Visa Information :
CATEGORIES OF STUDENT VISA
Student Visa :
The student visa is issued in Philippine embassies/consulates
abroad. It is not issued in the Philippines.
The student visa is initially valid for one year. It
is renewable every succeeding semester.
Exchange Student Visa - 47(a) (2)
47(a)(2) visas are issued to officially designated exchange
professors, researchers, and students coming from foreign
universities with an existing Memorandum of Agreement
(MOA) with the University of the Philippines
47(a)(2) visas are valid until the end of the exchange
agreement or scholarship contract
The visa is generally processed and issued here in the
Philippines. It can also be issued through Philippine
embassies or consulates abroad
It can be renewed if the scholarship or agreement is
extended for a definite period of time
Exchange fellows and students are requested to immediately
report to the OSA upon arrival in Philippines.
PROCEDURE FOR VISA APPLICATION
Step 1: When a school's requirements are met it sends
a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) to the student. A duplicate
copy is submitted to the Department of Foreign Affairs
(DFA), together with the certified true copy of CHED-CEA
when necessary. For quota courses such as medicine and
dentistry, a certificate of eligibility for admission
(CEA) is also issued by the Commission on Higher Education
Step 2: The department of foreign affairs endorses documents
to the Foreign Service Post (FSP) located in the student's
country of origin/place of legal residence for the issuance
of the student visa.
Step 3: The Philippine Embassy or consulate notifies
you in writing to appear in person for an interview and
bring all the required documents.
Step 4: Upon receiving the letter from the Philippine
Embassy/Consulate, you will have to make an appointment
to appear for an interview at the consulate or embassy.
- Valid Passport
- Application Form for student visa (accomplished in
- Three photographs
- Medical Health Certificate (DFA Form 11) in triplicate
with life-size chest x-ray and laboratory reports
- Original Notice of Acceptance (NOA) and when appropriate,
- Police Clearance Certificate authenticated by the
Philippine Embassy/Consulate located in student's country
of origin or legal residence
- Visa fee