Yes! I know I am quite caught up in time by blogging this up. Because as this time more of you, especially Filipinos, who included in this new immigration law of Republic of Taiwan are in knew already on how to enter Taiwan without the proper visa or the visa itself that is being labeled to your passport. Actually, not just Philippines passports are included in this kind of free-entry scheme as the neighboring Asian countries such as India, Indonesia, Myanmar Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are also partaking in it.
To have this, you’ll have to have any visas from the first world countries such like. USA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, NEW ZEALAND, CANADA, ANY SCHENGEN VISAS & AUSTRALIA and you can simply apply for the certification on this link: https://niaspeedy.immigration.gov.tw/nia_southeast/ no worries, it is totally free and you can also have it within a minute right after you signed up or filled up your details on.
Just make sure that the certification is being printed out in the A4 size bond paper and make it colored, like what you are seeing in the top photo, and you are good to go. For more details about this you can always check the Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs here: http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=6464&ctNode=868&mp=2.
UPDATE: Good news folks! starting on June this year, 2017, we Filipino and other Asian countries are allowed to enter Taiwan without the visa at all. Meaning, you dont have this ROC Travel Certification upon entering the country, Taiwan.
I know applying for a visa is quite stressing and for worse it’s nerve wrecking as the agony of waiting, as you lodged the visa application already, is really fretting. Yes! I have gone to that feeling and even experienced the most worse scenario could be which is having my application denied,that I’ll be sharing with you in the other post because that’s different story and nothing to do with my NZ application.
Anyway, the requirements for NZ visit visa is pretty easy and basic unlike with other embassies that would required you some notarization, legal letter and even unreasonable documents that you really cant produced with. Hence, applying a visa in New Zealand is way different and a way awesome, I must say, because all you have to present was your proof of funds, evidence of employment and your travel documents. Yes! those are the only I’ve submitted via my online application and they can still process my application without asking further documents to present.
After you lodgement online, I supposed you lodged it online too like I did, just wait for the consulate to open it and have it review ( probably it would take 3-10 days to process ) and once done they’ll be going to send you a letter which states that you’ll have to send over your passport to them through the VFS NEW ZEALAND APPLICATION CENTRE for visa labeling or if not, as NZ is more to eVisa these days on, they’ll probably linking up your passport unto electronic data which may transfer to their immigration for them to see that you’d still have your visa valid upon entering the country, New Zealand. And after that you can printed out your eVisa that they’ll be going to send over your NZ online visa application account. Yes! that’s how easy it was.. So, try to apply now as their visa in on eased and easily to obtained.
New Zealand is one of the best country to hang or to visit if you are really into nature and quite places, like myself. Hence, a lot of people are considering visiting the country now as it’s offer a great ambience and the scenic views of mountains and blued seas and rivers are really majestic to see that I know you dont wanna missed to see for your lifetime. So, start applying your a visa today for you to visit the country anytime soon..
By the way, this post is meant for these nationals who’re need to apply for a visa to come to New Zealand and you can check immigration.govt.nz for the list of countries that hasn’t need a visa to entry the country , New Zealand. But if you are residing in the Philippines, like myself, for example or in the same third world countries most probably you needed a visa to come to New Zealand.
New Zealand government are pretty considerable by making their visa application easy and not so time consuming like the old schooled way in applying for a visa as they’ve launched their online visa application whereat we can easily apply for a visa anytime we wanted and all you have to do is to upload documents in the pdf forms over your Realme account that you can start making here: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa. It is just simple to follow and as you have all the documents needed, most probably you can get your visa secured.
Mine actually got approved within 3 business days and I haven’t received any calls from them, to NZ Embassy Manila, just to verify things out or just to confirm on what is my intention visiting their country like most other embassies doing. And other good thing in applying for a visit visa is, for us Filipinos we really dont need to pay the visa fee, its totally free you all, as there was an agreement made by the both governments, NZ & PH, that lifted out the payment levy thingy as we’re applying for the visa. which is good, right? because we dont need to pay a hefty fees for us to acquired the visa.
For the New Zealand visit visa requirements and how to process it please do check my other post here: http://www.inexpensivejourneys.com/2017/03/13/new-zealand-visit-visa-requirements/
Firstly, my original plan was to have my very first solo trip in Beijing for the great wall of china as I was too fascinated with some ancient structures, buildings and palaces hence that pushes myself to see on how the famous boundary wall looks like, without me noticing that my father’s birthday is approaching so I have to consider it and have my plans changed for me and my parents to celebrate it together.
Canton Tower In Guangzhou, China
The next day, I immediately canceled my tickets for Beijing and have placed a new tickets for Hong Kong this time together with my parents because I was the only one who has the Chinese visa so we cant pushes the Beijing together hence the better option was Hong-Kong as we allowed to entry the country without using a visa at all.
Good thing that china peninsula is quite near to Hong-Kong county, I think it just took me 3-4 hours bus ride before I reached Guangzhou province from kowloon Hong-Kong, when I got to used my Chinese visa. Yes! in one go I can visit Hong-Kong and china at the same time and we even opted to visit Macao for a day too but we’ve caught up with time so we cant push it through..
Guangzhou is like the typical busy city though it is quite gloomy due, perhaps, of the smog that coming from their factories in Shenzhen. But overall, the city is beautiful and I got to see the canton tower as well which I think is one listed as one of the tallest tower in Asia.
Finally! I got this gut to have this travel blog of mine to be up and run over the web. Actually, I am too keen to have an travel blog like this one way back time when I’ve started blogging year 2010. But due with the lack of travel experiences and I dunno what to write about that time I am then decided to stick with lifestyle blog might most of you known about already. Anyway, as an intro let me tell you what am gonna put up this little corner here that I’ve called ” The Inexpensive Journeys” I came up with this domain name while I was thinking off on what is the best to name this blog and as I am fond with checking some seat sales from these airlines I then thought why I am not doing this by giving out tips on how people can travel frugally and cheaply, as possible they can be. Truly enough, that we can go and out to the world with the minimal budget you have. No worries, I’ll help you with to your itineraries and places to check as you read the entire writes I’ve posted here.
By the way, to those people who doesn’t know me yet, possibly all of you who just stumbled upon here right now, I am the guy who owns http://iamronel.com and http://istarblog.com and many more. And I am doing blogging for like 6 years now as I am enjoying writing though my grammar aren’t on point and still am doing it to enhance my writings. Anyway, I hope you can always check me here and read some of my travel experiences,airlines reviews, recommendations and many more.