Qualified Filipinos allowed to visit Taiwan visa-free
Effective September 1, 2016, qualified Philippine passport holders may now visit Taiwan for up to 30 days without a visa, according to an update from Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines.
Filipinos who have either a residence/permanent residence card, valid visa, or an expired residence card or visa that is less than 10 years old, issued by the following countries, Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, any of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, or the United States, may enter Taiwan visa-free.
Other requirements include return tickets and the visitor must have not been employed as a blue-collar worker in Taiwan previously. The Travel Authorization Certificate can be applied for online, the TECO said.
“The adjustments come following the consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Immigration Agency, and the Tourism Bureau which aims to furthering the interactions with the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations,” a TECO press release last September stated.