Countries That Issue Visa On Arrival for Philippine Passport Holders

Visa on arrival arrangement refers to countries that require visa for certain passport holders but is typically granted once visitors arrive in those countries. For travelers this is a big relief as it saves time preparing documentation and other requirements such as proof of income, vacation leave note, and others. But since thee countries offer visa on arrival, and not visa-free status, travelers may have to pay certain amount for the visa to be processed and issued.

As of November 2014, Philippine passport holders have visa on arrival privilege granted by 59 countries. For Filipinos who have links to certain countries, such as professionals working in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries or Filipinos who live in Schengen region in Europe, the country count is even higher. While it’s good to see a seizable number of countries offer Philippine passport holders

Please note that the list may change without our prior knowledge so treat this as reference, and it’s best to verify with consulate or embassy of the country of interest.

Currency is in US dollar unless specified.

Countries in Asia that offer visa-on-arrival arrangement for Philippine passport holders

  1. Armenia – 21 days ($7) or 120 days ($37)
  2. Brunei Darussalam – 14 days (no visa required)
  3. Cambodia – 21 days (no visa required)
  4. Hong Kong, China – 14 days
  5. India – 30 days ($60)
  6. Indonesia – 30 days
  7. Israel – 90 days
  8. Kyrgyzstan – 15 days ($50) or 30 days (US$60)
  9. Laos – 30 days
  10. Macau, China – 30 days
  11. Malaysia – 30 days
  12. Maldives – 30 days
  13. Mongolia – 21 days
  14. Myanmar – 14 days
  15. Nepal – 15 days ($25) or 30 days ($40) or 90 days ($100)
  16. Singapore – 30 days
  17. Sri Lanka – 30 days ($35)
  18. Tajikistan – 19 days ($25)
  19. Thailand – 30 days
  20. Timor-Leste – 30 days ($30)
  21. Vietnam – 21 days

Countries in Central America that offer visa-on-arrival arrangement for Philippine passport holders

  1. Bermuda – 30 days
  2. Costa Rica – 30 days
  3. Dominica – 30 days
  4. Haiti – 30 days
  5. Nicaragua – 30 days ($10)
  6. Saint Kitts and Nevis – 30 days
  7. Saint Lucia – 60 days
  8. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 30 days
  9. Turks and Caicos Islands – 30 days

Countries in South America that offer visa-on-arrival arrangement for Philippine passport holders

  1. Bolivia – 59 days
  2. Brazil – 90 days
  3. Colombia – 90 days
  4. Ecuador – 90 days
  5. Peru – 90 days
  6. Suriname – 120 days

Countries in Oceania that offer visa-on-arrival arrangement for Philippine passport holders

  1. Cook Islands – 31 days
  2. Fiji – 120 days
  3. Marshall Islands – 30 days
  4. Federated States of Micronesia – 30 days
  5. Niue – 30 days
  6. Palau – 30 days
  7. Samoa – 60 days
  8. Tuvalu – 30 days
  9. Vanuatu – 30 days

Countries in Africa that offer visa-on-arrival arrangement for Philippine passport holders

  1. Burundi – visa issued upon arrival
  2. Cape Verde – visa issued upon arrival
  3. Comoros – 24-hour transit visa granted upon arrival which must be converted into full visa ($100).
  4. Djibouti – 10 days (DJF3,000) or 30 days (DJF5,000)
  5. Gambia – 24-72 hour transit pass is issued which must be converted into a full visa valid up to 1 month at the immigration department in Banjul (fee payable)
  6. Kenya – 90 days($100)
  7. Madagascar – 90 days (MGA140,000)
  8. Morocco – 90 days
  9. Rwanda – 90 days ($100)
  10. Saint Helena – visa issued upon arrival
  11. Seychelles – 30 days
  12. Tanzania – visa issued ($50)
  13. Togo – 7 days
  14. Uganda – 90 days ($100)
  15. Zambia – 90 days ($50)

Philippine passport holders with valid visa as worker, resident or tourist of another country 

Certain countries or regional cooperation among countries also offer privileges to Philippine passport holders who hold relevant residence and work permits. For example Filipino professionals in the Gulf Cooperation Council member countries and family members they sponsors are eligible to obtain a 30-day visa upon arrival.

  1. Bahrain
  2. Kuwait
  3. Oman
  4. Qatar
  5. Saudi Arabia
  6. United Arab Emirates – visa fee of $52

Non-GCC member countries

  1. Lebanon – $20
  2. Republic of Georgia – those who have temporary residence in Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait can stay up to 360 days

Other Countries

  1. Taiwan – Filipino residents of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen countries, United Kingdom or United States can obtain visa-free access for 30 days
  2. Mexico  – Filipinos who have valid United States visa or permanent resident of Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom and Schengen area can obtain visa-free access 30 days
  3. Belize  – Filipinos who have valid United States visa  can obtain visa-free access for 30 days  ($50)
  4. El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras – Filipinos holding a valid visa for Nicaragua based on Central America-4 (CA-4) Border Control Agreement can obtain visa-free access for 30 days
  5. Gibraltar (Europe) – Filipinos who hold a valid United Kingdom with multiple entry visa issued for 6 months or more can get a visa-free entry

Note: Information may change without our prior knowledge so treat this as reference, and it’s best to verify with consulate or embassy of the country of interest.

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