1. When is the best time to apply for my Philippines visa? The best time to apply for your Philippines visa is 1-2 months before your travel date.
  2. Do I have to send you my passport to get a Philippines visa? Is it safe to send a passport? You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Philippines visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa requests cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application and passport to A Briggs in a secure way, using a traceable courier such as FedEx, UPS, Express Mail or Certified Mail.

 

 

Business Visa Application Requirements for a Philippines Visa

  1. Visa May Be Required

    No visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days in the Philippines. The information below pertains to trips of over 30 days in duration.

  2. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact A Briggs at 800-806-0581 for further details.

  3. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs. The photographs must:

    • Be taken within the last six months and against an all-white background
    • Be two inches by two inches and printed on photo-paper
    • Be signed by the applicant on the front, within one of the white borders

  4. Business Introduction Letter

    A letter of introduction from your US-based company is required. Your completed introduction letter must:

    • Be printed on your company’s official letterhead
    • Display your full name, nationality, and job title
    • Display your company’s US address
    • Specify the exact purpose of your trip
    • Specify the number of entries requested and the length of each stay
    • Include your specific entry and exit dates
    • Include the validity of your requested visa
    • Be signed by a member of management
    Included in this kit is a sample Business Introduction Letter for your reference.  Please use the exact language found in the sample when completing your own business introduction letter and include any special requirements listed above.

  5. Visa Application Form

    You must provide one completed copy of the visa application form found in this kit. The application form must:

    • Include answers for all fields
    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed and notarized

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip.  Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
    • Show the traveler's full name (as printed in his or her passport)

  7. A Briggs Order Form

    You must provide one completed A Briggs Order Form. The form must:

    • Include a valid email address and payment information, if applicable
    • Include your signature in blue or black ink

  8. Multiple Entry Visa Applicants

    You must provide copies of all previous Philippines visas if you are applying for a multiple entry visa.

Tourist Application Requirements for a Philippines Visa

  1. Visa May Be Required

    No visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days in the Philippines. The information below pertains to trips of over 30 days in duration.

  2. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact A Briggs at 800-806-0581 for further details.

  3. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs. The photographs must:

    • Be taken within the last six months and against an all-white background
    • Be two inches by two inches and printed on photo-paper
    • Be signed by the applicant on the front, within one of the white borders

  4. Proof of Sufficient Funds

    You must provide proof that you possess sufficient funds.  Your financial details must:

    • Include a copy of your most recent bank statement
    • Display your full name

  5. Visa Application Form

    You must provide one completed copy of the visa application form found in this kit. The application form must:

    • Include answers for all fields
    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed and notarized

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip.  Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
    • Show the traveler's full name (as printed in his or her passport)

  7. A Briggs Order Form

    You must provide one completed A Briggs Order Form. The form must:

    • Include a valid email address and payment information, if applicable
    • Include your signature in blue or black ink

  8. Multiple Entry Visa Applicants

    You must provide copies of all previous Philippines visas if you are applying for a multiple entry visa.

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