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The Philippines is a beautiful country to visit but you will not find many people from Saudi Arabia traveling to this destination for a vacation. As many people don't know the requirements to get the Philippines visit visa, we have described the procedure to apply for the Philippines visit visa from Saudi Arabia.
Visa-Free Access and On Arrival Visa to the Philippines are available to 157 countries for a period of 30 days if they have a valid return ticket. You can check from the link provided at the end of the article if you are entitled to get visa-free entry to the Philippines.
Philippines Visit Visa Application
Now you need to fill an application form for the Philippines visa. The application can be downloaded from this link. You need to submit the filled visit visa form to the Philippines Embassy in Riyadh or Philippines Consulate in Jeddah along with other documents.
You also need to get a letter from your sponsor in Saudi Arabia addressed to the Philippines Consulate or the Philippines Embassy stating your full salary and designation in the company. This letter needs to be stamped by the Chamber of Commerce of Saudi Arabia. Recommended: Sample Introduction Letter for Visa Processing in Saudi Arabia
If you are going on a business tour, you need to get an invitation letter from the company you are going to visit. This letter of invitation should explicitly state the name of the person who will bear the cost of traveling and accommodation in the Philippines.
It is better to attach the bank statement of the previous 6 months irrespective of the case you are going there for a recreational purpose or business tour. If the balance of your bank statement is SR 20,000 maintained throughout the period of 6 months, you are more likely to be accepted for Philippines visa.
Copy of Passport
Your passport must be valid for 6 months from the intended date of travel to apply for the Philippines visit visa from Saudi Arabia. I would suggest you apply with enough validity of passport so that it does not become the reason for rejection.
Many people attach only booking without confirmation (Payment) which is canceled after a couple of days. At the time, when officials check your booking, they don’t find it which can become the cause of rejection of your visa.
Confirm Hotel Booking
Confirm Hotel Bookings covering your stay in the Philippines. The booking made through Agoda.com is considered confirmed by the Philippines authorities.
- You need to bring 1 passport sized photographs with you. Make sure that your head, face, and ears are visible.
- Copy of Iqama
- Exit Re-Entry visa covering the period of travel mentioned in the application form
The fee for the Philippines Visit Visa
Personal appearance of the applicant is necessary as they have to notarize the signature of the applicant for which they charge SR 100.
The cost of applying for the Philippines visit visa from Saudi Arabia is SR 120 plus SR 100 for notarization. They charge SR 200+100 from some nationalities including Pakistan.
Collection of the Passport
Once your passport is submitted to the Philippines Embassy or Consulate in Saudi Arabia for the visit visa stamping, it takes them one week to give you back your passport.