Non-Quota Immigrant Visa (for Spouses of Filipino Citizens)

The Philippines may issue a permanent residence visa (specifically the 13(a) Non-Quota Immigrant Visa) to the qualified non-Filipino spouse of a Filipino citizen. The 13(a) visa is issued only to nationals of these countries:

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt (visa applicant must be a male and married to a female Philippine citizen), El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Fiji, France, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea South, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya (visa applicant must be a male and married to a female Philippine citizen), Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Malta (provided that the marriage took place before 24 April 2001 or the couple has been married for at least 5 years), Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Island, Norway, Oman (visa applicant must be a male and married to a female Philippine citizen), Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia (visa applicant must be a male and married to a female Philippine citizen), Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.

The 13(a) visa is not issued to nationals NOT included in the preceding list.

Requirements

Requirements may submitted in person or via post. The Embassy will contact the applicant for interview once the documents are evaluated and found to be complete - please do not make travel plans unless called in by the Embassy for interview. Visas for approved applicants will be issued 10 working days after interview.

  1. Application form - two (2) signed originals
  2. Joint letter request addressed to the Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration from the Applicant and the petitioning Filipino spouse - one (1) original
  3. Applicant's passport, valid at least 1 (one) year at the time of filing - original and two (2) photocopies of the data page and latest immigration admission stamp in the Philippines
  4. Passport of the petitioning Filipino spouse, valid at least 1 (one) year at the time of filing - original and two (2) photocopies of the data page
  5. Passport-size ID photos - four (4) 4.5 x 3.5 cm photos. Applicant should be in proper/decent attire, colored photograph taken not earlier than six (6) months before applying for a visa (attach to the application). Blurred, low quality or scanned photos are not accepted.
  6. Birth Certificate of the Filipino spouse in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - original and 2 (two) photocopies
  7. Marriage Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - original and 2 (two) photocopies
      • If married abroad, Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA or registered by the Philippine Embassy in Oslo, Norway, or
      • Foreign marriage certificate, Apostillized by a competent authority in the country of marriage (NOTE: If the document is not in English, kindly have the document translated into English and have the translation notarized, before having it Apostillized.)
  8. Police clearance, in English and Apostillized by a competent authority in country of residence - original and 2 (two) photocopies (NOTE: If the document is not in English, kindly have the document translated into English and have the translation notarized, before having it authenticated.)
  9. Medical Examination Form - two (2) duly accomplished medical forms and signed by a medical doctor in country of residence.
  10. Proof of sufficient financial capacity to live in the Philippines, such as, but not limited to bank statement, at least 3 months or an employment certificate from the employer indicating position and salary, or certificates of stocks.- original and two (2) photocopies
  11. Fees: NOK 1350 for each applicant

Requirements for Dependent Children

  1. Application form - two (2) signed originals
  2. Passport of the dependent applicant, valid at least 1 (one) year at the time of filing - original and two (2) photocopies of the data page and latest immigration admission stamp in the Philippines
  3. Passport-size ID photos - four (4) 4.5 x 3.5 cm photos. Applicant should be in proper/decent attire, colored photograph taken not earlier than six (6) months before applying for a visa (attach to the application). Blurred, low quality or scanned photos are not accepted.
  4. Birth Certificate of the Filipino spouse in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) - original and 2 (two) photocopies
  5. Police clearance for dependent above 15 years old, in English and Apostillized by a competent authority in country of residence - original and 2 (two) photocopies (NOTE: If the document is not in English, kindly have the document translated into English and have the translation notarized, before having it authenticated.)
  6. Medical Examination Form - two (2) duly accomplished medical forms and signed by a medical doctor in country of residence.

Reminders

  1. All foreign documents must be in English authenticated by the Foreign Ministry of the issuing country. If English version cannot be obtained, have the document translated in English and notarized then authenticated by the Foreign Ministry of the issuing country.
  2. The Consular Officer reserves the right to request additional documents from the applicant.