The visa exemption program, which began last year, was extended and will be reviewed for further extension
Ready for some fun in Taiwan? Thanks to its new visa rules, traveling to the land of skyscrapers, festive night markets and scenic bike trails is now easier.
The visa exemption program for Philippine nationals will be extended until July 31, 2019, and will be reviewed for further extension.
As of November 1, 2017, Filipinos traveling to Taiwan don’t need to apply for a visa if their visit lasts 14 days or less, according to the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philipines, a Filipino visa-free visitor must 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 traveler’s next destination and a visa for that destination if it is required;
- No criminal records or other records of misconduct in Taiwan;
- A proof of accommodation (hotel) booking or host/sponsor’s contact information or arrangements of tour, travel, visit, events, meetings and the like.
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.
For further ROC (Taiwan) visa information, you may check the website of TECO in the Philippines.
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