July 12, 2018
Taiwan on Thursday announced its trial visa exemption for Filipinos has been extended for another year, its representative office in Manila said.
Visa-free entry for Filipinos will continue until July 31, 2019 and will be reviewed for further extension, according to a statement by the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO).
"This visa-free privilege is a reflection of Taiwan’s goodwill and friendship towards all Filipinos under the 'New Southbound Policy' which aims to build stronger bilateral relations and closer people-to-people connectivity between Taiwan and the Philippines," said Michael Peiyung Hsu, Taiwan’s Representative to the Philippines.
Manila and Taipei have no formal diplomatic ties in deference to the One-China policy. Taiwan is represented by TECO, which acts as its de-facto embassy in the country.
To qualify, a Filipino visa-free visitor must have
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, such as booking or host/sponsor’s contact information /or arrangements of tour, travel, visit, events and meeting. DMS
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