Temporary Visitors | Payment of Visa Fees | Notes | Other Visas
Citizens of Switzerland and Liechtenstein as well as those of other countries (please call the Consulate General for further information on categories of other countries) who wish to visit the Philippines do not need a visa if their stay does not exceed 21 days. They must be holders of a valid passport and have confirmed reservations for their return travel or onward travel to another country.
Tourists who avail themselves of the 21-day no-visa requirement may be granted an extension of stay by the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines, subject to payment of applicable extension fees and other fees as may be charged by that Bureau.
Visitors who need a Visa
Visitors not covered by the above and those who intend to stay more than 21 days are required to obtain a temporary visitor's visa for pleasure/business.
Stateless persons issued a travel document by the Swiss Government must secure a visa. They must present their Swiss Residence Permit and Travel Document together with other requirements listed below. These 2 documents should have a validity of at least 6 months.
Requirements for a 9 (a) visa, download List of Requirements for a Tourist Visa:
• Passport which is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of return
• One (1) photograph (size: 45 mm x 35 mm), signed at the back
• One (1) duly accomplished application form (FA Form No. 2-A). Download Visa Application Form
• Photocopy of airline ticket indicating onward travel or a travel confirmation from the travel agency
• Self-addressed envelope with CHF 6.00 (registered) postal stamp for the return of the passport
• For visitors travelling for purposes of business: business letters from the company sponsoring the trip
• For foreign residents in Switzerland: copy of Swiss Residency Permit
CHF 30.00 for a single entry (valid for entry within 3 months from the date of issuance)
CHF 60.00 for a multiple entry (valid for multiple entry within 6 months from the date of issuance)
CHF 90.00 for a multiple entry (valid for multiple entry within one year from the date of issuance)
Payment of visa fees:
Visa fees can be paid by cash or by postal order (Postanweisung) addressed to the Philippine Consulate General, Innere Margarethenstrasse 2, CH-4002 Basel.
Stamps and personal checks are not accepted as payment. If cash is sent by mail, the Consulate will not be responsible for any loss and respective complaints will not be entertained.
1. Children travelling with parent
Children included in the parent's passport are also required to submit a separate application form, photograph, and visa fee.
2. Waiver of exclusion ground for children below 15
Children who are under 15 years of age are required to be accompanied by one or both parents. A child, who is under 15 years and travelling to the Philippines alone (not accompanied by either parent) or not joining a parent in the Philippines, must obtain a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG).
Requirements for a WEG
• Application for WEG form - Use the prescribed application form (download WEG application form) and fill up completely.
• Affidavit of consent - executed by either parent or legally appointed guardian of the child, naming therein the person who will accompany the child to the Philippines and with whom the child will reside in the country. This Affidavit must be executed before a Swiss Notary Public, authenticated/legalised by the Cantonal State Chancellery (kantonale Staatskanzlei), and presented to the Consulate for authentication.
• Clear photocopy of the data page of the child's passport
• Clear photocopy of the data page of the passport of the accompanying adult, and
• Payment of immigration fees (Waiver Fee of PHP 3,120.00 to be paid by the accompanying adult to immigration officials upon arrival in the Philippines)
3. Visa validity and maximum period of stay
Tourist visas have a validity of either 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months from the date the visa is issued. The validity period is the time within which the bearer can enter the Philippines.
Single Entry Visa valid for three (3) months
This visa will allow the holder a single entry to the Philippines. The holder must enter the Philippines within 3 months from the date the visa was issued. Upon arrival in the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration may stamp fifty-nine (59) days, allowing the holder to stay for this period (59) days.
Multiple Entry Visa valid for six (6) months or one (1) year
This visa will allow the holder a multiple entry to the Philippines for a period of six (6) months or year starting from date the visa was issued.
Every time the holder enters the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration may stamp fifty-nine (59) days, allowing the holder to stay for this period (59 days). Possession of a multiple-entry visa for six (6) months or one (1) year does not mean that the holder can stay in the Philippines for more than 59 days.
4. Tourists who wish to stay longer than 59 days
Tourists who have entry visas to the Philippines but wish to stay for more than fifty-nine (59) days may extend their stay at the Bureau of Immigration. They may request information regarding extension procedures with the immigration officer at the airport upon arrival in the Philippines.
For further information, please contact the Philippine Consulate General as follows: Phone: 061 278 99 88, Fax 061 278 99 80, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Click here for Special Investors Resident Visa (http://www.boi.gov.ph/)
Click here for Special Retirees Resident Visa (http://www.pra.gov.ph/)
Click here for Pre-arranged Employment Visa (http://www.immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25<emid=36)