Special Study Permit to Philippines

This visa is issued to foreigners who intend to study in the Philippines on a short term basis or short term courses (e.g. studying a language).


  1. Notarized Letter-Request from the applicant
  2. Accomplished and Notarized General Application Form (BI Form No. MCL-07-01)
  3. Certificate of acceptance from the Bureau of Immigration accredited learning institution who accepts foreign students
  4. Clear copy of the passport’s personal page and authorized period to stay


  1. Submission of the application with the requirements
  2. Verification of travel and derogatory records, assessment of fees and issuance of Order of Payment Slip
  3. Payment to the collecting officer and issuance of Official Receipt
  4. Evaluation, updating of records and preparation of Order
  5. Approval of the Special Study Permit (SSP) by the Commissioner
  6. Issuance of  the SSP
  7. Document archiving

Form: General Application Form (BI Form No. MCL-07-01)
For further information and fees, please visit http://www.immigration.gov.ph/ or contact the Visa Section at:

Department of Foreign Affairs
2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Tel. Nos.: (632) 834-4854
     (632) 834-3707
     (632) 834-4810