Saturday, 26 January 2013

Visa-Free Countries for Philippine Passport Holders




About time for me to post this list, mainly as my personal guide, but also sharing it to everyone. We all know that unlike the more privileged countries, we  Filipinos still have to go through visa application nightmares before we can travel to most countries. A bump on one's nomadic dreams, yes?

But despair no more. There are still a lot of countries that welcome us with open arms. All you need is your valid Philippine passport, roundtrip plane ticket/itinerary, a valid identification card, and some money. So here are those countries which do not require visas prior to travel or provides visa upon arrival:

ASEAN Countries
•Brunei Darussalam: 14 days
•Cambodia: 21 days
•Indonesia: 30 days
•Laos: 30 days
•Malaysia: 30 days
•Singapore: 30 days
•Thailand: 30 days
•Vietnam: 21 days

Non- ASEAN Countries
•Azerbaijan: 30 days visa issued upon arrival for US$100
•Bangladesh: 90-days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
•Republic of China (Taiwan): 30 days if holding a vaild visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen countries, United Kingdom or United States
•Georgia: 90 days visa issued on arrival for US$10 ~ US$200
•Hong Kong: 14 days
•India: 30 days visa issued upon arrival
•Iran: 15 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
•Israel: 90 days
•South Korea (Jeju Island only): 30 days
•Macau: 30 days
•Maldives: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
•Mongolia: 21 days
•Nepal: 15/30/90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$25/40/100
•Sri Lanka: 30 days
•Timor-Leste: 30 days visa issued upon arrival for US$30

Europe
•Kosovo: 90 days

Oceania
•Cook Islands: 31 days
•Fiji: 120 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)
•Marshall Islands: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
•Federated States of Micronesia - 30 days
•Niue: 30 days
•Palau: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
•Samoa: 60 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)
•Tuvalu: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
•Vanuatu: 30 days
•Micronesia
•Tonga
• Northern Mariana Islands: visa on arrival
• Tokelau

Central America
•Costa Rica: 120 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)
•Dominica: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
•Haiti: 30 days
•Nicaragua: 30 days
•Saint Kitts and Nevis: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
•Saint Lucia: 60 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)
•Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
•Turks and Caicos Islands - 30 days

South America
•Bolivia: 59 days
•Brazil: 90 days
•Colombia: 90 days
•Ecuador: 90 days
•Peru: 90 days
•Suriname: 120 days

Africa
•Burundi: visa issued upon arrival
•Cape Verde: visa issued upon arrival
•Comoros: A free 24 hour transit visa issued upon arrival at the airport. Within 24 hours this must be converted into a full visa at the immigration office in Moroni (fee payable)
•Djibouti: 10 days visa issued upon arrival for DJF3,000; 30 days visa issued upon arrival for DJF5,000
•Gambia: At port of entry passport 24-72 hour transit pass is issued. This must be converted into a full visa valid up to 1 month at the immigration department in Banjul (fee payable)
•Kenya: 90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
•Madagascar: 90 days visa issued upon arrival for MGA140,000
•Morocco: 90 days
•Mozambique: 30 days visa issued upon arrival for US$25
•Saint Helena: visa issued upon arrival
•Seychelles: 30 days
•Tanzania: visa issued upon arrival for US$50
•Togo: 7 days visa issued upon arrival
•Uganda: 180 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
•Zambia: 90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
•Sao Tome and Principe: visa on arrival

Notes:
  • Please take note though that the list and information may change. We encourage you to double-check with the respective Embassies and consulates before travel.
  • Some countries may require transit visas for non-direct flights.
  • The days indicated are the maximum days Filipinos as allowed to stay in said country. If you plan to stay longer, then, you need to apply for a visa. Contact the country's embassy/consulate near you.
  • Some countries above provide visas upon arrival. Ensure you have the proper documents they require before traveling.
  • Source: Wikipedia, Mabuhay City
The above list is intended for travel to these countries for tourism purpose. These are intended as guide.  For other purposes and for more details, please get in touch with respective embassies or consulates.

Happy travels!

10 comments:

  1. Discover the sri lanka visa information including Sri Lankan tourist visa, Sri Lankan business visa, Sri Lankan transit visa and other travel visas for Sri Lanka .

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  2. I want to travel out of dis country! Can anybdy help_out?

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  3. @oyinbo Michael.: Hi mike, you shouldn’t have any problem in leaving the country as long as you do it legally right? If you’re having trouble with your visa, you can try the Criado Law group to help you out with that.

    @ theworldismyoyster- great information for our fellowmen who are planning to go on a tourist trip to this countries/cities. “Have a pleasant trip “to the world rovers and wanderers.

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  4. can i go travel in peru even w/0 a visa... so i need only a valid passport
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    1. Hi Jane. Yes, Philippine passport holders do not need a visa prior to arrival. But, suggest you get in touche with the nearest Embassy of Peru for more details.

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  5. Peru is on the list? pls try to read..

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    1. Hi Pinky. If you check the list, Brazil and Costa Rica are on the list. To be sure, please check with the nearest Embassy in your area.

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  7. Readers, please consider/research TRANSIT VISA!

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