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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

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