Taiwan is Visa Free for Philippine Passport holders until July 31, 2020

Taiwan visa free privilege for Philippines passport holders is extended until July 31, 2020. Filipino citizens can stay in Taiwan for 14 days without the need for a visa according to the website of  Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines.

All Filipinos including former OFWs who work in Taiwan can enter the said country for the purpose of tourism, visiting relatives, attending functions, events, business, and transit without the need to secure a visa or E-visa.

taiwan visa free philippinesThis is the same privileged that Pinoys are enjoying when they visit Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and other ASEAN countries.

Taiwan’s visa-free initiative, however, is on a 9-month trial period from November 2017 to July 31, 2018. The 14 days stay duration is not extendable, visitors need to leave Taiwan before the end of the said duration.

Those who are plan to stay longer than 14 days for the purpose of other activities such as study, employment, need to secure the appropriate visa in TECO in the Philippines before traveling to Taiwan.

Taiwan is also visa free for Brunei and Thailand passport holders effective until July 31, 2019. Afterward, the program will be reviewed for possible continuation.

Filipinos can Enjoy Visa Free travel to Taiwan if they have these 4 Requirements

  • Regular / ordinary passport with remaining validity of at least six months from the entry date to Taiwan
  • Return air ticket to the Philippines, ticket and visa (if required) to the next destination
  • Proof of accommodation such as Hotel bookings, sponsors / host contact details, tour arrangements, functions / events details
  • Properly filled up ‘Arrival Card’ which is given by airline and cruise ship crew

There are instances where Filipinos are denied of entry in Taiwan, that is when they have bad records or previously overstayed in the latter. Also, when they are not able to demonstrate that they have enough funds to support themselves while in Taiwan.

Update for 2019

taiwan visa free for filipinosThe government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) made an announcement on July 2, 2019 that they will extend the visa-free entry privilege for Philippine passport holders for another year from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020.

Update for 2018

taiwan philippine passport holders visa free

source: www.roc-taiwan.org/ph_en/post/3616.html

ROC (Taiwan) has announced on their Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines official website (TECO) that the country will be extending the visa-free (visa exemption) program for Philippine Passport Holders until July 31, 2019.

Airline Companies that have flights going to Taiwan

There are 5 airline companies that have direct flights to Taipei, Taiwan daily from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila. The flight time is only 2 hours and 10 minutes.

There are 8 plus flights per day going to Taipei. The airline companies that have direct flights are:

  • EVA Air
  • Philippine Airlines
  • China Airlines
  • Philippine AirAsia
  • Cebu Pacific

On average, the airfare cost per adult on a return flight would be around Php6,000. To know the updated airfare return ticket price and schedule, travelers should visit the respective websites of airline companies.

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5 comments… add one
  • ghe

    I booked a flight going to Taiwan on December 2019. But the assurance of extending the free visa is not sure. Just in case the free visa is until July 2019 only.. What should I do to acquire visa?

    • Matt

      In my opinion the best way is to wait after July 2019 to know if Taiwan will extend again the visa free entry for Filipinos for another year. If not, then you should apply for a visa at roc-taiwan.org website.

  • Leen

    I want to ask, I will Travel to Taiwan on July 27 until aug. 6..can still avail the free visa?

  • Jhei


    Since visa free was extended until July2020, and it has been said that there would be an additional requirements for Filipinos. To provide sufficient travel funds. Like how this can be shown? Thank you

    • Matt

      HI Jhei,

      As far as I know, proof of travel funds is not required. What you need to show is your return ticket and proof of accommodation.

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