Visa & Migration

Foreign Newsmen, Journalist and Cinema/Television Groups

Foreign newsman and journalists visiting the Philippines in pursuit of their profession are required to apply for a temporary visitor's visa. The following are additional requirements for visa application of foreign newsman, journalist, and cinema/television groups:

  1. Curriculum vitae of newsman/journalists;
  2. Shortlist of work credits;
  3. Copy of one (1) sample article written by the applicant;
  4. Background of media organization, including target market / audience, circulation, format; and
  5. Administrative arrangements for the work in the Philippines, as follows:
    1. List of members of the reportorial team, nationality and passport details;
    2. Planned itinerary and activities, with storyline for any films to be made;
    3. List of equipment to be brought by each team member , with certification from the media organization that said equipment will be re-exported at the end of the trip to the Philippines;
    4. Flight details (arrival and departure); and
    5. For each team member, one (1) photograph size 1" x 1", to be submitted to the International Press Center (IPC) for the issuance of accreditation card
Upon arrival in thePhilippines, the newsmen / Journalists will have to report to the IPC for accreditation.