Yes, you can visit the Philippines as a tourist with allowed up to a 30-day stay. After the 30-day period, you can extend your stay on-site at a local branch of the Bureau of Immigration. You can find all the requirements on the home page.
Presentation of vaccination status and vaccination certificate for COVID-19 is not required. All arriving international travelers are accepted regardless of their vaccination status.
Yes, you can read the requirements and download the form from the Visas section. How fast can I receive it, it is urgent? – The response to your application email will list the dates on which you can apply, taking into account your flight, as long as it is possible to accommodate your emergency. The visa is prepared on the spot after prior appointment.
We can issue a 9a visa for up to 59 days stay, but you can also travel without a visa if your stay is less than 30 days and you have a return ticket – at the moment it is recommended to avail of this way of travel. If you still want to apply for a visa, you can read the requirements and download the form from the Visa section.
We do not provide such services, but since 2019 the Philippines is in The Hague Convention and accepts and issues apostilles. That is, your document must have an apostille and can be used for official purposes in Bulgaria and the Philippines after translation into the respective language.
No, an apostille is issued by the Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria for documents issued in Bulgaria; or by DFA – Department of Foreign Affairs for documents, issued in the Philippines. An apostille cannot be placed outside the country in which the document was issued, i.e. if the document has left the Philippines, it cannot be apostilled.
No. It is also not necessary to have a return ticket within 30 days, as you have the right to stay for up to 1 year. Bring marriage/paternity documents in original or notarized copy with apostille for proof. You must comply with the other requirements published in the “Requirements for travel to the Philippines” section.
Yes. It is also not necessary to have a return ticket within 30 days, as you have the right to stay for up to 1 year. Bring marriage/paternity documents in original or notarized copy with apostille for proof. You must comply with the other requirements published in the “Requirements for travel to the Philippines” section.
No, the nearest Bulgarian Embassy is in Vietnam and it is responsible for the Philippines region. Contacts: Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria No.5 Nui Truc str., Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam, Working hours: 9.00 – 12.00, Tel: +84 24 3845 2908, hotline:+84 83 940 9129, Е-mail: Embassy.Hanoi@mfa.bg
There is an Honorary Consulate of the Philippines in the Philippines, but its activities are currently very limited after the pandemic, so it is better to contact the Bulgarian Embassy in Vietnam directly.
For more information you should contact BoI – Board of Investments (https://boi.gov.ph/how-to-setup-business/incentives-to-investors/), they are responsible for these matters and they will explain to you which is the right visa and will give the relevant instructions to the Bureau of Immigration for issuing a visa for you. Such visas are not issued by Embassies and Consulates.
In order obtain a work visa, you must have an employer willing to hire you. They must apply with the Immigration Office in the Philippines, presenting the employment contract signed between you. We are not authorized to issue work visas to the Philippines.
Please send an email with the reason for the request for a meeting and you will receive an answer if and how we can help you.
No, passports are renewed at the nearest embassy of the Philippines in Hungary and personal presence is required. You should follow the Facebook page of the Embassy (https://www.facebook.com/PHLinHungary) for regularly published information and a link for online registration for outreach services in Bulgaria and neighboring countries, during which you can apply for passport. They are held in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia at least once a year.
We do our best to organize an Outreach service every year. Check the news section of this site for more information. In the meantime, you can follow the Facebook page of the Embassy of the Philippines in Hungary (https://www.facebook.com/PHLinHungary) for published information and a link for online registration for outreach services in neighboring countries, if your needs are urgent. They are held in Romania and Serbia at least once a year.
Visas for Bulgaria are issued by the Bulgarian Embassy in Vietnam, you must contact them for requirements and procedure. Contacts: Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, No.5 Nui Truc str., Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam, Working hours: 9.00 – 12.00Tel: +84 24 3845 2908, hotline: +84 83 940 9129, E-mail: Embassy.Hanoi@mfa.bg. Apart from the visa, you will have to send the Philippine citizen an Affidavit of support.
This is a document, required by the Philippine immigration authorities from the Philippine citizen at the airport when leaving the country, if they are coming to Bulgaria by the invitation of an individual for personal visit. (Link to form). There are two ways to prepare it from Bulgaria:
Yes, but only if you have a residence permit in Bulgaria and apply for a seaman’s visa 9c or a tourist visa 9a. If you do not have a document for long-term residence in Bulgaria, contact the Philippine Embassy/Consulate in your home country. We are not responsible for the region of Northern Macedonia – it is covered by the Honorary Consulate of the Philippines in Albania, nor Serbia – it is covered by the Honorary Consulate of the Philippines in Serbia, nor Greece – there is an Embassy of the Philippines there and therefore you need to contact above Consulates/Embassies for issuing a visa to the Philippines, if you are a resident of these regions.
You must check the required documents in the institution where you will enter into a civil marriage in Bulgaria – we as an honorary consulate are not involved in this process. Follow their guidelines and instructions and keep in mind that all documents, issued in the Philippines must be apostille and translated into Bulgarian. For obatining Affidavit of legal capacity to marry: https://budapestpe.dfa.gov.ph/images/Downloads/Affidavit-for-LCCM.pdf, https://budapestpe.dfa.gov.ph/consular-services/notarial
You need to check the required documents at the institution where you will have a civil marriage in the Philippines – we as an honorary consulate are not involved in this process. Follow their guidelines and instructions and keep in mind that all documents issued in Bulgaria must be translated into English and with an apostille. You will also need “Legal capacity to marry” affidavit, for which you need to contact the closest Embassy of your country; for Bulgarians it is the Bulgarian embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Our consulate is not authorized to participate in this process. There is a POLO office (Philippine Overseas Labor Office – https://polomilan.dole.gov.ph/) in Milan. Get in touch with them – they will inform you about the hiring process. In addition, you should check with the Bulgarian Employment Agency what the procedures are on the Bulgarian side and how to acquire the relevant permit for a foreign employee to work in Bulgaria. Philippine citizens must apply to the Bulgarian Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam for work visa, after all of their documents are ready.
You can download the document format here. There are two ways to prepare it from Bulgaria:
First of all, follow the instructions of the Bulgarian Embassy in Vietnam for issuing a long-term stay visa in Bulgaria.
Also, when leaving the country, it is absolutely mandatory for the Philippine citizen to get acquainted with the requirements of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (https://cfo.gov.ph) for obtaining the relevant certificate. Without the certificate they won’t be allowed to get on a plane.
If you are moving to Bulgaria for good, it is recommended that they bring important documents such as diplomas for completed education for example. Each document must be apostilled. Once the document leaves the Philippines, it cannot be apostilled. The document receives an apostille in its country of origin, in this case the Philippines. It is important to know that the apostille is not like the Red ribbon certification, (which is no longer applied) and cannot be placed outside the country. Red ribbon certification does not exist anymore. You can translate any document issued in the Philippines in Bulgaria in a translation agency to use it for official purposes.
Also, it is advisable to obtain an NBI criminal record certificate in the Philippines with an apostille. Even if its validity expires, the mere fact that the fingerprints are in the NBI database in the Philippines will facilitate the process of obtaining it in the future.
You need to have an employer, who is willing to employ you. We as an honorary consulate are not included in the process. In Milan, Italy, there is a POLO office (Philippine Overseas Labor Office-https://polomilan.dole.gov.ph/). They are the best source of information for employment related issues such as contact with potential employers, contracts etc. Follow their instructions and recommendations. Also, you need the concluded and certified by POLO contract in order to apply for work visa to Bulgarian Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam.