DOWNGRADING OF VISA

Who can apply?

Foreign Nationals who shall apply for the reversion of their immigration visa to temporary visitor/tourist to continue to stay legally in the Philippines

Where to apply?

BI Main Office

What to bring?

1. Checklist: IRD-C-DG-2016 Downgrading of Visa

How to apply?

  1. Present the letter request for downgrading and other requirements.

  2. Get the Order of Payment Slip.

  3. Pay the required immigration fees.

  4. Get the Official Receipt.

  5. Submit official receipt with the other requirements for downgrading.

  6. If approved, present passport for implementation.

  7. Claim the passport stamped with the downgraded visa.

How much does it cost?

Downgrading of status from another category to 9(a)

ITEM DISCRIPTION

AMOUNT

Application Fee

PHP 2, 000. 00

Certification Fee

500. 00

Express Fee

1, 000. 00

Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each immigration fee

20. 00

Updated Fee (if the application is filed with/in 59 days after the expiration of the visa

1, 000. 00

MR (if the application is filed beyond 59 days after the expiration of the visa

510. 00

TOTAL

Add: Monthly extension fees, penalties and charges, depending on the length of overstay

PHP 5, 030. 00

Visa Extension Beyond 59 Days After Visa was Downgraded

ITEM DISCRIPTION

AMOUNT

Application Fee

PHP 300. 00

Amendment

500. 00

Certification Fee

500. 00

ECC

700. 00

Visa Free

1, 000. 00

Extension Fee

500. 00

Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each immigration fee

60. 00

Express Fee

1, 000. 00

TOTAL

PHP 4, 560. 00

ADD: If expired ext

Fine

500. 00

MR

500.00

Legal Research Fee

10. 00

*Fees are updated as of 06 March 2014 and may change without prior notice.



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