Philippines Visa

Please note

The visa application process depends on your nationality and may change at any time. Make sure to get the latest information on visa regulations for the directly from the Philippine embassy in your home country. Getting a visa to a foreign country should never be taken for granted and cannot be guaranteed by Asia Exchange in any way. Please also refer to our terms and conditions. We recommend all students start the research and application process for the visa as soon as they get the required documents.


Which visa do I need to attend a language school in the Philippines?

Many nationalities can visit the Philippines for leisure or business, including visiting a language school without a visa, with varying durations ranging from 59 days to less than 7 days, depending on their nationality and bilateral agreements between their country and the Philippines. Therefore, check the specific requirements and procedures for obtaining these visas or permits, as they may vary slightly depending on your individual circumstances and the current regulations in your home country and the Philippines.

We highly recommend you contact the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in your home country for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding visa applications.

For more detailed visa information, please refer to the Philippine Bureau of Immigration’s website,, or its Official Facebook Page.

  • Special Study Permit

    If you need a visa to enter or you want to stay longer without going through the extension process, you may apply for a Special Study Permit. This permit is typically used for short-term study programs, such as language courses or short courses. You can apply for the SSP through the school or institution where you’ll be studying after your arrival in the Philippines.

    Find more information here.

  • eTravel Code

    Additionally, everyone traveling to the Philippines needs to provide the necessary information for the eTravel Portal here: eTravel – Philippines’ Comprehensive Electronic Travel Declaration System. Please fill out your details at least 72 hours before your arrival. Finally, you’ll receive your eTravel QR code, which you need to show to board your flight.

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