Philippine passport holders are now eligible for visa-exempt entry to Taiwan for stays of up to fourteen (14) days. The visa-free program is in effect from September 29, 2022 till July 31, 2023.
To travel visa-free, make sure to meet the following conditions:
- Your passport is valid for at least six months starting from the date of arrival in Taiwan.
- You have an onward/return air/ferry ticket and a visa for that destination (if required).
- You have proof of accommodation (or host/sponsor’s contact information or arrangements of tour, travel, visit, events and meeting etc.) in Taiwan.
- You completed an arrival card (this is obtained from the airlines or cruise ship company)
Is it possible to be denied entry to Taiwan?
The visa-free program does not guarantee entry to Taiwan. The Taiwan Bureau of Immigration reserves the right to authorize or deny admission to Taiwan. If you have a criminal record, have overstayed in Taiwan on a previous trip, or cannot prove sufficient funds to support yourself while in Taiwan, yes you may be denied entry.
If you are staying for more than 14 days and you need an E-VISA:
You can apply for an e-visa online. You don’t have to physically go to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines anymore. It costs TWD 1,632 to apply for an e-visa and it takes three (3) working days to process.
If approved, e-visas are valid for three (3) months from the date of issue and allow you a stay of up to thirty (30) days. This new e-visa policy will be on a trial basis for one (1) year. You can check this link for frequently asked questions about the Taiwan e-visa.