Tourist & Business Visa Requirements


Travel Notes

Citizenship: USA

Please note this visa requirements are for US citizens only. If you are not a US citizen please contact our office at (914) 592-2760.

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.

Pre-Check Documents is available. If you choose to not pre check your documents, and JIDS receives your documents with errors, you will be charged for a representative to assist you with corrections.
Concierge Service is available for this country

Entry Requirements: [As of January 4,2022]
  • Foreigners, in general, are not allowed to enter the country for the time being.
  • Please consider visiting the Philippines when the inbound travel restrictions have eased.

For the latest travel advisory, you may visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website (

  • Until the temporary suspension for visa issuance due to COVID19 is lifted completely, we only issue visas with the necessary entry exemption or visa authority from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
  • We would like to remind you that inbound travel to the Philippines is still highly restricted, please consider visiting the Philippines when the inbound travel restrictions have eased.

To keep yourself updated on the latest travel advisories, always visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website (

  • Passport and Visa are required.
  • Health Declaration within 3 days of arrival complete it HERE 
  • All passengers permitted entry into the Philippines shall be required to do a 14-day mandatory quarantine.

Passengers must:

  • Mandatory  quarantine for 14 days:
    1. Upon arrival, travelers are required to present a pre-booked accommodation for at least TEN (10) nights in a DOT-accredited hotel/facility.
    2. The remaining 4 days can be observed at home or at a hotel/facility, as the case may be provided, the traveler tests negative for COVID-19 on Day 7.
  • Mandatory RT-PCR COVID-19 testing at their respective quarantine hotel/facility on the SEVENTH (7th) day, Day 1 being the date of arrival in the Philippines. Arriving passengers who are fully vaccinated in the Philippines are only required to undergo a seven (7) day facility-based quarantine upon arrival, with the day of arrival being the first day.
  • PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR AIRLINE TICKET UNLESS AND UNTIL YOUR PHILIPPINE VISA HAS BEEN APPROVED. Visa processing will take 7 or 14 business days (in some cases, authorization from Manila).

Business Visa requirements:
  • 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.

  • One Visa Application (for New York) or
  • One Visa Application (for Washington D.C., only if that jurisdiction) Form completed and signed.
    • Please note application must be NOTARIZED.
  • As of 08/2018 the 1 year multiple entry request could take 1-2 months to be approved.  If you are traveling soon and do not have this processing time, request a SINGLE ENTRY for rush services.
  • BANK STATEMENT (most recent copy) for all visas is mandatory for any length of stay.
Photo Requirements
  • 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.
  • No Eye wear.

See digital image requirements: Passport Photo Requirements.

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.

See example below:
Example of Business Letter

  • 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.
Visa Required

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.
Register 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 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.

Fees and processing time:

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

  • $ 30 Per Tourist/Business Visa 3-10 business days MINIMUM processing time/Single entry.
  • $ 60 Per Tourist/Business Visa 3 -10 business days MINIMUM processing time/6 month multiple entries.
  • $90 Per Tourist/Business Visa 3 -10 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 orderDO NOT
  • 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.

For Just-In Document Service, Inc. service fee

please refer to our pricing page or call us (914) 592-2760.

Return Shipping fees:
  •  Federal Express starting at $39.95 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 $10.00.
Health Requirements
  • Vaccinations are NOT required unless travel is from or through an infected area.
  • Visit the Center for Disease Control: CDC.GOV for complete health requirements.
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