Are you a citizen of Taiwan going to the Philippines? Then you will need to get a visa. Beginning in 2017, the government of the Philippines released an electronic version of the standard paper visa. Most of the time, they are called e-Visas, but this specific one is called an Electronic Travel Authorization (or eTA).
The Philippines Electronic Travel Authorization for Taiwanese citizens is a special document only available to those from Taiwan. Fill out the form online, and we will send you the travel authorization electronically via email. It works like a regular visa, so you can show it to officials once you enter the Philippines.
Electronic Travel Authorization for the Philippines: Questions and Answers
NOTE: Taiwan is the only country as of February 2020 that is allowed to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization. All other nationalities who need a visa will have to get a standard paper visa for the moment. Check our Visa Checker Tool to find out more information about what is required for your travel.
What is the processing time for the Philippines electronic travel authorization?
During the application process for the Philippines electronic travel authorization, you will need to select a processing speed. We have three speeds to choose from:
- Standard - It will take up to 7 days to get your eTA.
- Rush - It will take up to 5 days to get your eTA.
- Super Rush - It will take up to 2 days to get your eTA.
What is the cost to obtain an electronic travel authorization for the Philippines?
You will have to pay the standard document fee and possibly an associated processing fee based on which processing speed you choose at checkout.
- Standard: USD 57.00
- Rush : USD 77.00
- Super Rush: USD 97.00
What are the number of entries allowed with this travel document?
There are different limits on how many times you can enter the country with each visa.
For Taiwan citizens holding the Philippines Electronic Travel Authorization, you will have Multiple Entry.
Will I be guaranteed entry if I get an eTA?
Not necessarily. Final permission is given by officials once you arrive in the Philippines.
How long can I stay in the Philippines with an electronic travel authorization?
The maximum amount of days that you are allowed to stay with an eTA is 30 days in Total.
When does the electronic travel authorization expire?
Your electronic travel authorization is only valid for 30 days after issued so be sure to plan your trip accordingly.
What type of documentation do you need from me for the online application?
When applying for the Philippines electronic travel authorization, you will need to supply the following information:
- Current Passport - Your passport must be valid for at least six months past the date you plan to arrive in Taiwan.
- Travel Itinerary - Customs officials in the Philippines want to see that you plan to exit the country at some point before your travel authorization expires.
- Accommodation Information - Where are you lodging during your trip? Be able to show receipts or reservations.
- Payment Method - We accept credit/debit cards as well as PayPal Secure online payment.
Taiwan Residents: Get the Electronic Travel Authorization Now
Arranging all of your travel plans can be overwhelming. Luckily, many countries are starting to use the internet to simplify the visa and travel document process. Whenever you are ready, start your application today and get your electronic travel authorization for the Philippines shortly.
Do you still have more questions? No worries! Reach out to our support staff through email or chat, and we will be happy to help you.