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U.S. Visas

English

U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Philippines

Philippines
Republic of the Philippines

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8

Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes

  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

General Documents

Review the instructions provided by the National Visa Center (NVC) or Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) for the list of required documents for immigrant and fiancé visas.

Civil documents issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are required.  These agencies have branches and outlets throughout the Philippines and issue printed documents with security features.  Documents from these sources are centrally registered and are considered more reliable than documents issued by local registrars.

For civil documents with legal changes, corrections, and court decisions, applicants should request civil documents and certificates that are issued with a “CDLI” endorsement (Court Decree and Legal Instrument).  This endorsement shows any amendments to the original document from marriages, annulments, name changes etc.  Unless a CDLI copy is requested, the requester will receive the un-amended or original copy of the document, which will not be considered valid for visa application purposes.

General Issuing Authority Information:

The PSA is the central repository for all civil records coming from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) offices nationwide, the National Archive Office, and records from Philippine Embassies across the globe.  Filipinos abroad are required to submit records of births, marriages, and deaths to their embassy so they may be recorded with the PSA.

A civil document can be obtained in three (3) ways:

  1. In-person by the owner or an authorized representative with a letter of authorization from the owner and valid government issued I.D.s, with affixed   signature & photo, for both the owner and representative;

  2. PSA SERBILIS on-line application, the most convenient option for Filipinos within the Philippines and for those abroad.

  3. PSA Helpline call center at (02)737-1111, available for applicants from within the Philippines with appropriate charges applied, depending on the area. Each application option will incur specific charges.

Local civil records in many localities in the Philippines have been destroyed due to war and natural calamities.  Church records, while useful as secondary evidence, are frequently unavailable for the same reasons and are not acceptable in lieu of government documents.  When a specific civil document is unavailable, obtain a certificate of non-availability from the PSA. 

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance – Police clearance for U.S. immigrant visa application purposes.

The NBI is the central repository of all criminal records in the Philippines.   The clearance is valid one (1) year from date of issuance and is issued on blue colored paper. 

The NBI clearance can either be applied for in-person or via an online application. Overseas Filipinos may also apply for an NBI clearance using an NBI application form with instructions which can be obtained from Philippine embassies abroad.

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates
 

Available

Fees: Cost depends on the type of service and is subject to change.  Check with the respective issuing agency for updated costs.

Applications made in person by the individual or by his/her representative will be received at different Census Serbilis Centers.  Documents applied at the East Avenue Census Serbilis Outlet will be released at the same outlet on the date specified on the receipt.

  • PSA SERBILIS online application – www.psaserbilis.com.ph for information on fees and how to apply.

  • PSA Helpline call center - dial (02) 737-1111.  Hub of operations is (local) Metro Manila.  Calls from outside Metro Manila will incur normal long distance charges (inclusive of processing and delivery).


Other References:

Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA): http://www.psa.gov.ph/

Civil Registration Service: http://www.census.gov.ph/
 

Document Name: Birth Certificate, generally in English format with a few older versions in Spanish format (will require English translation).

Issuing Authority: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Printed on PSA controlled color paper with serial # and security features and PSA logo. Signed (electronically) by the National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

Registration Criteria: All civil documents must be timely registered in accordance with PSA criteria, Registration shall come from originating offices stated in the Issuing Authority, who should submit all vital statistics/civil records to the PSA government agency including late registrations.

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: (Will only be accepted when the certificate issued by PSA indicates “No record available”). Other pertinent documents determined by the adjudicating consular officer to his/her satisfaction for visa purposes.  May include: Personal copy of birth not available from PSA, LCR, and National Archives.  Baptismal certificate from the church or substantiated by affidavits from two disinterested persons who have personal knowledge of the birth, death, or marriage, Certificate of Foundling issued by the Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB).  

 

Death Certificates
 

Available

Fees: Cost depends on the type of service and is subject to change.  Check with the respective issuing agency for updated costs.

Applications made in person by the interested party will be received at different Census Serbilis Centers.  Documents applied at the East Avenue Census Serbilis Outlet will be released at the same outlet on the date specified on the receipt.

  • PSA SERBILIS online application – delivery within the Philippines is PHP 330.00 per copy, plus a delivery fee of USD 20.30 to other countries per copy.  You may visit the website at www.psaserbilis.com.ph for information on fees and how to apply.

PSA Helpline call center - dial (02) 737-1111.  Hub of operations is (local) Metro Manila.  Calls from outside Metro Manila will incur normal long distance charges; PHP 365.00 per copy of Birth, Marriage or Death certificate (inclusive of processing and delivery).

Other References:

Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA): http://www.psa.gov.ph/

Civil Registration Service: http://www.census.gov.ph/


Document Name:
Death Certificate

Issuing Authority: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Printed on PSA controlled color paper with serial # and security features and PSA logo. Signed (electronically) by the National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

Registration Criteria: All civil documents must be timely registered in accordance with PSA criteria,  Registration shall come from originating offices stated in the Issuing Authority, who should submit all vital statistics/civil records to the PSA government agency including late registrations.

Alternate Document: (Will only be accepted when the certificate issued by PSA indicates “No record available except for “Presumptive Death “cases).  LCR record of death as secondary proof, while burial records will be helpful.  For missing persons with unconfirmed death occurring in the line of work (e.g., seaman lost at sea, pilot in plane crash), a Court Decision/Record of “Presumptive Death” should be provided.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: Cost depends on the type of service and is subject to change.  Check with the respective issuing agency for updated costs.

Applications made in person by the owner or by his/her representatives will be received at different Census Serbilis Centers. Documents applied at the East Avenue Census Serbilis Outlet will be released at the same outlet on the date specified on the receipt.

  • PSA SERBILIS online application –You may visit the website at www.psaserbilis.com.ph for information on fees and how to apply.

  • PSA Helpline call center - dial (02) 737-1111.  Hub of operations is (local) Metro Manila.  Calls from outside Metro Manila will incur normal long distance charges; PHP 365.00 per copy of Birth, Marriage or Death certificate (inclusive of processing and delivery).

Other References:

Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA): http://www.psa.gov.ph/

Civil Registration Service: http://www.census.gov.ph/

Document Name: Marriage Certificate/Contract.  Marriage records generally are in English.  For marriages that occurred outside of the Philippines, the original marriage certificate from the issuing country should be provided, and translated into English, along with the Philippines recording of the marriage.

Issuing Authority: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Printed on PSA controlled color paper with serial # and security features and PSA logo.  Signed (electronically) by the National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

Registration Criteria: All civil documents must be timely registered in accordance with PSA criteria.  Registration will come from originating offices stated in the Issuing Authority, who should submit all vital statistics/civil records to the PSA government agency including late registrations.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies of originals can be obtained from the local civil registrar of the place where the marriage occurred.  Marriage certificates issued by the PSA are still required for visa purposes.

Alternate Documents: N/A

Exceptions: N/A

Comments: Marriage record in question will be addressed accordingly during the time of interview.

 

Marriage Index Documents
 

Available

Fees: Cost depends on the type of service and is subject to change.  Check with the respective issuing agency for updated costs.

  • In-person application – PHP 195.00 or USD equivalent

Application made in person by the owner or by his/her representatives will be received at different Census Serbilis Centers.  Documents applied at the East Avenue Census Serbilis Outlet will be released on the same outlet on the date specified in the receipt.

  • PSA SERBILIS online application –  You may visit the website at www.psaserbilis.com.ph for information on fees and how to apply.

  • PSA Helpline call center - dial (02) 737-1111.  Hub of operations is (local) Metro Manila. Calls from outside Metro Manila will incur normal long distance charges; PHP 465.00 or USD equivalent per copy (inclusive of processing and delivery).

Other References:

Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA): http://www.psa.gov.ph/

Civil Registration Service: http://www.census.gov.ph/

Document Name:  Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) or singleness and CEMAR-“Advisory of Marriage(s)”

Issuing Authority: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – primary & central authority; records originate from the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) office nationwide, Philippine Courts (Sharia Court – for Muslim marriage included), Ethnic Tribal marriage.  Report of occurrence/events by the Philippine embassies abroad.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Printed on PSA controlled color paper with serial # and security features with PSA logo.  Signed (electronically) by the National Statistician and Civil Registrar General. 

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

Registration Criteria:  Civil documents must be timely registered in accordance with PSA criteria.  Registration shall come from originating offices stated in the Issuing Authority, who should submit all vital statistics/civil records to the PSA government agency including late registration.

Procedure for Obtaining: Complete Instructions/procedures on how to apply and fee payment for the civil documents may be viewed at www.psaserbilis.com.ph or https://nsohelpline.ph.  (Note: All PSA Metro Manila Outlets/offices are open from Mondays to Fridays 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturdays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Please check with issuing agency for updated business hours).

 

Annulment Decree and Declaration of Nullity
 

Available

Fees: Dependent on the issuing court

Document Name:  Annulment Decree

Issuing Authority: The Family Court of the province or city where the petitioner or the other spouse (called the “respondent”) resides for the last 6 months prior to the date of filing, or in the case of a non-resident respondent, where he/she may be found in the Philippines.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies of the Annulment Decree or Declaration of Nullity can be obtained from the appropriate court.

Registration Criteria: The Annulment Decree or Declaration of Nullity must be registered in the Civil Registry where the marriage was registered, the Civil Registry of the place where the court is situated, and in the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Comments: Note that a petition for “annulment” refers to voidable marriages, which are valid until annulled by the court, while a petition for “declaration of nullity” refers to marriages that are considered void or nonexistent from the very beginning.
 

Divorce Certificate
 

Available

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies of the divorce certificate can be obtained from the appropriate court.

Comments: Divorce was recognized in the Philippines between March 11, 1917 and August 29, 1950. Since the latter date, courts have been empowered to grant legal separation (annulment) but not divorce.  Even during the period of legal recognition, divorces were rare in the Philippines because of limited legal grounds for granting divorces.

Identity Card

National ID Card: Unavailable

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Available

Fees: Please check the website for current NBI clearance for travel abroad fees at www.nbiclearance.org.

Document Name: NBI Clearance

Issuing Authority: The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Blue, annotated multi-purpose clearance

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel title

Registration Criteria: Philippine-born immigrant visa applicants 16 years and over are required to furnish certificates issued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).  Foreign-born applicants who have resided in the Philippines for six months or more may be issued NBI clearances upon application either in person or by mail.  Applicants residing outside the Philippines should send requests for certificates together with money orders or bank drafts for the fees and postage to IRD-Mailed Clearance Section, National Bureau of Investigation, Taft Avenue, and Metro Manila, Philippines.  Philippine Embassies abroad can assist Filipinos in obtaining NBI police clearances.  The NBI has its own fingerprint charts and personal data forms that it will send to the requesting applicant for execution.  Most applicants abroad find it more expeditious to have a relative or friend in the Philippines assist them in obtaining their certificates from the NBI.  In that instance, a letter of authorization is required.  The applicant may also submit a copy ("personal copy") of a prior NBI clearance to facilitate the processing of a new clearance.  Posts are advised that not all arrests and convictions occurring outside of Manila are reported to the NBI.  NBI's criminal records database is not foolproof and the remarks provided on reports often require explanation*.  Manila and major Philippine cities have computerized records.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants who prefer to secure the certificate personally must proceed to any NBI Clearance Outlets. For a complete list of NBI outlets, please visit this link:  https://www.nbiclearance.org/how-to-apply-for-nbi-clearance/

All Foreign Nationals requesting for clearance will only be processed at the NBI Main Processing Center located at United Nations Avenue, Ermita Manila.

Other References:

National Bureau of Investigation: http://nbi.gov.ph/

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Comments: *For explanation of unclear remarks found on NBI clearances, please consult the National Bureau of Investigation or the U.S. Embassy Manila, Immigrant Visa Unit.

 

Court/Prison Records

Available

Fees: Cost will depend on which Bureau or Agency will provide the document.

Document Name:  Court or Prison Record

Issuing Authority: Provincial or Regional Trial Court, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court, Bureau of Prisons or The National Penitentiary.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Depending on which Bureau or Agency will provide the document

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Director, Bureau of Prisons, or Director, National Penitentiary.

Registration Criteria: N/A

Procedure for Obtaining: Applications should be made to the Director, Bureau of Prisons, National Penitentiary, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila.  Local police chiefs usually furnish details of jail terms upon request.

Certified Copies: Available

Alternate Documents: N/A

Exceptions: N/A

Comments: The Philippine Police Clearance (NBI Clearance) annotation will provide information whether a court or prison record is required from an applicant.

Military Records

Available

Fees: N/A

Document Name: Certificate of Prior Service

Issuing Authority: Armed Forces of the Philippines, Department of National Defense and/or Philippine National Police

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: N/A

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Office of the Adjutant General

Procedure for Obtaining:  Certificate of Prior Service can be obtained from the Office of the Adjutant General, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Department of National Defense at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.  Philippine National Police officers have a judicial system, similar records are available for former these officers from the Philippine National Police Headquarters, Camp Crane, Quezon City.

Certified Copies:  Available

Exceptions: N/A

Comments: N/A

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Available

Fees:  For more information please visit this link.

Document Name: Travel Document

Issuing Government Authority: Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Consular Officer of a Philippine Embassy or Consulate

Procedure for Obtaining:

Core Requirements:

  1. Confirmed Online Appointment
  2. Accomplished Application Form
  3. Personal Appearance
  4. Current ePassport with photocopy of data page
  5. Original PSA authenticated documents that will support the change of name and/or marital status (if applicable).
    • Marriage Contract
    • Annotated Birth Certificate
    • Annotated Marriage Contract to show annulment/divorce/court ordered instruction
    • Death Certificate of Spouse
  6. In case of lost passport, present the following:
    • Police Report in English
    • Affidavit of Loss in English
    • Penalty Fee: PHP 350.00

Note: Additional 15 business days clearing period for Lost Valid Passports
 

For more information on acquiring a Philippine passport or travel document, please visit https://www.passport.gov.ph/

Comments:

A travel document is allowed only for applicants who cannot be issued a Philippine passport and have emergency travel to the Philippines such as due to medical or legal reasons or death in the family.  It is valid for 30 days from issuance and can only be used one-way to the Philippines.  In order for a national to leave the Philippines, they will need to apply for a new passport.

Other Records

Not applicable

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines

Address: 

U.S. Embassy

1201 Roxas Boulevard

Manila, Philippines 1000

For general information about Nonimmigrant and Immigrant visas, see the Embassy’s visa information and appointment service online at: www.ustraveldocs.com/ph or by telephone: (632) 792-8888 or (632) 548-8223

Visa Services: All visa categories for all of the Philippines

Comments / Additional Information: N/A

Visa Services

All visa categories for all of the Philippines and the areas listed below:

  • The Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Palau

Document Services to Other Posts:

IV Manila can help posts interpret remarks on National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) police certificates and obtain additional clarification from the NBI when necessary.  Since fraudulent documents can be obtained easily in the Philippines, the consular officer may wish to consider referring suspect documents in doubtful cases to the Fraud Prevention Unit, U.S. Embassy Manila, for investigation.