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    20 January 2020

    Increased fees for visa applications

    Please note: As of 02 February 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent

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    13 January 2020

    As a result of ongoing seismic activity of Taal Volcano causing flight cancellation in most of the airport terminals in Metro Manila, please anticipate delay of passport delivery to affected areas. If you want to track the status of the delivery of your passport, please call or send an e-mail to the VAC Helpline.

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    17 September 2019

    Effective 17 September 2019, Diplomatic or Official passport holder visa application will be submitted to VFS Netherlands Visa Application Centre in Makati.

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    06 October 2019

    “Please note, that the Visa Helpline number for Netherlands Visa Application Centre will change to (+632) 8528-2503 from 06 October 2019 onwards.”

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    26 August 2019

    Starting 26 August 2019, there might be a possible delay in visa processing and release of passports due the transition of visa processing of Regional Support Office in Malaysia , Netherlands Embassy in Manila and VFS Global.

    Applicants are strongly advised to make an appointment well in advance of the travel date so that their application is submitted at VFS at least 3 to 4 weeks before the travel date.

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    09 April 2017

    Other Categories Announcement

    Aside from Seafarer and Business (Orange Carpet) the following categories will now be submitted at VFS office:

    • Tourist
    • Visiting family and friends
    • Business Non-Orange Carpet
    • Airport Transit
    • Dutch Caribbean
    • Diplomatic and Official travel

    You may book your appointment by clicking here.

    For clarification, kindly send us an email to or call us at +63 2 528 2503.

    No Pre-Payment Requirement

    • Effective 02 May 2017, applicants may book an appointment online without paying for the service fee first. A service fee of Php 901 shall be paid in cash at VFS office on your appointment date.
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    31 October 2014

    31 October 2014:


    On this link you will find the COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 3.9.2014 establishing the list of supporting documents to be presented by visa applicants in the Philippines.

    According to Regulation (EC) No 810/2009, visa applicants are required to present documents indicating among other things the purpose of their journey and the fact that they fulfil the entry conditions as set out in Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council . In order to ensure harmonised application of the common visa policy, Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 established that within local Schengen cooperation the need to complete and harmonise the lists of supporting documents should be assessed in each jurisdiction in order to take account of local circumstances.

    The local Schengen cooperation in the Philippines have confirmed the need to harmonise the list of supporting documents and have accordingly drawn up these lists.

    In individual cases it is still possible for consulates to waive the requirement to submit one or more of the listed supporting documents in the case of applicants known to them for their integrity and reliability in accordance with Article 14(6) of Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 or, in justified cases, during the examination of an application, to request additional documents, in accordance with Article 21(8) of Regulation (EC) No 810/2009.

    For specific requirements per visa category see under visa types, choose category and click documents required.

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    13 November 2013

    13 November 2013:

    Starting 14 November 2013, all applicants are required to appear in person when applying for a Schengen and Dutch visa. VFS will collect the biometric information such as photo and fingerprints on the scheduled appointment.

    VFS is pleased to announce the commencement of the call center and appointment booking system on 28 October 2013. You may book your appointments by calling us at +63 2 528 2503 or by emailing us at

    Note that whilst we commence this function of the visa application center, the appointments available will start from 04 November 2013 onwards.