(On Board Privately-Owned Yachts or Sailboats)
The visa application requires the personal appearance of visa applicant. An applicant of minor age (younger than 18 years) must be accompanied by a parent or the legal guardian. Applications for infants (age two years and younger) can be lodged by a parent; the infant does not have to be brought to the Consulate.
In cases where distance makes it difficult for the applicant to travel to the Consulate, the visa application may be lodged by mail. In such cases, the accomplished visa application form and passport photograph must be noted by a Justice of the Peace, the visa fee payment must be in the form of a postal money order, and a self-address Registered Post envelope must be provided by the sender.
The requirements for the application for a 9(A) temporary visitor’s visa are the following:
- Passport with a minimum validity of six months beyond applicant's intended date of departure from the Philippines;
- Duly accomplished Visa Application Form signed by the applicant. If the applicant is a minor, the application must be signed by either parent;
- One (1) passport-size photograph of the applicant;”
- Passport details of the crew
- Vessel to be used for entry: type, name, registration, call sign, and other particulars
- Estimated date of entry into the Philippine territory
- Port/Area of entry (Philippine waters)
- Estimated period of stay in the Philippines
- Character reference/shipping agent in the Philippines (if any),
- Purpose of visit
- A non-refundable visa fee to be paid either in cash or postal money order payable to the “Philippine Consulate General in Sydney”. Refer to Consular Fees.
Upon entry into the Philippines, the crew of the yacht and sailboats are required to register immediately with the nearest Coast Guard Station and submit the vessel to Customs, Immigration and Quarantine inspections.