Taiwan e-Visa for Filipinos

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 0
Taiwan e-Visa is no longer needed for Philippine passport holder staying less than 14 days starting on the 1st of November 2017 for holiday, sightseeing, and a short-visit . Yes! Filipinos can enter Taiwan less than 14 days Visa-free as long as you meet the following requirements:

1. Your passport should be at least 6 months valid.
2. You have a return ticket or ticket on your other countries destination, and a visa if needed.
3. Your proof of accommodation
4. No criminal record in Taiwan

Please visit Taiwan Cultural and Economic Office in the Philippines' website, for more details. 

However, if you are going to stay more than 14 days, you will need an appropriate visas before entering Taiwan. 

I don't have plans to stay longer in Taiwan. For my upcoming trip, my husband and I will stay 6 days. He is British citizen and he don't need a visa but I opted to get one because I'm worried that the visa-free entry for Philippine passport holder will get postponed again. I've got mine so early, too bad, I already filed and paid my eVisa application the moment they announced the visa-free entry that commence on November 1st. The perks of being OC . Nevertheless, I wanna share how I did it. 

1. Choose eVisa application here .

2. Fill-up the eVisa application form, it has 4 pages. 

3. Check all the details, proceed then tap " I agree". Then tick " Process E-Visa"

4. On the next page, you need to enter personal details then click "Confirm"

5. Pay using a Visa, MasterCard or JCB debit/credit card. Visa Fee: NTD 1600 + Service charge: NTD 32 . I've got a Php 2,846.41 deduction on my Eastwest debit card.  

This serve as your receipt

When the payment has been accepted you will receive a confirmation through email.

The processing time usually took 3 days. However,  I applied Thursday, 12th of October, half past four  in the afternoon and the result was released on the 17th of October, Tuesday, 9 in the morning. 

confirmation email

Yahoo! I was approved a Taiwan eVisa. Valid for 3 months with 30 days maximum stay. 

Taiwan eVisa

There you have it! I'm preparing for our itinerary that I would love to share here again soon. Watch out for it!

Skype Discounts

Sunday, October 08, 2017 0
Its been a while that I haven't posted here, been very busy with personal things. But now I wan't to take this time to share how I've got a discounted rate from Skype call. 

I usually subscribe to Skype call to mobiles and landlines in the United Kingdom for calling my husband who currently living in Scotland.  I was about to cancel my subscription, however Skype offered a 30% discount if I stay on my subscription, and so I've tried it . Maybe you can try it as well for you to get a discount.