Passport & Visa

For Filipino Nationals

If you’re a Filipino citizen bound for abroad, you will be required to present your Philippine Passport (valid for the next 6 months) and Visa for the country you are travelling to, if applicable.

On March 14, 2014, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) issued this guideline for strict implementation:

No (Filipino) tourist will be allowed to leave the country unless he can show proof of financial capability to travel, proof of work and financial support from benefactors.

This is intended to deter undocumented Overseas Foreign Workers (OFWs). It also aims to protect Filipinos from being victims of human traffickers.

Until further notice, it’s recommend you carry with you:

  • A credit card with a recent account balance
  • Enough cash in foreign currency because one is only allowed to carry PHP 10,000 in cash
  • An invitation that clearly states that all your travel and living costs will be paid
  • Or a legal work contract.

For Foreign Nationals

If you’re a foreign national travelling to Cebu, you will be required to possess original and valid National Passport or any other internationally recognized travel document establishing your Nationality and Identity, bearing you photograph.


Telephone Number Tel. # (+6332) 345-6442
Fax: (+6332) 345-6441
Office Address 2nd Level J Centre Mall, A.S Fortuna
St., Bakilid, Mandaue City, Cebu 6014

For additional details and updated information.

Visa Fees

Fees of Philippine Visa varies from country to country. It is advisable to check with the Philippine Embassy in the respective country for the applicable fee.

Visa on Arrival

Foreigners are advised to ensure that they possess a valid Philippine Visa before they embark their journey to the Philippines. The Government of the Philippines currently allows "Visa on Arrival" for foreign nationals of few selected countries.

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Visa Extension

For Visa conversions and extensions to foreign nationals residing in the Philippines, the authority rests with the Bureau of Immigration.

Foreign Nationals can approach:

Bureau of Immigration-Cebu District Satellite Office
J Center Mall in Mandaue City

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