Holders of Australian passports can stay in the Philippines for twenty-one (21) days or less without a visa. The reckoning of the 21 days begins on the day after arrival in the Philippines and this visa-free stay allows for regular tourism and business meetings. Visits exceeding 21 days will require a visa. Refer to the visa information in this website.
Former Filipino citizens visiting the Philippines (balikbayans) can stay in the country for one year without a visa. The non-Filipino spouse and children of a former Filipino can avail of a one-year stay without a visa if and only if they enter the Philippines with the latter. Philippine immigration may require proof of former Philippine citizenship (Philippine birth certificate or old Philippine passport) or relation to the former Filipino (marriage certificate for the spouse or birth certificate for the children).
Philippine dual citizens can stay in the Philippines for an indefinite period of time. If they enter the Philippines using the passport of their adopted country and are not using a Philippine passport, they must show the Identification Certificate issued to them by the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate.
Travelers and visitors who stayed in the Philippines for more than a year will be levied a Travel Tax upon their departure from the Philippines. Refer to information on the Travel Tax.