Visa

NOTE: Visa application is strictly by appointment only.  Please book an appointment at appointment.vancouverpcg.org

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visa-free privileges to all foreign nationals, including balikbayan privilege, are suspended until further notice. However, the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver may issue 3-month Single Entry Visa for the following foreign nationals who wish to travel to the Philippines and are able to comply with the corresponding visa requirements:

  1. Foreign spouses of Filipino citizens;
  2. Foreign minor children and foreign children with special needs, regardless of age, of Filipino citizens;
  3. Foreign parents of minor Filipino children and Filipino children with special needs, regardless of age;
  4. Accredited foreign government and international organization officials and their dependents; and,
  5. Foreign seafarers.

This requirement also applies to former Philippine citizens who are not dual citizens but belong to the above-mentioned categories.

Visa Requirements

9(A) Visa for Temporary Visitors (Pleasure)

  • Applicant’s passport, with at least one blank page, and valid for at least six months beyond the intended length of stay in the Philippines (for minor applicants, the parent/s or legal guardian may submit the application on behalf of the minor)
  • Photocopy of applicant’s passport data page
  • Duly-accomplished Non-Immigrant Visa Application Form (FA Form No. 2), with passport-size photo of the applicant taken within the last six months (notarized, if sent through mail)
  • Original and photocopy of proof of permanent residency in Canada (i.e. permanent resident card, work permit card, etc), for non-Canadian passport holders
  • Original and photocopy of proof financial income or support(i.e. bank statement, employment certificate, payroll slip, proof of pension, international credit card)
  • Flight itinerary or round-trip ticket
  • Proof of relationship to a Filipino citizen (e.g. Marriage Certificate, Birth certificate)
  • Copy of spouse’s/child’s Philippine passport

For minors accompanied by one parent only 

  • Please submit a notarized letter of consent from the other parent or a court order stating that only one parent has legal custody of the minor.

For minors below 15 years of age traveling without a parent to the Philippines

  • An additional Waiver of Exclusion Grounds (WEG) from the Commissioner of Immigration in the Philippines will be required (form available with the Consulate General), which must be notarized, for a fee of $36.25.  The following documents shall be submitted, along with the WEG, to the Philippine Bureau of Immigration at the port of entry:
  • Affidavit of Request and Consent (form available with the Consulate General) by both parents or legally appointed guardian of the child naming therein the person who will be accompanying the child to the Philippines and with whom the child will reside in the country, to be notarized for a fee of $36.25
  • Original birth certificate of the child
  • Photocopy of the data page of the child’s passport
  • Original and photocopy of the guardian’s passport
  • WEG fees to be paid directly to the Bureau of Immigration upon arrival of the minor children at the port of entry

 

Requirements for Other Visa Categories

9(E) Visa for Accredited Government Officials, their Families and Attendants

  • Applicant’s passport, with at least one blank page, and valid for at least six months beyond the intended length of stay in the Philippines
  • Duly-accomplished visa application form, with passport-size photo taken within the last six months
  • Note Verbale from applicant’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Authority to issue visa from DFA Home Office

 

13(A) Immigrant Visa (for those who would like to take up residence in the PH)

  • Applicant’s passport, with at least one blank page, and valid for at least one year from date of application
  • Photocopy of passport data page
  • Duly-accomplished Immigrant Visa Application Form (FA Form No. 3)
  • Four (4) passport-size photos, taken within the last six months, and signed across the bottom front
  • Medical Examination Report (FA Form No. 11) accomplished by a licensed physician, to include HIV test
  • Chest X-Ray Plate (CD format is acceptable), taken within the last six months, to be presented to the Consulate General for sealing and hand carried to the Philippine Immigration authorities at port of entry
  • Police Clearance from RCMP
  • Original and photocopy of documentary evidence to prove principal’s Philippine citizenship and to show applicant’s relationship to the Philippine citizen (i.e. PH passport, birth certificate, or dual citizenship identification certificate for the principal, and Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage for the spouse-applicant, or Birth Certificate or Report of birth for the child-applicant (under 21 years old)
  • Evidence of financial support (i.e. ownership of real property, financial assets certificate from the bank, pension, etc.)
  • Personal appearance for interview
  • Other documents as may be deemed necessary by the Consular Officer
  • Fee of C$217.50per applicant (non-refundable), in cash or money order

 

Please note that the visa issued is not a guarantee that the holder will be automatically admitted to the country. The admission of foreign nationals into the Philippines is a function of the immigration authorities at the port of entry.

The validity of the visa indicates the dates during which the visa holder may legally enter the Philippines. It is not equivalent to the period of stay in the Philippines. To extend beyond the authorized period of stay, the foreign national will have to apply with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration.  Information on securing an extension of stay and the corresponding fees are available at www.immigration.gov.ph.

Date modified: September 18th, 2020