Philippines Electronic Travel Authorization

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New requirement to enter the Philippines: Due to COVID-19, the Government of the Philippines has introduced a new mandatory Travel Health Certificate, the e-CIF System. You can apply by clicking here.

Philippines eTA Information

The Philipppines eTA is an electronic travel authorization that permits eligible citizens to travel for short stays.

The Philippines electronic visa simplifies the process of obtaining the necessary authorization to travel to the country and eliminates the need to apply for a visa for the Philippines from an embassy or consulate.

The Philippines Electronic Travel Authorization was implemented in 2015 for Taiwanese citizens and is expected to be made available to additional countries in the coming months.

The Philippines eVisa is a multiple entry travel authorization that permits multiple entries to the Philippines during its validity, for a total stay of 30 days in the country. The eTA Philippines is valid for 1 month from the moment of approval.

Eligible citizens are able to apply through the simple Philippines eVisa application, which only takes a few minutes to complete. It is necessary to fill in the Philippines visa application form online with personal, passport, and travel information, as well as to indicate the purpose of the trip, in order to receive an approved visa for the Philippines online via email.

Those who wish to stay in the country for periods longer than that permitted with the online Philippines visa should contact their nearest Philippines Embassy or Consulate for further information.

Highlights
Multiple entry electronic travel authorization
Stay for 30 days
Valid for 1 month
What is Necessary ?

Passport with minimum 6-month validity

Current email address

Valid debit/credit card

Philippines Visa Online Requirements

In order to submit an eTA application, it is first necessary to meet the Philippines eVisa requirements for documents, which involve the applicant having a passport from an eTA-eligible country valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay in the Philippines.

Further Philippines eTA Visa Waiver Requirements involve:

  • Providing valid credit or debit card details to pay the Philippines eVisa fee
  • Having a current email address at which to receive the approved eTA.

It is also necessary for applicants to print a copy of the approved eTA in order to meet the Philippines online visa requirements. When entering and exiting the country, it will be necessary for an eTA holder to present their passport and the copy of the approved Philippines eTA at Philippines border control.

The final decision for entry with an eTA will be made by a Philippine Immigration official. It may be necessary to provide additional supporting documentation to guarantee entry.

This can include return tickets to Taiwan or to an onward destination, and proof of accommodation such as a hotel booking. Those entering Taiwan with an eTA are often asked to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover the trip.

Countries Eligible for Philippines

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Philippines

Countries Eligible for Philippines

  • Taiwan

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Philippines

Last update: 16/09/2021

Passengers arriving from the following low-risk countries can now enter the Philippines: Anguilla, Australia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Cayman Islands, Chad, China (PRC), Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, the Falkland Islands, Gabon, Grenada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Mali, Micronesia, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Poland, Saba, American Samoa, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, St. Eustatius, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and Taiwan. Former Filipino nationals who are now nationals of most other countries can also enter. All passengers must complete a Case Investigation Form (e-CIF) online before departure. Passengers traveling to Manila (MNL) must complete the “One Health Pass” form and present the QR code on arrival. Those traveling to Davao (DVO) must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR result from no more than 72 hours before departure. Passengers must install the app ‘TRAZE’ on their mobile device. Most travelers must have a reservation confirmation for at least 10 days at an approved hotel. Arrivals must quarantine at the first point of entry for 7 or 10 days. Transit through Manila is currently limited. Individuals who have been in Azerbaijan, Guadeloupe, Guam, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, St. Lucia, or Switzerland in the past 14 days are not permitted to enter until 18 September 2021 at the earliest. Visa on arrival services and visa exemptions are currently suspended. Foreign nationals can still apply for online visas.

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ASEAN visa for the Philippines

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is planning to launch a new visa for entry to all member states. The Philippines are one of the 10 ASEAN countries.

This new ASEAN visa will be available through an online application system. Visitors will be able to get an ASEAN visa for the Philippines by filling in a quick form using a computer or device.

More details on the ASEAN visa for visiting the Philippines will be available in the near future. This will include which travelers will be eligible.

It is not presently possible to submit an application for an ASEAN visa, as the system has not yet been implemented. In the meantime, visitors can apply for a Philippines eTA.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Philippines Visa FAQ

  • What is the Philippines Electronic Travel Authorization?

    The Philippines eTA is an electronic travel authorization that permits Taiwanese citizens to travel to the Philippines for short stays.

  • How much is the Philippines eTA?

    The price of the Philippines eTA is approximately US $37. The cost is the same for all eligible nationalities. The fee can be paid using a valid credit or debit card.

  • How many entries am I permitted with a Philippines eVisa?

    The Philippines eVisa is a multiple entry travel authorization that allows multiple entries to the Philippines during its validity.

  • How many days can I stay in the Philippines using an online visa?

    Holders of the Philippines online visa are able to stay in the Philippines for a total of 30 days.

  • How long is an approved Philippines eTA valid for?

    The Philippines eTA is valid for 1 month from the date of approval.

  • What is the process of applying for an eVisa for the Philippines like?

    Those eligible to apply for an eVisa for the Philippines are able to complete a simple online application, which only takes a few minutes to fill in with personal, passport, and travel information. The approved eVisa for the Philippines is sent to the applicant’s email address.

  • Do children need an eVisa for the Philippines?

    Yes, all minors from eligible countries are required to have an eVisa for the Philippines to enter the country.

    Parents or legal guardians are able to complete an application on behalf of their kids. Children over the age of 15 are able to complete their own applications.

  • What information and documents do I need to travel to the Philippines?

    In order to apply for an eTA for the Philippines, it is necessary to have the required documents, which involve having a Taiwanese passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay in the Philippines.

  • How long will it take for my Philippines visa online to be processed?

    It is expected that it will take around 2 business days for the Philippines visa online to be processed. Applicants should submit an eTA application at least a few working days before the intended entry date to the country to allow for sufficient processing time.

  • I have already visited the Philippines using my eVisa. Do I need to reapply for another eVisa to return?

    A Philippines eVisa allows multiple entries to the Philippines during its validity. Once the eVisa expires, it is necessary to apply for a new eTA to continue to travel to the Philippines.

  • When will my eTA Philippines expire?

    The eTA for the Philippines expires 30 days after the date of approval.

  • Do I need a printed copy of the Philippines online visa?

    Yes, it is necessary to print the approved online visa for the Philippines on a blank sheet of A4 paper. Each travel authorization must be printed on a separate piece of paper.

  • If my online eVisa application is denied, will I be able to apply for a Tourist Visa through a Philippines Embassy or Consulate?

    Yes, if the applicant’s eVisa application is denied, it is expected that they will either be able to submit a new eTA application online or apply for a Tourist Visa from a Philippines Embassy or Consulate.

  • I made a mistake on my Philippines eTA application form. Can I change the eVisa document?

    Applicants are advised to carefully check that all the information provided on the Philippines eTA application is correct before submitting the form, as even small mistakes are expected to result in the refusal of the eTA or result in the traveler being denied entry to the Philippines.

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