BI IMPLEMENTS VISA-FREE SCHEME FOR INDIANS
JUNE 21, 2012
Indian nationals who are regular international travelers may now enter the country without a visa and stay here for 14 days, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said.
Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said he had issued a memorandum circular allowing Indian nationals to enter the Philippines visa-free so long as they are holders of a valid visa from the European Union (EU) or any of six other countries.
Aside from EU’s Schengen visa, David said the visa-free entry privilege may also be availed by an Indian with a visa from either the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Singapore, and United Kingdom.
“Indian nationals who avail of this scheme will be granted an initial stay of 14 days, which may be extended for an additional seven days,” the BI chief explained.
What is the procedure of extending the visa from a 14 day visa to a 21 day visa?