Great news Philippine passport holders! You can now enter and visit Taiwan VISA-FREE!
Yes, you read it right. Filipinos will be granted visa-free entry to Taiwan starting November 1, 2017.
In a press release issued by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines on 16 Oct 2017, Philippine nationals who intend to visit the ROC (Taiwan) for the purpose of tourism, business, visiting relatives, attending functions or events can enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan for a duration of stay up to 14 days starting 1 Nov 2017.
This visa-free initiative shall undergo a 9-month trial period until 31 July 2018 as part of Taiwan’s goodwill and efforts of the “New Southbound Policy” to build closer people-to-people exchange of visits and an economic community between Taiwan and the Philippines.
Taiwan Visa-Free for Filipinos starting November 1, 2017
If you’re a Philippine passport holder, you may enter Taiwan VISA-FREE starting November 1, 2017 for visits no longer than 14 days, provided that you meet the following requirements.
- 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) ;
- A return ticket or a ticket for the traveller’s next destination and a visa for that destination if it is required;
- No criminal record in Taiwan;
- A proof of accommodation (hotel) booking or host/sponsor’s contact information /or arrangements of tour, travel, visit, events and meeting etc.
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.
Perfect time to book that flight to Taiwan now! This year’s the best time! Take advantage of the 9-month period TAIWAN VISA-FREE for FILIPINOS!