Philippines Long Stay (6 Month) Visitor Visa
Foreigners intending to stay longer in the Philippines can now apply for a six-month, long-stay tourist visa that has been created by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).
Previously, the BI granted foreign tourists a maximum stay of two months each time they apply for visa extensions.
A spokesperson said: “Through long stay visa, we expect lesser crowding in our offices due to the decreased volume of visa extension applicants”
This will be more beneficial for those who do stay longer, and will avoid the waiting every two months at the Immigration office. However, there appears to be no financial savings.
|ALIENS ADMITTED AS TOURIST VISA (9A 59 DAYS)|
|All aliens who will stay for more than 59 days are required to register with the following fees:
The six month Visitor Visa extension is available at:
Bureau of Immigration at Manila, Luzon
Bureau of Immigration at Mandaue City, Cebu, Visayas
Bureau of Immigration at Davao, Mindanao
It also appears to be now available at:
Cagayan De Oro office, Mindanao. Although this may only have been temporary.