One thing you need to keep in mind; that if you are a Filipino, your passport is valid for only five years, while the tourist visa of the United States of America is valid for ten whole years, with a multiple entry option. Which mean that as you renew your Philippines passport, you need to get the old one with you as you travel (the old passport with the valid USA visa printed on it). Another point to keep in mind, during the ten years during which your USA tourist visa is valid, the maximum period for which you are allowed to be in the United states is six months. Since the visa is a multiple entry tourist visa, if you plan on staying for over six months in the United States, you will have to travel back to your home country in between, in order not to break the regulations and conditions of your issued tourist visa.
Now, here is a riddle, how many countries or territories can you visit with the use of a valid USA tourist visa on your originally Philippines passport? The answer is: more than you could have ever guessed.
The countries you can visit are divided into two visa types. One category includes visa-free countries, which means you just enter the country by simply passing the immigration section at the airport upon your arrival. Your passport is only stamped with an entry stamp, and you get an exit stamp on it on your way out, you do not pay anything. The other category includes visa-on-arrival countries or territories. This means that you do not have to apply for the tourist visa of those countries before visiting, but once you are there, you probably pay a small amount of money, for which you get a tourist visa allowing you to stay in that country for a certain amount of time.
Here is where you can go with a USA tourist visa on your passport.
As of the middle of 2016, all foreigners, of any nationality, visiting Mexico do not have to apply a Mexican tourist visa, on one condition. They must hold a valid Visa or Residency of either of the USA, Canada, Japan, UK, or European Union Area. Tourists are allowed to stay in Mexico for up to 6 months (180 days) while transit visitors can only stay for up to 1 month (30 days).
You only need an e-visa that will cost you about $20, and gives you 30 days to spend in Turkey.
A visa-free country if you have the US tourist visa, and you are allowed to stay for a maximum of 90 days in Georgia.
With your USA tourist visa, you are allowed to enter both Mexico and USA freely, and then off to Cuba for maximum 30 days.
You are only allowed 24 hours here if you are on a cruise. If you want to stay longer, you need to apply for a visa, or have a US or Canadian residency.
You do not need a visa other than your US one, but you do need a tourist card, for which you can apply online, and would only cost you about $10 upon your arrival.
Your USA tourist visa must have a validity of at least 45 days to exceed the day of departure from Bermuda.
More Destinations in the Caribbean:
- Puerto Rico
- Turks & Caicos
- Us Virgin Island
In the following countries in Central America, you have the option to opt for visa on arrival, which grants you 90 days stay. The only requirement is proof of travel. Which is a proof that you will be leaving the country within the granted 90 days.
- El Salvador
Filipinos do not need visa to enter Costa Rica anyway, however, having it close to the USA should encourage you to pay a visit.
Both these two countries let you enter with your USA tourist visa, however, not many airlines fly to these 2 destinations, so if there are any stops on the way within Europe, you might need to apply for a Schengen Visa.
- Albania (Eastern Europe)
- Montenegro (Eastern Europe)
Here are some of the best destinations in South America, and the best part is that they are completely visa-free!
Taiwan is visa free for 30 days, however one thing is required. That is a Travel Authorization Certificate to be issued for you before entering.
More Great News!
By September of this year (2017), Filipinos should be able to visit Taiwan, visa – free (yes, even without a US tourist visa).
Territories to enter in Oceania
- Northern Mariana Islands
- American Samoa
You are always advised to coordinate with the embassy of the country you wish to visit first before making any definitive plans.