1. Fast.  CIBTvisas specializes in securing Philippines visas and can help you secure a Philippines visa.
  2. Easy.  CIBTvisas is the easiest way to get a visa.  We process Philippines visas at the Philippines Embassy every day for residents of Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippines Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my Philippines visa?
The best time to apply for your Philippines visa is 1-2 months before your travel date.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a Philippines visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Philippines visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application in a secure way, using a traceable courier such as FedEx.

Sample of Business Travel Requirements for a Philippines Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. Visa On Arrival

    No visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days in the Philippines for tourism, business meetings or conferences.  The visa requirements below apply to those with trips over 30 days in duration in which case, a visa is required.

  2. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information pages of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page. Amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

  3. Photographs

    You must provide one colour, passport-type photograph. The photograph must:

    • Be taken against a white background and printed on photo-paper
    • Be 4.5 cm by 3.5 cm
    • Have been taken in the last six months
    • Be signed on the front, within one of the white borders

  4. Business Cover Letter

    You are required to provide a Business Introduction Letter from your Canadian-based company. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays an Canadian mailing address. Use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at https://cibtvisas.ca/forms?formname=Canada-Business-Cover-Letter-Sample.pdf using the exact language and format provided in order to prevent a rejection and possible delays with your visa request.

  5. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip.  Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket showing entry and exit date
    • Show your full name as printed in your passport

  6. Proof of Sufficient Funds

    You must provide proof that you possess sufficient funds.  Your financial details must:

    • Include a financial guarantee from your employer
    • Be on business letterhead paper

  7. Visa Application Form

    You must provide one completed visa application form. The application form must:

    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed
    • Include answers for all fields. If something does not apply, enter "N/A"
    • The application must be printed and notarized on Legal size paper (8.5 x 14) 

  8. CIBTvisas Order Form

    You must provide one completed CIBTvisas Order Form. The form must:

    • Include a valid email address and payment information
    • Include your signature in blue or black ink

  9. Multiple Entry Visa Applicants

    If you are applying for a multiple entry visa, you must provide copies of all previous Philippines visas

  10. Letter of Authorization

    You must sign and complete the Letter of Authorization form found in this kit.

  11. Former Filipino Nationals and Immediate Family

    Former Filipino nationals can travel to the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to one year. Their immediate family (spouse and children) also benefit from this visa waiver when travelling together.

    Former Filipino nationals will be required to provide either a former Philippine passport or a copy of birth certificate on entry. Each accompanying family member will be required to carry documents showing proof of relationship:

    • A copy of marriage certificate for the spouse
    • A copy of birth certificate or adoption certificate for each child

  12. Traveller Registration (Highly Recommended)

    Feel safer and travel with peace of mind by using our Traveller Registration Service. Registration notifies the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development where and when you will be travelling, enabling the Government of Canada to reach you in case of an emergency abroad or inform you of an emergency at home. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form in this kit and send it to us with the rest of your documents.

  13. Medical Certificate

    Applicants who have visited Iran or Italy in the past 14 days must present a medical certificate on arrival which has been issued in the past 48 hours and certifies that the applicant is not infected with COVID-19.

Sample of Tourist Travel Requirements for a Philippines Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. Visa On Arrival

    No visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days in the Philippines for tourism, business meetings or conferences.  The visa requirements below apply to those with trips over 30 days in duration in which case, a visa is required.

  2. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information pages of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page. Amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

  3. Photographs

    You must provide one colour, passport-type photograph. The photograph must:

    • Be taken against a white background and printed on photo-paper
    • Be 4.5 cm by 3.5 cm
    • Have been taken in the last six months
    • Be signed on the front, within one of the white borders

  4. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip.  Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket showing entry and exit date
    • Show your full name as printed in your passport

  5. Visa Application Form

    You must provide one completed visa application form. To successfully complete this form, you must:

    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed
    • The application must be printed and notarized on Legal size paper (8.5 x 14) 

  6. CIBTvisas Order Form

    You must provide one completed CIBTvisas Order Form. The form must:

    • Include a valid email address and payment information
    • Include your signature in blue or black ink

  7. Multiple Entry Visa Applicants

    If you are applying for a multiple entry visa, you must provide copies of all previous Philippines visas

  8. Proof of Sufficient Funds

    You must provide proof that you possess sufficient funds.  Your financial details must:

    • Include a copy of your most recent bank statement showing the available balance for use
    • Display your full name

  9. Letter of Authorization

    You must sign and complete the Letter of Authorization form found in this kit.

  10. Former Filipino Nationals and Immediate Family

    Former Filipino nationals can travel to the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to one year. Their immediate family (spouse and children) also benefit from this visa waiver when travelling together.

    Former Filipino nationals will be required to provide either a former Philippine passport or a copy of birth certificate on entry. Each accompanying family member will be required to carry documents showing proof of relationship:

    • A copy of marriage certificate for the spouse
    • A copy of birth certificate or adoption certificate for each child

  11. Traveller Registration (Highly Recommended)

    Feel safer and travel with peace of mind by using our Traveller Registration Service. Registration notifies the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development where and when you will be travelling, enabling the Government of Canada to reach you in case of an emergency abroad or inform you of an emergency at home. To enroll in this optional service complete the registration form in this kit and send it to us with the rest of your documents.