ADVISORY No. 28-2021

23 December 2021


The Philippine Consulate General in New York is pleased to announce that effective 03 January 2022, all 9a (Temporary Visitor) visa applicants must submit their applications through the Online Visa Application System (OVAS) using the following link:

Once the application is submitted, the applicant shall be contacted by the Consulate’s Visa Section for the next steps, which may include submission of additional documentary requirements, the conduct of an interview, among others.

The public is reminded that currently, only foreign passport holders under the following categories may apply for a 9a (Temporary Visitor) to enter the Philippines:

  • Foreign spouses of Filipino nationals;
  • Foreign minor children and foreign children with special needs (regardless of age) of Filipino nationals; and
  • Foreign parents of minor Filipino children and foreign parents of Filipino children with special needs (regardless of age).

For inquiries, please e-mail In view of the volume of e-mails received, please allow between three to five working days for a reply.