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What you need to know

  • Only nationals from Taiwan can apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for the Philippines instead of a Standard Visa.

  • The Philippines eTA allows applicants multiple entries in the country and a maximum stay of 30 days.

  • You can use this eTA for tourism, business, attending a conference, or visiting a relative or friend.

  • If you want to travel to the Philippines for work or studies, you cannot apply for this eTA.

  • You need to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and with at least 1 page available for stamping to apply.

  • Upon arrival in the Philippines, you will have to present your biometric passport along with your eTA, which has to be printed.

  • Having an eTA for the Philippines does not give you an automatic right of entry to the country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry is the one who will decide if you fulfill the requirements.

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Last updated: March 2023

In 2017, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office launched a system that allows citizens from Taiwan to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization(eTA) instead of a standard paper visa. It is very simple to obtain and it can be done 100% online.

Once the application is submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive an Electronic Travel Authorization(eTA) that must be printed and shown to the immigration officers upon arrival. Yes, it’s that simple.

If you want to know how to apply easily online and from the comfort of your home, keep reading this article!

What is the eTA for the Philippines?

The eTA for the Philippines is an Electronic Travel Authorization that replaces paper visas and allows you to enter the country for tourist purposes.

With this travel document, you can enter the Philippines multiple times. That means you can go to the Philippines, then visit a different country and return to the Philippines during the permitted stay time.

The permitted stay time and validity of this eTA are 30 days.

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Who can apply for the eTA for the Philippines?

Currently, only citizens from Taiwan can apply for the eTA for the Philippines. Apparently, there will be new nationalities that will be able to apply but they are not confirmed yet.

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What can I do with the eTA for the Philippines?

With this travel authorization, you can visit the Philippines to…

  • Do tourism
  • Visit family/friends
  • Receive a health treatment
  • Do cultural activities
  • Do business activities
  • Play sports

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What can’t I do with the eTA for the Philippines?

With this travel authorization, you can’t visit the Philippines to…

  • Work as a subordinate
  • Work as a self-employed
  • Study or do a traineeship

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Benefits of getting the eTA for the Philippines with iVisa

  • Application 100% Government Compliant: Our iVisa team will review each one of the answers you give on the form and adjust them to be 100% compliant with the government requirements.

  • Simplified Form: While on the Embassy website, you will have to answer confusing and tedious questions, at iVisa, you will only have to answer a simplified form with clear questions. It will be like filling out a short survey.

  • Fill out the form at your own pace: With the iVisa platform, you can fill out the form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress, so you do not have to start from scratch, unlike the embassy website which cuts you off from their website every time you take a break.

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What documents do I need to apply for the visa?

You need the following documents to apply with us:

  • A current passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival
  • Your travel itinerary
  • Accommodation information

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How can I apply online for the eTA for the Philippines?

To obtain the eTA for the Philippines you will need to follow some simple steps. Applying online with us will take you less than 15 minutes!

  • Step 1. You have to complete our simplified application form with your personal details, drop the required documents, and travel information. Review carefully all your application information.

  • Step 2. Once you fill it in you can pay with a credit/debit card or PayPal for our services.

  • Step.3 After the payment, attach the rest of the required docs and click “Submit.”

  • Step 4. Wait for the processing time, receive your approved eTA for the Philippines and get ready to travel!

Once we finish processing your travel document we will send it to you via email. Remember to print the eTA for the Philippines and also keep it on any electronic device in case something happens at the airport.

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How much does it cost to get the eTA for the Philippines?

The government fee of the Philippines eTA for Taiwanese citizens is USD $37. We offer you 3 different prices for our services according to your time and needs and we include the government fee so you can pay all at once:

Standard Processing: USD $20.00 Rush processing: USD $40.00 Super Rush Processing: USD $60.00

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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 travelers (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.

At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://immigration.gov.ph/
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