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In case a temporary visitor visa holder’s stay in the Philippines will exceed the authorized period of stay, he/she must secure an extension of stay from the Bureau of Immigration and pay the corresponding immigration fees.

As of 10 June 2013, the Bureau of Immigration launched the Long-Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE) program. Tourists may now avail of visa extensions for a maximum of six months under a single transaction with the BI. The LSVVE allows temporary visitors to prolong their stay in the Philippines without the need to frequently visit the Bureau of Immigration to process their documents.

No LSVVE shall be issued to non-visa foreign nationals whose stay exceeds 36 months, and visa-required nationals whose stay exceeds 24 months.

 

Details about the LSVVE can be found at http://immigration.gov.ph/visa-requirements/non-immigrant-visa/temporary-visitor-visa/long-stay-visitor-visa-extension-lsvve. For the time being, the implementation of the LSVVE program is limited to the Bureau of Immigration Main Office in Intramuros, Manila until further notice.

The visa extension fees and Security Visa Sticker (SVS) cost P14,000.00 for visa-required nationals and P11,600.00 for non-visa required nationals. The Bureau of Immigration reserves the right to change the foregoing fees without prior notice.