Student Visa

A Student Visa is issued by the Embassy upon receipt of authority from the Department of Foreign Affairs.  The student applicant must apply for admission directly to the admitting school.  The admitting school refers the application to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for aproval.  If the application is approved, CHED will transmit its approval to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs who in turn sends the authority to issue visa to this Consular Office.  Please refer to the information provided by CHED (

Unless specified otherwise, student applicant shall submit in person the original and two photocopies each of the required documents:

1.  Duly accomplished application forms;

2.  Valid passport;

3.  Four recent passport photographs;

5.  Original and copy of Medical Certificate (FA Form No. 11) accomplished by a General Practitioner.  The medical certificate must also include the x-ray film, laboratory reports, etc.  The medical examination report is valid only if submitted to the quarantine officer at the port of entry in the Philippines together with the visa application, within six (6) months from the date the examination was conducted;

6.  Police clearance based on fingerprint check issued by the UK Police;

7.  Original copy of the School's Notice of Acceptance (NOA) containing a clear impression of the school's dry seal, addressed to the student;

8.  Original copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Admission (CEA) issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), if enrolled in cources or program where restrictions may exist due to shortage of facilities, as in medicine or dentistry; and 

9  A non-refundable visa fee to be paid either in cash or postal money order payable to the 'Philippine Embassy in London.'