Visa for Indian Tourist into Philippines
A Visa is required before arrival
The visitor must apply for a visa at the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate in the country of legal residence.
Effective 20 April 2015, Indian passport holders do not require a visa for tourism travel not exceeding fourteen (14) days provided that they hold a valid visa or permanent residence permit issued by a specified country:
These countries are (as at April 2015)
This exemption is currently only valid for arrivals at NAIA airport in Manila.
Letter of Invitation to Philippines
If a Visa is required, then a Letter of Invitation may also be required, at the same time as the Visa is applied for. This must contain several elements such as: Length of Stay, Relationship Details, Purpose of Travel and Finances/Support.
This may be something along the lines of:
I have invited xxx to visit me in the Philippines in Month Year, for about xxx weeks [=length of stay].
He has been a friend for xxx amount of time, [=explaining the relationship] and we have discussed meeting each other for a while. [=purpose of travel.]
He has sufficient funds to look after himself, but could stay with my family (=Finances/Support)
My contact details are:
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