long did it take and what steps did you have to do? Did you pay?
  10. Garydarby84
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    Garydarby84 Member

    I'm working right now, I'll make a post for it tonight if I have time
  11. Daveyw1988
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    Cheers nice one
  12. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Hope no one is thinking of visiting Negros. Some nuptys from Manila have been tested positive and had contact with folk from Dumaguete and surrounding towns. Looks like another lockdown.
    Time to stockup on beer and tanduay.
  13. Garydarby84
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    So, in all, it took about 1 week, at the moment it's only for those married to a Philippines national.

    It cost me;

    £70 to have application notarised
    £28 postal order
    £15 postage (7.50 each way)

    You'll need to complete the application form visa 9A.

    Required documents are:
    Original passport and 1 photocopy of data page
    Marriage certificate
    Proof of spouse's Filipino nationality (birth certificate won't be accepted, use photocopy of passport)
    Bank statement with at least £1000
    Proof of employment showing pay and entitlements
    Proof of address (I sent gas bill even though my bank statement had my address)
    Self addressed return envelope, stamped and tracked (cost me £7.50 at post office)

    I will post again once I've booked my quarantine hotel, which needs to be at least 3 nights, where you will have to self isolate until you receive you're swab results which will get taken at immigration when you land
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  14. Daveyw1988
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    Nice info thanks

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