The Philippines has business-friendly policies 


As a general rule, anyone, regardless of nationality, is welcome to invest in the Philippines. For most economic activities, the restrictions on foreign investments are not based on nationality but on the extent of foreign ownership allowed in that particular activity.

The Philippine Constitution guarantees the basic rights of all investors and entrepreneurs. In particular, it ensures:

  1. freedom from expropriation without just compensation;
  2. the right to remit profits, capital gains and dividends within the guidelines of the Central Bank of the Philippines;
  3. the right to remit the proceeds of the liquidation of investments; and
  4. the right to obtain foreign exchange to meet principal and interest payments on foreign obligations.

​​​​Notice to Passport Applicants

Personal appearance is required for all passport applicants.

Applicants are encouraged to book an appointment online for their convenience.

​​​​The Philippine Consulate General is located at the World Trade Center Office Complex, 999 Canada Place, Suite 660 Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E1

The Consulate is open from:

  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)
  • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (every last Friday of each month)​

except on Philippine & Canadian holidays.

The Consulate is closed on:

01 Nov - All Saint's Day
13 Nov - Remembrance Day
30 Nov - Bonifacio Day

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