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I. Notes: Holders of Polish, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian passports who are travelling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports are valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.
BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION (BI) MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. MCL--08--003 ON "VISA UPON ARRIVAL" FOR "NO VISA REQUIRED TEMPORARY VISITORS"
Pursuant to Section 18 of Memorandum Circular No. MCL-005 and in the interest of public service, and effective immediately, no visa required temporary visitors arriving in the Philippines who wish to stay for more than thirty (30) days but less than fifty-nine (59) days may apply for a visa upon arrival at the airport of entry instead of securing a visa waiver in the Bureau's main office or any of its field offices upon payment of $50.00 visa fee plus P500.00 Express Fee and P10.00 Legal Research Fee.
II. One 4.5cm x 3.5 cm colour photograph taken not earlier than six (6) months before applying for a Philippine visa.
III. Original passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond intended stay in the Philippines.
IV. Letter of invitation from the concerned Philippine Company.
V. Certificate/letter issued by applicant's Employer regarding purpose of visit to the Philippines.
VI. Flight confirmation/itinerary or photocopy of airline ticket to and from the Philippines.
VII. Self addressed envelope.
VIII. PAYMENT OF FEES (Please read the following instructions carefully. Non-compliance with payment instructions may delay the processing of your application.)
Effective 01 September 2007, the Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy will not accept cheque payments from walk-in applicants. All applications submitted to the Embassy will be processed upon receipt of complete requirements and presentation of proof of payment.
Processing of applications normally takes three (3) working days from receipt of complete requirements or seven (7) working days during peak travel season (September to February).
Applications from Poland
For applications sent by post, please pay the following amounts through ... .
Applications from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
For applications sent by post, please pay the following amounts: ... for postage and bank receiving fees. Payment shall be made by bank transfer to ... . Applicants are reminded to indicate the following details in the bank transfer form: ... . Bank sending charges must be paid by the applicant. Please instruct your bank to send the corresponding credit advice of your payment remittance, with your full name indicated in the message box. The Embassy will commence processing your application only upon receipt of the credit advice.
IX. Application for visa should be applied or submitted one (1) month before intended departure to the Philippines.
Important Note: Filipino Citizens and Former Filipino citizens traveling with their spouse/children may enter the Philippines without a visa for a maximum stay of one (1) year under the Balikbayan Program. For more information, please visit the Embassy website at http://warsawpe.dfa.gov.ph/, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consular Section at +48 22 490 2025 (Monday to Friday from 10.00 till 17.00).
Visa fee is PLN 120 for a single entry visa good for three months.
Visa applications are to be made in person. If this is not possible, the applicant must have his application form attested to/notarized by Latvian notary.
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Address: Ul. Lentza 11, 02-956 Warsaw, Poland
Telephone: +48 22 490 2025
24/7 Hotline: +48 694 736 488
Fax: +48 602 541 012 / +48 22 651 5949
Operating Hours: 9.00 -17.00
Monday through Friday, except Philippine and Polish holidays.
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