Philippines visa checklist
Passports: Original Passport with the validity of minimum six months from the date of return and minimum five blank pages for visa stamping.
Philippines Visa Application Form : One visa application form to be duly filled and signed by the applicant.
Photo Specification: Two recent passport size photographs with Matt or semi Matt finish, 60%-80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm).
a) Photo should be pasted on the form and the applicant needs to cross sign on the photo (half signature on form and half on photo).
Covering Letter : Covering-letter from applicant stating his name, designation, passport number, purpose & duration of visit and number of entries applied for (single/multiple entry valid for 6 months or 1 yr). The letter should be duly signed by the applicant and addressed to “The Visa Officer, Honorary Consulate of Philippines, Chennai”.
Please Note: Covering-Letter on Letterhead if applicant is Self Employed or on plain paper if Employed.
Airline Reservation: Confirmed air ticket.
Proof of Accommodation: Hotel booking. For Tourist Purpose.
a) Copy of Personal Bank Statement for last six months with a minimum balance of Rs. 1,00,000/- or above and stating the applicant’s name, address and account number along with Bank’s name, Telephone Number, Bank’s stamp & signature of authorized signatory.
b) Personal ITR for the last 3 yrs.
· Proof of Occupation:
a) NOC Letter from the employer
b) Salary slip for 6 months
c) Leave Sanction Letter,
a) Company registration copy with director naming list/ partnership deed
Student: School ID Card and NOC from school mentioning the travel dates
If visiting to any friend/relative, an invitation letter, stating the applicant’s details and complete address & contact no of the invitee & it should be notarized by a local Notary.
Along with the copy of his passport, valid visa, Alien card and an updated bank statement for last three months has to be submitted.
a) If applicant is under 15 years & traveling alone or to be accompanied by a person other than a parent: An Affidavit of Support and Consent to Travel has to be provided and the affidavit must be executed by either or both parents indicating traveling companion of minor and address of Philippines. The letter should be duly notarized by a local Notary Public & attested by the MEA followed by consular officer of the Philippine Embassy. This affidavit must be presented before immigration officials at the port of entry in the Philippines upon the minor’s arrival in the Philippines.
b) If applicant is Spouse of a Philippine Citizen: Name of the Filipino spouse should be indicated in the applicant’s passport or Copy of Report of Marriage issued by the Philippine Embassy or Philippine National Statistics office has to be provided.
c) If applicant is Minor Child of a Filipino Parent: Copy of Birth Certificate and Copy of Parent’s valid passports has to be provided.