UP Diliman

Requirements for the Issuance of a Student Visa

(To be submitted in two [2] sets: 1 original and 1 photocopy)

  1. Letter of indorsement from the college/University Registrar requesting issuance of a student visa to the applicant, and addressed to: The Director Visa Division, Office of Consular Affairs Department of Foreign Affairs
  2. Notice of Acceptance (NOA) from the college/university addressed to the student, and containing a clear impression of the college/ university’s official dry seal.
  3. Five (5) originally duly accomplished form of the 1998 revised Personal History Statement (PHS), duly accomplished and signed by the student in English and in their national alphabet, accompanied by personal seal, if any, and with original left and right thumbprints, signature and photo.
  4. Transcript of records duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in the student’s country of origin or legal residence NOTE: “Seen and Noted” stamp is not considered as a form of authentication and is thereby unacceptable as a form of credentialling.
  5. Notarized Affidavit of Support with proof of adequate financial support stating the means to cover expenses for the student’s accommodation, subsistence, school dues, and other incidental expenses, duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in the student’s country of origin or legal residence. For scholars: Certificate of Scholarship from the institution concerned
  6. Photocopy of passport data page (page containing student’s full name, date and place of birth, passport number, and photo).
  7. For students accepted in Dentistry or Medicine programs: Certified True Copy of Certificate of Eligibility for Admission (CEA) from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

In addition to the documents submitted to the DFA, the student shall submit the following requirements to the Consular Officer at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate upon notice of interview:

  1. Original Notice of Acceptance (NOA) from the college/university addressed to the student, and bearing a clear impression of the college/university’s official dry seal;
  2. Police Clearance issued by the national police authority in the student’s country of origin or legal residence, duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate;
  3. Medical Health Certificate issued by an authorized physician, and standard-size chest x-ray;
  4. for students accepted in Dentistry or Medicine programs: Certified true copy of Certificate of Eligibility for Admission (CEA) from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). *

All foreign documents that are to be submitted to the DFA must be duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in the student’s country of origin or legal residence. Only the respective liaison officers authorized by the college/ university are allowed to submit the required documents to the DFA.