A Visa is another travel document that authorizes the traveller to enter the country / sovereign state it was issued from.

Visa usually comes as a stamp or a seal attached in the passport. Some visas however, come in a form of an entirely separate document.

Not all countries require a visa. For a list of some popular destinations that requires a Filipino passport holder Visa to enter, please click here.

Although there are many types of Visa, the most popular one is the Tourist visa.



Visa requirements vary from each host country. However, the most common documents needed are the following:

  1. Accomplished application form
  2. Valid passport for at least six (6) months prior to date of travel
  3. Photo/s of applicant (size and number may vary depending on the county)
  4. Original Income Tax Return w/ W2
  5. Original Bank Certificate
  6. Photo copy of Credit Cards, if available
  7. Employment Certificate stating:
    1. Position
    2. Tenure of service
    3. Gross annual income
    4. Approved leave of absence
  8. Car registration, if available
  9. Land Titles / Tax Declaration, if available
  10. If self-employed:
    1. Original business name registration
    2. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) certificate permit & license
  11. Marriage Contract from the National Statistics Office (NSO), if married
  12. Invitation letter stating:
    1. Purpose and duration of stay
    2. Residence card and passport copy of invitor
  13. Letter of request address to the embassy on company letterhead, if sponsored by a company from the host visa
  14. If sponsored by local company:
    1. SEC certificate permit & license of the company
    2. Business registration of the company
    3. Financial statement of the company
  15. If sponsored by relatives:
    1. Statutory declaration
    2. Residence certificate of the sponsor with attached Employment Certificate stating:
      1. Annual income
      2. Bank certificate
      3. Income tax return

*documents must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy from the host visa.

Please take note that other documents not mentioned above may be required, and is dependent per country.

For inquiries and / or assistance; please contact our Documentation Desk.