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PUBLIC ADVISORY NO.3 on COVID-19

 

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF VISA ISSUANCE AND VISA-FREE PRIVILEGES

 

The Philippine Consulate General in Houston wishes to inform the public that pursuant to a directive issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs, all visa issuances are temporarily suspended, effective immediately and until further notice.

 

All Visa-free privileges, including those pursuant to Visa Waiver Agreements, are likewise temporarily suspended.

Foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals are exempted from this temporary suspension.

 

The temporary suspension of visa issuance will deem all previously issued visas canceled, and foreigners with visas issued by Philippine Foreign Service Posts (primarily 9a Temporary Visitor/Tourist visas) will not be allowed entry into the Philippines starting 22 March 2020.

 

Visas previously issued to accredited Foreign Government and International Organization officials and their dependents will remain valid and will be honored when entering the Philippines even after said date. The same is true for previously issued visas to foreign spouses and children of Filipino nationals.

 

This temporary suspension has no impact on foreign nationals that are already in the Philippines.

 

For any inquiry on this matter, the Consulate may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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