Cebu Languages ESL School is an Accredited provider of Special Study Permits (SSP)

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Cebu Languages ESL School is responsible for processing of Special Study Permit (SSP).

Students enrolled in our ESL courses in Cebu, must first clear Philippines Bureau of Immigration upon arrival at the airport. You will be given a 30 day tourist visa. When you arrive for your first day orientation and level testing we will ask you for your passport to begin the processing of your Special Study Permit (SSP). The SSP is only valid for the number of weeks you are enrolled and attending your classes. We are required to report your study start and finish dates to Philippine Immigration. The SSP is valid for a maximum of six months (6) of course study. Enrolled English students are required to bring 8 – 2 inch x 2 inch head photos with a white background. Students planning to study longer than six months must pay for the reprocessing of the second SSP and extensions.

This process and time table can be confusing. Never worry and let our staff explain the details as needed.

SSP & process fee cost: $ 125.00 USD (extensions are an additional cost paid by students)

Visa Extension Information and Fees

Initial Visa Extension

Tourist visa can initially (on or before the 30th day) be extended for an additional period of 29 days. The current cost of this extension is ?3,130, details are shown below. 

 29 Day extension

                      Total Cost:                                           ? 3,130.00

Further Visa Extensions

Before this period of 59 days (30 days + 29 day first extension shown above) the visa can be extended by one or two months at a time. After 59 days you will also need to apply for an Alien Certificate of Registration — Identity Card (ACR I-Card)

                                                                                  1 month                    2 months

                    Total Cost:                                             ? 7,190,.00                ? 7,690.00

After two (2) months of Extensions                      1 month                    2 months

                     Total Cost:                                            ? 2,430.00                 ? 2,930.00

After six (6) months of stay under SSP:

When you extend your SSP after 6 months of stay the extension fees increase for the 7th month and beyond.

SSP & process fee cost: $ 120.00 USD (extensions are an additional cost paid by students)

                                                                                  1 month                    2 months

                     Total Cost:                                            ? 3,840.00                 ? 4.340.00


  • Who can apply? All foreign nationals who are visa holders of Temporary Visitor’s Visa or Tourist Visa who have stayed for more than fifty-nine (59) days in the Philippines.
  • How much does it cost? USD 50.00 + PHP 500.00**Fees may change without prior notice.
  • What is the I-Card for? It is an official identification that can be used when opening a bank account or obtaining a Philippine Driver’s License.
  • EXIT CLEARANCE DOCUMENTS; If you meet the following classifications below, you will need to follow the instructions and apply for the proper exit clearance at the Bureau of Immigration office at J Center Mall, Mandaue City, Cebu Philippines. Student must make a personal appearance for exit processing. You are not allowed to wear sandals or shorts— wear close toed shoes and long pants.