Taiwan Visa Application For Philippine Passport Holders

Taiwan is one of the countries to which Filipinos can easily access. Nowadays, there are a lot of airlines offering flights from Cebu and Manila to Taipei and I can say that if you’re just updated in all existing promo fares, it is really cheap! In fact, you can just book your roundtrip ticket for around 3,500PHP ONLY and sometimes, it's even lesser!

Early this year, there was a news stating that there will be a Visa Exemption for all Philippine passport holders who will be traveling to Taiwan on a one-year trial period starting from June 1, 2017. That was an authentic announcement and some Filipinos were already planning to visit Taiwan for vacation. But unfortunately, just this May, the Taiwanese government announced that this trial program will be further delayed for two months or more (updated: September 2017) due to technical problems.

So for the mean time, you can check below as to how to apply for a Taiwan Visa.

 

VISA FREE ENTRY

The Taiwan government has eased its visa requirements to all Philippine passport holders who are planning to travel to Taiwan. Filipinos may be eligible for visa-free entry if they met the following requirements:

1. The applicant’s passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Taiwan.
2. The applicant should have a roundtrip ticket.
3. The applicant has never been employed as a blue collar worker in Taiwan.

In addition, the applicant must possess at least one of the following documents issued by AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, KOREA, NEW ZEALAND, any of the SCHENGEN countries, the UNITED KINGDOM, or the USA:

1. Valid resident or permanent resident card.
2. Valid entry visa (can be electronic visa)
3. Resident or visa card that has expired less than 10 years prior to the date of arrival in Taiwan.

If you meet all these requirements, then you’re good to go to apply for your ROC Travel Authorization online. This is FREE OF CHARGE and will just take about 5-10 minutes of your time. When done, you can print this out to present to the immigration officer inside the airport. Just be sure to bring along all the supporting documents.

For more information about the VISA-FREE ENTRY, you can check the website HERE.

 

TOURIST VISA

You can apply for a visa through the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office in Manila with the following documents:

1. A completely filled out Online Visa Application Form.


2. Two passport size photos (1.5” x 2”) with white background which is taken within 3 months.
3. Passport that is valid for at least 6 months and old passport showing previous travels.
4. Birth Certificate issued by NSO.
5. Marriage Certificate issued by NSO (Applicable for those female and married applicant).
6. Certificate of Employment
7. Financial statements (Bank book or Bank statement)

All documents submitted should be Original with 1 photocopy.

If travelling for the purpose of BUSINESS, you also need to include the following documents:

1. Certificate of Business Name Registration and SEC Registration (If owner of the company).
2. Invitation letter from a Taiwan Company or organization.
3. Request letter from the applicant’s company.
4. Certificate of Employment (if employed in a company).

FILING TIME: Monday to Friday 8:45AM to 11:45AM.
RELEASING TIME: Monday to Friday 1:45PM to 4:45PM.

Visa Processing Fee is as follows: 

Processing Timeframe:

VISITOR VISA: 3 working days
EXPEDITE PROCESSING FOR VISITOR: 1 working day
RESIDENT VISA: 4 working days
EXPEDITE PROCESSING FOR RESIDENT: 2 working days
RESIDENT VISA FOR MISSIONARIES: 2 to 4 weeks

For more information, you can check it HERE.

 

E-VISA / ONLINE VISA

For Filipinos who are living outside Manila can now apply through online to save time, effort, and cost. They don’t need to go to Manila just to submit all the requirements. This E-Visa program is still on a trial basis which started last October 7, 2016.

Applicant should completely fill out the Visa Application Form and pay the non-refundable fee through credit card (MasterCard or Visa). When approved, the applicant will receive an email of the webpage link to download and print the E-Visa which will be presented to the Immigration officer in the airport.

The application fee for an E-Visa is 1,600NT plus the 32NT processing fee for online credit card payment so a total of 1,632NT which is around 2,610 PHP (conversion rate: 1NT=1.60PHP).

Please take note that this is only applicable for tourist who will be travelling to Taiwan for the purpose of TOURISM, BUSINESS, VISITING A RELATIVE, and ATTENDING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OR SPORTS EVENT.

For more information, you can check HERE.

If your Taiwan Visa is already approved, you can check some of our blog posts to give you an idea on where to go in Taiwan and other tips on traveling!

Enjoy and have fun! ♥

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Reginald Agsalon
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Very informative post. Will bookmark this as a guide when I decided to visit Taiwan. But I hope the free visa entry in Taiwan will be implemented soon

yamventures
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Hi Reginald! Yes, it will be implemented in two months time. Hopefully, there’s no more delay. Goodluck! 🙂

Bertahan Luxing
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My uncle just went to Taiwan and keeps telling me I have to visit! Thanks for the info.

yamventures
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Yes! Taiwan is definitely worth a visit! 🙂

One and Half backpacks
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This post is very helpful 🙂 I will definitely come back to see more of your posts 😀

yamventures
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Thank you so much for following our blog 🙂 Have a great day!

jen
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As a Filipino, this is really helpful! I still have a valid schengen visa so im excited to get to Taiwan. See our website also for if you’re interested about backpacking our beautiful country

yamventures
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You should definitely visit Taiwan and its an advantage that you already have Schengen visa, atleast Visa Free 🙂

Hira Ahmed
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Very helpful article 🙂

yamventures
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Thank you Hira. 🙂

seema
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yamventures
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Thank you Seema. Will check on this link too. 🙂

Sab
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Thanks for these useful tips! And hello, fellow Filipino travel bloggers! My co-owner of http://www.wandersluts.net is heading to Taiwan today. 🙂

yamventures
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You’re welcome Sab! You could also check some of our blogposts about Taiwan to help you create your itinerary when you’re here 🙂

Seema
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This is useful info

yamventures
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Thank you Seema 🙂

poorna
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very very useful set of instructions.

yamventures
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Thank you Poorna! Have a great day 🙂

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