Excess Taiwan Visa Requirements for Filipinos

Posted on November 23, 2016 at 14:26 Big Foot

Almost a month ago I wandered through Taiwan with three good old folks from college. It would’ve been my second overseas trip this year had I been granted a Japan visa last July. Getting rejected on my very first visa application turned out traumatizing that I had to read multiple blogs and consolidate all the requirements the authors stated for this trip. My pessimism even worsened when my friends started getting Australian, US, and Schengen visas. Fortunately, in the end, I was granted with my first (of many, hopefully). Listed below are the requirements I prepared. You can only guess which ones made the cut.

All original documents have their corresponding photocopies but only that of the PSA birth certificate was received, making a total of nine requirements submitted. I may have been a bit of an overkill with the documents but screw it, I was too terrified of another rejection. After all, requirements can vary from one applicant to another and it never hurts to come with more than just your war paint.

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines
41F, Tower 1, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, 1200 Metro Manila
(02) 887-6688
Filing time: 08:45–11:45
Processing in 3 working days for the amount of 2,400 peyses (they also expedite for only a day)
Releasing time: 13:45–16:30

Updated on March 3, 2017: I have disabled commenting for this post as I have replicated it in Itinerant.


  1. gravatar.com Xian
    December 3, 2016 at 11:19

    Hello kuya!
    Thanks! This is very informative. Kailangan din pala pati Taiwan? XD
    Question, ba’t ka daw nareject nung una? Takot din ako sa rejections! OMG! XDDD

    • gravatar.com Nelson
      December 5, 2016 at 15:53

      Hi Xian,

      ‘Di nagdi-disclose ng reason ang Japanese embassy, but my hunch is inisip nila na baka mag-TNT ako given na mag-isa lang ako. They most likely found out that I’m a JLPT passer, too.

  2. gravatar.com Xian
    January 30, 2017 at 07:46

    Kuya, update na! XD
    I’ve got my own domain btw 😀

  3. Taiwan Visa Requirements for Filipinos – Itinerant
    March 3, 2017 at 12:52

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