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Philippines
Population: 99,900,177
Area: 300,000 sq km
Ethnic groups: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Bisaya/Binisaya, Hiligaynon Ilonggo, Bikol, Waray
Religions: Roman Catholic, Muslim, Evangelical, Iglesia ni Kristo, Aglipayan
Languages: Filipino (official), English (official)
Capital: Manila
Country Phone Code: +63
Currency: Philippine peso
Visa Fees (peso)

Philippine Passport
Single Entry: 1400
Double Entry: 2100
6-Month Multiple Entry: 2800
12-Month Multiple Entry: 4200

US Passport
Visa: 6500

Other Country Passport
Single Entry: 1700
Double Entry: 2550
6-Month Multiple Entry: 3400
12-Month Multiple Entry: 5100

Hong Kong Visa: 1600
Express Service: 1100 (3 working days)
Rush Service: 1700 (2 working days)

Note:
1. The regular processing time is 4 working days;
2. You may come to the Consular office of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Philippines to submit the application; or you may send someone else or a travel agent to act on your behalf if you cannot come personally. Representatives must present an authorization letter and a company ID. Mailed applications are not acceptable and will be refused.

Visa Application Form 2011A

http://www.chinese-embassy.info/visa-form/2011a.pdf

Visa Application Form 2011B

http://www.chinese-embassy.info/visa-form/2011b.pdf

Visa Exemption

1. According to an agreement between China and the Philippines, nationals of China and the Philippines, who are holders of valid diplomatic or service (official) passports, shall be exempted from visa requirement for entry into, exit from, or transit through the territory of the other Contracting state for a period not exceeding 30(thirty) days.

2. No visa is required for ordinary passport holders from Singapore, Brunei and Japan to visit China for up to 15 days for sightseeing, doing business, visiting relatives and friends or transit.

3. Aliens may be exempt from going through the procedures for obtaining a transit visa if they hold a through ticket and have booked seats on international airliners flying directly through China, and will stay in a transit city for less than 24 hours without leaving the airport.

4. Visas are not required of citizens of the following countries, who transit through Pudong Airport or Hongqiao Airport of Shanghai, provided they hold valid passports, visas for the onward countries, final destination tickets and have booked seats, and stay in Shanghai for less than 48 hours: Republic of Korea, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece.

5. Visas are not required of citizens of the following countries, who join group tour to Hainan province, provided they hold valid ordinary passports and stay in Hainan not exceeding 15 days: Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Germany, Great Britain, France, Austria, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Netherlands, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Documents Required (Jun. 1, 2011)

1. Applicant's passport with blank pages and at least 6 months validity left before expiration.
2. A truly and completely filled application form affixed with one passport-size or 2x2 colored photo, with white background, full-face front view, and no hat. Photo must be glued on the application form. Stapled pictures will not be accepted. Scanned photos will also not be accepted. U.S. passport holders must submit two application forms with two photos.

Additional requirements

Tourist /Family visit Visa (L):
1. Invitation letter with a copy of the inviter's valid Chinese residence visa and passport information page of inviter's or Chinese national identity card.
2. Previously used China visa in old or new passport (Only visa stickers will be accepted. Those with stamped visas must submit additional documents for first time China visa applicants. Please refer to the list below).
3. For first time applicants to China (Philippine passport holders, 18 years old and above), they are required to provide the following:
a) Original NBI clearance valid for travel abroad;
b) Original bank certificate with receipt or original passbook, updated within the month that you are applying or....
- If a company will sponsor the trip, provide the company's bank certificate, sponsorship letter from the company and the company's business registration.
- If an individual will sponsor the trip, provide his bank certificate, sponsorship and invitation letter, copy of sponsor's valid residence visa and passport information page or Chinese national ID.
c) For employed persons, also provide an employment certificate; company ID, SSS ID and contributions, TIN ID and latest ITR;
d) For students, provide school ID;
e) For businessmen, provide business registration of company, TIN ID and latest ITR;
f)Personal appearance is required for those who are 16-21 years old.
4. The emergency contact information page in the applicant's passport should be filled out and photocopied.

Business Visa (F):
F Visa is issued to a person who is invited by Chinese authorities authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (M.F.A) to come to China for a visit, investigations, giving lectures, doing business, carrying out scientific, technical and cultural exchanges, pursuing short-term advanced studies or doing short-term fieldwork, for a period of less than 6 months.
1. An original Visa Notification Form issued by Chinese authorized unit.
2. Invitation letter with a copy of the inviter's valid residence visa and passport information page or inviter's Chinese national identity card and the company's business registration.
3. Previously used China visa in old or new passport (Only visa stickers will be accepted. Those with stamped visas must submit additional documents for first time China visa applicants. Please refer to the list below.)
4. For first time applicants to China (Philippine passport holders, 18 years old and above), they are required to provide the following:
a) Original NBI clearance valid for travel abroad;
b) Employment certificate, company ID, SSS ID and contributions, TIN ID and latest ITR.
5. The emergency contact information page in the applicant's passport should be filled out and photocopied.


Employment Visa and Dependent Visa (Z)
Z Visa is issued to a person who comes to China for a post or employment and to the person's accompanying family members. It is also issued to a person who comes to China for commercial entertainment performance. Documents to be included with application:
1. An original Visa Notification Form issued by Chinese authorized unit.
2. Original Working Permits, such as: Working Permit issued to foreign experts by The State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Alien Employment License of the People's Republic of China issued by Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Letter of Invitation for Foreigners Engaged in Offshore Petroleum Operations in the People's Republic of China, etc.
For those engaged in offshore petroleum operations also provide a guarantee letter from your shipping company.
3. All working visa applicants shall provide a Physical Examination Certificate for Foreign Citizen (physical exam forms, guidelines and list of accredited hospitals are available at the visa counter).
4. All Philippine passport holders who will go to China for the first time must submit an original NBI clearance valid for travel abroad.
5. The emergency contact information page in the applicant's passport should be filled out and photocopied.

Requirements for accompanying family members applying for dependent visa:
1. Accompanying family members must be an immediate relative of the person working in China (i.e. child or spouse).
2. Proof of relationship - original NSO birth certificate or marriage contract.
3. An original Visa Notification issued by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
4. Copy of relative's valid residence visa, working visa, working card and passport information page.
5. All Philippine passport holders (18 years old and above), who will go to China for the first time must submit an original NBI clearance valid for travel abroad.
6. Applicants who are 7 years old and above shall provide a Physical Examination Certificate for Foreign Citizen (physical exam forms, guidelines and list of accredited hospitals are available at the visa counter).
7. The emergency contact information page in the applicant's passport should be filled out and photocopied.

Student Visa (X/F)
X Visa is issued to a person who comes to China to study, engage in advanced studies, or do fieldwork, for a period of more than 6 months. F Visa is issued to a person who comes to China with same purpose but for a period of less than 6 months.
1. An original admission notice from the Chinese school is required.
2. X Visa applicant (will study for more than 6 months) shall also provide an approved Foreign Student Visa Application Form (JW101 or JW202) issued by the Chinese authorized unit or the Ministry of Education.
F Visa applicant (will study for less than 6 months) must provide an original Visa Notification issued by the Chinese government or organizations authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
3. The applicant who will study in China for more than 6 months shall also provide a Physical Examination Certificate for Foreign Citizen (Forms and the lists of designated hospital are available at the visa counter).
4. All Philippine passport holders who will go to China for the first time must submit an original NBI clearance valid for travel abroad.
5. The emergency contact information page in the applicant's passport should be filled out and photocopied.

Transit Visa (G)
G Visa is issued to a transit traveler. It is also issued to Filipino seaman who comes to China to onboard vessel.
A valid visa to final destination country/region and an onward air ticket. For Filipino seaman, a guarantee letter from employer shipping company, letter of invitation from shipping company in China and a Visa Notification Form issued by Chinese authorized unit.
Aliens may be exempted from going through the procedures for obtaining a transit visa if they hold an onward ticket and have booked seats on international airliners flying directly through China, and will stay in a transit city for less than 24 hours without leaving the airport.

Requirements for Multiple-Entries Visa

Qualified Filipino and foreign citizen who is currently residing or working in the Philippines may apply for F Visa or L Visa with multiple entries' privilege valid for 6 months, 12 months or 24 months. Documents to be included with application:
1. Regular required documents for F/L Visa.
2. All multiple entry visa applications are subject for approval by the visa officers.
NOTE:
- The type of visas, number of entries, and duration of each stay will be decided by the consuls.
- Requirements and procedures are subject to change without prior notice.

MACAO & Hong Kong SAR Visa

Citizens of the Philippines may visit Macao without visas(within 30 days). Citizens from other countries may apply for visas when they enter Macao. For further information, please visit the website of the Identification Department of Macao: www.dsi.gov.mo

Philippine nationals who desire to go to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (HK) for transit, tourism or business with a stay of no more than 14 days. For more information about HK visa/entry permit, please visit the website of HK Immigration Department: www.immd.gov.hk

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