The applicant for student visa, having means sufficient for education and support in the Philippines, must be at least eighteen (18) years old and seeks to enter the Philippines temporarily and solely for the purpose of taking up a course of study higher than high school at a university, seminary, academy, college or school, approved for foreign students by the Commissioner of Immigration

The student applicant must first communicate with the school concerned and comply with the school's institutional requirements.

Said school shall forward the application package to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for approval. Once approved, the application package shall be endorsed by CHED to the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID). Upon approval, it will be forwarded to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA will inform the Philippine Embassy for issuance of the student visa. The Philippine Embassy shall then notify the student accordingly.

Requirements for Student Visa

1.      Personal appearance;

2.      Two originals of duly accomplished visa application form;

3.      Original Notice of Acceptance from the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED);

4.      Original Notice of Acceptance issued by the school to the student with clear impression of school's dry seal;

5.      Original passport valid not less than six months beyond intended period of stay in the Philippines;

6.      Two (2) passport size photographs;

7.      Original and one (1) photocopy of birth certificate, verified and authenticated at the Philippine Embassy;

8.      Original and one (1) photocopy of affidavit of support executed by parent/s or legal guardian to be authenticated in the Philippine Embassy;

9.      Two (2) photocopies of parent/guardian's passport data page;

10.  Original and one (1) photocopy of transcript of records authenticated at the Philippine Embassy;

11.  Original and one (1) photocopy of certificate of good moral character authenticated at the Philippine Embassy;

12.  Original and one (1) photocopy of police certificate authenticated by the Philippine Embassy;

13.  Original and one (1) photocopy of medical examination reports, including X-ray film contained in an envelope authenticated at the Philippine Embassy;

14.  Duly accomplished Personal History Statement forms from the school concerned;

15.  Original and one (1) photocopy of comprehensive list of student's possible contact persons in the Philippines;

16.  Diploma is required for student applicant who will pursue graduate studies (authenticated at the Philippine Embassy); and

17.  Payment (C$ 337.50)