SIRV/Foreign Nationals now required to file Travel Pass early prior to foreign travel

Holders of Special Investor’s Resident Visa (SIRV) and Employment of Foreign Nationals under 47(a)(2) visa issued by the Board of Investments (BOI) are now required to file an application for Travel Pass at least five working days prior to any planned travel outside the Philippines.

The BOI issued the notice in view of the IATF for the Management of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases Resolution No. 99-A dated 11 February 2021, instructing all departing foreign nationals who were issued visas under the Philippine Immigration Act have to secure a Travel Pass from their issuing agencies.

For returning visa holders (coming from abroad), the BOI clarified that within three days of arrival in the country, they have to email copies of his/her passport bio-page, visa sticker and latest Philippine Immigration arrival stamp to

This notice is effective on March 1, 2021.

The Travel Pass application form may be secured from the Incentives Administration Service of the Agency or download them here: