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Admission & Requirements for Foreign Students

BASIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT :

  • Six (6) 2x2 Picture with white background and formal attire
  • Red-ribboned / Authenticated Scholastic Records
  • Notarized affidavit of support or notarized notice of grant(bank statement/s)
  • Original & Photocopy of Passport Bio-page
  • Affidavit of Guardianship (applicable to minors)

  • Latest admission with valid authorized stay;

  • Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration Identification Card or Special Study Permit and Entry Visa
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate with English translation
  • Good Moral Certificate
  • Entrance Examination
  • Online Registration
  • COLLEGE DEPARTMENT

  • Six (6) 2x2 Picture with white background and formal attire
  • Red-ribboned / Authenticated Scholastic Records
  • Notarized affidavit of support or notarized notice of grant(bank statement/s)
  • Original & Photocopy of Passport Bio-page

  • Latest admission with valid authorized stay;

  • Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration Identification Card or Special Study Permit and Entry Visa
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate with English translation
  • Good Moral Certificate
  • Entrance Examination
  • Online Registration
  • COLLEGE DEPARTMENT

  • Six (6) 2x2 Picture with white background and formal attire
  • Red-ribboned / Authenticated Scholastic Records
  • Notarized affidavit of support or notarized notice of grant(bank statement/s)
  • Original & Photocopy of Passport Bio-page

  • Latest admission with valid authorized stay;

  • Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration Identification Card or Special Study Permit and Entry Visa
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate with English translation
  • Photocopy of Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Entrance Examination
  • Online Registration
  • SPECIAL STUDY PERMIT (SSP) IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Duly accomplished CGAF
    2. Photocopy of the following;
                - Passport bio-page
                - Latest admission with valid authorized stay
                - Bureau of Quarantine Stamp
    3. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, in case of flying school.

    NOTE: A foreigner with a tourist visa who wishes to study at LCUP must apply to the Bureau of Immigration for the conversion of the tourist visa to a student visa. The foreign student will be guided and accompanied by the Liaison Officer from the Office of the Vice President for Research, Publications, and Linkages.

    YEAR/GRADE LEVEL TYPE OF VISA
    K to 12 Special Study Permit
    College Student Visa
    Graduate School Student Visa

    BUREAU OF QUARANTINE STAMP - LABORATORY:

    1. Urine (Microscopic)
    2. Stool (Ova & Parasite)
    3. Chest X-ray (Official Report & film or CD)
    4. Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR)
    5. Malarial Smear *
    6. Original Yellow Fever Vaccine **
    7. Original Polio Vaccine Certificate ***
    Other Requirements:

                1. Three (3) pieces 2 by 2 photo (White                         background; formal attire);
                2. Documentation / Processing Fee (₱ 500.00)
                3. One (1) Original and Two (2) duplicate                       copies of laboratory tests / documents



  • Other documentary requirements may be requested as needed.
  • All documents submitted must have an English translation.
  • All international student applicants must successfully complete an English Proficiency Course or submit IELTS, TOEFL, or TESOL Certification.

  • FAQs

    Q: Who is a Foreign Student?

    A: A bona fide foreign student under Sec. 9f or CA 613, is one who:

  • Is at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of enrollment
  • Has sufficient means for his/her education and support
  • Intends to take up a course of study higher than high school at a university, college or school authorized to accept foreign students
  • Q: How much is the LCUP immigration assistance fee?

    A: The university is charging Php 7,000 for every foreign student upon enrolment.

    Q: When should I renew my Student Visa/SSP?

    A: 30 days before your expiry date, contact the school representative/Liaison Officer.

    Q: I didn't get to pass any English Examinations (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or TESOL), will I still get to apply to your institution?

    A: Yes, you may apply and enroll at LCUP's English Proficiency Course.

    Q: What is the difference between Student Visa and a Special Study Permit? When is one required?

    A: A Student Visa is issued to foreign students 18 years old and above and is taking a course higher than high school. A Special Study Permit (SSP) is issued to a foreign national below the age of 18 and/or taking non-degree courses in the Philippines. SSP is a PERMIT, not a visa. It is issued under the Temporary Visitor’s Visa of a foreign national

    Q: What are the restrictions for 9F visa holders?

    A: No student shall engage in employment for hire or be engaged in any lawful occupation; No transfer within the first year of issuance of 9F visa; No transfer from one course/school to another without prior authorization from CHED.

    Q: Will I be penalized if I enroll without my student visa being processed.

    A: Yes. The foreign student may be asked to pay Php 20,000 pesos to the Bureau of Immigration Student Visa Services as penalty.

    Q: What happens if my 9F visa expires and I need to leave the Philippines and go back to my country?

    A: The foreign student must file for his/her 9F visa downgrading. For downgrading from 9F (student visa)to 9A( tourist visa), the student is given 59 days from last authorized stay.

    Q: What is visa downgrading and why am I asked by our school representative to file for that in BI?

    A: Downgrading is a procedure that authorizes the adjustment or reversion of a foreign national's immigration status to Temporary Visitor's Visa (9a).

    You can proceed to file for downgrading if you;

  • Have completed your course/program with the university
  • Have an expired 9F visa
  • Failed to satisfy grading/scholastic requirements
  • Failed to file 9F extension
  • Failed to enroll for an academic year in any accredited HEIs
  • Q: What do I need to bring to apply for my tourist visa (9a) conversion to student visa (9f)?

    A: You need to liaise with your school representative to assist you with the application to the Bureau of Immigration and submit to him/her your;

  • Joint letter request addressed to the Commissioner from the authorized representative of LCUP using the school letterhead with dry seal
  • Duly accomplished CGAF (BI Form 2014-00-003 Rev.0)
  • Photocopy of passport bio-page and latest admission with valid authorized stay
  • Notice of acceptance of the applicant bearing a clear impression of the school's official dry seal
  • Endorsement addressed to the Commissioner from the school for the conversion for the applicant's status, signed by the School's Registrar
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Admission from Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in case of Medicine/Dentistry
  • Photocopy of passport page bearing the valid Bureau of Quarantine Clearance and International Health Surveillance Stamp
  • Medical Certificate issued by the Bureau of Quarantine and International Health Surveillance or a government medical institution with competence to certify that the applicant is not afflicted with any dangerous, contagious or loathsome disease and is mentally fit
  • CHED Endorsement for transfer and shifting of course, if applicable
  • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance for a foreign student enrolling from bachelor's degree to post graduate
  • Photocopy of BI school accreditation ID of the registrar or school representative
  • Bureau of Immigration Clearance Certificate
  • Q: What is the validity of my Special Study Permit (SSP)?

    A:

  • Co-terminus with the length of the course/program
  • Not more than six months but may be extended co-terminus with the remaining period of the course (issuance of another SSP for the remaining period)
  • For Elementary & Secondary courses, the SSP shall be issued on a yearly basis
  • For foreign students below eighteen (18) years old enrolled in bachelor degree courses, SSP shall be issued on a semester or trimester basis
  • Q: When should I apply for my Special Study Permit?

    A: SSP should be filed fifteen (15) days from the date of issuance of the Certificate of Acceptance.


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