This section is intended for reference only. We strongly recommend that you contact the embassy directly for the most up to date information that pertains to your specific situation.
A visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials on a passport that allows the bearer to visit Taiwan. Travellers entering Taiwan require confirmed return air tickets, a visa, or proof of onward travel.
In addition, passport holders of India, Thailand, Philippines, Viet Nam, Indonesia, who also possess a valid visa or permanent residence certificate issued by U.S.A., Canada, Japan, U.K., Schengen Convention countries, Australia or New Zealand.
The 30 /90 days duration starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable. Travelers must depart by the end of the said 30/90 days. Visa-exempt entry cannot be converted to other types of visas. For foreign nationals from the countries with which the ROC has entered into reciprocal visa agreements, the visa is issued gratis.
Travelers meeting the above qualifications and having never been employed in Taiwan as blue-collar workers, have to first register information concerning their documents and personal data into the Advance Online Registration System for the Visitors of Nationals from Five Southeast Asian Countries to Taiwan which can be found here. Upon completion, the printed confirmation is used to validate the traveler during the boarding and the immigration check. During the immigration check, travellers who can not show a valid visa or permanent resident visa issued by one of the aforementioned developed countries will not be admitted into the country.
Visa fees for applications made in Taiwan shall be paid in New Taiwan dollars (at ports of entry fees may be paid in NT or US dollars. However, there may be additional charges). Visa fees for applications made outside of Taiwan shall be paid in US dollars. If payment is made in a local currency, the amount payable shall be calculated by RoC overseas missions to be the equivalent of the stipulated US-dollar amount, and submitted to the Ministry for prior approval. Complete info on fees.
For more specific information about entry requirements, contact the Bureau of Consular Affairs' Visa page or your embassy.
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
3-5F., Central United Office Building, No.2-2, Sec.1,
Jinan Rd., Taipei City
Open Hours: 08:30 - 17:00, Monday to Friday
A visitor visa is for the purposes of transit, tour, visiting relatives, attending international conferences, conducting business, pursuing short-term study, short-term employment, or short-term missionary within the limits of your countries allowed duration of stay. 30-day visa-free privileges are afforded to citizens of 31 countries and 30-day landing visas are afforded to citizens of 3 countries.
The Visitor Visa Application Form can be downloaded from the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The completed form should be submitted to an overseas mission of the Republic of China for visa issuance.
More information on the Resident Visa for the Purpose of Chinese Language Study page.
More information on the Resident Visa for Foreign Spouse page.
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