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.
Travel agents may lodge the visa application on behalf of the traveler. In such cases, the accomplished visa application form and passport photograph must be noted by a Justice of the Peace and the visa fee payment must be in the form of a postal money order. The travel agent must arrange for the collection of the traveler’s passport.
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 tourist visa are the following:
1. Passport with a minimum validity of six months beyond applicant's intended date of departure from the Philippines;
2. Duly accomplished Visa Application Form signed by the applicant. If the applicant is a minor, the application must be signed by either parent;
3. One (1) passport-size photograph of the applicant;
4. Photocopy of applicant’s confirmed flight booking, itinerary or airline ticket
5. A non refundable visa fee. to be paid either in cash or postal money order payable to the “Philippine Consulate General in Sydney”.
6. The Consulate may require other documents to confirm certain circumstances relating to the applicant’s stay in the Philippines;
• Note: If applying by mail, a Justice of the Peace must certify that the signature and photo in the accomplished application form are those of the applicant. The applicant must enclose a self-addressed Express Post or Registered Post envelope which will be used to return the applicant’s passport;
• Note: Children below 15 years of age traveling to the Philippines unaccompanied by a parent must secure an Affidavit of Support and Consent from the Consulate. Upon arrival at the airport in the Philippines, the accompanying adult will submit this Affidavit to the immigration authorities and obtain a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG). Fees will apply.
Visitors wishing to stay beyond the authorized 59 days may apply for an Extension of Stay at any office of the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines before the 59 days run out. Visa extension fees will apply. Refer to the Bureau of immigration website for information about extending your stay in the Philippines.
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