Student Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


All foreign nationals who are at least 18 years old and shall take up a course of study higher than high school at a University, seminary or college requires a student visa to study in Philippines.



12 Month(s)



120 Month(s)



160 USD


Processing time

3-5 Week(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Student Visa?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a valid passport
  • You need to be enrolled in education institute in Philippines
  • You need valid health insurance
  • You need sufficient funds to cover stay period in Phillipines
  • You need clean criminal record

Which documents do I need to apply for the Student Visa?

10 Document Required

  • Joint letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the authorized representative of the petitioning school and applicant, using the school letterhead with dry seal
  • Duly accomplished CGAF for Student Visa and Special Study Permit
  • Photocopy of passport pages bearing the bio-page, latest admission with valid authorized stay and Bureau of Quarantine(BOQ) stamp
  • Notice of Acceptance of the applicant bearing a clear impression of the school’s official dry seal
  • Endorsement addressed to the Commissioner from the school for the conversion of the applicant’s status, signed by the School Registrar
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Admission from Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in case of Medicine/Dentistry
  • CHED Endorsement for transfer and shifting of course, if applicable
  • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, if application is filed six (6) months or more from the date of first arrival in the Philippines
  • Photocopy of BI school accreditation ID of the registrar or school representative
  • BI Clearance Certificate

Talent Migration data for Philippines

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

Disclaimer: is a FREE visa database and Immigration Expert Marketplace. The information displayed in this page is not legal advice. Please speak to an Expert before applying.

feedbackImprove this page

Hire verified experts for your next visa is trusted and funded by European Union, UNWTO, CORFO, MITEF and other organizations. Read more about us here.


No platform fee

Visadb is free for all users and we charge experts a fee.


Verified & Licenced Experts

We select high-reputation Experts, conduct video-interviews and verify their businesses.

as seen inFeatured in BBCFeatured in Business InsiderFeatured in CNNFeatured in The Next WebFeatured in The Guardian

Subscribe to our newsletter

We send you latest news and updates about Visa and Immigration