Whether you’re planning to visit the country for travel, leisure, or business purposes, Asia Relocation is here to guide you through the visa and immigration process. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing efficient and reliable services to ensure a smooth transition to the Philippines.

Temporary Visitor’s Visa (9A) / Tourist Visa

The Temporary Visitor’s Visa, also known as the 9A tourist visa, is designed for foreign nationals who wish to visit the Philippines for a short period of time. This visa is ideal for travel, leisure activities, business visits, or other non-working purposes. Please note that using this visa for employment is strictly prohibited and may result in penalties.

Duration and Extensions

The initial validity of the Temporary Visitor’s Visa varies depending on your nationality and the visa regulations. Visa free countries typically allow a 30-day initial stay, with the possibility of extending for an additional month on the first extension. It’s important to check the specific requirements and limitations based on your country of origin.

Tourist ACR I-Card

After 59 days of stay from the date of your latest arrival, foreign nationals will automatically be issued a tourist Alien Certificate of Registration I-Card (ACR I-Card). This card is valid for one year and serves as an identification document as a tourist during your stay in the Philippines.

Visa-Free and Visa-Required Countries

Visa regulations differ based on your nationality. Citizens of visa-free countries may stay for up to three years using a valid tourist visa, while those who are not included in the list of visa-free countries are required to obtain an entry visa (9A tourist visa) from the nearest Philippine Embassy before traveling to the Philippines. It’s essential to verify the specific requirements for your country to ensure a hassle-free journey.
Click HERE to find the list of visa-free countries.

To apply for a Temporary Visitor’s Visa, you will need the following documents:

  • Original passport with at least six months of validity remaining.
  • Application Form to be obtained at any Immigration offices.
  • Corresponding fees for visa processing.

Please note that additional requirements may apply based on your specific circumstances or the discretion of the Philippine Embassy.
Click HERE to find the list of the Philippine Embassies and Consulates around the world

At Asia Relocation, we understand that navigating the visa and immigration process can be complex. Our team of experts is well-versed in the latest regulations and procedures, ensuring that your visa application is handled efficiently and professionally. We strive to provide comprehensive assistance to individuals and businesses, making your relocation to the Philippines a seamless experience.

Contact us today to learn more about our Visa and Immigration Services and how we can assist you with your relocation needs in the Philippines.


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