VISA-FREE Entry to Taiwan for Filipinos has been EXTENDED (Requirements for Visa-Free Entry to Taiwan)

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UPDATE: In a news article from ABS-CBN News, it reported that "Taiwan extends visa-free entry for Philippines, Thailand, Brunei" until July 31, 2019! This is good new for Filipinos wanting to visit Taiwan!


What are the requirements for visa-free entry to Taiwan for Filipinos?

Requirements for Visa-Free Entry to Visit Taiwan for Filipinos

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines recently announced that Filipinos will be granted visa-free entry to the Republic of China (Taiwan, ROC) for holiday, sightseeing and a short-visit not exceeding 14 days as from November 1, 2017 on a trial basis, until July 31, 2018.

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A Filipino visa-free visitor must meet the following requirements:

  1. An ordinary/regular passport with remaining validity of at least six months from the date of entry (Diplomatic & official passport holders are not eligible for visa-free treatment);
  2. A return ticket or a ticket for the traveller's next destination and a visa for that destination if it is required;
  3. No criminal record in Taiwan;
  4. A proof of accommodation (hotel) booking or host/sponsor’s contact information /or arrangements of tour, travel, visit, events and meeting etc.

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However, those who intend to stay in Taiwan for more than 14 days or for the purpose of study, work, missionary, employment and other gainful activities are still required to obtain appropriate visas before entering Taiwan.

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Please note that starting November 1, 2017, “Travel Authorization Certificate” (TAC) for qualified visa-free travellers and the e-visa (online visa) will be suspended upon the implementation of the visa-free treatment. Passengers who enter Taiwan before Nov. 1 with valid TACs may continue to stay for up to 30 days. But for passengers who do not enter Taiwan before Nov. 1, their TACs will be no longer valid even within its validity. All approved e-visas before Nov. 1 (including the date) will still be valid to enter Taiwan with duration of stay up to 30 days. Those who have already obtained long-term & multiple Taiwan visas which have been stamped on their passports can still use their visas to enter the ROC (Taiwan).

Source: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines Website


This article was first published on October 16, 2017. Updated on June 28, 2018.

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For more information, you may contact:

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines

  • ADDRESS: 41F, Tower 1, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1200, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • TEL: (63-2) 887-6688
  • FAX: (63-2) 887-7679
  • WEBSITE: www.roc-taiwan.org/ph_en




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Anonymous said...

Do we need to submit this requirements sa embassy prior to departure? or doon na sa immigration i present?

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