About Taiwan

Visa Application

General Visa application can be processed at the overseas diplomatic offices abroad, please check website for location:
http://www.boca.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=801&CtUnit=72&BaseDSD=18&mp=2

 

International travelers entering into Taiwan for a temporary stay may be eligible for visa exemption or are eligible for e-Visas. Please check below for eligibility and proceed with the procedure accordingly.

1. Countries/Regions Eligible for Visa-Exempt Entry

Note: Nationals from the above mentioned countries are permitted to stay for a duration of up to 90 days, except for Malaysia and Singapore whom can stay up to 30 days.

Region

Country

Asia

East Asia

Japan

Republic of Korea

Southeast Asia

Malaysia

Singapore

West Asia       

Cyprus

Israel

Americas

North America

Canada

U.S.A.

South America

Chile

(exclude diplomatic passport and official passport)

Europe

East Europe

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Hungary

Poland

Romania

Slovakia

West Europe

Austria

Belgium

France

Germany

Ireland

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Monaco

Netherlands

Switzerland

United Kingdom

North Europe

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

Iceland

Latvia

Lithuania

Norway

Sweden

South Europe

Andorra

Croatia

Greece

Italy

Malta

Portugal

Republic of San Marino

Slovenia

Spain

Vatican City State

Oceania

Australia

New Zealand


2. Countries/Regions Eligible for Authorization Certificate

Certificate can be completed at the website for “Advance Online Registration System for the Visitors of national from Five Southeast Asian Countries to Taiwan,” . Upon completion, print out the certificate to enter into Taiwan for immigration inspection.

Region

Country

Asia

Southeast Asia

Cambodia

India

Indonesia

Lao

Myanmar

Philippines

Thailand

Vietnam

National as above who also possess a valid visa or permanent resident certificate issued by U.S.A., Canada, Japan, U.K., Schengen Convention countries, Australia or New Zealand, are eligible for visa exemption and should apply for an “Authorization Certificate.”


3. Countries/Regions Eligible for eVisas

A.           International travelers who have been invited to attend international conferences, sports events, trade fairs, or other activities in Taiwan are eligible for eVisas.

B.           Nationals from the following 27 countries who meet the requirements are eligible for eVisas:

Region

Country

Africa

Burkina Faso*

Democratic Republic ofSao Tome and Principe*

Swaziland

Asia

Southeast Asia

Brunei

Americas

Central America / Caribbean

Belize*

Dominican Republic

El Salvador*

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Nicaragua*

The Republic of Panama*

Saint Lucia*

Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines*

Saint Christopher and Nevis

South America

Columbia*

Ecuador

Paraguay

Peru*

Europe

East Europe

Turkey*

South Europe

Macedonia

Oceania

Kiribati

Marshall Islands*

Nauru

Australia

Solomon Islands*

Tuvalu

Note:

A.           The validity of an eVisa is 3-months starting from the issued date. The maximum duration of stay in Taiwan is 30 days.

B.           Application fee (NT$1,632, estimated US$50.00) is non-refundable. However, countries listed in the above chart marked with * and nationals of Chile, Malawi, South Africa are exempt from application fee.

C.           Application can be completed athttps://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw/BOCA_EVISA/. Upon completion, print out the eVisa to enter into Taiwan for immigration inspection.


4. Other Countries

Region

Country

Application Information

Asia

China

Please refer to the National Immigration Agency website for further information, www.immigration.gov.tw.

Hong Kong

A.           Travelers with Hong Kong and Macao Residency can enter either apply for Entry Permit in advance or Landing visa after landing in Taiwan.

B.           The validity of the Entry Permit is 3-months starting from the issued date. The permit allows for One entry with a maximum duration of stay in Taiwan for 30 days.Online application for Entry Permit:https://niioa.immigration.gov.tw/NIA_OnlineApply_inter/visafreeApply/visafreeApplyForm.action.

C.           Upon completion, print out the permit to enter into Taiwan for immigration inspection.

D.          Landing Visa: apply at the airport when entering into Taiwan. Requirements and fees can refer to website:http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1446&ctNode=779&mp=2

E.           Further information can be found at the National Immigration Agency website:https://www.immigration.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=2

F.            Online application for Entry Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents:https://niioa.immigration.gov.tw/NIA_OnlineApply_inter/visafreeApply/visafreeApplyForm.action

Macao

 

Requirements for Visa-exempt entry

Requirements for Visa-exempt entry

A passport with remaining validity of at least six months as of the date of entry

A.           Visa-exempt entry only applies to foreign visitors holding formal passports (i.e., ordinary, official/service and diplomatic passports). Those holding emergency, temporary, or other informal passports or travel documents are ineligible, with the exception of those holding a Brunei Certificate of Identity.

B.           Holders of Belizean, Saint Christopher and Nevis, and Saint Lucian Passports with place of birth recorded on the passport data page as : Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, the People's Republic of China, Syria and Yemen are not ineligible for the visa exemption. Holders of Honduran passport with "place of birth" recorded on the passport data page as the People's Republic of China are also ineligible for the visa exemption.

C.           US and Japan nationals who possess a, including emergency passports, valid for the intended period of stay are eligible for visa-exempt entry.

D.          Holder of emergency or temporary passport (except those from the United States US) should apply for a visa at an ROC overseas mission, or a landing visa after arriving in the ROC.

A confirmed return air/sea ticket or air/sea ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure flight.

Not determined by immigration officers at ports of entry in the ROC to be otherwise ineligible.

Holders of Brunei, Philippine sand Thailand passports must have: A proof of accommodation (hotel) booking, host / sponsor's contact information and sufficient travel funds.

Remarks

Those who have entered Taiwan visa-free for purposes that do not require a permit—such as engaging in tourism, visiting friends or relatives, attending social events, conducting business, attending exhibitions, and engaging in fact-finding missions or international exchanges—who then intend to engage in activities that, according to the laws and regulations of relevant agencies, do require a permit must still obtain such a permit. Those who intend to enter Taiwan for purposes that require qualifications, such as religious work, must obtain a visa from an ROC overseas mission before entering Taiwan.

According to Article 14 of the Regulations for Exit of Draftees, a draftee who has maintained his household registration in Taiwan must enter into and depart from Taiwan with his ROC passport; a person who is subject to conscription and enters into Taiwan with a foreign passport will be restricted from departing Taiwan.

Before arriving in Taiwan, please complete an online immigration arrival card on the website of the National Immigration Agency.

 

All above information is from the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). For more information of the "Regulation of Visa-Exempt Entry and Landing Visas for Foreigners", please check the website in English or  Chinese

 

Location
Taiwan lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from China - an island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, making it the perfect travel destination. Taipei is Taiwan's largest city as well as its economic, political, and cultural center. It is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis with a lively and diversified face, filled with exuberance.

Time zone
Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Dialing Code
International Regional Code: +886 2 (Taipei)

Currency 
Taiwan’s currency is the New Taiwan dollar (NTD). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at hotels, airports and banks. Major credit cards (Visa, Master, JCB, AMEX) are widely accepted, and traveler’s checks may be accepted by tourist-oriented shops and at most international tourist hotels and banks. 

Electric current 
Voltage of the alternating current comprises 110V with 60 Hz frequency.


Climate
At the time of the Conference, Taipei's average temperature is a comfortable 22°C (72 °F), ranging from a low of 18°C (64°F) to a high of 25°C (77°F)

Tipping
Tipping generally isn’t very common in Taiwan, although it is appreciated. Most restaurants add a 10% service charge.

Water
Drinking water served at hotels and restaurants is distilled or boiled. Tap water is suggested to be boiled before drinking.

Travel in Taiwan
In spite of being a small island, Taiwan has a special geologic structure that has created an endless variety of prodigious scenery.
For further information, please visit 
"The Heart of Asia, Taiwan"

Useful Links

·     Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)-Visa-Exempt Entry and Landing Visas

·     Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

·     Taipei Songshan Airport

·     Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government

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