Accreditation of Foreign Media to the Philippines

Below is the list of documentary requirements for foreign media who would like to cover events or shoot in the Philippines:

Requirements for Documentary Filming Group

  1. Apply for an entry visa at the Philippine Embassy from port of origin
  2. Letter of request stating intention to do a documentary film in the Philippines, and accreditation of the production crew. The letter should be addressed to:

    Ms. ROSALINDA G. CONI
    Officer in Charge
    International Press Center
    Presidential Communications Operations Office
    G/F National Press Club Bldg., Magallanes Drive
    Intramuros, Manila 1002

    Contact Details
    Telefax: (632) 3366-6095
    Email: intlpresscenter@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)

  3. List of TV equipment (IPC will assist in facilitating the clearance and release of their equipment from the Bureau of Customs)
  4. List of production crew members and designation
  5. Flight details and itinerary of the filming crew
  6. Synopsis/Storyline
  7. Three (3) 2x2 colored photographs with white background for each of the production crew members
  8. Photocopy of passports (pages 1 and 2)
  9. Duly accomplished IPC Accreditation Form and Bio-data/General Application Form for Special Work Permit which they have to apply at the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID). Each crew member will have to pay the amount P6,440.00 plus P60.00 for the notarization of their application. IPC can also assist the applicants if they do not have local coordinator.
  10. Upon arrival in the Philippines, the production crew has to go to the IPC Office for accreditation (the local coordinator, if there is any, can coordinate with the IPC in advance)

Requirements for News Reporters/TV Crew/Photographers

  1. Apply for an entry visa at the Philippine Embassy from port of origin
  2. Letter of endorsement from the agency that the crew represents
  3. Certification from the crew’s respective Embassy in the Philippines
  4. Three (3) 2x2 colored photographs with white background
  5. List of equipment
  6. Photocopy of passports (pages 1 and 2)
  7. Itinerary and name of contact person in the Philippines
  8. Curriculum Vitae
  9. Upon arrival in the Philippines, the crew has to go to the IPC Office for accreditation