Conversion from Philippines Visitor Visa to a Student Visa

Changing from Visitor Visa to a Philippines Student Visa

Foreign nationals, in the Philippines on a Visitor Visa, who are at least 18 years old and intending to take up a course of study higher than high school at a University, seminary or college, can apply for a Student Visa at a Philippines Bureau of Immigration Office.


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The process and cost is shown at: immigration.gov.ph/…/conversion-to-student-visa

The cost shown at that page on the 24th July 2018 was:

Application Fee: PHP 2,000
Implementation Fee: PHP 1,000
Service Fee: PHP 1,000
Certificate Fee: PHP 500
Visa Fee: PHP 1,000
ICR, CRTV, CRTS, CRTT, CRPE: PHP 1,400
Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each immigration fee except Head Tax and Fines: PHP 70
Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR): PHP 1,000
Head Tax: PHP 250
Express Fee (Certification): PHP 500
Express Fee (Filing): PHP 500
Express Fee (I-Card Processing): PHP 500
TOTAL: PHP PHP 9,720  PLUS:
Additional I-Card Fee US$ 50 converted to PHP at current exchange rate

Approximately 12,000 PHP

However, I have seen converted costs in 2018 at the equivalent of almost 15,000 PHP

2 : 125 : 2,204,938


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