Taiwan is officially visa-free entry for Filipinos effective November 1, 2017.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) announced the initiative October 16. The trial program is a 14-day visa-free stay privilege for Filipinos who will visit Taiwan for the purpose of tourism, business, visiting relatives, and attending functions or events. Filipinos can enjoy this visa-free travel to Taiwan until July 31, 2018.
The following are the requirements that must be meet to become eligible for this visa-free visit:
- 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 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.
“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,” TECO clarifies.
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