LAST UPDATED: January 25, 2018
the applicant must possess at least one of the following documents issued by Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, any of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, or the United States:
Those who are qualified may secure an Authorization Certificate via the Online Application for R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate of the R.O.C. National Immigration Agency right before the flight.
If the purpose of entering Taiwan is only for a layover, this is NOT necessary if there is no need to change airports. On the other hand, if there is a need to transfer to a different airport for departure, then this certificate is absolutely required.
UPDATE: Philippine passport holders can now enter Taiwan visa-free or without this certificate. Read more here.
I would have never known such a thing if not for my experience. Indeed it is the best teacher! 😀
As Danny and I were heading back to Japan from Bali, we were advised to secure one only for me since Danny holds a Korean passport and is visa exempted. I am a Philippine passport holder. Our layover in Taiwan was about 12 hours and had to depart from a different airport. So basically, I was obliged to show them an Authorization Certificate. Big thanks to my Japan Residence card! If not for its awesome power, it could have been a mess! I was also thankful that the check-in officers were so helpful. They let us print it out in their office. I didn’t have this “you’re-so-stupid-for-not-knowing-this” feeling as they were dealing with me. They didn’t even give me that “oh-poor-stupid-thing” look. Tell you, I got that look from some Filipino China Eastern Airlines staff in the Philippines. Uggh! I was expecting the other way around since we are Filipinos. But..*sighs*
Anyway, those Indonesian China Airlines staff were respectful. Totally different from the others. The icing on the cake was when applying for the certificate online. It was only a piece of cake and free of cost.
Here’s how it looks like..
Enjoy your trip to Taiwan!
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