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.
Filipino travelers will be able to visit Taiwan with no visa required starting November 1 until July 31 next year.
“This visa-free initiative shall undergo a 9-month trial period until July 31, 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”
Visa-Free Entry for Filipinos
During the announcement of the visa-free entry, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines stated that this will be applicable for Filipinos who will visit the Republic of China for tourism, business, visiting relatives or attending events and functions for up to 14 days.
To avail the visa-free entry, here are the requirements for Filipino Travelers:
- A regular passport with remaining validity of at least 6 months from the date of entry (diplomatic and 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 required
- No criminal record in Taiwan
- Proof of accommodations (such as hotel booking) or host/sponsor’s contact information or arrangements of tour, travel, visit, events, meetings, etc.
TECO also announced that for those who are planning to stay for more than 14 days for the purpose of studying, employment, missionary, and other gainful activities, a visa is required.
Following this visa-free entry for Filipinos, Taiwan Representative to the Philippines Gary Song-Huann Lin is also urging the Philippine government to provide visa-free entries for those coming from Taiwan.
For further ROC (Taiwan) visa information, you may visit the website of TECO Philippines at http://www.roc-taiwan.org/ph.
He mentioned that these significant efforts will enhance the bilateral tourism, educational, cultural, economic, and other areas. These exchanges will also bring mutual benefits for both citizens of the Philippines and Taiwan.
These exchanges will also bring mutual benefits for both citizens of the Philippines and Taiwan.
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