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Visa Exemption for Filipinos

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Visa Free for Pinoys

If you’re a Filipino and a holder of Philippine passport who likes traveling and exploring the beauty of the world, but hates the visa requirement to some countries, frown no more for you can still go to wonderful places without hassle-visa-appointments.

The list of countries below doesn’t require a visa for Filipinos prior to arrival. All you need are passport, plane tickets / itinerary, and some money for your tour.

No Visa for USA for Filipinos

Note that the recent article about free tourist visa for Filipinos who wish to travel USA is not yet confirmed and absolutely not true (as of now).

Japan free visa will be confirmed by June 2014.

Keep our fingers crossed.

No Visa Required for Filipinos in the Following Countries…


ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

  • Brunei Darussalam - 14 days
  • Cambodia - 21 days
  • Indonesia - 30 days
  • Laos - 30 days
  • Malaysia - 30 days (sufficient fund must be at least 500USD)
  • Singapore - 30 days
  • Thailand - 30 days
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  • Vietnam - 21 days


  • Azerbaijan - 30 days visa issued upon arrival
  • Taiwan - 30 days if holding a valid visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen countries, United Kingdom or United States. Check at to meet the requirements.
  • Georgia – 90 days visa issued upon arrival, 360 days visa free to those who have temporary residence of Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait
  • Hong Kong - 14 days
  • India - 30 days visa issued upon arrival
  • Iran - 15 days visa issued upon arrival if holding an e-visa pre-approval code obtained via email from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at
  • Israel - visa-free for tourists (no. of days of stay will depend on Immigration); visa-free for holders of diplomatic and official passports; visa required for business)
  • South Korea (if arriving at Jeju Island only) - 30 days
  • Macau - 30 days
  • Maldives - 30 days visa issued upon arrival, extension of maximum 90 days is possible by paying MVR 750
  • Mongolia - 21 days
  • Nepal - 15/30/90 days visa issued upon arrival for around US$25/40/100
  • Sri Lanka - 30 days visa obtain upon arrival if holding Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). You can get this prior to arrival at
  • Timor-Leste - 30 days single entry visa issued upon arrival for around US$30, extension is possible up to 90 days


Want to travel many countries in Europe in one visit? Have a Schengen visa by completing the requirements listed in this page -- Schengen Visa Requirements for Filipino Citizens


  • Cook Islands - 31 days
  • Fiji - 120 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival and can be extended
  • Marshall Islands - 30 days visa issued upon arrival and can be extended
  • Micronesia - 30 days
  • Niue - 30 days
  • Palau - 30 days visa issued upon arrival, additional USD 50 for extension
  • Samoa - 60 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival
  • Tuvalu - 30 days visa issued upon arrival
  • Vanuatu - 30 days

North America

  • Bermuda - 31 days before but since May, they now require visas for Philippine passport holders
  • Costa Rica - 30 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival
  • Dominica - 21 days
  • Haiti - 90 days
  • Nicaragua - 90 days visa issued upon arrival
  • Saint Lucia – 6 weeks Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 30 days visa issued upon arrival
  • Turks and Caicos Islands - 30 days

South America

  • Bolivia - 90 days
  • Brazil - 90 days
  • Colombia - 90 days
  • Ecuador - 90 days
  • Peru - 183 days
  • Suriname - 90 days


  • Burundi – 1 month visa issued upon arrival
  • Cape Verde Islands – visa issued upon arrival around £ 25
  • Comoros – visa issued upon arrival
  • Djibouti – 1 month visa issued upon arrival
  • Gambia – visa issued upon arrival
  • Kenya - 90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
  • Madagascar - 90 days visa issued upon arrival for MGA140,000
  • Morocco - 90 days
  • Mozambique - 30 days visa issued upon arrival. Extension of 30 days is possible around USD 66
  • Saint Helena - visa issued upon arrival
  • Seychelles – 1 month Visitor’s Permit issued upon arrival if holding return ticket, sufficient funds (minimum USD150 per day of stay, and proof of accommodation)
  • Tanzania - visa issued upon arrival for around USD50 to USD200
  • Togo - 7 days visa issued upon arrival if with return ticket, 3 passport photos, and yellow fever vaccination certificate
  • Uganda - visa issued upon arrival for US$50
  • Zambia - 90 days visa issued upon arrival for USD 50/80/160 single/double/multiple entry

Other countries and Territories:

  • India - Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days (limited only to New Delhi and Mumbai airports)


**Information is intended for tourist visit purpose only

**Details may change anytime after the update due to new laws so double-check the immigration rules of the country you’re planning to visit

**Transit visa may be required when you're not on a direct flight

**Sources: International Air Transport Association (IATA), Qantas, Wiki, Visalink,

Some important notes:

The list of countries above won’t let you need a visa BEFORE your arrival. Doesn’t mean you won’t need one forever. I just listed the allowed days just like when you’re going to SG for example, you may visit the place until the allotted days without a visa. You can also extend your stay but you have to comply with their visa requirement – that’s the time you have to secure a visa or permit depending on your purpose (work, business, study, etc)

The other countries require a visa upon arrival. It’s usually done at the port of entry or at the immigration bureau of that country. They usually ask you about your purpose of visit/travel and check your documents like your passport (which must be at least 6 months valid from the date of expiry), valid IDs (when I say valid it means it’s not expired and is accepted by all government offices), return tickets, and money. They usually require you to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay. Some strict countries checkpoint authorities require documents such as employment letter, hotel reservations, personal invitation, permit to travel and the like. They have the authority to refuse your entry if you fail to comply with them.

Feel free to leave comments below and use it to share your visa concerns and experiences with others. You can exchange related stuff in the comments section just like a forum. But please you guys, I made this effort to share this for everyone and it’s free. I have updated the details, too one by one. Please respect this page and don’t throw nasty comments to anyone. Filipinos are polite, courteous and hospitable. I want to see that in here. Help each other instead of turning each other down…THANK YOU.

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Genife catinggan on June 12, 2018:

Hi..I'm genife I'm Phillipines citizen but I'm here in qatar for 4years I'm working in hotel as reception. I know there's no visa in Cambodia but valid for 21days I just want to ask if I can stay or extend my stay in cambodia for more months?? And what is requirement if I stay long in cambodia?? Please reply for this question. Thank you

Zora Bacalso on November 15, 2017:

I plan to visit Johannesburg ... pls help me how to do the visit visa and the requirements needed .

Waiting for your reply


Vince on May 16, 2017:

I am planning to travel to Tbilisi, Georgia and would like to confirm if I can only use travel document/Philippine Passport and supporting document which is my Residence Permit card in Bahrain? Do I still need to apply visa? or the above mentioned documents will exempt me on having a visa?

Hoping to hear from you as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Gil Sumalinog Poderanan on January 30, 2017:

Hi, I am a Philippine passport holder, Do I need a transit visa in amsterdan going from Philippines to Panama and to Nicaragua as my final destination? Please advise.. Thank's a lot!

Rosario jikihara on May 26, 2016:

I have a Philippines passport and am here at Japan holding permanent resident card I would I like to travel Australia next year please help me know the requirements I need .please am waiting as soon your reply

Jorj on March 19, 2016:

I am a Philippine passport holder with valid employment visa in Malaysia and temporary resident visa in Canada. After my trip to Canada, I plan to stop over for 3days in Germany before heading back to Malaysia. Do I need visa to enter Canada?

lhyn on November 14, 2015:

I'll go in morroco ....from kuala lumpur to morroco may I know what my documents prepare??its true that no visa in morroco? Please reply urgent

Mariel Casimero on June 26, 2015:

good day!

I'hope you can help me, about my question may I'ask I'm planning to go and visit in nepal for 6-7 days may I'ask if i need a visa for that stay. please consider my question i really need a answer.can you please email me at for your reply.



superkakel on May 17, 2015:

Iam Michael, an OFW working in Jeddah,KSA. I have my final exit on June 01,2015. There is a Malaysian company invited me to have my interview and probably for contract negotiation.In short, I need to travel in Malaysia from Jeddah (to be provided by them).What are the documents I need to prepare?I need to stay there not more than 30 days. The accommodation to be provided by them.

christina on May 10, 2015:

Do i need a visa to visit my friend in qatar? He' s american and working there in qatar.

twentyfive (author) on March 20, 2015:

Thanks, will update that

francopeter on March 20, 2015:

Kosovo is not VISA free

anymore for some time already

Jona on February 23, 2015:

I am a filipina holding a philippine passport and will travel to Sri Lanka with my German husband. Do I need a visa before or uppon arrival. We will stay there for 14 days only. hope someone can help... thanks..

misch21 on February 18, 2015:

i am a philippine passport holder and currently as an OFW working in oman(as a nurse). i actually have residence visa in oman. i plan to visit dubai for 3-4days before going back to oman, after spending my annual vacation in the question is, will i be allowed to travel to dubai from philippines?do i still need to have visa to travel to dubai?and if i need visa,what are the requirements? thank you and God bless!

peter on February 17, 2015:

hi just want to ask if i need to get a visa for taiwan. i have a canadian temporary residence visa and planning to visit my taiwanese girlfriend.please advise.thanks.pls email me

twentyfive (author) on February 15, 2015:

You'll have nothing to worry. You just need to answer/show what the immigration needs such as your visa, passport, valid IDs, airline tickets and hotel accommodation. They usually ask where you will stay and how long and the purpose of your travel. If you're stating at a friend's or relative's place, show them an invitation letter from your friend bearing his/her Id or passport in the letter.

Alemm joyce on February 15, 2015:

Hi im alemm i just wanna ask about my visa i have a schegen visa already and i have a sponsor my flight will be on march 3 im just curious if i fall in line in the immigration r they still asking me any documents even my visa was already approve to the embassy do i still need any documents to the immigration ,. Kahit na kumpleto ko nang napasa sa embassy kaya na approve ako sa visa thanks and godbless

Gessa on January 20, 2015:

hi, ask ko lang na submit ko na all my documents in german embassy including all my xerox copy. Then sabi sa embassy ipapa deliver nalang yung passport ko after 3 to 5 days. Ask ko lang if pati mga original documents ko papadala din nila? im worried baka hanapin sa immigration. THANK YOU

Marco Torres on January 07, 2015:

Hello HubTwentyFive,

Thanks for your list. It's really helpful. It inspired me to go to India and Israel last year. Both trips, I got my visa on arrival. For India, I landed in Bangalore my second trip and they also give a visa on arrival there.

Anyway, I just want to ask if the Kenyan visa on arrival for Filipinos is still valid. Please comfirm based on your latest info.

More power.

Marco Torres

honey on December 18, 2014:

Hi there! I hope I could get a positive response on this, I'm currently working in Oman, I want to visit my friend in japan before I go straight to Philippines on my vacation. Unfortunately there's no agencies arranging for visa in japan here in Oman and our employer only gives us our passports during our vaction leave, is it possible that I could arrange it through Philippines embassy here in oman? Or can arrange it through agencies in Philippines, what could be the requirements? Thank u! :) may u help me on this.

Erwin on November 21, 2014:

Hi. i am presently working here in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. After my 2 year contract, am i possible to exit - visiting Norway first, before going home to Philippines?

Erika Lyra on November 12, 2014:

I have a question po. I'm actually planning to study to Malaysia. I had 2 attempts to travel to Malaysia but I got OFFLOADED TWICE. And this this time nga, I'm going to apply for a student visa to enter Malaysia, but yes, I'm really going to study there. But is it possible to get offloaded again if I hold a student visa, and attempting ti enter Malaysia for the third time? Kasi before when I got offloaded twice, I have my requirements complete naman, like invitiation letter from my 1st cousin's gf who's been there for 7 years already and a supporting inv. letter from her company's executive director. And also a roundtrip ticket, COE from the company Ive been working, Company ID, passport, hotel accommodation. But still they denied me. So, is it possible na maoffload again? And what could be the reasons po if ma-offload nga ulit ako? Thankyou!!

twentyfive (author) on November 05, 2014:

Yes, Filipinos don't need a visa to visit SG. You are allowed 30 days. If you will stay in a friend's house, you need invitation letter but then your boyfriend is not a resident of SG. I suggest you get hotel accommodation instead. Bring round trip airline tickets and hotel accommodation, valid IDs in the airport.

vanessa on November 04, 2014:

Can i travel to singapore without needing a visa?. Will be staying there for a week. Actually my boyfriend is inviting me to visit him there in SG. He is originated from cyprus and he is visiting SG for a University business. Do I also need an invitation from him?. I need your help. I hope you can help me. It would be highly appreciated. Thank you.

joan yatoc on August 07, 2014:

saan po tayo pwedeng mag aply ng tourist visa dito po ako now da hongkong..papuntantang qatar po..tanx

allensky143 on July 25, 2014:

Correction lamang po!!!!! Nag tour ako sa India and I entered in New Delhi from dubai, actually i have return ticket going back Manila, bakit 17 days lang binigay sa akin ng imigration ( stamp) ,nagulat talaga ako at pag kaka alam ko 30 days ang ibibigay.. Paki clear na lang po sa makakabasa huh,

JR on June 28, 2014:

@Stella bettr don't tell na meet kau ng bf mo sa bali,.. kc dami pang tanong2x.. jst tell na visit ka on your own. pera plus booking = enough. bring company id/docs to play safe

Keith1906 on June 21, 2014:

Philipino living and working in Jordan wants to go to Bahrain for ten day vacation. Hotel cant give visa. Anyone know how I get a travel visa to Bahrain? names of hotels or agencies will help. Hotels only seem to support business trips.

flora on June 11, 2014:

hello I would like to as about to Ecuador im working visa in middle east and I will going home this july 9. I want to visit in Ecuador soon on on third week of july..then my uncle in a merica they buy me plaine tiket go in back return to the phiilipines how a make it sure na di ko magkakaroon ng anu man problema sa ambassy ng philipines at di masasayang pera tiket na binili I want to know that na di ko mahihirapan o iipitin.. because I search in a website they allowed the pilipinos visit in Ecuador withoust visa from 90 days pls help me and give me advice..and ideas from this matters thank you for kindly response..

yolinda grapa on April 23, 2014:

hi,i just want to ask if what's the necessary documents to have a visit visa going to australia even for 15 days

rose on April 10, 2014:

hi its my first time to travel to meet my fiancé in dubai im worried if i need show money?im holding a tourist visa and gonna stay ther for 6days. thank you

Stella on March 15, 2014:

hi i would like to ask po, if anu pa po need?

if ever i would like to visit bali, indonesia. i have reservation, ticket return back and show money. but my bf he is from europe. dun po kami mgkkita sa indonesia. kailangan ko rin po ba ng invitation letter from him? pls let me know soon po thank u.

john on March 09, 2014:

hello im going to brazil this april . do i need a transit visa in s.a johannesburg? manila to hongkong to south africa to sao paolo.

im vergz on January 23, 2014:

can I ask a question

what if I'm going to nassau bahamas and I got my contract to work there do I need a transit visa for my flight.

Alyssa on January 21, 2014:

Hi,Good day to all!,im a Filipino holding a philippine Passport,i want to visit Ecuador soon,.is anyone here knows if what are the immigration here in the Philippines needed so that you can fly?,,because i heard that even it's a free visa , there is a possibility that it can not granted or deny,.so what are the important things to do to be sure that we can visit ecuador without any problem in exiting here in the Philippines ?..thank you hope i can get some ideas as soon as possible,,God Bless us all!

Tas on January 06, 2014:


I find this page very useful. I am a Filipino and I would like to visit Brunei. I would like to ask you what are the requirements aside from the passport. Is there a show money involved and if there is, how much? As a would be tourist, do I also need to present an invitation letter considering that it would be my first time there if ever? I am confused.

Thank you and more power. God bless you!

aldrin rito on December 02, 2013:

a blessed day po, do Filipinos need visa to go to Papua new Guinea for 2 weeks to 1 month vacation?

Liza on November 15, 2013:

Hi! gusto ko po humingi ng payo bago umalis, plan ko po magtour sa South America next year,tulad ng Pero pagkatapos ng Peru plan din namin magtour sa Bolivia at sa iba pang mgkalapit na countries doon na wala pong visa para sa atin na kasama ang Bf ko from USA,pero ang bf ko ay manggagaling na sya doon tapos ako naman dito po sa Pinas,,ask ko po kung ano kailangan gawin at ihanda para hindi po masayang ang time at money,,need po ba ang return ticket o pwedi po ba ang onward ticket?.,first time ko po magtourist sana mabigyan nyo ng idea,.maraming salamat po.GB!

GE on November 03, 2013:

@Manda and Cris. Gone to Georgia last August 2013 and I got the visa upon arrival. Visa fee : $35. Awesome place.

ayms saba on October 19, 2013:

im a filipino and legally residing here in itlay for 16 years,, how can i get my visa for going to kabul afghanistan.... pls let me know.. i want to travel there this coming december 2013 .. i will stay there for 5 days only.. pls help me

imeeh on October 19, 2013:

im a filipino citizen but im legally residing here in italy for 16 years.. my question is how can i get my visa for going to kabul afghanistan since i haven't found any afghan consulate here in italy.. please let me know

Sheryl on October 05, 2013:

Hi, good day! would like to ask if no need visa to travel Dominican republic? what things should I prepare for my travel? My Fiancée and I planning to take vacation there,since it takes 4hrs for him to travel from US and I'm from Philippines. Thank's a lot and God bless.

oterol on September 27, 2013:

im planning to visit my sister in japan before i go straight ahead to Philippines. Is it possible? By the way, i'm here in saudi arabia. Do i need a visa to enter japan even though i have an exit/re-entry visa to saudi arabia?

pao on September 11, 2013:

im planning to visit korea but they need visa can i visit jeju without visa?

Cris on September 02, 2013:

Yes please can you answer Manda's query as I plan to travel to Georgia too. Is the above list the most updated one?

Ron on August 31, 2013:

But I have a sponsor there. My sponsor is willing to help me and process my visa in Australia.

Ron on August 31, 2013:

Hello! I would like to ask if I can travel to Australia without any visa good for only 1 week or 2 weeks? Can I process my tourist visa in Australia once I'm already in Australia? Thanks and God bless!

Ed Orino on August 23, 2013:

Hope more countries will be added to the list in the future.

John Paul on July 30, 2013:

hi i am filipino, can i travel to singapore came from saudi , do i need visa? please reply asap..

Manda on July 18, 2013:

I am Filipino ,can I travel to Tbilisi Georgia? bcoz in the internet of Ministry of Georgia,tbilisi we are not listed. pls reply asap.

Will on July 17, 2013:

Hi, an Indian travel agent said I could get a one way flight to India (Bangalore), but i really got the feeling he just wanted to make a sale. Does anyone know if that is true? Can a Filipino enter India without showing a return ticket? I do not want a round trip ticket because i may want to stay longer than one month; and rather not decide on my return date as of yet.

sheen on July 15, 2013:

hi im presently working in qatar n i plan to travel to itenirary ticket from qatar stops over colombo then to singapore, same with my return i still need any visa for such country..?pls update me d soonest coz its this aug alredy..thnx so appreciated.

Lynn1282 on July 06, 2013:

Hi hope anyone can help me. My boyfriend is an Afghan national and he's going here in the Philippines. What are the requirements for him to stay here in our country at least for a month or so? What are the documents needed to allow him to stay here as he plans also to do that. He has a valid visa and passport but he still needs to know the other documents needed. I've search the net and found out that there's no Afghanistan embassy here in our country. Hope you could enlighten and help me.

cheng on July 03, 2013:

do i need show money to visit hongkong for only 2 days? if so, how much that would be? I am from philippines, and Iwish you can help me regarding my concern.

eva on June 18, 2013:

hi! now am getting really panicked. i am a filipina with philippine passport who is living in norway. i have everything booked and prepared for kenya and tanzania. i am leaving in 1 month. we had a person made things prepared for this travel so we don't have to think about the itinerary and all. and she said i could get my visas upon arrival in kenya and tanzania. but i saw in other sites that i have to get my visa to kenya prior to arrival., i am really getting panicked because im leaving in 2 days for another european country and when will i apply it. i hope everything that says in this site is really true, otherwise, im doomed. please tell me i don't need a visa to kenya and tanzania prior to arrival.

peach on June 17, 2013:

hello im married with japanese man,its my first time to go japan and i need some steps in entering NAIA airport till i wait for my boarding time..coz i don't know where will i present my papers first..thank u

mavain on June 12, 2013:

hi there,, i filipina living here in israel.. i have phils passport and wanted to visit azerbaijan,, its written in this site that i can get visa in arrival, but in other site i need visa.. pls help really planning to visit my father-in-law living in baku.. thnx

Summer86 on May 28, 2013:

Hello there,

I'm a temporary resident in Philippines and i wish to go to either Singapore or Hong Kong, do i need a visa before i travel there?


chie on May 22, 2013:

slam, I just want to ask with regards to this matter. I am currently working in saudi MOH, and i will go for vacation this month to brunie darusalem. I will passed by kuala lumpur because that's the only way or route near to brunie..I have my re-entry n exit single from surely i will come back to suadi for work.My purpose in going to brunie is to visit my i need another visa..?.?or same cause i am holding philippine passport....

Abe on May 18, 2013:

Hi...I have a Philippine passport and a US Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). Do I need a visa to travel to Turks and Caicos? This site says I don't but other sites says yes. Please help. Thanks!

gellie on May 16, 2013:

Hi. Im travelling to Brazil.. I used my philippine passport for my travel docs.. but i just recently became a naturalized US citizen.. and i have a US passport.. do i still need to apply for a visa?

twentyfive (author) on May 16, 2013:

Yes if you're a Filipino citizen you need a visa to visit Guam or any territory under US

sherry on May 16, 2013:

i am a filipino residing i need visa for guam? thank you! :)

arlene on May 13, 2013:

Im filipina I've plan to visit guam w/my Japanese husband w/in 5days only,its need a visa?

Edwin on May 12, 2013:

In my experience, there is a visa on arrival for Filipino citizens at the international airport in Entebbe (near Kampala). But you have to have at least a 6-month valid passport and a return ticket. I checked my passport now and no expiry date was written (only date of issue) but I supposed it should be valid for 15 days - I only stayed for a few days at the Baha'i House of Worship in Kampala so I didn't bother to ask. Confirm this with the travel agent when you get your return ticket to be sure. Better get an invitation letter (by post) indicating that your boyfriend will cover all your expenses once you get to Uganda - with supporting papers about his employment, passport copies, etc. If you're coming from Manila, most likely you fly to Dubai, then to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) with a very brief passenger pick-up stop in Kigali (Rwanda). The flight is long and the last thing you don't want to experience is not being allowed entry. Enjoy your stay in Uganda!

blyemsweetchie on May 08, 2013:

I just want to ask if there is need a visa going to travel from PHILIPPINES going to UGANDA,KAMPALA CITY?

What are the requirements needed??

This is my first time travelling in EAST AFRICA and my boyfriend invites me to visit in there also.

mar on May 05, 2013:

this is very helpful. thanks a lot for the info. i want to ask if i will go to

Kenya from ABudhabi, will the visa be still upon on arrival and i need to pay 50USD?i just want to know if its the same as above. thanks

nd on May 04, 2013:

hi im wanting to visit canada for 21 days how much show money if any do i need

Hussain on May 02, 2013:

I want bring worker from Philippine what the procedure & how much I will pay to labor agency to get pass from airport

shanelup on May 02, 2013:

Hello I am just curious on how many months should i wait for my family reunion visa to be granted?Does anyone knows?or does anyone has an experience on this type of visa?i just had my interview today and they gave me a paper asking for additional copy of an ID of my sponsor who is also the father of my german son from germany,then dropby lang daw ng weekdays sa embassy to submitt..Thanks in advance!

GANDA on April 30, 2013:

hi,im Filipino residing in UK and married to a British national, may i know what european and non european countries don't need for me to have tourist/schengen visa?thanks

js on April 13, 2013:

@beng & jerome - if you're traveling to ASEAN countries like Thailand, they usually don't require anything else at the immigration except for the passport and the return ticket. However, remember that we are required to fill out the embarkation form so you should at least know the address where you will be staying.

If you're a first time traveler (no stamps on your passport), you might be required to show a hotel booking and proof of sufficient fund especially if you don't have a pre-arranged tour package or itinerary. If you say that you will be staying with a friend or a relative, you might be asked for the invitation letter.

As regards traveling to South Korea, Filipinos are required to secure a visa unless you're visiting Jeju Island only - in which case, you will only be required the return ticket and the address where you will stay.

beng on April 09, 2013:

hi i want to tavel in South Korea or Thailand..what else do i need to show to our immigration here (phil.immigration) before i leave the country,beside passport,ticket-return ticket,pocket money? Do i need to provide a letter from the place of my destination? Please help.

thank you

vickyms.purple on April 09, 2013:

hi i need your help...

mari10 on April 08, 2013:


mejo mahigpit ang the UK ngayon. ako I have an EU RESIDENT PERMIT, and im married to a german- but i still need to obtain UK VISIT VISA kahit 3 days lang. i was told by the lady dun sa office (its not consulate, its just as office coz im living in EU) that you need to have sufficient funds para magrant ng visa. well i guess TWENTYFIVE will say, CONTACT THE NEAREST CONSULATE. but yeah i gave you more info.

richard on March 31, 2013:

hi i'm a Filipino citizen holding a turks and caicos islands working I have to secure a visa to stay for 3 days in UK?

Jerome on March 16, 2013:

My sister was offloaded lasy 03 March 2013 by our immigration as she was asked to secure an invitation letter from our cousin who was working in Thailand. My sister doesn't have an invitation letter as the Philippine embassy in Thailand says no invitation needed as per my cousin's inquiry. My sister already have two way plane tickets and 20k showmoney but still the immigration doesn't let her in. She has no hotel booking because she will be accommodated by our cousin's house. Now, can she go to Thailand without an invitation letter from my cousin or still can not? Thanks for the advice.

Rosey on March 11, 2013:

Ive been to EGYPT last year and TURKEY last week.. Both they required VISA.. Hope this help..

Zykrie Ursal on February 28, 2013:

hi i need your help,im in cyprus now my working visa is still valid till september2013,now i have new employer from SURINAME south america,which is they don't need visa for problem is that is it possible i can exit in cyprus going to suriname?there is no direct flight going there and there planning to connect me in holland.Is it hassle for me here in cyprus to immigration before i leave?I need your suggestion.Thanks.

Dahling on February 28, 2013:

Is it possible to transit in Barajas Madrid T4 when I have a connecting flight to Dubai, destination Manila, from South America?

vince on February 18, 2013:

what is visitor's permit upon arrival... do I need letter of invitation??

Alexee Trino on February 14, 2013:

Hi I am planning to travel soon to Prestina Kosovo. Do I need a transit visa if my flight will layover for a few hours in Zurich or Istanbul? Hoping for you reply soon thanks :)

Pinoy Israel on February 11, 2013:

@Nicola, I am a Filipino based here in Israel. Are you trying to say to come to Israel via Kuwait then Philippines after? If that's your question then sorry to say it's not possible even you are a Filipino citizen with Kuwaiti visa... and I am 100% that Israel doesn't have Embassy in your location for details to ask for help, etc. Israel doesn't have any diplomatic ties to most Arab countries only to its neighbouring countries like JORDAN, TURKEY, EGYPT and CYPRUS. But if you are European visa holder then it's possibles and also if you are exiting from Philippines to Israel as tourist visa then that's another issue you need to undergo a lot of interviews. Filipino mostly come to Israel are religious/ministry works, tour groups and business transactions but lucky if you manage to come individually as tourist not unless you come here to work as caregivers.

Murfee E on February 07, 2013:

hi i as a Philippine passport holder, is visa required to visit Mauritius as tourist? if yes, what are the requirements to apply? many thanks !

nicola on February 06, 2013:

Hi im Filipino , im now here in kuwait is it ok to go to Israel only one way ticket because after israel i go back to the Philippines. What papers do i need? Hope u can help me with this.Thanks

Mayani on February 02, 2013:

Good Day! My family has a US multiple ( 10 years ) entry visa. We are planning to visit Guam this summer . Do we still need to apply for a visa? I know Guam is a US territory but I just want confirmation. thanks and more power!

twentyfive (author) on January 21, 2013:

Yup I think you need a tourist visa to go to Mexico. Wow Cabo! That is an awesome place. Jealous! :)

Khris_09 on January 21, 2013:

Hi there. I would just to ask if I need a visit visa to Mexico even if I have a US Tourist Visa? Am planning to go to Cabos or Cancun via NY.

bebe15 on January 16, 2013:

ask ko lang po kun sino na un nkapunta sa sri lanka?ung ETA po ba, gaano katagal bago maaprub?same day ba?or mag aantay pa ng ilang araw bago mkareceive sa kanila ng approval...plano kase namin pumunta nxt wk,pero nde pa kmi nkaaply ng ETA. thanks and God Bless to all!

krissy904 on January 10, 2013:

I have an American bf who will be in Abu Dhabi for 2weeks, he wants me to join him there... How can I apply for visa? I was told, I should have relative there first..

I have active US visa. Can that help?

mark on January 09, 2013:

im here bahrain.. planning to visit nepal for 3 weeks do i need a certain visa to enter nepal? Do i have to pay something? Please help meneed information.. pls email me for the answer at thanks youq

twentyfive (author) on December 27, 2012:

Brazil is one of the most favorites of many travelers. I'm glad it is among the list of no-visa requirement for Filipinos

stellar on December 26, 2012:

I was in Brazil for 4 months last year. Filipinos can stay for 90days and can go to Policia Federal to request extension - max of another 90days! We're allowed to visit brazil 180days/year! :)

ayen on December 16, 2012:

hi would like to travel in goergia for 15 days this coming end of january or 1st week of february i need to apply a tourist visa?

thanks and god bless

JUDGE on December 12, 2012:


twentyfive (author) on December 10, 2012:

@Kurita yeah apply for a tourist visa. Just download the application form from the Japan Embassy and submit the requirements at the embassy too. I think there are local agencies who offer visa assistance to those who wish to travel in Japan, you might wanna find one near your place.

@Mario you can visit some European countries just by having one visa called Schengen. But UK is not one of them because it is not included in the list of Schengen territories as of now. If you wanna know more about Schengen visa and its requirements, see it in my profile here or just see the page I added along Europe and Kosovo from the article above

mari10 on December 08, 2012:

@twentyfive .. I am married to a German and holding a EU resident permit. My friend and i are planning to go to Turkey or the UK for a week but im still trying to figure out if i need a visa or not. Ive read some articles and most of it says, theres a bond between EU and Turkey, Switzerland, Croatia and other non-EU countries, and i don't need a visa. But im wondering, the UK is part of EU, why would i still need a visa for the UK? please let me know. I don't wanna read the previous messages and suggestions coz theres a lot of changes in the past few months regarding visa exemptions. and I highly trust you on this. Thanks

Kurita okamura on December 06, 2012:

Hi poh^_^pude po ba magtanong pude po ba mgtour punta Japan kasama ko anak ko...galing na po ako Japan 3yrs ago...pls help good advised thanks n Godbless!

Kurita okamura on December 05, 2012:

Good afternon^_^ pude po ba humingi ng advised saiyo. Gusto ko po sana dalhin ung daughter ko sa Japan travel lang po? Galing na po ako ng Japan nandito po ako sa pinas 3yrs na po ako gusto ko po sana tour sa Japan kasama anak ko? Chance Lang ng bata...pls help me good advised for me...thank you n Godbless....

twentyfive (author) on December 04, 2012:

You can apply at the Embassy of Canada in Malaysia since you are working and living there now

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