The granting of Philippine visa is, in effect, only a form of pre-entry clearance. Philippine visa holders are still subject to normal immigration control at the port of entry. Philippine Immigration officers have the authority to grant or deny admission. Irish passport holders may enter and stay in the Philippines for 30 days without visa provided that they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination, and that their passports are valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines. Only applicants resident in the Republic of Ireland can apply for visas from the Philippine Consulate in Dublin, applicants resident outside of Ireland should apply to the Philippine Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over there area. Applicants from Northern Ireland should apply to the Philippine Embassy in London.
Applications can be filed by post only.
- Forms may be downloaded from the forms page.
A. Application for a temporary visitor’s visa can be made by post only. Applications should be applied or submitted Thirty (30) days or one month before the intended departure to the Philippines. Applications filed by post should be addressed to:
Visa Section Philippine Consulate Dublin 39 Fitzwilliam Street Upper Dublin 2
Please note that the above address is not attended full time by Consulate staff and callers without an appointment to this address will not be entertained.
B. Processing of Visa applications takes 10 – 20 working days after the receipt of COMPLETE requirements (Incomplete visa applications will NOT be processed), however processing time for NON Irish passport holders can take up to 30 days.
For applications needing clearance from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, processing may take one to two months.
PLEASE NOTE:- To insure an efficient service, documents will be returned by post only.
C. Below are different types of Entry Visas for Business and Tourists and their respective fees:
- Single ENTRY (59 day visa) valid for three (3) months €27.00; – This visa allows the applicant enter the Philippines for 59 day (renewable locally if required) within three months of the issue date.
- Six Month Multiple ENTRY (59 day visa) valid for six (6) months €54.00, (Multiple entries over six months, 59 days each entry, renewable locally if required).;
- One Year Multiple ENTRY valid for one (1) year €81.00, (Multiple entries over six months, 59 days each entry, renewable locally if required).
Important Note: Payments for Visa application are Non-Refundable
Applicants for multiple entry should have made a minimum of two trips to the Philippines in the past two years and show evidence/reason of the intent to make multiple entries.
The fees above are for nationals of the countries listed below. Nationals of countries not listed below can apply for a thirty day (30) single entry visa at a fee of €33.00.
D. The above-mentioned visas are for ENTRY purposes only. Period of stay (which will not exceed 59 days) will be determined by the immigration officer at the point of entry in the Philippines.
E. All visa applications must be made by post only, please submit the following when applying for a Tourist Visa:
- Original Passport/Travel Document (photo copies will NOT be accepted) Valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines;
- Duly accomplished Visa Application form;
- One (1) passport size photo (colour or black and white) photograph taken not earlier than six (6) months before applying for a visa (attach to the application, if not attached application may be returned);
- Copy of travel itinerary including flight details to the Philippines (including return or onward journey to the next port of destination); and
- Details of travel plans within the Philippines including confirmation of the Hotel Bookings.
- Evidence of sufficient funds to support the trip, original bank statements only, printouts will not be accepted.
- Payment of Visa Fees (please see below for exact fee). Payable by postal order or bank draft payable to the Philippine Consulate Dublin.
- Applicants may be subject to interview by telephone or in person.
Important: Please be reminded that visa applications without evidence of financial means will not be processed.
F. For applicants below 15 years of age and who will not be accompanied by either parent, please comply with above-mentioned basic requirements. In addition, please also submit the following documents:
- An authenticated Affidavit of Support and Consent signed by both parents, details on the Authentication process can be found here.
- Photo copy of parent’s passports.
- Non-Filipino minors below fifteen (15) years of age, who are traveling unaccompanied and are not joining a parent in the Philippines, are required to apply for a WAIVER of EXCLUSION GROUND (WEG) at the Philippine Embassy, London in order to be admitted entry in the Philippines regardless of whether or not the said minor requires a visa. A guide and forms are available on the downloadable forms section of our site: Forms
Irish nationals who are travelling to the Philippines for short-term business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visa for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.
Nationals from the following countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less:
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fifty-nine (59) days:
- Holders of Brazil passports
- Holders of Israel passports
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:
- Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports
- Holders of British National Overseas (BNO) passports
- Holders of Portuguese Passports issued in Macao
- Holders of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports
Important Note: Nationals who are subjects of deportation/blacklist orders of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration shall not be admitted to the Philippines.
Extension of Authorized Period of Stay in the Philippines
In case of a temporary visitor’s visa holder whose stay in the Philippines will exceed the authorized period of stay, he/she will have to report to the Bureau of Immigration, secure an extension of stay and pay the corresponding immigration fees. Information on fees for extension of stay and other Immigration fees are available at the Bureau of Immigration website here.
Should you have specific questions that have not been answered in the information above please visit www.PhilippineConsulate.ie or email: info@PhilippineConsulate.ie