How long can a foreigner stay in the Philippines?
Most foreign nationals are given a 30-day period to stay in the country upon arrival, but that initial stay can be as few as 7 days and as many as 59 days, depending on the visitor’s country of origin. This initial stay can be extended to a maximum stay of 16 months.
Can I stay in the Philippines for 6 months?
Foreign nationals can enjoy longer visa extension (six months) under a single transaction. The visa costs Php 13,900 for visa-required nationals and Php 11,500 for non-visa required nationals. Foreign travelers can prolong their stay in PH without the need to frequently visit BI for processing of documents.
Can a US citizen stay in the Philippines for more than a year?
HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES? You can stay in the Philippines indefinitely provided that upon your arrival in the Philippines you present before the Philippine Immigration Officer your valid US/Foreign passport and your Dual Citizenship Documents.
How can I stay permanently in the Philippines?
You can apply for a Philippines Long-Stay Visa in one of two ways:
- At an Embassy or Consulate of the Philippines abroad; or.
- At the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines, in which case you have to enter with a regular Tourist Visa and then convert it at the BI into the type of visa you need.
How long can I stay in the Philippines if I am married to a Filipino?
Upon getting the visa, you’ll be allowed to stay in the country for one year and can be extended for another 2-10 years.
What happens if you overstay in the Philippines?
You are considered to have overstayed if you have exceeded the maximum number of days your visa allows. In the worst-case scenario, offenders will be deported and never allowed back into the country again. The standard fine is P500 per month overstayed.
Can a US citizen live permanently in the Philippines?
Yes, under the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, Section 13 (a) you are eligible for permanent residency in the Philippines.
How long can a Balikbayan stay in the Philippines?
Visitors who are admitted as balikbayan are given an initial stay of one (1) year. Their stay may be extended for an additional one (1), two (2) or six (6) months at the Visa Extension Section of a Bureau of immigration office.
How long can I stay in the Philippines if I am a US citizen?
For all visas, visitors are allowed a maximum 59 days per stay (meaning if you have a multiple-entry visa, you will need to exit the and re-enter Philippines after 59 days in the country).
How long can a US citizen baby stay in the Philippines?
Since the Philippines continues to maintain diplomatic relations with the US, US citizens may avail themselves of visa-free entry into the Philippines, provided their stay does not exceed 30 days.
Can I extend my tourist visa in Philippines?
Under Immigration Memorandum Circular No. SBM-2013-003, non-visa required national may extend their stay up to thirty six (36) months while visa required national may extend their stay up to twenty four (24) months. Note: The said periods shall be counted from the date of the applicant’s latest recorded arrival.