6 Month Visa or Long Stay Visa for Visitors
Those two terms are actually the same thing, but many people think they can apply for this before entering the Philippines. They can’t.
This 6 month visa is an extension visa only, and the visitor MUST have already renewed the initial 30 day to have stayed for 59 days before applying for the 6 month visa extension.
The COST of a 6 month visa extension.
This is a subject that gets many answers, and many of them are different answers.
The OFFICIAL cost is: 11,500 pesos.
My cost, when I got my Six month Visa Extension in April 2015 was 8,250 pesos.
The price I was quoted by Visa Agencies in my area varied between 16,000 and 18,000 pesos, and their charges for doing it for me ranged between 2,000 and 2,500 pesos (included in the previous figure.)
NOTE: These figures are for Non Visa Required Nationals. ie: People who are allowed to get a visa on arrival at the airport etc in the Philippines.
Why was mine cheaper?
I already had an ACR-I card, saving of 2,600 pesos
So that should be down to 8,900 pesos. still a difference of 650 pesos.
So there are still a few other differences:
The application was 900 and not 910
The certificate fee was 500 and not 510
The Extension fees came to 3,000 and not 3,010
The ECC was 700 not 710
Here is a breakdown of expected costs and actual costs:
|Stated Cost||Cost breakdown||My Cost|
|PHP 3,010||Monthly Extension Fee||PHP 3,000|
|PHP 910||Monthly Extension Application Fee||PHP 900|
|PHP 1,010||ACR Re-issuance||PHP 250|
|PHP 250||Head Tax||PHP 250|
|PHP 710||Emigration Clearance Certificate||PHP 700|
|PHP 510||Certificate Fee||PHP 500|
|PHP 1,500||Express Lane Fee||PHP 1,500|
|PHP 1,000||Express Lane Fee(Certification)||PHP 1,000|
|PHP 500||Express Lane Fee (ACR-I card)|
|Legal Research Fee||PHP 50|
|Visa Sticker Fee||PHP 100|
|PHP 11,500||TOTAL||PHP 8,250|
Actual Cost Quoted in April 2015: