Visa-Free Entry for Filipinos to Taiwan | November 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018

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.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines has the pleasure to announce hereby that starting from November 1, 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, ROC, for a duration of stay up to 14 days. 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.

Filipino visa-free visitor must meet the following requirements:

  1. 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) ;
  2. A return ticket or a ticket for the traveller’s next destination and a visa for that destination if it is required;
  3. No criminal record in Taiwan;
  4. 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.

What are the requirements and procedure in applying ROC Passport(First Timer)?

  1. Fill up the application form completely and correctly then make one photocopy. (Note: If the applicant is a minor, parents need to fill up and sign the agreement form on the surname of the minor, and affix signature at the back of the application form. Present original and photocopy of parent’s Taiwan ID, or parent’s passport and Household Registration Certificate issued within 3 months. )
  2. Birth Certificate secured from Philippine Statistics Authority (authenticated by Department of Foreign Affairs & TECO), original with one photocopy.
  3. I-CARD, ICR , or Philippines Passport, original with one photocopy.
  4. Parent’s nationality document(such as: R.O.C. passport, Taiwan ID Card, or Taiwan Household Registration Certificate ), original with one photocopy.
  5. Parent’s marriage contract secured from Philippine Statistics Authority (authenticated by Department of Foreign Affairs & TECO), Original with one photocopy.
  6. Father or mother’s latest Taiwan Household Registration Certificate (issued within 3 months) if he or she has registered with Household Registration Office.
  7. If the applicant born before marriage of the parents or less than 181 days after the marriage of the parent, then the Certificate of  Single Status of the mother secured from Philippine Statistics Authority (authenticated by Department of Foreign Affairs & TECO), original with one photocopy, is required.
  8. Pay fee (2,150 Peso) and submit two(2) identical 1.5X 2 latest colored pictures(with white background) taken within 6 months.

What is the procedure for ROC passport renewal?

  1. Fill up the application form completely and correctly then make one photocopy. (Note: If the applicant is a minor, Birth Certificate is required, also parent needs to affix signature at the back of the application form. Present original and photocopy of parent’s Taiwan ID, or parent’s passport and Household Registration Certificate issued within 3 months.)
  2. Applicant’s original Old passport with one photocopy.
  3. Residence document (such as: I-CARD, ICR,, SIRV or SRRV, Philippines Passport),original with one photocopy.
  4. Pay fee (P2,150.00) and submit two(2) Identical 1.5X 2 latest colored pictures (white background)taken within 6 months.
  5. If the applicant reaches military age but has not yet fulfilled military service,he needs to submit certificate of school enrollment and official record of entry & exit to & from Taiwan.

If I lost my passport, how could I renew my passport?

  1. Fill up the application form completely and correctly then make one photocopy. (Note: If the applicant is a minor, Birth Certificate is required, also parent needs to affix signature at the back of the application form. Present original and photocopy of parent’s Taiwan ID, or parent’s passport and Household Registration Certificate issued within 3 months.)
  2. Fill up the form of lost passport.
  3. Pay fee(P2,150.00) and submit two(2) identical 1.5X2 latest colored pictures (with white background) taken within 6 months.
  4. Report of loss of passport issued by the Police Station, original with one photocopy.
  5. Personal appearance for interview.
  6. Residence document (such as:I-CARD, ICR, SIRV or SRRV, Philippine Passport), original with one photocopy.
  7. Telex Fee: P200.00

Source: TECO Press Release

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