Philippines Visa Processing Time

Philippines Visa Processing Time

iVisa | Updated on Mar 02, 2020

Are you a Taiwanese resident planning a trip to the Philippines? Then you're going to need a visa. The Philippine Government released an electronic version of the standard paper visa beginning in 2017. Most of the time, they are called e-Visas, but this one is called an Electronic Travel Authorization (or eTA).


The Philippines Electronic Travel Authorization for Taiwan citizens is a special document only available to those from Taiwan. Complete the form online and we will e-mail you the travel authorization. It acts like a regular visa, so once you reach the Philippines you can show it to the officials for entry.

Philippines Visa Processing Time: FAQ

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 the Visa Checker Tool to find out more information about what is required for your travel.

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 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 are the number of entries allowed with this travel document?

Each travel document has a cap on how often the visitor can enter the destination country.

For citizens of Taiwan 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.

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.

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.

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:

  • 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.
  • Current Passport - Your passport must be valid for at least six months past the date you plan to arrive in Taiwan.
  • Payment Method - We accept credit/debit cards as well as PayPal Secure online payment.

Taiwan Residents: Get the Electronic Travel Authorization Now

It can be difficult to coordinate all of your travel plans. Luckily, many countries are starting to use the internet to simplify the process of obtaining visas and travel documentation. Whenever you are ready, start your application today and get your electronic travel authorization for the Philippines today.

Do you still have more questions? No worries! Reach out by email or talk to our support staff and we will be happy to help.

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