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Philippine Visa Extension Service and Information

Philippines Visa Extension Service

Philippine Visa Extension Service and Information

Visa Po! is your Philippine Visa Information Headquarters.

Here you will learn all there is to know about the Philippine Visitor Visa and the various Permanent Resident Visas.

Whatever your situation, we have dedicated visa specialists that can assist you with your questions and help you in getting the right visa that fits your needs.


Philippine Visitor Visa and Extensions

As a visitor to the Philippines, you either arrive with no visa, or you can apply for 9a Visitor Visa at your local Philippine Embassy or Consulate in your home country before coming.  When wanting to stay in the Philippines longer, you will need to extend your visa.

At Visa Po! we can help you extend your Philippine Visitor Visa.  No more headaches of standing in line at the Bureau of Immigration.

  • Free pickup and delivery in the Metro Manila and Cebu City areas
  • We offer same day service
  • You will be given receipts for everything
  • Fast and secure
  • Spend your time doing more productive things instead of standing in line

 

Our Easy 3 Step Process to Extend Your Philippine Visa

 

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Contact US so we can get the process started.

 

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Philippine Visa Extension ServiceA dedicated visa assistant will come to your location to pick up your passport and go to the Bureau of Immigration for you.  All 100% guaranteed and secure!

 

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We strive to get your visa extended the same day as long as you contact US early enough.  This process allows you to spend your time doing things you enjoy and not be standing in line at Immigration.  Contact US today to get started!

 

Philippine Visitor Visa Extension Timeline and Associated Fees

Below is the timeline of how the Philippine Visitor Visa is issued and fees associated with getting it extended (called a “visa waiver”):

Last Update: June 2014 – Timeline and Fees can change without notice (see BI website)

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Enter Philippines without a Visa and Get Thirty (30) days!

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After the initial (30) days, you can request a visa extension of twenty-nine (29) more days
Fine for overstaying is an additional 500 pesos per month even if it’s just 1 day
Visa Waiver
500 Pesos
Visa Waiver Application Fee
1000 Pesos
Certification Fee
500 Pesos
Legal Research Fee
30 Pesos
Express Processing Fee
1000 Pesos
Total:
3030 Pesos

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After this 59 days, you can get a sixty (60) day extension
Fine for overstaying is an additional 500 pesos per month even if it’s just 1 day
Two Month Visa Extension Fee
1000 Pesos
Visa Application Fee
300 Pesos
Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) Fee

1000 Pesos

Head Tax
250 Pesos
Certification Fee
500 Pesos
Imigration Clearance Certificate
700 Pesos
Legal Research Fee
50 Pesos
Express Processing Fee
1000 Pesos
Electronic ACR I-Card  Philippines ACR-ICARD
$50 USD or ~2100 Pesos*
Express Processing Fee for I-Card
500 Pesos
Total:
~7400 Pesos*

*The Philippines uses a credit card style ACR-I Card that has an embedded electronic chip that contains all your biometric data such as your name, photo, address, finger prints, etc.  This card costs an additional $50 USD or approximately 2100 Pesos depending on exchange rate.

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After 4 months in country, you can get another sixty (60) day extension
Fine for overstaying is an additional 500 pesos per month even if it’s just 1 day
Two Month Visa Extension Fee
1000 Pesos
Visa Application Fee
300 Pesos
Certification Fee
500 Pesos
Legal Research Fee
30 Pesos
Express Processing Fee
1000 Pesos
Total: 2830 Pesos

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After 6 months in country, you can get another sixty (60) day extension
Fine for overstaying is an additional 500 pesos per month even if it’s just 1 day
Two Month Visa Extension Fee
1000 Pesos
Certificate of Residence (Temporary Visitor)
1400 Pesos
Visa Application Fee
300 Pesos
Certification Fee
500 Pesos
Legal Research Fee
40 Pesos
Express Fee Processing
1000 Pesos
Total: 4240 Pesos

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Continue with consecutive sixty (60) day extensions up to 16 months
Fine for overstaying is an additional 500 pesos per month even if it’s just 1 day
Two Month Visa Extension Fee
1000 Pesos
Visa Application Fee
300 Pesos
Certification Fee
500 Pesos
Legal Research Fee
30 Pesos
Express Processing Fee
1000 Pesos
Total:
2830 Pesos

You can continue to extend your stay every two months for up to 16 months without ever having to leave the country.  Just go to the nearest Bureau of Immigration Office to apply or use our service.  If doing it alone, remember to wear a button-down shirt, long pants and shoes, otherwise you will get turned away for wearing a t-shirt, shorts and flip flops.

After 16 months you can request a ‘Motion for Reconsideration’ with the Chief of the Immigration that may let you extend up to 24 months in country at 2 month intervals.  The fee for this is an extra 510 Pesos to the above pricing (PHP 500 for the motion and PHP 10 for the legal research fee).   Getting approved does and can happen, but you might find it easier to fly on a visa run or try to get permanent residence in the Philippines.

Bureau of Immigration Office Locations

If you don’t want to use our services in Manila or Cebu, or are in some remote area of the Philippines, here is a map of the nearest Bureau of Immigration office.  Make sure to wear a button-down shirt, long pants and shoes when going to the Immigration Office or else they may refuse you.

 

Philippines Bureau of Immigration Maps

Philippine Permanent Resident Visas

These visas offer great flexibility for those interested in staying in the Philippines on a more permanent basis.  If granted one of these visas, you will be required to visit the Bureau of Immigration only once a year for an Annual Report, which you do so by showing your passport, visa and paying a fee of 310 Pesos.

13a SPOUSE VISA

This visa is reserved for foreigners who marry a Filipino Citizen.  After marriage, the Filipino Citizen completes the application requesting you be given permanent Philippine resident status.  Then you will be required to go to the nearest Bureau of Immigration for an interview so they can assess the integrity and validity of your marriage.  If successful, the 13a Visa will be granted and issued on a “probationary” basis.  You will need to return to the Bureau of Immigration in about 9 months for another interview where your visa will be made “permanent”.  This is just to make sure you are still married and not a troublemaker.  The 13a Visa application can also be made at the local Philippine Embassy or Consulate in your home country.  Both parties must be present and you will be required to undergo a medical examination.  Once your 13a Visa is granted, it is immediately “permanent” and no second interview is required.

SPECIAL RESIDENT RETIREE VISA (SRRV)

This option allows any foreigner, over the age of 35, without a criminal record, who meets the medical standards, to obtain permanent residence in return for making an interest paying deposit into the Philippine Retirement Agency.

SPECIAL VISA FOR EMPLOYMENT GENERATION (SVEG)

This visa option is fairly new and is designed to encourage foreign investment and local employment in the Philippines.  The main requirement for qualification is that you must have a legally registered business and full time employment of at least 10 Filipino Nationals.

QUOTA VISA

This a visa granted by the discretion of the Philippine Immigration Commissioner to a certain number of foreigners from different countries each year.

Philippines Bureau of Immigration Tourist Visa FeesThis about covers the most used visas of the Philippines.  If you need help, contact US below.  To find out more on the different types of Philippine Visas, go the Philippine Bureau of Immigration website to get all the details.

Remember that the visa timeline and associated fees can change without notice so always refer their website or call your local office.

Our Visa Assistance Fees

Same Day Visa Extension Service is 3000 Pesos and our regular 2-Day Visa Extension Service is 2000 Pesos.  These prices do not include the associated Bureau of Immigration Fees.  Our fees in helping you get your visa are very affordable.  Simply contact US below to find out more.

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