The Philippines: New Steps for Denied Visa Applicants

Key Points  

  • The Philippines will require that denied visa applicants submit a new application and indicate the reason for their original denial within the form  


The government of the Philippines will no longer allow for visa reconsideration to be submitted after a visa denial for both immigrant and non-immigrant visas has been made. This does not include Philippine Economic Zone Authority Visas.  

Denied applicants will now need to submit a new application that addresses the reason for the denial and pay an additional fee. Processing times will also be longer.  

If a renewal application is denied after the original visa expires, applicants must first return to 9(a) status before reapplying.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the Philippines’ website and Envoy Global’s website for the least updates and information.  


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at Corporate Immigration Partners, P.C., or another qualified professional of your choosing. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult your Envoy representative, or another qualified representative of your choosing.