There’s good news! Since 2013, if you are English German or from another EU country you do not need a visa if your stay is in the Philippines is 30 days or less. Citizens from 157 countries can now enter the Philippines visa-free if their stay in the Philippines is 30 days or less.  Check out the full list of visa-free countries.

IMPORTANT: If the applicant's country is not included in the list, a visa must be applied before entering the Philippines.  In such cases, you may contact the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt on the application procedures.  Foreign nationals who are subjects of deportation/blacklist orders from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and the Philippines Bureau of Immigration shall not be admitted to the Philippines.

If you are planning a visit of 30 days or less, you only need to fulfill two simple requirements:

  1.  Your passport should be valid six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines.
  2. You must have a return ticket or an outbound ticket to another country of destination.  For example, if you plan on heading back to your next country of destination.

When is the 30-day period counted? The count of the 30 days starts on the day after the arrival in the Philippines. This means, if you arrive on 1 January 2015, you must depart the Philippines on or before 31 January 2015.

Do you plan to stay longer than 30 days in the Philippines? In this case, you will have to make an extension (permit to stay) from the Bureau of Immigration.


(3) months, six (6) months, or one (1) year.

Quick reminder:

Check if you are a member of the list of visa-free countries and if your application for single / multiple entry visas and express processing is applicable.

The Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt accepts e-passports and machine-readable passports for visa applications. Non-machine readable passports (hand-scripted passports) will not be accepted for visa applications.

If you intend to get a visa or visa, you will need to get a visa and then apply for a visa.



The single entry visa costs € 27.00 and has a 3 month validity. This means you have to travel to the Philippines within three months from the date of issuance of the visa. For example, if your visa was issued on 1 January 2015, you have to arrive in the Philippines on or before 1 April 2015. This type of temporary visa only allows you to stay in the Philippines for a maximum period of 59 days.

Visa Required Nationals – Single Entry Temporary Visa (normal visa visa)

€ 36.00 and has a 3 month validity.

The Multiple Entry Temporary Visa (6 Months) for German / EU nationals

The Multiple Entry Temporary Visa with a six (6) month validity costs € 54.00. During the six (6) month validity period. However, for each visit, you can only stay at 59 consecutive days in the Philippines.

For these nationals who wish to obtain a multiple entry visa to the Philippines for tourism purposes, they must prepare and submit an invitation to the Philippine Consulate from the person / company / agency in the Philippines.

For more details, please contact the Philippine Consulate General.


After you have entered the Philippines on any of the Temporary Visas earlier, you will have to go to the Bureau of Immigration Central Office or before your visa expires. Links to the Bureau of Immigration offices can be found here.


Here are the requirements for visa application:

  1. Original Passport - Make sure your passport is valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines
  2. Filled out application form + one (1) photograph
  3. Copy of your flight details - we can only issue a visa
  4. Proof of payment if you intend to apply by post. As you can apply for a visa at our Consulate, Embassy or the Honorary Consulates, make sure you send your application to the office where you transferred your payment!
  5. Self-addressed envelope with € 3.95 in stamps that wants to send back your passport to you.

Express processing:  If you pay an additional fee of € 9.00, your visa may be processed and released next working day (not applicable to visa required nationals). This can be done via personal appearance at the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt. Kindly inquire with the Honorary Consulates if express processing is possible.

Children who are less than 15 years old and not accompanied by their parents need to apply for a Waiver of Exclusion Grounds (WEG) to travel to the Philippines.



  • Applications should be submitted 30 days before the intended departure to the Philippines.
  • The Consulate does not want the visa processing to accommodate the applicant's flight schedule.
  • Processing of visa applications takes (10) working days after the receipt of COMPLETE requirements, EXCEPT for visa-required nationals for whom prior authority from the Department of Foreign Affairs is required for issuance of visas. Incomplete visa applications will NOT be processed.
  • The Consular Officer reserves the right to request additional documents from the applicant.
  • In case a temporary visitor visa holder’s stay in the Philippines will exceed the authorized period of stay, he/she will have to report to the Bureau of Immigration to apply for an extension of stay, and pay the corresponding immigration fees. The maximum period of stay given at the port of entry by the Bureau of Immigration is 59 days.

Account Name: 
Generalkonsulat Philippinen
DE76 1004 0000 0263 7106 02
Bank Name:       
Commerzbank AG   
                          Filiale, Berlin


Important Note:

In making payments/deposits for the account of the Philippine Consulate General, please indicate the following at the bank:

Reference: Applicant’s Full Name
Type of Consular Service: (For example, Authentication or Visa)

Please be advised that the Consulate follows the “NO REFUND POLICY “ on fees paid by applicants for actual services rendered by the Consulate. “Actual services rendered” include, but are not limited to, services rendered from receipt of documents for review by the Consular Officer or, in case of payment, from the time of its receipt, and not merely restricted to the issuance of document. Fees for unserviced applications or applications no longer pursued are non-refundable.


The Consulate also issues immigrant visa that enable the holder an unlimited stay on the Philippines. However, you are only eligible for such a visa if you are married to a Philippine citizen or an unmarried child of a Philippine citizen ( 13(a)-visa ), or are a former Philippine citizen yourself ( 13(g)-visa ).

Please find the requirements for the non-quota immigrant visa, the application form and the medical form under the links below.


The balikbayan privilege extends principally to (1) Philippine citizens residing abroad, and to (2) former Philippine citizens residing abroad who are now German citizens. Derivatively, it extends to their foreign spouses and children under certain conditions.

The following may avail of the balikbayan 1-year visa free entry privilege:

  1. Former citizens of the Philippines who now possess German citizenship
  2. German spouse and children of a former Philippine citizen
  3. German spouse and children of a Philippine citizen (i.e., an overseas worker or a citizen who has been continuously out of the Philippines for at least one year1 )

Please be informed that you can only avail of said privilege if you enter the Philippines with the Filipino spouse/parent. Click this link to see which documents you need to provide upon entry in order to enjoy the Balikbayan-Privilege.


Please find the list of further types of visas and further documents below.

Visa Requirements for Visa Required Nationals

Visa Application Form (Chinese)

Visa Information for Foreign Media and Filming Groups

IPC Accreditation Form

47(a)(2) Special Non-Immigrant Visa for Foreign Volunteers

Special Resident Retiree's Visa (SRRV)


Re:  New Visa Regulations for Airline Crewmembers and Special Flights

The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the public about the following immigration regulations recently issued by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration involving crewmembers of airlines on a regular and special flights:

  1. Airline crewmembers of regular and special flights who are on duty status or about to join their assigned flight shall not be required to secure a Philippine visa prior to their arrival in the Philippines.  Likewise, the six-month rule on passport validity shall not be applied to them.
  1. The said crewmembers shall only be required to present either their (a) passport and crew member certificate, or (b) passport and airline identification card.
  1. This new regulation, however, shall not be applicable to passengers of special flights who are visa required nationals. They are still required to secure an appropriate entry visa from a Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad prior to their arrival in the Philippines.

Anyone who has any questions about this new regulation may contact the Port Operations Division of the Bureau of Immigration at:

Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Number: +63(2)-877-7888 local 8157 


The nationals of the countries below may enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding 30 days under Executive Order No. 408:

1. Andorra

2. Angola

3. Antigua and Barbuda

4. Argentina

5. Australia

6. Austria

7. Bahamas

8. Bahrain

9. Barbados

10. Belgium

11. Belize

12. Benin

13. Bhutan

14. Bolivia

15. Botswana


17. Brunei

18. Bulgaria

19. Burkina Faso

20. Burundi

21. Cambodia

22. Cameroon

23. Canada

24. Cape Verde

25. Central African Republic

26. Chad

27. Chile

28. Colombia

29. Comoros

30. Congo

31. Congo, Democratic Republic

32. Costa Rica

33. Cote d’Ivoire

34. Croatia

35. Cyprus

36. Czech Republic

37. Denmark

38. Djibouti

39. Dominica

40. Dominican Republic

41. Ecuador

42. El Salvador

43. Equatorial Guinea

44. Eritrea

45. Estonia

46. Ethiopia

47. Fiji

48. Finland

49. France

50. Gabon

51. Gambia

52. Germany

53. Ghana

54. Greece

55. Grenada

56. Guatemala

57. Guinea

58. Guinea-Bissau

59. Guyana

60. Haiti

61. Honduras

62. Hungary

63. Iceland

64. Indonesia

65. Ireland


67. Italy

68. Jamaica

69. Japan

70. Kazakhstan

71. Kenya

72. Kiribati

73. Korea (ROK)

74. Kuwait

75. Kyrgyzstan

76. Laos

77. Latvia

78. Lesotho

79. Liberia

80. Liechtenstein

81. Lithuania

82. Luxembourg

83. Madagascar

84. Malawi

85. Malaysia

86. Maldives

87. Mali

88. Malta

89. Marshall Island

90. Mauritania

91. Mauritius

92. Mexico

93. Micronesia

94. Monaco

95. Mongolia

96. Morocco

97. Mozambique

98. Myanmar

99. Namibia

100. Nepal

101. Netherlands

102. New Zealand

103. Nicaragua

104. Niger

105. Norway

106. Oman

107. Palau

108. Panama

109. Papua New Guinea

110. Paraguay

111. Peru

112. Poland

113. Portugal

114. Qatar

115. Romania

116. Russia

117. Rwanda

118. St. Kitts and Nevis

119. Saint Lucia

120. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

121. Samoa

122. San Marino

123. Sao Tome and Principe

124. Saudi Arabia

125. Senegal

126. Seychelles

127. Singapore

128. Slovak Republic

129. Slovenia

130. Solomon Islands

131. South Africa

132. Spain

133. Suriname

134. Swaziland

135. Sweden

136. Switzerland

137. Tanzania

138. Tajikistan

139. Thailand

140. Togo

141. Trinidad and Tobago

142. Tunisia

143. Turkey

144. Turkmenistan

145. Tuvalu

146. Uganda

147. United Arab Emirates

148. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

149. United States of America

150. Uruguay

151. Uzbekistan

152. Vanuatu

153. Vatican

154. Venezuela

155. Viet Nam

156. Zambia

157. Zimbabwe

* Brazilian and Israeli nationals are given fifty-nine (59) days stay based on existing agreements.

Source: Bureau of Immigration