1. Fast.  VisaCentral specializes in securing Philippines visas and can help you secure a Philippines visa.
  2. Easy.  VisaCentral is the easiest way to get a visa.  We process Philippines visas at the Philippines Embassy every day for residents of Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippines Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my Philippines visa?
The best time to apply for your Philippines visa is 1-2 months before your travel date.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a Philippines visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Philippines visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application in a secure way, using a traceable courier such as FedEx.

Sample of Business Travel Requirements for a Philippines Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. Visa May Not Be Required

    No visa is required for this destination for a stay of up to 30 days. Please keep in mind that while a visa is not required, you must:

    • Hold a valid passport on arrival with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Confirm with their airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa

  2. Former Filipino Nationals and Immediate Family

    Former Filipino nationals can travel to the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to one year. Their immediate family (spouse and children) also benefit from this visa waiver when travelling together.

    Former Filipino nationals will be required to provide either a former Philippine passport or a copy of birth certificate on entry. Each accompanying family member will be required to carry documents showing proof of relationship:

    • A copy of marriage certificate for the spouse
    • A copy of birth certificate or adoption certificate for each child

  3. Personal Appearance

    In this instance, VisaCentral is unable to assist you with your visa application. The consulate requires that travelers apply directly and a personal appearance may be necessary to obtain your visa.  We recommend that you contact the consulate to obtain the most current forms, instructions, and requirements before making a personal appearance at the consulate. Many consulates require an application appointment. Contact:

    Consulate General of Philippines
    7th Floor, 160 Eglinton Ave. East,
    M4P 3B5
    Toronto
    Ontario, Canada
    (Tel) 1-416-922-7181

    It is important to note that most consulates and embassies are only open to the public during the morning hours.  Please take these hours into consideration when contacting the consulate about your visa application.

Sample of Tourist Travel Requirements for a Philippines Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. Visa May Not Be Required

    No visa is required for this destination for a stay of up to 30 days. Please keep in mind that while a visa is not required, you must:

    • Hold a valid passport on arrival with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Confirm with their airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa

  2. Former Filipino Nationals and Immediate Family

    Former Filipino nationals can travel to the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to one year. Their immediate family (spouse and children) also benefit from this visa waiver when travelling together.

    Former Filipino nationals will be required to provide either a former Philippine passport or a copy of birth certificate on entry. Each accompanying family member will be required to carry documents showing proof of relationship:

    • A copy of marriage certificate for the spouse
    • A copy of birth certificate or adoption certificate for each child

  3. Personal Appearance

    In this instance, VisaCentral is unable to assist you with your visa application. The consulate requires that travelers apply directly and a personal appearance may be necessary to obtain your visa.  We recommend that you contact the consulate to obtain the most current forms, instructions, and requirements before making a personal appearance at the consulate. Many consulates require an application appointment. Contact:

    Consulate General of Philippines
    7th Floor, 160 Eglinton Ave. East,
    M4P 3B5
    Toronto
    Ontario, Canada
    (Tel) 1-416-922-7181

    It is important to note that most consulates and embassies are only open to the public during the morning hours.  Please take these hours into consideration when contacting the consulate about your visa application.