EFFECTIVE 01 MARCH 2013:
Applicants for temporary visitor's visa (business/ pleasure) are advised to file their applications at least two (2) weeks prior to their scheduled flight.
Applicants for non-quota immigrant visa are advised to:
(1) File their application two (2) months before their intended departure for
(2) Book their flight to the Philippines only after the interview was conducted and the visa application was approved; and
(3) Bring their Filipino spouse with them to the Philippine Embassy on the date of the scheduled interview.
Temporary Visitors | Payment of Visa Fees | Notes | Other Visas
of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as well as those of other countries
(please call the Consular Section of the Embassy for further information on
categories of other countries) who wish to visit the Philippines
could be admitted into the country without the need of securing a visa
abroad, if their stay in the Philippines is not more than 30 days.
They must be holders of a valid passport and have confirmed reservations
for their return travel or onward travel to another country.
Tourists who avail themselves of the 30-day
no-visa requirement may be granted an extension of stay by the Bureau of
Immigration in the Philippines,
subject to payment of applicable extension fees and other fees as may be
charged by that Bureau.
Visitors who need a Visa
not covered by the above and those who intend to stay more than 30 days are
required to obtain a temporary visitor's visa for pleasure/business.
issued a travel document by the Swiss Government must secure a visa.
They must present their Swiss Residence Permit and Travel Document together
with other requirements listed below. These 2 documents should have a
validity of at least 6 months.
Requirements for a 9(a) visa:
Original Passport which is valid for 6 months
One (1) photograph (size: 45 mm x 35 mm), signed at the back
One (1) duly-accomplished application form (FA Form No. 2-A) download visa form
Photocopy of airline ticket with portion indicating onward travel or
a travel confirmation from the travel agency
Self-addressed envelope with Sfr. 6.00
(registered) postal stamp for the return of the passport
CHF 30.00 - for a single entry (valid for entry within 3 months from the
date of issuance)
CHF 60.00 - for a multiple entry (valid for multiple entry within 6 months
from the date of issuance)
CHF 90.00 - for a multiple entry (valid for multiple entry within one year
from the date of issuance)
For visitors travelling for purposes of business: business
letters from the company sponsoring the trip
For foreign residents in Switzerland: copy of Swiss
Payment of visa fees:
Friday, 1 March 2013, Post Finance Swiss Post will no longer be
accepting Postanweisung/ Postal Money order. Applicants can send
their cash/ payments by "registered letter" value added service.
Letter contents are insured up to a value of 500 francs. Cash can
also be sent by A Mail Plus, the contents of which are insured up to a
value of 100 francs. Visa fees
can be paid by cash addressed to the Philippine Embassy, Kirchenfeldstrasse
73, CH-3005 Berne. The Embassy will not be responsible for any loss and no complaints will be
1. Children travelling with parent
A child included in the parent's passport are also required to submit a
separate application form, photograph, and visa fee.
2. Waiver of exclusion ground for children
are below 15 years old are required to be accompanied by one or both
parents. A child, who is below 15 years old and travelling to the Philippines alone (not accompanied by either
parent) or not joining a parent in the Philippines,
must obtain a Waiver of
Exclusion Ground (WEG).
contact the Embassy for the requirements for the issuance of a WEG.
3. Visa validity and maximum period of stay
visas have a validity of either 3 months, 6
months, or 1 year from the date the visa is issued. The validity period is
the time within which the bearer can enter the Philippines.
Single-Entry Visa valid for three (3)
will allow the holder a single entry to the Philippines. The holder
must enter the Philippines
within 3 months from the date the visa was issued. Upon arrival
in the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration may stamp fifty-nine (59)
days, allowing the holder to stay for this period (59) days.
Multiple-Entry Visa valid for six (6) months or one (1) year
will allow the holder multiple entry to the Philippines for a period of six
(6) months or year beginning on the date the visa was issued and valid for
entry for six (6) months or one (1) year.
the holder enters the Philippines,
the Bureau of Immigration may stamp fifty-nine (59) days, allowing the
holder to stay for this period (59 days). Possession of a
multiple-entry visa for six (6) months or one (1) year does not mean that
the holder can stay in the Philippines
for more than 59 days.
4. Tourists who wish to stay for more than
who have entry visas to the Philippines
but wish to stay for more than fifty-nine (59) days may extend their stay
at the Bureau of Immigration. They may request information regarding
extension procedures with the immigration officer at the airport upon
arrival in the Philippines.
further information, please contact the Philippine Embassy at Tel.
031 / 350 1717, Fax 031 / 352 2602, Email: Visa Section (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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