You have your passport now? Good! Next is you need to decide where to travel to. Do you want to visit a VISA-free country for Filipinos? Or you prefer to try your luck in a country that requires VISA prior to entry?
If you want to know which country offers visa free entry for Filipinos and PH passport holders, check this list by 1Pisofare team.
This post answers the question what countries can Philippine passport holders go to without a visa.
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HAVE MONEY, BUT NO VISA
A lot of people wants to travel and explore outside the country, but most of the time it is the visa requirements that can keep one from traveling. Even those with enough travel fund may experience getting their visa application denied. What’s the reason for denying the visa application? It could be incomplete papers, unverifiable claims, false claims, or simply, no reason provided and only the consul would know.
So, if you want a higher chance of a successful international travel. 1Pisofare.com suggest that you consider taking that airplane ride to a country that allows Philippine passport holder to enter without any visa or to get visa on arrival.
2018 VISA FREE COUNTRIES FOR FILIPINOS
Now, the good news is, you can travel to countries with no need for visa for Filipinos. Yep, there are countries which offers VISA FREE travels for us, Philippine passport holders. So no need to go through lengthy visa docs preparation, getting interviewed, waiting with abated breath if you get a denial or see a visa stamp on your passport when you go claim it.
The Philippines ranked 72th as of January 2018 in terms of freedom in traveling to other countries, as Filipinos were granted visa free or visa on arrival considerations for 63 recorded countries. Data is sourced from 2018 Visa Restrictions Index by Henley & Partners.
Below is the list of countries that Filipinos can travel to, grouped according to visa free or visa on arrival plus three (03) countries with E-tourist visas.
What is Visa free entry? This means that you don’t need to do any paper works prior to leaving the Philippines. Just buy that ticket, fly, and arrive in their country, pass immigration, and start your adventure!
What is Visa on arrival? This means that the country you are traveling to will require that you apply for a visa when you get there, when you arrive on their airport. You will be given a visa application form that you need to fill-up. You will also receive the decision whether approve or denied a few minutes after their immigration officer evaluate your application. *The chance of getting a visa on arrival is generally very high, as most of the time, this is only a formality.
What is E-tourist visa? This means that you will apply via online for a tourist visa BEFORE you fly to the country that required the e-tourist visa. You need to submit all required documents and fill-up the e-visa form. Submission of docs will be done online, so you don’t need to physically go to the embassy. And then wait for the consul’s verdict whether you will get or be denied a an e-visa. If approve, you need to download and print your e-visa.
What is Visa required? This means that you must have an approved visa before you can enter their country. Example: Japan requires Visa for Filipinos, South Korea requires visa too, United States too, and many more. Some countries allow both traditional visa and e-visa for entry.
PHILIPPINE PASSPORT HOLDERS EYES HERE!!!
VISA FREE COUNTRIES FOR FILIPINOS: Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D’lvoire (Ivory Coast), Ecuador, Fiji, Gambia, Haiti, Hongkong, Indonesia, Israel, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Palestine, Peru, Rwanda, Singapore, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
TAIWAN is offering VISA – FREE ENTRY for Filipinos up to July 31, 2018, unless revoke. But we do hope this accommodation by Taiwan government will be extended or even make permanent like Hong Kong. Tip: Look for promo fare to Taipei via Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Air Asia, and
VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR FILIPINOS: Armenia, Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Dominica, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu and Uganda.
E-TOURIST VISA FOR FILIPINOS: India, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan
*These 3 countries that offers e-tourist visa for Filipinos have a high rate of visa-approval. However, there are other countries which also offer e-visa filing like Australia but they require lots of documents and their evaluation of visa applicants are a lot stricter.
A few very important things you will also need to consider along with this is that, is that, before you travel to any of the countries listed above that you check individually with their embassy as they reserve the right to change the policies for their visa without any prior notice.
Second, there are restrictions and/or limitations that need to be considered as well. These countries require certain number of days up to a maximum of six (06) months for most countries, that the passport is valid upon arrival. 1Pisofare suggest that you must make sure on the day of your flight, your passport must be valid at least 6 months.
Lastly, there is also a specified length of time that your visa-free entry or visa-upon-arrival is valid for stay in a country. The decision on how long the Philippine passport holder or Filipino can stay in the country depends on the immigration officer that will conduct the interview.
Example: Filipinos can enter visa-free in Singapore but is only allowed to stay for 14 to 30 days. Macau gives Filipino 30 days of visa-free entry and stay.
*Be ready for your international trip. Read this 1Pisofare travel tips on how to lessen the possibility of getting bump-off or offloaded from a flight when you come face to face with immigration officers.
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