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If you’re from Australia or New Zealand and travelling as a tourist to the Philippines – good news! You may enter the Philippines and obtain a visa on arrival which would allow you to stay for a maximum of thirty (30) days. However, you must possess a passport that’s valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of stay in the Philippines, and present a return or outward bound ticket to the next country of destination. Visitors who wish to extend their stay from 21 to 59 days should contact the Bureau of Immigration, Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, in Manila (Mon–Fri 8am–5pm).
Chinese Nationals, including citizens for Hong Kong and Taiwan, will need a special permit. Indian nationals with a valid U.S., Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singapore, or United Kingdom visa will be granted a 14-day visa free entry which may be extended for an additional 7 days for a maximum stay of 21 days. *BI Memorandum Circular No. RADJR-12-008. This only applies to Indian Nationals arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA 1-3) who have the following: (1) National Passport valid at least 6 months, beyond the contemplated stay (2) Return or Onward ticket (3) No derogatory record in BI, NICA, or INTERPOL.
For detailed information on Philippine visa and immigration regulations, please visit the websites below.
Philippine Embassy in Canberra: https://www.philembassy.org.au/
Philippine Consulate General Sydney: https://sydneypcg.dfa.gov.ph/
Philippine Embassy in Wellington: https://www.philembassy.org.nz/