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Nationals from countries in the LIST who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas 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.


The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay NOT exceeding fourteen (14) days:


1.    Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports.
2.    Holders of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports.


The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay NOT exceeding seven (7) days:


1.    Holders of Macau-Portuguese passports.
2.    Holders of Hong Kong British 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. Further inquiries may be addressed to the Philippine Embassy.


VISA REQUIRMENTS


FOR HOLDERS OF DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL PASSPORT/GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL GOING TO THE PHILIPPINES:


1.    Accomplished Application for Philippine Visa form (click here to download the form)
2.    Note Verbal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
3.    Passport valid for not less than six(6) months after sojourn in the Philippines
4.    Two copies of 2″ x 2″ recent photographs
5.    Visa fee: GRATIS

FOR BANGLADESHI NATIONALS - HOLDERS OF DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL PASSPORTS

  1. Bangladeshi nationals who are holders of valid diplomatic or special passports may enter the Philippines without entry visas and stay for a period of thirty (30) days.
  2. Bangladeshi nationals who are holders of valid diplomatic or special passports on assigment in the Philippines may stay without visas for entry only for a period of thirty (30) days and required to obtain appropriate 9(e)  visa and other necessary accreditation from the DFA within thirty (30) days.

VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURE


Submission of Documents


1.    Visa applications will be accepted at Gate No. 2 strictly from 9:00AM-11:30AM (0900H-1130H) only.
2.    Visa applicants shall submit relevant documents through accredited agencies only.
3.    Processing fee payment of BDT3,400 shall also be made through these accredited agencies.
4.    The accredited agencies will receive the corresponding receipt for the payment and will get notice to wait for a call from the Embassy if an application is approved or not and if a schedule for interview is necessary.
5.    No foreign nationals or walk-in applicants may enter the premises at any time.


Interview of Visa Applicants


1.    If an interview is necessary, a visa applicant will receive a call from the Embassy within five (5) working days after submission of the application and will be informed of the date and time of the interview.
2.    On the scheduled interview, the visa applicant shall proceed to Gate No. 1 and shall bring the following:
a.    Valid ID to be presented to the guard
b.    Documents needed for the interview
3.    No applicant shall be allowed to bring a bag inside the premises.
4.    The applicant shall be escorted by the guard to leave the premises after the interview.
Approved Visa Application
1.    If a visa application is approved, the accredited agency will receive a call from the Embassy on the sixth (6th) working day from the submission of documents and will be given a schedule for submission of passport.
2.    The accredited agency’s representative shall proceed to Gate No. 2 for the submission of passport strictly from 9:00AM-12:00NN (0900H-1200H) only.
3.    The accredited agency shall be given a stub with a schedule for the release of the visa.
Release of Visa
1.    Release of the visa is at Gate No. 2 strictly from 2:00PM to 4:00PM (1400H-1600H) only.
2.    The accredited agency shall present the stub and receipt to the Embassy staff in claiming the visa at the gate.
3.    Under no circumstance shall the guard or consular staff open the gate.

ACCREDITED VISA AGENCIES


1. PINOY Travels
          House No #35, Road #1, Block A, Gulshan 1, Niketan, Dhaka
          Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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          01711544185, 01552404705,
          +88 02 9853055    

        Eastern View, Room No-8/10-11, 50 DIT Ext. Road, Naya Paltan, Motijheel, Dhaka-1000

        01919544185, 01319406062, 

        +88 02 58312438


2. NOVO Aviation Services Ltd.
          Novo Tower, (13th floor), 270 Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka
          Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          01730358586, +88 02 8870901-07, 8870913

 

 

FOR TOURISM


1.    Accomplished Application for Philippine Visa form
2.    Proof of Financial capability e.g. Assets/Ownership, proof of tax payment
3.    Bank Statement of visa applicant or letter/proof of financial support by the sponsor
4.    Round trip airline ticket
5.    Confirmed hotel accommodation/invitation letter from sponsor (stating address in the Philippines) and sponsor’s passport copy
6.    Police Clearance ***
7.    Travel itinerary
8.    For Businessmen: Travel license
9.    For Employees: Certificate of employment and employees tax certificate/TIN
10.    Passport valid for not less than six(6) months after sojourn in the Philippines
11.    Two copies of 2″ x 2″ recent photographs
12.    Visa fees:


Single Entry valid for three (3) months Tk 3,400.00


Multiple Entry valid for six (6) months Tk 6,800.00

 
Multiple Entry valid for one (1) year Tk 10,200.00
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL CASES:


For Minor applicants:


•    Birth certificate,
•    Marriage certificate of parents, and
•    Copy of parents’ passports

For applicants married to a Filipino:


•    Invitation letter from the spouse, and
•    Copy of spouse’s passport.

FOR BUSINESS PURPOSE


1.    Accomplished Application for Philippine Visa form
2.    Invitation from the Philippine addressed to the Philippine Embassy and to the applicant
3.    Company letter including purpose of travel to the Philippines
4.    Registration of Business of the applicant and the sponsor
5.    Bank Statement of visa applicant
6.    Police clearance***
7.    Proof of Financial capability e.g. Assets/Ownership, proof of tax payment
8.    Passport valid for not less than six(6) months after sojourn in the Philippines
9.    Round trip airline ticket/booking
10.    Two copies of 2″ x 2″ recent photographs
11.    Visa fees:


Single Entry valid for three (3) months Tk 3,400.00


Multiple Entry valid for six (6) months Tk 6,800.00


Multiple Entry valid for one (1) year Tk 10,200.00


 
FOR HOLDERS OF ORDINARY PASSPORTS TO ATTEND MEETING /SEMINAR AND STUDY TOURS IN THE PHILIPPINES


1.    Accomplished Application for Philippine Visa form
2.    Invitation from the Philippine addressed to the Philippine Embassy and to the applicant
3.    Letter from the Employer
4.    Bank Statement of visa applicant
5.    Proof of Financial capability e.g. Assets/Ownership, proof of tax payment
6.    Police Clearance***
7.    Authenticated Registration of inviting organization
8.    Passport valid for not less than six(6) months after sojourn in the Philippines
9.    Round trip airline ticket/booking
10.    Two copies of 2″ x 2″ recent photographs
11.    Visa fees:


Single Entry valid for three (3) months Tk 3,400.00


Multiple Entry valid for six (6) months Tk 6,800.00


Multiple Entry valid for one (1) year Tk 10,200.00


FOR HOLDERS OF ORDINARY PASSPORTS TO STUDY IN THE PHILIPPINES

1.    Accomplished Application for Visa form
2.    Prospective foreign students shall communicate directly with the school in the Philippines and comply with the school’s institutional requirements, which shall include the submission of the following documents:


a.    Five (5) copies of the Student’s Personal History duly signed by him/her, both in English and in national alphabet accompanied by his/her personal seal, if any, and containing, among others his/her left and right thumbprints and a 2×2 photograph on plain white background taken not more than six (6) months prior to submission.
b.    A notarized affidavit of support including bank statements or notarized notice of grant for institutional scholars to cover expenses for the students accommodation and subsistence, as well as school dues and other incidental expenses.
c.    Transcript of Records/Scholastic Records duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate located in the student applicant’s country of origin or legal residence.
d.    Photocopy of data page of the student’s passport showing date and place of birth, and birth certificate or its equivalent by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate.


3.    The school, satisfied with the student’s compliance with its requirements, shall issue a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) to the student and submit a duplicate copy thereof to the Department of Foreign Affairs, together with a certified true copy of the Commission on Higher Education’s Certificate of Eligibility of Admission, when necessary, and the above-cited document-requirements. These documents shall be hand carried to the DFA by the School’s designated liaison officer under a cover letter on the school’s official stationary signed by the school registrar and stamped with the school’s dry seal requesting that a student visa be issued to the person named therein.
4.    The DFA shall endorse the documents to the Philippine Embassy/Consulate located in the prospective student’s country of origin or place of legal residence, regardless of where the prospective student is at the time of application.
5.    The concerned Philippine Embassy/Consulate shall notify in writing the student of the receipt of the documents and require him/her to appear in person before a Consular Officer for interview and compliance with consular requirements. In addition to the documents transmitted to the Embassy/Consulate by the DFA, the following requirements shall be submitted by the student to the Consular Officer:


a.    Original of the school’s Notice of Admission (NOA) containing a clear impression of the school’s dry seal;
b.    Original of the Certificate of Admission of Eligibility (CEA) issued by the CHED if enrolled in courses or programs where restrictions may exist due to shortage of facilities, as in Medicine or Dentistry;
c.    Police clearance issued by the national police authorities in the student’s country of origin or legal residence, authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate having consular jurisdiction over the place;
d.    Medical health certificate issued by an authorized physician including, but not limited to, standard-size chest x-ray, Hepatitis B clearance; and
The Student visa processing fee of Tk 21,250.00


6.    The consular officer shall not assume the task of determining the student’s scholastic fitness for the program applied for and shall issue the student visa as soon as the requirements are accomplished.
7.    A notice of visa issuance shall be furnished by the DFA to the school, the CHED, BI and NBI and the NICA as soon as it receives report of this effect from the issuing Embassy/Consulate.


Please click on the following to visit these helpful links:


•    Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
•    Bureau of Immigration (BI)
 


FOR SEAFARERS


1.    Letter from the manning agency addressed to the Embassy
2.    Photocopy of Seaman’s Book
3.    Passport valid for not less than six(6) months after sojourn in the Philippines
4.    Two copies of 2″ x 2″ recent photographs
5.    Visa fee of Tk 1,700.00

 

VISA PROCESSING TIME


•    Application for visa is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 nn only
•    Schedule of release of available visas is from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
•    It takes ten to fifteen (10-15) working days before a visa is issued

THROUGH ACCREDITED TRAVEL AGENCIES ONLY


Starting 01 October 2016, the Embassy will no longer accept non-machine readable passports/travel documents from all visa applicants in view of the 24 November 2015 deadline set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the phasing-out of non-machine readable passports/travel documents.


***Police Clearance – not applicable to minors 17 years old below, government endorsed applicants, Representatives of International Organizations, BPCCI members with endorsement letter from the BPCCI President, Honorary Consuls and Bangladeshi nationals with valid American, Australian, Japanese, Singapore, Canadian, United Kingdom and Schengen visas, ensuring that they don’t have derogatory records with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency and Interpol.