Philippines

Philippines Tourist and Business Visa Requirements

  • US passport must be signed, valid for at least 6 months and with at least 2-3 blank visa pages not amendment pages in passport. If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with obtaining new passport or  passport renewal  for a valid US passport.
  • Application forms may be duplicated on plain paper but must be clear copies with original signature.
  • Visa requirements are for US citizens only. If you are not a US citizen please contact our office at (914) 592-2760.

Entry requirements:

  • Passport and Visa are required.

Business Visa requirements:

Your Checklist– Documents Required

Valid Signed Passport

Applicant must submit their current signed passport. Applicant must also include a color copy of the information page of the passport.

Note: In order to obtain visas, passport must have at least two blank visa pages side by side. Pages in the passport marked “Amendment” pages are not valid for visas.

JIDS recommends your passport is valid for at least six months past the last day of stay from international destination.

JIDS can help you renew it if you need more validity. If you require passport services, please refer to our passport services section.


011_yes-128One Visa Application (for New York) or One Visa Application (for Washington D.C.) Form completed and signed. Please note application must be NOTARIZED.


011_yes-128BANK STATEMENT (most recent copy) for all visas is mandatory for any length of stay.


Photo Requirement

Applicant must submit (1) color, passport style 2 x 2 photograph.The photos must be recent within 6 months, and generally not the same photo as in the passport.


If Business Cover Letter from the U.S. Company

Note: Self-employed must also submit a copy of a recent bank statement.

For business letter please note the following:

Applicant must submit a Business letter of support from a U.S. based company.

  • This letter must be on your company letterhead.
  • This letter must be sign by someone other than the applicant.
  • Passport Information
  • How your expenses will be paid

Must be an original signed document.  Afghanistan also requires Passport Information in the letter.

See example below:

  • For business letter please note the following:
    • This letter must be on your company letterhead.
    • This letter must be sign by someone other than the applicant.

Proof of Travel

Must submit a computer-generated itinerary from a travel agency or online travel site. E-confirmation from an airline or travel company showing departure from the U.S. and arrival/departure to and from your visa destination.    Acceptable with a valid record locator.


Justin Document Service – ORDER FORM & copies Mandatory order form, which must be included with your original documents to JIDS.

  1. ORDER FORM then PRINT to include with documents.
  2. COPIES of all documents included in your package to JIDS. If copies are not included then a $10.00 copy fee will be applied.

011_yes-128Register with the US Embassy in the countries you will visit.

Give yourself peace of mind !

Simply fill out this form STEP FORM

and let JIDS will do it for you $20.00

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency. Read more…..


Tourist Visa requirements:

  • No Tourist Visa for visit less than 30 days, longer visits require visa.

Follow above applications and requirements.  Business letter is not required for tourism.


Health Requirements:

  • Vaccinations are NOT required unless travel is from or through an infected area.

Fees and processing time:

Consular fee and processing time: (consular fees may change) 

  • $ 30 Per Tourist/Business Visa 3 business days MINIMUM processing time/Single entry.
  • $ 50 Per Tourist/Business Visa 3 business days MINIMUM processing time/6 month multiple entries.
  • $90 Per Tourist/Business Visa 3 business days MINIMUM processing time/12 month multiple entries.
  • Applicable fee paid in U.S. Post Office Money Order, only. If you wish to include your own money order

    DO NOT WRITE or STAMP any information on your money order.

    JIDS can obtain this money order for you.

    See our pricing sheet for fees associated with this.

    Please NOTE: Embassy fees may change without notice. JIDS does not assume any responsibility for changes. The above fees DO NOT include JIDS service fees, or return mail fees.

    If JIDS is paying government fees (consular or passport agency fees) on your behalf a 5.7% processing fee will be added.



011_yes-128Return Shipping fees:

Federal Express starting at $29.95 for priority Weekday Delivery based on zip code.Special Deliveries of Federal Express VARY (Ex. SATURDAY DELIVERY OR 8AM DELIVERY, call for rates).RESIDENT home deliveries are an additional $3.00 to have signature required.Verify SIGNATURE OR NO SIGNATURE must be selected.
You can include a printed air bill to avoid additional charges.  Account numbers without air bill will be charged $5.00.

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