9(a) or Temporary Visitor’s Visa for the Philippines
The 9(a) or Temporary Visitor’s Visa is a non-immigrant visa issued to foreign nationals who come to the Philippines for a short period of time, whether for tourism, business or medical purposes. Restricted foreign nationals are required to secure an entry visa before they can enter the Philippines. However, unrestricted foreign nationals can travel to the Philippines without an entry visa. Most foreign nationals are given a 30-day period to stay in the country upon arrival, but that initial stay can be as few as 7 days and as many as 59 days, depending on the visitor’s country of origin. This initial stay can be extended to a maximum stay of 16 months.
The table shows the applicable extension and corresponding fees.
|Type of TVE Task||Deposit Required (PHP)|
|Non-Visa Required Nationals||Visa Required Nationals|
|29-day (Visa Waiver)||3,030||3,030|
|30 days right after 59-day stay (A)||4,900||4,900|
|60 days right after 59-day stay (A)||5,400||6,200|
|1-Month Extension after 2-month Ext (A)||2,430||2,430|
|2-Month Extension after 2-month Ext (A)||2,930||3,730|
|1-Month Extension after 6 months of stay||3,840||3,840|
|2-Month Extension after 6 months of stay||4,340||5,140|
|Fine for Late Filing of TVE (for every month of delay)||500||500|
|Motion for Reconsideration for Overstaying with LRF||510||510|
|ACR I-card for Tourist||2,350||2,350|