Visas are endorsements denoting that the holder is permitted to proceed to the Philippines.
Nationals from 151 countries (including Switzerland and Liechtenstein) with visa-free privilege can stay in the Philippines for up to 30 days provided that nationals from these countries are in possession of a national passport valid for at least six months and a return ticket to the country of origin or onward ticket to the next country of destination.
A list of the countries eligible for the visa-free privilege may be obtained from the DFA website at www.dfa.gov.ph. Brazil and Israel remain eligible for 59-day visa free entry in line with existing bilateral agreements with the Philippines.
Indian-passport holders may enter the Philippines visa-free for fourteen (14) days, which can be extended by another seven (7) days for a maximum of twenty-one (21) days provided that he is:
1. In possession of a valid US, Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singaporean, or UK visa, or a permanent residence permit;
2. His national passport is valid for at least six (6) months beyond his intended stay in the Philippines;
3. In possession of a return or onward ticket to the next country of destination; and
4. Without derogatory record with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI), the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), and the International Police (Interpol).
The above is implemented at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 1, 2, 3, & 4.
Said admission will be non-convertible to other visa categories.
Non-Immigrant Visa (Temporary stay for business and pleasure/ Tourist Visa)
Non-Quota Immigrant Visa
Self-addressed envelope with Sfr. 6.00 (registered) postal stamp for the return of the passport.
Note: Since, 1 March 2013, PostFinance/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.
Payment of visa fees:
Starting 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 entertained.
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 below 15
Children who 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).
Please contact the Embassy for the requirements for the issuance of a WEG.
3. Visa validity and maximum period of stay
Tourist 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 thePhilippines.
Single-Entry Visa valid for three (3) months
This visa 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
This visa 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.
Every time 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 59 days
Tourists 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.
Filipinos who wish to travel to Switzerland, please contact the Swiss Embassy in Manila at http://www.eda.admin.ch/manila.