Consular Services  

email address: consular@philembassykl.org.my   

 Contents:

Passport Requirements for first time applicants

Additional requirements for the following categories:

A. Passport Requirements for First-time Applicants  

  • Duly accomplished application form.  (Pls. click here to download e-Passport form)
  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.
  • Proof of identity / Supporting documents indicating full name, date and place of birth and citizenship
  • Other Supporting documents.

*Please note that there is no need to submit photos  as that will be taken by machines during enrollment and data capturing process.

 In case of no record of birth:

If born after 1950:   

        

Authenticated Late Registered Birth Certificate ; and Baptismal Certificate or Voter’s Affidavit or Certified True Copy of Voter’s Affidavit from the   Commission  on Election (COMELEC) or any public document indicating date and place of birth and citizenship.

If born on or before 1950:

          - Submit completed e-Passport Application Form

 

          -  All passport applicants are required to Personally appear (Personal Appearance Only) at the Philippine Embassy.

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  ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

       A.1    For married women who chose to adopt surname of husband :

For marriages performed in the Philippines, Certified True Copy and photocopy of Marriage Contract (MC) issued by the National    Statistics Office (NSO)  or CTC and photocopy of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO, Malacanang Legal Office and Department of Foreign Affairs Authentication Unit

For marriages performed in Malaysia, Certified True Copy, English Translation and photocopy of Marriage Contract (MC) issued by National Registration Department, and authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Putrajaya.

For marriages performed in other countries, original and Certified True Copy (photocopy) of Marriage Contract (MC) issued by the host government's registry of marriages and authenticated by that government's Embassy or High Commission based in Kuala Lumpur.

      A.2    For women who obtained annulment or was divorced by foreign husband  

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     A.3   For fiancés of foreign nationals and spouses of foreign nationals who were married at least six

             months prior to their application for a passport:

Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFC) Guidance and   Counseling Certificate of Attendance.

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     A.4    For Minors (below 18 years old)

 i)    If both parents are abroad, such an affidavit must be authenticated by the nearest Embassy or

       Consulate General;

ii)    If application is filed by person other than the minor’s parents, submit Special Power  of Attorney

      (SPA). If executed abroad, SPA must be authenticated by the nearest Embassy or Consulate

       General ; and

iii)   Passport and photocopy of the passport person  traveling with the minor.

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     A.5 For Adopted Children

            i)  Authenticated copy and photocopy of the dispositive portion  of   the  Court Order  on   adoption;and

            ii)  Authenticated copy and photocopy of original and amended Birth Certificate    

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     A.6    For Government Officials and Employees

 

             i)    For official passport, Travel Authority from the Head of  Office/Department.

             ii)   For regular passport, letter of no objection from the agency where employed.

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     A.7.   For  Muslim applicants

     i)    For  those whose births were not registered

  • Certified True Copy of Late Registered Birth Certificate from the National Statistics Office

  • Original and Photocopy of Voter’s Affidavit or NBI Clearance or other supporting documents indicating date and place of birth and citizenship  

  • Certificate from the Office of Muslim Affairs, Office of the President.

     A.8    For Muslim Converts

Court order to change name  and such other documentary requirements as may be deemed necessary by   the   passport offices or consular posts abroad Applicants with doubtful citizenship may be referred to the Citizenship Evaluation Committee (CEC) for interview and evaluation.  

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     REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF PASSPORT   (Pls. click here to download e-passport form)

      Brown Passport or issued prior to 01 May 1995
  • Old passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3 (amendment). The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps;
  • Supporting document with complete middle name.

    e-Passport, Machine Readable Passport (MRP) & Green Passport or issued after 01 May 1995

  • Present passport and photocopy of inside and back cover;
  • The pages showing latest Bureau of Immigration departure and arrival stamps;
  • For illegitimate minor, personal appearance of mother is required;
  • Photocopy of the Work Permit in Malaysia (Proof of Residency); and,
  • Photocopy of Employment Contract.

    For married women, who want to use surname of their spouse:

  • Personal Appearance is required
  • Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by NSO or CTC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.

    For Minors (below 18 years old): Personal appearance of either parent is required.

  • If minor is NOT traveling with either parent:
  • Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent
  • If both parents are abroad:
  • Affidavit of support and consent (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General if not executed before a Philippine Consul).
  • Special Power of Attorney (must be authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate if not executed before a Philippine Consul designating the representative by name and authorizing him to apply for a passport on behalf of the minor).
  • Passport and photocopy of the passport of person travelling with the minor.

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     AMENDMENTS TO PASSPORTS   (Pls. click here to download e-passport form, here for amendment form)

     A  passport can be amended only in the following cases:  

  • Amendment of a women’s name due to marriage

     Requirements:

For marriages performed in the Philippines, Certified True Copy and photocopy of Marriage Contract (MC) issued by the  National    Statistics Office (NSO)  or CTC and photocopy of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO, Malacanang Legal Office and Department of Foreign Affairs Authentication Unit

For marriages performed in Malaysia, Certified True Copy, English Translation and photocopy of Marriage Contract (MC) issued by National Registration Department, and authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Putrajaya.

For marriages performed in other countries, original and Certified True Copy (photocopy) of Marriage Contract (MC) issued by the host government's registry of marriages and authenticated by that government's Embassy or High Commission based in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Amendment of a woman’s name due to death of spouse

i)     Original or Certified True Copy of Death Certificate of husband issued or authenticated by the National

       Statistics Office; or

ii)    Certified True Copy of Court Declaration of Presumptive Death (Civil or Shariah Court)  

 

  • Annulment of marriage

i)     Original or Certified True Copy of the Court Order effecting the annulment; and

ii)    Annotated Marriage Contract reflecting such annulment

   

  • Divorce initiated by a foreign spouse

           Original or Certified True Copy of the Divorce Decree duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consular post which has jurisdiction over the place where the divorce was obtained, or by the  concerned foreign diplomatic or consular mission in the Philippines  

  • Divorce by her Filipino Muslim husband

Original  or Certified True Copy of the Divorce Decree or a certified true copy of the Certificate of Divorce from the Shariah  Court or the Office of the Civil Registrar  

         *  Change of surname of  a child who is legitimized by virtue of a subsequent marriage of  his parents.

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     REQUIREMENTS FOR REPLACEMENT OF LOST PASSPORT    (Pls. click here to download e-passport form)

  • Duly accomplished Passport Application Form;
  • Police Report;
  • Affidavit of Loss (cite the passport number, Date and Place of Issue of the Lost Passport);
  • Photocopy of Lost Passport;
  • Photocopy of the Work Permit in Malaysia (Proof of Residency);
  • Please note that there is no need to submit photos  as that will be taken by machines during enrolment and data capturing process.
  • Affidavit of Waiver (if there is no proof of visa/expired visa);
  • Statutory Declaration from the Sponsor (if visa expired/no visa);
  • Employment Contract.

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     REQUIREMENTS FOR REPLACEMENT OF  MUTILATED PASSPORT    (Pls. click here to download e-passport form)

  • Submit  Affidavit of Mutilation. 
  • Please note that there is no need to submit photos  as that will be taken by machines during enrolment and data capturing process.
  • Submit completed Passport Application Form.
  • Personal appearance only.

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  CONSULAR FEES

1.  Passport 

RM231.00

2.   Replacement of Lost   Passport  - without affidavit of waiver

                        Lost   Passport with  affidavit of waiver

                      

RM577.50   

RM673.75  

 

3.   Travel Document  RM115.50

4.   Temporary Visitor Visa 

       a. Single entry (non-restricted)

       b. Single entry (restricted) 

       c. Multiple entry (non-restricted) 

       d. Multiple entry (restricted)

 

RM 211.75

RM 250.25

RM 327.25

RM404.25

5.  Crewlist Visa                          

     a.  With crew list not more than 40

     b.  From 41 to 100 crew members                            

     c.  In excess of 200 crew members

 

RM  481.25

RM  673.75

RM1,058.75

6.   Student Visa RM 962.50
7.   Seaman Visa (Individual) RM 77.00
8.   Authentication RM 96.25
9.  Notarial RM 96.25
10.  Solemnization of Marriage RM 231.00
11.  Sealing of Casket RM 231.00
12.  Application for Waiver RM 231.00
13.  Verification Fee (DOLE) RM  38.50
14.  Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM) RM 96.25
15.  Any other certificate RM  96.25

*Consular fees subject to change without prior notice.           

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GUIDELINES ON THE ENTRY OF TEMPORARY VISITORS TO THE PHILIPPINES

Nationals from countries listed below who are travelling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding twenty-one (21) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay. However, Immigration Officers at ports of entry may exercise their discretion to admit holders of passports valid for at least sixty (60) days beyond the intended period of stay.

Nationals from the following countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of twenty-one (21) days or less:

Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil*
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
 

Gabon
Gambia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel*
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Monaco
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar

Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Norway
Oman

Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Romania
Russia
Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia

Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Spain
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 *The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fifty-nine (59) days:

1. Holders of Brazil passports; and

2. Holders of Israel passports

The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:

3. Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports

4. Holders of British National Overseas (BNO) passports

5. Holders of Portuguese Passports issued in Macao

6. Holders of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports

Important Note:

Nationals who are subjects of deportation/blacklist orders of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration shall not be admitted to the Philippines. Further inquiries may be addressed to the Visa Division (Telephone numbers: 834-4854, 834-3707, and 834-4810), Department of Foreign Affairs, 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City or to any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad.

(Source:  http://dfa.gov.ph/main/index.php/consular-services/visa)

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      Authentication

  • -Original document must be notarized by any Commissioner for Oaths in Malaysia and duly signed by the  

  •  Officer in the  Consular Division of Wisma Putra (Foreign Ministry) 
    -Documents from the Philippines must be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs 
    -Fee of RM 96.25 per document 

            PROCEDURE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF MARRIAGE, BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES THROUGH LETTER REQUESTS

Application for birth, death, marriage certificates and certificate of no marriage  may be made through letter requests and e-census service. E-census service may be used by accessing the National Statistics Office'  website http://www.e-census.com.ph .

For letter requests, applications will be filed by sending a letter. Payments will be in  bank draft, demand draft, or cashier's draft check with a charge of $20 per copy. 

Requested copy shall be sent through mail. If the requester wants to forward the copy  through courier to facilitate delivery, there will be3additional charges. 

On the other hand, you can use also our internet facility at www.e-census.com.ph. Once you gained access, you'll be able to file requests for birth, death, marriage and cernomar (certificate of no marriage) certificates. Payments for the request and handling fee is made by depositing to any of the legitimate banks. LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES correspondent banks are the following:

  •  American Express Int'l Banking Corp.-New York Cit

  •  Bank of Hawaii Int'l-New York City

  •  Citibank-New York City

  •  Chase Bank-New York City

  •  First Union Core States-Philadelphia 

  •  Bank of America-New York CityHawaii-Saipan

  •  Westpac Banking Corporation-New South Wales       

  •  Hongkong Bank-Central Hongkong       

  •  Banco Nazionale Del Lavoro- Roma Aurelio, Italia       

  •  American Express Bank-Tokyo, Japan       

  •  Union Bank of California-Tokyo, Japan

  •  Bank of Hawaii-Tokyo, Japan       

  •  Fuji Bank Limited-Tokyo, Limited       

  •  Saudi American Bank-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia        

  •  Cho Hung Bank- Seoul, Korea                 

  •  Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp.-Singapore       

  •  Development Bank of Singapore       

  •  United Overseas Bank-Singapore       

  •  Lloyds Bank PLC-London       

  •  American Express GMBH-Frankfurt

  •  Berenberg Bank-Hamburg

  •  Int'l Commercial Bank of China- Taipei, Taiwan

  •  Land Bank of Taiwan-Taipci, Taiwan

  •  Bank of Hawaii-Agana, Guam

  •  Banco Popular Espanol-Madrid

In case correspondent's  bank not available in the your area, You may use any of the local banks nearest you as long as they can transfer the payments to our account.

          Apply for transfer of US Dollar  (US$)  to the Philippines and fill out application for  cable/telex with the following data:

 Currency US Dollar  ($)
 Amount Amount in words and in figures
 Payee Bank  LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES
 Address 313 Gil Puyat, Avenue, Makati City
 For further credit to Land Bank of the Philippines
  West Triangle Branch, Quezon Avenue
  Quezon City, Philippines
 Name of the Beneficiary NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE
 Remitter     Name and address of the remitter
 Message CRD PAYMENT: (Birth, marriage, death or  Cernomar request)
 Owner of CRD  (applicant) Name and address of the applicant if other than the remitter (applicant)
 Telephone no. Telephone no. of the owner of the  document or remitter
 Manner of  Spending Via Cable/Telex to Land Bank of the Philippines
 Sending  Instruction  Routing No. TLBPPPHMMAXXX
  Value today please remit US Dollar (US$) _______________
  To: Land Bank of the Philippines
  For credit to: National Statistics Office
  Account Number: 0234-0026-35
After you have successfully deposited the payments in the bank, please inform us the  details of your remittances. Details include the remitter's name. date remitted, amount  remitted and the name of the originating bank.

    

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   FORMS  (please click the appropriate form you need)

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GUIDELINES/PROCEDURES FOR WAIVER OF EXCLUSION GROUND (WEG) APPLICATION

 

Non-Filipino minors below fifteen (15) years of age, who are traveling unaccompanied and are not joining a parent in the Philippines, are required to apply for a WAIVER of EXCLUSION GROUND (WEG) at the Philippine Embassy in order to be admitted entry in the Philippines regardless of whether or not the minor requires a visa. 

 

Applications for the WAIVER of EXCLUSION GROUND (WEG) are approved and processed by the Bureau of Immigration in Manila, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.     Submission of Affidavit of Request and Consent by either parent or legally appointed guardian of the child, naming the person who will be accompanying the child to the Philippines and with whom the child will reside while in the Philippines, and  

 

(a) Clear photocopy of the data page of the child’s passport, 

(b) Clear photocopy of the data page of the passport of accompanying adult; 

    or guardian;

 

2.       Payment of the WEG fee at the Bureau of Immigration-NAIA upon arrival of the minor child/children;

3.      Payment of notarization fee (in cash).

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     INFORMATION FOR  FOREIGN  MEDIA  AND  FILM  OUTFITS  DESIRING  TO  SHOOT  OR  MAKE  FILMS  IN  THE  PHILIPPINES    

  • Foreign newsmen, journalists and cinema and television groups intending to visit the Philippines in pursuit of their profession are required to secure appropriate visas and accreditation from the relevant Philippine government agencies prior to embarking on their activity or project in the Philippines
  •  
  • For this purpose, following are the requirements for accreditation for film outfits desiring to shoot or make films or documentaries in the Philippines.
  •   List of requirements for Documentary Filming Group
 1. Apply  visa at the Philippine Embassy from port of origin.
 2. Letter of request stating intention to do a documentary film in the country  and to facilitate accreditation of crew, issuance of Special Working Permit (from the Bureau of Immigration and deportation) and release and clearance of equipment, if any, from the Bureau of Customs addressed to:
 

 Please address the letter to:

 

            MR. PAULO J. ESPIRITU

            Director for Media Relations

            International Press Center (IPC)

            Presidential Communications Operations Office

            G/F National Press Club Bldg.,

            Magallanes Drive, Intramuros

            Manila 1002

            Tel:        +(632) 3091095 (Telefax)

                         +(632) 5367448

            E-mail:    intlpresscenter@yahoo.com

  3. List of TV equipment, number of units of each and their respective serial number and value.  (IPC will assist in facilitating the clearance and release of equipment from the Bureau of Customs).
  4. List of production crew and their designation.
  5. Itinerary of the filming crew and their flight details (arrival and departure).
  6. Synopsis/storyline.
7. 3 pieces of 2" x 2" colored photos with white background for each member of the production crew.
8. Photocopy of passport (pages 1 and 2, data page with photo).
9. Duly accomplished application forms: 
 

 a)  Accreditation form; and

 b)  Bio-data for Special Work Permit

 

for the application of Special Work Permit which have to be applied at the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID).

Payment for Special Work Permit (Php 6,400.00 or in equivalent foreign currency for each person) plus Php 60.00 (each person), for the notarization of application.  IPC may assists applicants who do not have a local coordinator.

 

Upon arrival in Manila, the concerned foreign media practitioners are required to report to the International Press Center (IPC) for accreditation and other available assistance.  A local coordinator (if any) may coordinate with the IPC in advance.

 

For further inquiries, please contact the International Press Center (IPC).

   

 REQUIREMENTS FOR NEWS REPORTERS/TV CREW/PHOTOGRAPHERS
 
1. Apply  visa at the Philippine Embassy from port of origin.
2. Letter of endorsement from the agency they represent.
3. Certification from respective Embassy in the Philippines (i..e., Embassy of Malaysia for Malaysians).
4. 3 pieces of 2" x 2" colored photos with white background.
5. List of equipment.
6. Photocopy of passport (pages 1 and 2, data page with photo).
7. Itinerary and contact person in the Philippines.
8. Curriculum Vitae.
9. Report to the International Press Center (IPC) upon arrival in the Philippines, for accreditation and other available assistance.

For further inquiries, please contact the International Press Center (IPC).

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    Requirements in Applying for Notarial of Affidavit of  Invitation/Invitation Letter/Sponsorship Letter

    Duly Notarized Letter of Invitation (Affidavit of Invitation) from a Sponsor Abroad While it may be necessary for a Filipino visiting Malaysia

    who is not financially capable to have one, an affidavit of support/invitation does not guarantee being cleared for departure by the Philippine

    Immigration Bureau.  The affidavit of support/invitation still has to be read and assessed by the Immigration Officer, as authentication only

     guarantees due execution by the affiant and does not guarantee its contents.  (For further information, please visit:  www.immigration.gov.ph)

 

           1.    Affidavit of Invitation (click here to download).  Duly filled-up by the person inviting;

                  (For Malaysian and foreign nationals who would like to invite Filipinos to come to Malaysia, a Filipino national, who is a resident of

                   Malaysia, should submit an invitation letter or guarantee letter and photocopy of passport);

            2.    Copy of passport and stay permit (visa)/Identification Card (I.C.) of the person inviting;

            3.    Contact person of the person inviting;

            4.    Employment Certificate/Company Letter/Employment Certificate (in English) of the person inviting;

            5.    Bank statement/copy of Bank Book/Pay Slip of the person inviting; and,

            6.    Photocopy of the passport and contact number of the person being invited.

 

     IMPORTANT:  THE INVITING PARTY IS REQUIRED TO APPEAR PERSONALLY (PERSONAL APPEARANCE IS REQUIRED)

    

     FOR traveling MINOR(S) (below 18 years old) - PARENTAL TRAVEL PERMIT/Department of Social Welfare Development (DSWD) clearance is  

     required.

 

     ***Note:  Above requirements should be submitted in two (2) sets (original and a photocopy)

                  Processing is three (3) working days

                  Processing fee - RM96.25

 

         REQUIREMENTS IN APPLYING FOR A REPORT OF BIRTH

 

1)     Four (4) duly accomplished and notarized report of birth (all original)  (click here to download form);

2)     Four (4) copies of Notarized affidavit of delayed report of birth (if the child is one year old and above) (click here to download form);

3)     Four (4) copies of Birth certificate (if in Bahasa Malaysia, should be accompanied by notarized English translation) authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Wisma Putra);

4)     Four (4) copies of Parent’s marriage contract;

5)     Proof of identity of Applicant;    

6)  Proof of Filipino citizenship of Parent/s,

      e.g:  Birth Certificate of parent/s 

              Death certificate of parent/s

              Birth Certificate of parent/s, brother or sister

              Copies of parents' passport

7)  Four (4) copies of Acknowledgement of Paternity (for unmarried parent/s only) )(click  here to download form).

8)  Payment of RM96.25

 

* Above documents should be submitted in four (4) sets.

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          REQUIREMENTS IN APPLYING FOR A REPORT OF MARRIAGE

       

          1)  Four (4) copies of report of marriage (all original); (click here to download form)

          2)  Four (4) copies of Marriage Certificate authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (English and B. Malaysia version);

          3)  Four (4) copies of passport (for the Filipino);

          4)  Four (4) photocopies of the identification card (I.C.) or passport of the spouse (for non-Filipino citizen);

          5)  Four (4) recent colored photographs (size 1.77 x 1.37)  of both contracting parties;

          6)  Four (4) copies of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM)

          7)  Payment of RM96.25

Requirements for visa application

 

1.  Duly accomplished and duly signed Application Form (Signed by the Applicant)

*Application form should be endorsed to a Commissioner for Oaths for non-appearing applicant

2.  Malaysian company letter (if holder of working visa) / Letter from the School (if holder            

     of student visa) 

3.  Letter of Invitation from the inviting person in the Philippines (tourism purposes) /

     Letter of Invitation from the Philippine company (business purposes) 

4.  Copy of two way air ticket / flight itinerary 

5.  Copy of confirmed hotel booking 

6.  Original passport valid for at least six (6) months and passport copy (data page and valid visa) 

7.  One (1) recent colored passport-size photo 

8.  Other requirements as may be requested by the Visa Officer upon assessment.

 

Visa Fee:                                                                  Processing Period:

 

Non-restricted  -        RM211.75                              Two (2) working days

Restricted       -        RM250.25                               Eight (8) working days

 

Originals and photocopies of the required documents should be submitted upon filing of the application. Applicants and visitors are requested to come appropriately attired.

 

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GUIDELINES ON ENTRY OF FOREIGNERS / ALIENS TO THE PHILIPPINES

Foreign nationals wishing to visit the Philippines need to apply for a visa to enter the country.

Visas are issued to aliens falling under the following categories:  

A. NON-IMMIGRANTS

  • Temporary Visitors - those coming for business, pleasure, medical treatment, training, attendance in conferences, meetings or workshop/ seminars; visitors aboard private yacht/sailboat; persons visiting for the purpose of making a movie or film documentary; journalists, athletes and performing artists;
  • Aliens in Transit;
  • Alien Seafarer/Seaman;
  • Treaty Traders/Investors;
  • Accredited Officials of Foreign Governments, their families and attendants/helpers;
  • Alien Students;
  • Aliens with Pre-Arranged Employment in the Philippines;
  • Special non-immigrants granted admission by the Philippine President;
  • Refugees granted temporary admission by the Philippine President.

B. OTHER NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS ALLOWED UNDER SPECIAL LAWS

  • Offshore Banking System Visa under P.D. 1034;
  • Special Investors Residents Visa (SIRV) under E.O. 226;
  • Special Resident Retiree’s Visa under E.O. 226 (Philippine Retirement Authority);
  • Subic Special Investor’s Resident Visa under R.A. 7227;
  • Subic Special Resident Retiree’s Visa under R.A. 7227;
  • Subic Special Working Visa under R.A. 7227.

C. IMMIGRANTS

      Quota Immigrants;

  • Preferred Quota Immigrants - Parents of Filipino citizens aged 21 years or over, and spouses & unmarried minor children of Permanent Resident aliens;
  • Non-Preferred Quota Immigrants.

D. NON-QUOTA IMMIGRANTS

  • Spouse or unmarried minor children of Philippine citizens;
  • Child of alien parents born during a visit abroad of Permanent Resident mother;
  • Child born subsequent to the issuance of Immigrant Visa to accompanying parent, whose visa has not expired;
  • Filipino women who lost their citizenship by marriage;
  • Returning residents;
  • Spouse or unmarried minor child of foreigner admitted to the Philippines for permanent residence;
  • Returning natural-born Filipinos who were naturalized as citizens of foreign countries.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR 9(A) TEMPORARY VISITOR'S VISA

TOURIST VISA:

  1. Duly accomplished Visa Application Form;
  2. Personal appearance of applicant;
  3. One (1) recent photograph, with white or light-colored background;

    Copy of proof of residence in Malaysia (Employment Pass, Work Permit, PR card, Student Pass, Dependent Pass, or Long Term Pass);   

  4. Applicant's national passport, valid for at least six (6) months or more from date of departure from the Philippines or completion of trip;
  5. Round-trip or onward airline booking or itinerary of travel to other country of destination issued by an authorized travel agency (airline tickets not required);
  6. Proof of sufficient funds for travel expenses, accommodation and subsistence, such as bank statement, bank book, certificate of deposits and investments, etc. or notarized letter of guarantee from applicant’s host or sponsor in the Philippines;
  7. Additional documentation may be required upon the discretion of the Visa Officer.
  8. Visa fee (to be paid in cash).

  BUSINESS VISA:

  1. Personal appearance;
  2. Duly accomplished Visa Application Form;
  3. One (1) recent photograph, with white or light-colored background;
  4. Copy of proof of residence in Malaysia (Employment Pass, Work Permit, PR card, Student Pass, Dependant Pass, or Long Term Pass); 
  5. Applicant's national passport valid for at least six (6) months or more from date of arrival in Philippines;
  6. Letter from company/employer stating applicant's complete name, position, nature of business trip and guarantee of repatriation and financial support for the duration of trip;
  7. Letter of invitation from the company in the Philippines;
  8. Additional documentation may be required upon the discretion of the Visa Officer. 
  9. Visa fee (to be paid in cash).

Originals and photocopies of the required documents should be submitted upon filing of the application. Applicants and visitors are requested to come appropriately attired.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR 9(B) TRANSIT VISA  

TRANSIT VISA:

  1. Duly filled up Visa Application Form;
  2. Personal appearance;
  3. One (1) recent photograph, with white or light-colored background;
  4. Copy of evidence of residency in Malaysia (e.g., Employment Pass, Work Permit, PR card, Student Pass, Dependant Pass, or Long Term Pass); 
  5.  Applicant's national passport valid for at least six (6) months or more from date of departure from the Philippines or completion of trip;
  6. Proof of sufficient funds for travel expenses, accommodation, and subsistence, if required by interviewing officer;
  7. Visa fee (to be paid in cash).

VISA SECTION OPERATING HOURS: Open Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and  1:30 - 4:00 pm (except Malaysia & Philippine declared holidays)

Note: Collection of passport may be delegated to a relative or company representative provided there is a letter from the applicant authorizing representative to receive the passport.

Originals and photocopies of the required documents should be submitted upon filing of the application. Applicants and visitors are requested to come appropriately attired.

REQUIREMENTS FOR  9(C) SEAMAN VISA

SEAMAN / SEAFARER VISA:

  1. Personal appearance;
  2. Duly filled up Visa Application Form;
  3. One (1) recent photograph, with white or light-colored background;
  4. Applicant's national passport valid for at least six (6) months or more from date of departure from the Philippines or completion of trip;
  5. If the applicant is a seaman joining ship, the company concerned should provide a letter indicating the name of the vessel he will be joining in the Philippines;
  6. Visa fee (to be paid in cash).

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CREW LIST VISA for VESSELS

  1. Duly filled up Crew List Visa Form;
  2. Photocopy of Vessel Master’s Passport;
  3. Visa Fee (to be paid in cash)

Open Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and  1:30 - 4:00 pm (except Malaysia & Philippine declared holidays)

Note: Collection of passport or crew list may be delegated to a company representative provided there is a letter from the applicant authorizing representative to receive the passport/ crew list.

Originals and photocopies of the required documents should be submitted upon filing of the application. Applicants and visitors are requested to come appropriately attired.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR 9(E-1) / 9(E-2) VISA

FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL VISA:

1.  Note Verbale / Third Person Note from the foreign Diplomatic or Consular Mission duly recognized by the Philippine Government;

2.  Duly filled up Visa Application Form;

3.  Diplomatic Passport;

4.  One (1) recent photograph, with white or light-colored background. 

DEPENDENT OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL VISA:

  1. Note Verbale / Third Person Note from the foreign Diplomatic or Consular Mission duly recognized by the Philippine Government, stating purpose of trip;
  2. Duly filled up Visa Application Form;
  3. Diplomatic Passport;
  4. One (1) recent photograph, with white or light-colored background.

Note: Collection of passport may be delegated to a relative or company representative provided there is a letter from the applicant authorizing representative to receive the passport.

Originals and photocopies of the required documents should be submitted upon filing of the application. applicants and visitors are requested to come appropriately attired.

Open Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and  1:30 - 4:00 pm (except Malaysia & Philippine declared holidays)

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REQUIREMENTS FOR 9(E-1) / 9(E-2) VISA

FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL VISA:

1.  Note Verbale / Third Person Note from the foreign Diplomatic or Consular Mission duly recognized by the Philippine Government;

2.  Duly filled up Visa Application Form;

3.  Diplomatic Passport;

4.  One (1) recent photograph, with white or light-colored background. 

DEPENDENT OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL VISA:

  1. Duly filled up Visa Application Form;
  2. Note Verbale / Third Person Note from the foreign Diplomatic or Consular Mission duly recognized by the Philippine Government, stating purpose of trip;
  3. Diplomatic Passport;
  4. One (1) recent photograph, with white or light-colored background.

Note: Collection of passport may be delegated to a relative or company representative provided there is a letter from the applicant authorizing representative to receive the passport.

Originals and photocopies of the required documents should be submitted upon filing of the application. All applicants and visitors are requested to come to the Embassy appropriately attired.

Open Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and  1:30 - 4:00 pm (except Malaysia & Philippine declared holidays)

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POLICY CHANGES RELATIVE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SPECIAL REDUCED DEPOSIT

In order to liberalize the requirements of the Authority’s program and to make it more competitive with the programs of other countries and attractive to prospective foreign retirees, the following changes, pursuant to Resolution No. 24, Series of 2006, of the Board of Trustees, in the rules and regulations of the Philippine Retirement Authority for retiree enlistment in its program are hereby adopted, effective 29 May 2006.

Special Reduced Deposit – For principal applicants who are applying for Special Resident Retiree Visa, the minimum qualifying deposit is reduced as follows:

AGE

FROM

TO

35-49 years old

US$ 75,000.00

US$ 50,000.00

50 years and above

US$ 50,000.00

US$ 20,000.00

Holding Period – Retirees enrolled under this Program may be allowed to withdraw their deposit for "conversion" into an investment after a holding period of thirty (30) days from the date of the issuance of SRR Visa.

Visitorial Fee – For every conversion of the retiree’s deposit into an investment, the concerned retiree will pay the visitorial fee as follows:

Deposit/s

Annual Visitorial Fee

US$ 20,000.00

US$ 500.00 or its peso equivalent

US$ 50,000.00

US$ 750.00 or its peso equivalent

Areas of Investment – The areas of investments for visa holders under the Special Reduced Deposit Scheme shall be strictly limited to the following:

    1. Purchase, acquisition and ownership of a condominium unit;
    2. Long-term lease of house and lot, condominium or townhouse which should not be for a period shorter than 20 years;
    3. Purchase, acquisition and ownership of golf or country club share/s; or
    4.  Investment in shares of stocks of corporations duly registered in the Philippine Stock Exchange

All applications for conversion of deposit shall be submitted to the Board of Trustees for its approval.

Applicability of the Program – The program is an experimental project for six (6) months and shall apply ONLY to new applicants.  Previous SRRV holders CANNOT re-apply for SRRV under this Program.

Following the implementation of PRA Circular No. 01, dated 12 May 2006 effective 28 May 2006, re Policy Changes Relative to the Implementation of the Special Reduced Deposit, it is further provided that in the event the retiree's investment is depleted or its value reduced lower than the required deposit/investment, the retiree shall be required to either:

          a) Redeposit US$20,000.00 or US$50,000.00, as the case maybe; or

          b) Submit proof or evidence of another investment, to make up for the loss or reduction in value.

Likewise, the computation of the visitorial fee for every withdrawal/conversion of the dollar time deposit into the active investment (whether partial or in full) including the additional deposit for every additional dependent, shall be computed on a pro-rated basis.

The Officer-In-Charge of the Resident Retiree Servicing Center shall be responsible for the dissemination of this Circular.

TABLE OF VISITIORIAL FEES

APPLICABLE TO THE SPECIAL REDUCED DEPOSIT SCHEME

REQUIRED DEPOSIT

VISITORIAL FEE

US$ 20,000.00

US$ 500.00

US$ 35,000.00

US$ 625.00

US$ 50,000.00

US$ 750.00

US$ 65,000.00

US$ 875.00

US$ 80,000.00

US$ 1,000.00

US$ 95,000.00

US$ 1,125.00

US$ 110,000.00

US$ 1,250.00

US$ 125,000.00

US$ 1,375.00

Special Resident Retiree's Visa

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last updated on 23 March  2011