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Any individual planning to travel to 26 Schengen countries for a maximum of 90 days (e.g. for the purpose of visit, business, tourism) requires a Schengen visa.

A Schengen country Embassy in Manila is only competent in processing visa applications for persons habitually residing in the Philippines, Micronesia (FSM), Marshall Islands, and Palau. In other words, applicants must apply in the Embassy of the country where they reside for most of the year. For example, Filipino passport holders who DO NOT live in the Philippines, Micronesia (FSM), Marshall Islands OR PalauCANNOT apply at the French Embassy in Manila.


For a visit to only one Schengen state, the visa application must be lodged at the Embassy/Consulate of that particular state. However, if the visit includes more than one destination, the application must be lodged at the Embassy/Consulate of the Member State whose territory constitutes the MAIN DESTINATION of the visit in terms of purpose (e.g. business), or length of stay.

Note: Applications may only be submitted, at the earliest, 3 months prior to the intended date of departure


Fees are non refundable and are to be settled in cash, in Philippine pesos based on the prevailing embassy exchange rate at the time of application. Applicants must bring the exact amount on the day of their interview.

  • Short Stay: €60
  • Long Stay: €99

The visa fee for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years is €35 while it is waived for children below 6 years.


  1. Signed Schengen visa application form with photo (35mm x 45mm, white background)
  2. Valid passport (3 months' validity from the end of intended stay) and photocopy of valid and former visas
  3. Cover letter explaining the purpose of your trip and proposed day-to-day itinerary
  4. Details about the trip :
    1. Proof of accommodations
      1. For tourists: hotel vouchers (for your entire stay in the Schengen area)
      2. If staying with a French resident: “Attestation d’accueil” (delivered by the City hall where
      3. the host is residing – the original must be presented) + copy of that host’s national ID or residence permit (if citizen of a country outside the EU)
    2. Round trip flight booking (please do not purchase your ticket unless your visa is granted)
    3. For family visit, proof of relationship with the host (birth certificate, marriage certificate…)
  5. Proof of employment (if any):
    1. Certificate of employment with monthly salary and leave of absence approved by employer
    2. If self employed: official business registration for current and previous year
    3. For priests, nuns and missionaries: certificate from the Apostolic Nunciature and guarantee letter from French and Filipino congregation
  6. Proof of income :
    1. Income tax return from previous year, if applicable
    2. Recent bank certification
    3. Photocopy of the last three months statement of account of the same bank account
  7. Identity / marital status :
    1. If married: photocopy of your marriage contract and birth certificate
    2. If single: photocopy of your birth certificate
    3. For minors not travelling with either parent, a copy of the DSWD permit
  8. An international travel insurance (medical expenses and repatriation) covering the entire period of the person’s intended stay and valid for all Schengen states. Minimum coverage should be EUR 30,000.
  9. Visa fee (prevailing peso equivalent of EUR 60), payable in cash