Learn More: Travel Authorization
In 2017, The Manila Economic and Cultural Office launched a system that allows citizens from Taiwan to obtain electronic visas instead of standard paper visas.The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) application process is very simple and 100% online. Once the application is submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive the Electronic Travel Authorization that must be printed and shown to the immigration officers upon arrival. Yes, it’s that simple.
The Electronic Visa system is an online method of applying for visas from anywhere in the world. Some advantages of this system to the traveler are that visas can be applied for quickly over the internet at any time, from any location and that payment is made online at the time of the application.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Philippines eTA is a travel authorization that allows citizens from Taiwan to enter the Philippines without applying for a standard visa.
We require the following to submit your application:
- A current passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival
- Your travel itinerary
- Accommodation information
The cost of a Philippines eTA for Taiwanese is 37 USD. Additionally, there is a service fee, you can see below:
- Standard Processing: USD 20.00
- Rush processing: 40.00 USD
- Super Rush Processing: USD 60.00
It depends on the method of processing time you chose. We offer three options:
- Standard Processing Time: 7 business days
- Rush Processing: 5 business days
- Super Rush Processing: 2 business days
The Philippines eTA has a validity of 30 days after entering the country.
Your travel document has to be valid for at least 6 months after your eTA expires. Also, your passport should have at least one blank page for stamping.
At this moment, only Taiwanese visitors can apply for an eTA for the Philippines.
The Philippines eTA for Taiwanese (eTA) allows holders multiple entries within a period of 30 days after the date of the first entry.
The traveler must apply for this eTA at least 2 days before the trip to The Philippines.
No. The eTA is just a landing authorization. It’s up to the country’s customs authorities to allow entry to a visitor after procedure checking upon arrival.
Upon arrival in The Philippines, you need to present your passport along with your eTA, which must be printed.
The Philippines is an archipelago in South-East Asia, and it consists of more than 7000 islands. It has one of the longest coastlines, and if you were to do the math, it would take you about 20 years to spend a day on every existing beach. Since the Philippines were colonized by the Spanish, it is now the largest catholic country in Asia. Even so, there are numerous other religions, and diversity is one of the things that make the Philippines such a fascinating country. But before you start making plans for your trip to the Philippines, you should know a thing or two; the information below should get you started.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country, the first thing you should check is its visa policy. After all, you may be required to get a visa in advance. Fortunately, the visa policy of the Philippines is quite lenient, especially when it comes to tourists. For one thing, most nationalities are exempt from getting a visa when travelling to the Philippines. Now, depending on your nationality, you are allowed to stay in the country visa-free for a period that can vary from 14 days to 59 days. If you are among the visa-exempt nationalities, all you need is a valid passport. The Philippines also issues a visa on arrival for almost all passport holders, with a few exceptions. In case you are not eligible for one, your only option is to go to the nearest Filipino embassy and submit a visa application there.
The Philippines has also adopted the electronic visa system, but only the citizens of Taiwan are eligible for an electronic authorization at this time. The document in question is valid for 30 days from the date of issue, it allows the holder to stay in the Philippines for no longer than 30 days, and it grants multiple entries. Leaving entry requirements aside, a trip to the Philippines will prove just how fascinating this country can be. The best time to visit depends on what temperatures you consider optimal. The summer months, which are March through May, are the hottest. You should avoid the rainy season, which is June through October, leaving January and February as the best months to be in the Philippines. Baguio is often referred to as the summer capital of the Philippines because it is cooler. It is located in a mountainous region.
We also recommend that you avoid taking a trip to the Philippines during the typhoon season. A typhoon can occur at any time of the year, but the most active period is considered to be June to September, with August being the most active month. Since the country is known to be the most exposed country in the world to tropical storms, typhoons are destructive and can cause a lot of damage to both properties and human lives.
There are two official languages in the Philippines: English and Filipino. So as long as you speak English, you should have no issues getting around. However, while Filipino English is based mostly on American English, there are a few terms that are specific to Filipinos. For example, a number two is a mistress, while a lowbat is a cellphone on low battery.
Moving on to more exciting things, the Philippines is guaranteed to keep you entertained while on vacation. There are plenty of interesting things to see. If you are interested in the cultural aspects of the country, know that the Philippines have several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Banaue Rice terraces in Batad are spectacularly built. The sights are stunning, and you will be able to capture some of the most incredible photos while there. You can also visit some Baroque churches like the Inmaculada Concepción in Manila, Nuestra Señora in Ilocos Sur, San Agustín in Ilocos Norte, and Santo Tomás in Iloílo. They all display impressive European Baroque architecture.
While we are on churches, you may want to check out the Basílica de San Sebastián in Quiapo. The landmark draws many tourists because it is built entirely out of steel. Not to mention that it looks very impressive.
If you are looking for something to do in the Philippines, all you need is time because you can take your pick. For one, the country consists of 7000 islands, so beaches are everywhere. As mentioned in the introduction, you would need 20 years to enjoy a day at each one. However, we can recommend a few choice beaches. One of the most popular and beautiful beaches can be found in Boracay. Words do not do it justice. People put it into songs. The blue waters and sandy beaches make this place a small piece of heaven. El Nido is similar, and so are the beaches of Puerto Galera and Pagudpud. If you are looking for something more remote, we recommend the beaches of Botolan.
Scuba diving is widely popular in the Philippines. One of the best places you can dive is the Tubbataha Reefs National Park. The coral reef and marine life are simply spectacular. You could also check out Anilao.
Filipino cuisine may not be as popular as the cuisine of its neighbors. However, there are a few things that you may be curious to try. Street food is particularly interesting. One dish is called Adidas, but don’t worry. Unlike the shoes, this dish is edible. It is called Adidas because it is made of barbecued chicken feet. You may also be interested in the Adobong Mani and the Banana Cue.
The Philippines is mostly a safe country to visit. Violent crimes are not prevalent. However, as with any other developing country, you need to use your common sense. Do not flash large bills and do not wear visible jewelry. Phone snatching is pretty common in dense urban areas. Other than that, you have nothing to worry about.
The people in the Philippines are usually incredibly friendly. Almost to a fault. As long as you are courteous, you will be treated with the utmost respect. Remember to take off your shoes if you are entering someone’s home, and refrain from looking around when you do. Using words such as ‘Salamat’, which means thank you, will leave a good impression.
Needless to say, a trip to the Philippines can be incredibly rewarding. There are so many things you can see and experience that you will want to go back a second time. The beaches are pristine, the cultural tours are educational, and the people are welcoming. You should definitely give it a try when you have the chance.
An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within a certain country. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at the ports of entry or visiting an embassy/consulate to obtain traditional paper visas. e-Visas are linked electronically to the traveler's passport.
Our service starts with information. You can use our up-to-date visa requirements tool to search if you need a travel visa. It's as simple as telling us where you are from and where you are going. Based on this information we will tell you how much the visa costs, the number of entries, the start date and give you an action step such as applying directly on our site!
It depends on the country issuing the visa. For many countries such as Australia ETA and Turkey e-Visa, the process can be done in 15 minutes through our rush service. For other countries such as the India tourist Visa, the process usually takes 24 hours. The exact time can be found on each application form. What we guarantee is that your application with iVisa will be the fastest way to apply anywhere.
The documents must be printed on a sheet of blank A4 white paper. Double-side or reduced printing will not be accepted.
We help you get your travel visa in the simplest and fastest way possible. Through easy-to-use online application forms and world-class 24/7 customer service, we make the whole visa process quick and simple! We also use best practices when it comes to protecting your data and credit card.
iVisa offers two types of Visa: Electronic visas (e-Visas) and traditional paper visas, based on your destination. In addition, we also offer the following services/documents that are required by certain countries: ETA (electronic travel authorization), Tourist Cards, Visa on Arrival pre-registration/approval form, Tourist Invitation Letters, and Embassy Registration service.
- Select the country to which you are requesting the visa
- Select the type of visa and read the instructions carefully.
- Select Apply Now
- Fill in the application form
- Pay using a Visa Card, Mastercard or other debit card.
- Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account.
- Present your printed e-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
Please note most countries offer the ability to process a travel visa without a service fee. The main reason we process thousands of travel visas per month is we save you time and frustration. Our service includes an easy to use website and application form. It is much easier to process your application with us especially for mobile users and large groups. We send all of our clients the visa days before travel. This is especially helpful for those passengers who purchase the visa months in advance. We also have a 24-hour customer service with professionals that are based in the United States and speak English. We accept multi-currencies and our website can be translated into over 20 languages. We believe our fee is worth your time and sanity but please note all governments do have their own "free" service.
If you have already applied on our site, please log in to your account and look for your order/application. An account is generated for you automatically after payment is received. Click the link in your confirmation email to set up a password or visit the log in page to set up the password and enter the account. Please note in most cases your visa will be delivered to you via email and can be found in your account after logging in.
In the rare instance where your visa application is rejected, you will receive a full refund under our 100% approval guarantee. If for any reason, you are not satisfied with our service please contact us and we will provide a refund of your service fee. If we make a mistake on your application, a 100% refund will be issued and we will process your visa again at no cost.
If we have not processed your visa, we can make changes without a problem. We do check your information for mistakes as well. If you have already processed your visa, If we have submitted your application to the appropriate government agencies, some will allow to make changes, while others do not. Please contact us immediately (preferably through chat) if you notice an error on your application.
Some countries may require proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. You can see more info here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list It's the passenger´s own responsibility to verify these regulations before traveling to the chosen country.
In order to download your invoice, please log in to your account and download it directly from there.
You may reprint the e-Visa in your email account. Alternatively, you may retrieve and reprint the e-Visa by using your iVisa account.
Yes. The iVisa system does not retain your credit card information after the transaction is processed.
All visas grant travelers the permission to travel to a country's port of entry. Whether you are granted entry or not will be at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
Our refund policy is as follows:
If your application has not been reviewed our team, nor submitted to the government for approval, you will receive a full refund of service and visa costs.
If your application has been reviewed by our team but has not yet been submitted to the government for approval, you will receive a refund of the visa cost only.
If your application has been reviewed by our team and submitted to the government for approval, no refund will be given.
When the visa has to be shipped to you, the processing times do not include this shipping time. It is from when we receive your application to obtaining the approval. Most visas (e-Visas) are sent via email upon approval so shipping times will not apply.
No, we are not affiliated with any government agencies. We are a private company that specializes in processing travel visas for travelers worldwide.
Unfortunately, we are not able to, since the government agencies do not inform us of the reason(s) behind the decisions.
If your visa is not approved, we advise that you contact the nearest embassy/consulate for more information on what your options are.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and PayPal.
All citizens from these territories applying through our website will have their application processed with the nationality/citizenship specified in their passport. As an example, a traveler from Puerto Rico will have their request processed as USA nationality. This does not apply to the travelers under the BOTC (British Overseas Territories Citizen) category according to the British Overseas Territories Act of 2002.