Chinese visa for Philippine citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Philippine passport holders visiting China for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Philippine citizens to enter China for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa China e-visa for Philippine citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival China visa on arrival for Philippine citizens Not Available

China tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Philippine passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in China.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from China.

If you are looking for China visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Philippines, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of China nearest your place of residence.

  • Manila: The Embassy of China in Manila, Philippines (Working hours: Close now)
  • Laoag: The Consulate of China in Laoag, Philippines (Working hours: Close now)
  • Davao City: The Consulate General of China in Davao City, Philippines (Working hours: Close now)
  • Cebu City: The Consulate General of China in Cebu City, Philippines (Working hours: Close now)

China visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest China diplomatic mission offices to Philippines for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Philippines traveling to China from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Philippines) estimated Change (%)
2008 1,016,634 N/A
2009 1,006,667 -0.98%
2010 1,026,601 1.98%
2011 1,036,568 0.97%
2012 986,733 -4.81%
2013 996,700 1.01%
2014 967,900 -2.89%
2015 1,004,000 3.73%
2016 1,135,100 13.06%
2017 1,168,500 2.94%
2018 1,205,000 3.12%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

China & Philippines comparison

China's area is approximately 9,388,211 km2 (3,624,807 sq mi), while the area of Philippines is approximately 298,170 km2 (115,124 sq mi). This means Philippines is 31.49 times smaller than China.

As of February 2021, China's population is ~1.5 billion people - 1,396,566,554 more people than the population of Philippines.

We have highlighted China & Philippines’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

China Philippines Difference
Population (est 2021) 1,530,060,324 133,493,770 1.4 billion more people live in China than Philippines
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 276 87 China has 189 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Philippines.
Travel freedom (2021) 37 30 China passport holders can visit 7 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 344 131 Chinese hosts 213 more foreign missions than Philippines.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Philippines travel to China in one year?

The number of visitors from Philippines visiting China in 2018 was approximately 1,205,000.

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