The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) recently launched the Long-Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSWE) scheme to encourage tourist arrivals in the Philippines. With the LSWE, foreign nationals may now enjoy longer visa extension (six months) under a single transaction. The visa costs P13,900.00 for visa-required nationals and P11,500.00 for non-visa required nationals based on the schedule of fees below:
Currently, BI issues a maximum stay of two months each time a foreign national applies for visa extension. The LSWE allows foreign travelers to prolong their stay in the Philippines without the need to frequently visit the BI to process their documents. Under this program, the maximum stay given to nationals under Executive Order 408 is 36 months, while visa-required nationals are given 24 months. Conversion to other visa category is also allowed.
BI also introduced a new visa sticker that will replace the wet stamp it uses in implementing extensions of stay in the passports of foreign tourists.
I PhP510 for 14 years old and below.
2 No Head Tax for those below 16 years of age.
3 PhP210 for 14 years old and below.
4 Actual rate depends on USD=PHP foreign exchange rate.
S Double Express Lane Fee.