Philippine Visa Policy for ASPIRE 2024 Delegates

Welcome to the visa guidance for delegates planning to attend ASPIRE 2024. We advise all delegates to submit their visa applications to their local Embassy/Consulate of the Philippines at least one month prior to their scheduled flight to the Philippines. The Philippines offers a hospitable and streamlined entry process, ensuring your visit is as smooth as possible. Below is the essential information you need to prepare for your travel:

Visa-Exempt Entry

The Philippines allows visa-free entry for nationals from certain countries for stays of thirty (30) days or less. To enjoy this privilege, ensure you meet the following criteria upon arrival:

  • Passport Validity: Your passport must be valid for at least six (6) months beyond your intended stay in the Philippines.
  • Travel Documentation: Have valid tickets for your return journey or onward travel to your next destination.
  • ASPIRE 2024 Registration: Present your Registration Confirmation Letter for ASPIRE 2024.

For a comprehensive list of countries eligible for visa-exempt entry, please visit DFA Visa-Free Countries.

Requirements for Countries Requiring a Visa

If your country is not listed in the visa-exempt category, you will need to apply for a visa. To find out the specific visa requirements for your country, please refer to the following resources:

  • Visa Policy Matrix: For detailed information, access the Visa Policy Matrix provided by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) at ASPIRE 2024 Delegates Visa Policy Matrix.
  • General Visa Information: Further details can be found at DFA General Visa Info. Here, you can select the country that issued your passport at the bottom of this page to ascertain whether you require a visa.

Congress Invitation Letter

Upon completing the ASPIRE 2024 registration, you’ll gain access to a visa invitation link both on the registration page and in your confirmation email. The Congress Secretariat will issue the invitation letter once they receive your payment and necessary details. For any inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact the secretariat at

Advices Visa Type to Attend ASPIRE 2024

9(a) Temporary Visitor’s Visa

For visitors coming for business, pleasure, medical treatment, training, attendance in conferences, meetings and workshops/seminars:

  1. Duly accomplished visa application form (FA Form No. 2) with a passport-size photograph taken during the last six (6) months
  2. Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond authorized period of stay in the Philippines
  3. Tickets or flight reservation (entry and exit)
  4. For business purposes, Letter from employer or sponsor (which may be the inviting party in the Philippines) indicating the specific purpose of travel, length of stay (inclusive dates), and company guarantee for all moral and financial obligations to be incurred by the applicant while in the Philippines
  5. Proof of income – Bank statement of the latest six (6) months or tax payments
  6. Hotel accommodation or proof of lodging
Temporary visitor’s visa application system: HERE

The online visa application system is currently open for foreign nationals seeking a temporary visitor’s visa. For information on other visa types, kindly visit the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate.

9(e) Foreign Government Officials Visa

For accredited officers of a foreign government recognized by the Philippines, who is a citizen of the country whose government he/she represents, and who is proceeding to the Philippines on official business for his/her government; and for officials of international non-governmental organizations.

  1. Official written communications from the Foreign Missions via Note Verbale/Letter of Endorsement from the requesting Foreign Embassy/Consulate/International Organization accredited in the Philippines, stating the following:
    1. Particulars of the applicant
    2. Official designation
    3. Expected departure from country of origin
    4. Expected duration of assignment or temporary visit to the Philippines
    5. Complete name and designation of the official in Mission being replaced, if applicable
    6. Purpose of Travel
    7. In the case of qualified dependents, that the visa applicant is traveling to the Philippines to join and live with the principal for the duration of the principal’s assignment
  2. Duly filled out application form (with photograph)
  3. Clear photocopy of the visa applicant’s passport
  4. Copy of the previously issued 9(e) visa, if applicable
  5. Supporting documents to establish family ties, marital union, employee-employer relations, etc., as may be deemed necessary in order to properly ascertain appropriate visa type per existing rules and regulations

Additional Information for Foreign Nationals Arriving in the Philippines

All arriving visitors to the Philippines are required to register with the Philippines eTravel online Health Declaration and Contract Tracing platform via this link prior to their flight: HERE  All foreign and Filipino travelers (including infants and children) should register individually to the eTravel at least seventy-two (72) hours before the intended date of arrival. The Bureau of Immigration shall no longer require the paper-based arrival card effective 05 December 2022.