Philippines begins beta testing of e-Visa for Indian nationals

The Philippine government has begun implementing the beta testing of e-Visa for Indian nationals.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday, April 29, that an Indian businesswoman—Tarina Sardana—was the first e-visa bearer who arrived in Manila on April 13.“

Using her e-Visa, she cleared check-in and immigration at Indira Gandhi International Airport without difficulty, and arrived in Manila later the same day,” DFA said.

DFA said the implementation of beta testing of Philippine e-Visa system is a “prelude to eventual full implementation” of such a scheme.

Observations and findings will then be reported to the DFA and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for system fine tuning.

The e-Visa beta test, according to DFA, yield legitimate and valid temporary visitors visas for travel to the Philippines.

Currently, it requires applications to be processed and evaluated on-site.

“Accordingly, e-visa beta test applicants are required prior appointments to visit the embassy the access the system,” DFA said.