Non-Quota Immigrant Visa

Foreign nationals desiring to immigrate / live permanently in the Philippines can apply for an immigrant visa under the following categories under the conditions set forth in Sec.13 of Commonwealth Act No.613, as amended:

(a) The wife or the husband or the unmarried child under twenty-one. years of age of a Philippine citizen, if accompanying or following to join such citizen;

(b) A child of alien parents born during the temporary visit abroad of the mother, the mother having been previously lawfully admitted into the Philippines for permanent residence, if the child is accompanying or coming to join a parent and applies for admission within five years from the date of its birth;

(c) A child born subsequent to the issuance of the immigration visa of the accompanying parent, the visa not having expired;

(d) A woman who was a citizen of the Philippines and who lost her citizenship because of her marriage to an alien or by reason of the loss of Philippine citizenship by her husband, and her unmarried child under twenty- one years of age, if accompanying or following to join her;

(e) A person previously lawfully admitted into the Philippines for permanent residence, who is returning from a temporary visit abroad to an unrelinquished residence in the Philippines;

(f) A natural-born citizen of the Philippines, who has been naturalized in a foreign country, and is returning to the Philippines for permanent residence, including his spouse and minor unmarried children, shall be considered a non-quota immigrant for purposes of entering the Philippines.


Visa Type 13(A)
Applicability:     Alien spouse or unmarried minor child* (under 21 years old at the time of visa application) of a Philippine national.
  1.) Non-quota immigrant visa application in 2 original sets
  2.) Two pcs 2"x2" color photograph in clear white background taken within the last six months
  3.) Valid passport (with at least 1 year remaining validity) and 2 copies of data page
  4.) Proof family relations to Philippine national registered under Philippine law. (PSA-authentic Marriage Contract / Report of Marriage)
  5.) PSA-authentic birth certificate of Filipino spouse + photocopy of valid PHL passport data page

6.) Affidavit of financial capacity executed by the visa applicant with pertinent support document (i.e bank statements, proof of acquired properties, etc.) notarized by an Turkish notary public.

The notarized document should then be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, before it can be authenticated at the Philippine Embassy.


7.) Notarized letter request of Filipino spouse endorsing and supporting the non-quota immigrant visa application of his/her foreign spouse, and attesting to his/her Philippine citizenship.

If this document will come from the Philippines, it must be duly authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs. If the Filipino spouse is in Turkey, he/she can execute this affidavit at the Philippine Embassy.


8.) Police Clearance issued by the appropriate authorities in Turkey in favor of the visa applicant.

This document must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey before it can be authenticated at the Philippine Embassy.

  9.) Medical Certificate filled out by a qualified physician in Turkey who examined the visa applicant, including pertinent laboratory and x-ray results.

 *: Children born to at least one Filipino parent are citizens of the Philippines, following Art. IV, Sec.1 of the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines. Henceforth, the unmarried minor child of a Philippine national does not need a 13(A) visa.

Issuance of immigrant visa for certain nationalities need approval from authorities in Manila. Waiting time may take between three to four weeks from date of acceptance of complete application with supporting documents. (Sec.171, 2002 CVRR).


  • The Filipino spouse/parent of the visa applicant may be required to appear for interview about the immigrant visa application of the foreign spouse/minor child.
  • Foreign-sourced documents (Items 8 and 9) must undergo the authentication procedure of the Philippine Embassy/Consulate. Additional processing and charges will apply, as appropriate. The applicant will be advised what to do after evaluation and assessment of his submitted documents.
  • PSA documents can be sourced online. Please visit for more details.
  • All documents in foreign language should be submitted together with its corresponding English translation.
  • Additional documents may be required if and when deemed necessary.
  • The above requirements are subject to change without prior notice.