Saturday, August 27, 2016

Taiwan Visa in steps 1-2-3


Admit it. Oftentimes we get worked up every time PAL or Cebu Pacific flashes promo fares on facebook or by checking your inbox. It doesn't matter if that so-called elusive visa is required. Better book without breaking your bank than miss the moment. Damn straight.

Tickets were purchased six (6) months in advance without an afterthought if visas will be granted. A key rule of thumb is to file the visa application two (2) months before your scheduled trip. Good thing,  it can be done personally. Optional visa assistance is still offered though with a fee.

Information on Visa Fees, Processing Timeframe, Filing and Releasing Time


Application Fee
Rush Handling Fee


Visitor (Single Entry)

PHP 2400

PHP 1200

Visitor (Multiple Entry)

PHP 4800

PHP 2400
Processing Timeframe
Visitor Visa : 3 Working Days
Expedite Processing: 1 Working Day
Filing and Releasing Time
Filing Time : Monday to Friday 8:45AM to 11:45 AM
Releasing Time : Monday to Friday 1: 45PM to 4:45PM

1.     This Office reserves the right to withhold the reason for the disapproval of any visa application.
2.     In case visa applications were declined after review, the FEES CHARGED ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

Step 1: Gather all the essential documents for Taiwan Tourist Visa Application.

First off, check the official website for any enforced updates done after this article was posted at:

All visa applicants are required to fill out the Visa Application Forms online which are readily available at:

Choose the orange highlighted button labeled as "General Visa Application" shown below

Complete the required fields. If Single, kindly input "N/A" under "Spouse's Full Name".

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After the submit button, an acknowledgment page will appear on your screen. Then proceed by clicking "I Agree".

Once you finalize your application, it cannot be revised. Should there be any needed alterations, you may file a new one instead, keep in mind your applicant reference number highlighted in red, for tracking purposes.

You must submit a duly signed printed copy along with the list of requirements. Make sure to paste one (1) recently taken photo with dimensions of Width: 35mm, Height: 45mm. 

List of requirements is listed below. Additional item submitted was my ITR. 

Step 2: You may proceed with filing your application directly at the Taiwan Embassy located at:

41F, Tower 1, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City 1200, Metro Manila, Philippines

Office hours for the consular affairs: Monday to Friday from 08:45 am to 11:45 am.

Tel: (63-2) 8876688

Step 3:  Bring the receipt to be presented in order to claim your passport. 

Releasing times are from Monday to Friday from 1:45 pm to 4:45 pm.

Here's mine :-)