INZ Manila endeavours to process all applications as fast as possible obviously. The speed of processing is largely dependent upon applicants preparing their visa applications completely, as per the prescribed and relevant checklists. Depending upon the time of year you apply, ie peak or off peak season, may also affect the speed of visa processing.
We aim to process visa applications within the following timeframes:
See our peak/off peak processing timeliness averages for each month of the year for visitor, work, and student visas.
If the processing of your visitor visa application will take longer than the above timeframes, we will advise you within 10 working days of the estimated new processing time.
The tables below shows the percentage of applications processed in the branch within 10 and 15 days for the last three months.
In some cases, where more information is needed to support an application, for example a labour market check or a medical referral, applications can take longer. Other than the table above, we are unable to predict how long each individual application is likely to take, but we are committed to delivering the fastest possible service and we will keep in touch with you throughout the process of your application.
Once we receive your application, you will receive an automated email notification within one to two days confirming that we have received your application for processing. The automated email will indicate your client number, application number and the processing time applicable for your application.
It is important that you provide us with as much time to process your application as possible and we stress that you should not make irreversible travel plans before having your visa issued. Any bookings made or paid for are the responsibility solely of the visa applicant and will not influence the speed nor assessment outcome of an application.