Visa & Migration

Seaman Visa

A seaman visa is issued to a person entering the Philippines in the pursuit of their profession as seaman/airmen. A seaman/airmen coming to the Philippines to join a vessel should be properly documented for entry and admission into the Philippines.

A list of all foreign nationals who are members of the crew of a foreign-registration vessel or aircraft proceeding to the Philippines must be submitted for the issuance of a crew list visa.

No seaman or airman shall enter the Philippines as a member of a crew or aircraft unless his name appears on a crew list visa, or unless he is in possession of an appropriate individual 9 c Visa.

The following requirements must be submitted when applying for this type of visa :

  • Duly accomplished visa application (F.A. Form 2) in duplicate copies. If entering the Philippines with the vessels, duly accomplished crew a list visa form (F.A. Form 61) in duplicate copies. Application forms that are incompletely filled-out will be returned to the applicant.
  • Passport (the original passport itself must be submitted) must be valid for entry into the Philippines and the country of destination for a period       of at least sixty (60) days, or must be in possession of some additional document, which is also valid.
  • Two 2" x 2" sizes photograph taken within the last six (6) months. The applicant's signature must be affixed on the front side of the picture.
  • Original airline ticket together with photocopy.
  • The applicant's personal appearance is required. The applicant may be requested to submit additional documents. Submission of documents dose not guarantee the issuance of a seaman visa. The issuance of seaman visa is subject to the evaluation of applicant's visa application by the Consulate subject to existing rules and regulations.

payment of visa fee

The visa fee for a seaman visa is NRs. 1,600.00 while the crew list visa fee of vessels is as follows:       

  • With crew members not more than forty (40) : NRs. 8,000.00
  • With forty-one (41) to one hundred (100) crew members: NRs 12,000.00
  • With one hundred one (101) to two hundred (200) crew members: NRs. 16,000.00
  • In excess of two hundred (200) crew members : NRs. 20,000.00

Processing time for visa applications takes at least three (3) days from submission of complete requirements and receipt of payment for service fees. Payment of visa fee is not guaranteed that visa will be issued /granted.