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The Philippine Government, through the Bureau of Immigration (BI) requires all foreign tourists who wish to enroll in a non-degree course for less than one (1) year (which include short English courses) to secure a Special Study Permit (SSP) upon arrival in the Philippines.
The Special Study Permit (SSP) is issued by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration for foreigners who wish to take any short-term study in the country. This permit is only issued in the Philippines. Qualified foreigners who plan to enroll in non-degree courses, including English, that last for less than one (1) year may first apply for tourist visas at the Philippine Embassy but should get the SSP upon arrival in the Philippines.
Foreign nationals who wish to secure special study permits can go to the Bureau of Immigration Main Office or any of their branch offices around the country.
Fill up the required forms. You may also download them at the Bureau of Immigration’s official website: