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The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) launched the Long-Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE) to allow foreign nationals to apply for visa extension of six months under a single transaction.  The visa costs PHP13,900.00 for visa-required nationals and PHP11,500 for non-visa required nationals.  (For the list of visa-required and non-visa required nationals, please see the link at the Philippine Embassy website:

LINK TO GUIDELINES ON THE ENTRY OF TEMPORARY VISITORS TO THE PHILIPPINES

Under the program, the maximum stay that could be given to non-visa required nationals is 36 months while visa-required nationals could be given 24 months. Conversion to other visa category is also allowed.

The initial implementation of the LSVVE is limited to the BI Main Office in Intramuros, Manila, until further notice.

Below is the schedule of fees for visa-required nationals:

Extension Fee PHP 3,010.00
Application Fee PHP1,810.00
ACR PHP1,010.00*
Head Tax PHP250.00**
ECC PHP710.00***
Certification Fee PHP510.00
I-Card PHP2,100.00****
Express Lane Fee PHP3,000.00
Express Lane Fee (Cert) PHP1,000.00*****
Express Lane Fee (I-Card) PHP500.00
TOTAL PHP13,900.00

* PHP510.00 for fourteen (14) years old and below

**No Head Tax for those below sixteen (16) years of age

*** PHP210.00 for fourteen (14) years old and below

****Actual rate depends on USD=PHP foreign exchange rate

*****Double Express Lane Fee

Below is the schedule of fees for non visa-required nationals:

Extension Fee PHP 3,010.00
Application Fee PHP 910.00
ACR PHP1,010.00*
Head Tax PHP250.00**
ECC PHP710.00***
Certification Fee PHP510.00
I-Card PHP2,100.00****
Express Lane Fee PHP1,500.00
Express Lane Fee (Cert) PHP1,000.00*****
Express Lane Fee (I-Card) PHP500.00
TOTAL PHP11,500.00

* PHP510.00 for fourteen (14) years old and below

**No Head Tax for those below sixteen (16) years of age

*** PHP210.00 for fourteen (14) years old and below

****Actual rate depends on USD=PHP foreign exchange rate

*****Double Express Lane Fee

In either case, an additional One Hundred Pesos (PHP 100.00) as cost of the sticker visa shall be collected.

For more information about the LSVVE, please view

http://immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2007&Itemid=78

and

http://immigration.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2008&Itemid=103.