Visa for Foreign Nationals on Board Privately-Owned Yachts or Sailboats

A temporary visitor’s visa is required for foreign nationals who are traveling to the Philippines on board privately-owned yachts and sailboats. When applying the visa, the applicants will be required to provide the following particulars of the yacht/sailboat and its crewmembers:

  1. Crewlist;
  2. Nationality/Citizenship;
  3. Passport details of the crew;
  4. Vessel to be used for entry: type, name, registration, call sign, and other particulars;
  5. Estimated date of entry into the Philippine territory;
  6. Port/Area of entry (Philippine waters);
  7. Estimated period of stay in the Philippines;
  8. Character reference/shipping agent in the Philippines (if any); and
  9. Purpose of visit