Separate visas for Chinese passports—DFA


DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. CATHY MIRANDA/ FILE PHOTO

The new procedure for stamping Philippine visas on a separate visa form will apply to holders of both old and new Chinese e-passports to avoid confusion among Filipino immigration and consular officers, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

“The DFA (has) already sent a circular to our embassies and consulates worldwide to implement the new procedure on stamping Philippine visas on the visa application forms submitted by Chinese nationals who wish to visit the Philippines, effective immediately,” said DFA spokesperson and Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez.

“This new procedure will include the old Chinese passports.  It is a uniform implementation so as not to create confusion in our foreign service posts and immigration office,” he said.


The new procedure is in protest of China’s issuance of passports bearing a map of China extending its territory to disputed parts of the South China Sea, including parts being claimed by the Philippines and Vietnam.

Included in the map of China is the West Philippine Sea where the Philippines claims as part of its economic zone the Kalayaan island group within the Spratlys off Palawan and its Panatag Shoal off Zambales.

The DFA has described China’s issuance of its new passports displaying a questionable map as an “excessive declaration” of China’s maritime domain. Tarra Quismundo

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  • pinoyusa2012

    China can do what ever they want we can do want ever we want, within reason.

    I can say for the past month or so, I like what I’m hearing from the PH government. Showing some kahunas. Too much at times but atleast showing independence.

    Dumping of waste issue.
    Palestinian issue.


    I still strongly believe the Shoal incident was a disaster.

    • kanoy

       Since when does ”LIP SERVICE” =kahunas? wahhhh whineeeeee pout

    • Buknoy Bisaya

      ok, are you happy now?

  • ever green

    even if China quit it’s claim on the panatag shoal and spratlys, it doesn’t matter. This country have already been overrun by chinese anyway. most of the businesses here are owned by chinese, many key government positions are held by chinese, most filipinos have in some percentage a few drops of chinese blood. 

    parang …If you can’t drive them out, breed them out. (parang ganun ung sinabi sa palabas na braveheart ni mel gibson)

    • daniboy2012

      berde…partially true…but let me tell you ..if the carzy chineses keep doin their stupid claims…..pinoys will  go nuts and masacre all chinese in pinas. 

      • jseesus

        sige para hulugan ng atomic bomb yang pinas at mapalitan nang bagong lahi… ethnic cleansing ika nga….hahah…

      • daniboy2012

        jsus….hinde magyayari yon…baka diman lumipad kanila sumabog…eh peke!!!…’…malapit na…mapapalitan  na..magkakaalaman kung sino ang ..mga duwag at sino ang tunay na lahing madirigma…..

    • kanoy

       LOL breed them out sounds like the age old chant of the CBCP

  • lakas

    passport changes in form from time to time.

    what does it mean if China decides to put a panda there a few years down the road ?

    does it mean that China gives up the claim ?

    PH just puts China in a difficult position, she China is becoming sensitive too.

    hopefully not.

    everything is created, trouble is too.

    • SonnyCos

      ooohhhhhhh…. now I can’t stop laughing…. this guy is soooo funny…. can’t even decide if he will shut up or not… you’re making my day.

    • SonnyCos

      you’re making me ROFL! probably you miss me so much after toilet visits…

    • kanoy

       thank you for saying what i have thought about all this ridiculous childishness…the only thing this stops is…..NOTHING the only thing this accomplishes is…..NOTHING the only thing this solves is……NOTHING the only thing this means to China is……LAUGHTER ….this creates more red tape slows our slow process even slower and is a JOKE

    • John

       What a good idea, try to ask your commie government to CHANGE that map into a PANDA at least every CHINAMAN will be happy and not cause trouble with ASEAN. Do it now please!

    • Buknoy Bisaya

      you don’t own the pandas now.

      it is owned now by dreamworks animation.

  • regd

    Because we all think we’re smart, by the time we’re though fighting each other, nothing much for China to do but plant their flag. GOOD JOB PEOPLE!

  • daniboy2012

    ‘tang nang mga komunistang  intsik…sumugod na’kayoooo!!!!…para ma divide na ang china..kinakati na ang mga demonyong mga puteee!!!!..  

  • MarcialA

    during the ASEAN in Cambodia INDIA defense department try to arrange a meeting with Philippine counterpart…..and the ours ignore this.not wise move on our part…..there is saying enemy of my enemy is my friend…..china is enemy of india……now india is sending navy off coast of Vietnam to protect its oil exploration the china been harassing.we should invite india oil company in oil exploration off coast of Palawan for security and deterrence

  • John

    Please not just separate visa but put a stamp that says any PRC/CHINAman entering the Philippines must abide and agree to the laws of the Philippine territories which includes the Panatag shoal, Spratly’s and Recto Bank.

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