The visa-free privilege was approved by Taiwan Premier Lai Ching-te last month
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.
By November 1, 2017, Filipinos traveling to Taiwan will no longer need to apply for a visa if their visit lasts 14 days or less, according to the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Currently, Filipinos traveling to Taiwan need to apply for an e-visa. The visa-free privilege, which will be implemented on a trial basis for nine months until July 2018, aims to promote “people-to-people, tourism and commercial exchanges between Taiwan and the Philippines”.
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 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.
For further ROC (Taiwan) visa information, you may check the website of TECO in the Philippines.
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