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The Philippines is an archipelago country in Southeast Asia. It has 7641 islands, divided into three parts based on their geography from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Philippines is also known as the most friendly country in Asia. So, if you are looking to apply for a visa hassle-free, apply through ACKO. We also assist you with end-to-end visa processing with doorstep documentation and tracking your visa in real time.

Read on to learn more about the fees and processing time involved and finally apply for a Philippines visa from India.

Do Indians need Visas for Philippines?
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Yes, if you are an Indian citizen, you need a visa to visit the Philippines, regardless of any purpose involving tourism.

However, if you have legal residency or a long-term visa for any of the following countries—America, Schengen, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Canada or the UK—you can visit the Philippines without applying for a Philippines visa only for tourism purposes.

What are the different types of Philippines visa for Indians?
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Indian passport holders can get different types of visas from the Philippines. Below is a list of the ones you can apply for on ACKO.

Single-Entry Tourist Visa for Indians
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If you hold an Indian passport, you are eligible to visit the Philippines for tourism with a temporary visitor visa. This type of visa is valid for 3 months but you can only enter the country once within the validity period.

Single-Entry Business Visa for Indians
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You have the option to apply for a business visa for the following reasons:

  • For attending business meetings.
  • To attend a conference or meeting.
  • For attending workshops or seminars.

With this visa, you can enter the island and stay for a period of 90 days from the date of entry.

Validity of Different Types of Philippines Visas for Indians
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The table below shows the validity of different types of Philippine visas for Indians:

Philippines Visa Types

Validity Period

Single-Entry Tourist Visa

90 days

Single-Entry Business Visa

90 days

Philippines Visa Processing Time in India 
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The table below shows the processing time of different types of Philippine visas for Indians:

Philippines Visa Types

Processing Time

Single-Entry Tourist Visa

7-10 days

Single-Entry Business Visa

7-10 days

Philippines Visa Fees from India
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The table below shows the fees for different types of Philippine visas for Indians:

Philippines Visa Types

Final Price (INR)

Single-Entry Tourist Visa

6,100

Single-Entry Business Visa

6,100

Why Choose ACKO to Apply for a Philippines Visa?
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Worldwide Visa Assistance
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We make it easy and quick to get visas for all international countries.

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End-to-End Process
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From submitting documents to getting your visa in your email, we assist you with everything.

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Pay As You Wish
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Select the desired payment method to pay for your visa fees.

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Track Real-Time Progress
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You can track your visas' real-time progress by downloading the application.

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Pick up and Delivery at Your Door
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We collect and deliver your documents to your doorstep.

Documents Required for Philippines Visa for Indian Citizens
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Here is the list of Philippine visa requirements for Indian citizens.  

*Note: Depending on the type of visa, the visa officer may ask for more proof when you apply. We suggest you keep all the documents ready with you before you start the visa application process.

How to Apply For a Philippines Visa from India?
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Here are the steps to submit an application for a visa to the Philippines through ACKO:

Philippines Visa Eligibility Criteria for Indian Citizens
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All Indian citizens who meet certain requirements can apply for a Philippines visa. You just need to have:

1. A valid Indian passport.

2. Your recent pictures as per the photo requirements.

3. Return tickets.

4. Proof of enough funds in your bank account.

5. Proof of accommodation.

Is there a visa on arrival for Indians in the Philippines? 
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Unfortunately, the Philippines does not allow Indian citizens to enter without a visa. When leaving India, you must have a valid visa.

Wrapping It Up
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If you are a traveller looking to island-hop and check out the underground rivers, top islands and beaches, and flora and fauna of the underwater, then this country is for you. However, it is advisable to have a travel insurance plan covering everything from accidents, medical expenses, loss of baggage, flight delays, etc. Such a comprehensive plan will safeguard your trip against financial loss. If it makes sense, visit ACKO to get a suitable Travel Insurance Plan for your upcoming trip to the Philippines.

Frequently Asked Questions
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Here’s a list of common questions and answers related to the Philippines visa for Indians.

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Can I apply for a Philippine Visa online?

Yes, you can apply for a Philippine visa online through ACKO. Just get all of your paperwork ready before you apply.

Is it mandatory to have a return ticket while applying for a Philippine visa?

Yes, you must have a return ticket while applying for a Philippine visa.

What is the validity period of a Philippine visa for Indians?

Generally, tourist visas and business visas are valid for 3 months, with a stay period of 90 days.

What is the cost of a Philippine tourist visa?

As of 2024, the cost of a Philippine tourist visa is approximately INR 6,100, including all fees. However, this can change depending on various factors.

Will I get a refund if my Philippine visa application is rejected?

No, these are non-refundable.

Is it a sticker or an E-visa?

A Philippine visa is a sticker visa.

How many months prior to the trip should I apply for a Philippines visa?

You should apply at least 2 weeks before the date you want to travel to the

Philippines. 

How long will it take to get my Philippine visa?

Normally, it takes around 10-15 working days, but in some cases, it may take some more time to verify your application. That is why we recommend applying weeks in advance.

Do I need health/travel insurance to get a Philippine visa?

No, you do not have to buy a travel health plan to go to the Philippines, but you should really think about doing so.

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