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Taiwan - Extension of Stay (For Visa Holders)

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Procedure

General Extension:

Submit an application for extension with the service center of the National Immigration Agency.

If you have satisfied the condition of extension before the expiry of the validity period, but were not able submit all the required documents, you may first file a request for consent from the service center of the National Immigration Agency in the place where you are currently staying and then file the application for extension with the service center within 15 days from acquisition of the complete documents. In case the approval for extension after the first filing was denied, the overstay period shall start from the expiry date of the originally granted validity period.



Special Extension

Any person entering into the territory with a visa on arrival or visa waiver is not allowed to seek any extension. However, if the person cannot exit the territory before the expiry of the validity period due to force majeure or other material event, an application should be filed with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or its branch institution to seek visitors visa.



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Required Documents

  • One copy of Foreigner Stay Application Form.
  • Original copy and one photocopy of the passport (original copy will be returned after verification).
  • Relevant documents of proof.



Office Locations & Contacts

National Immigration Agency
No. 15, Guangjhou St., Jhongjheng District,
Taipei City 100-66, Taiwan, ROC.
Headquarters TEL: 886-2-2388-9393
National Immigration Agency Service Centers
Information for Foreigners: 0800-024-111
Telephone Hotlines
Website


Bureau of Consular Affairs
Address: 3-5 Fl, No. 2-2, Section 1, Jinan Rd, Taipei City, Taiwan(R.O.C)
Phone: (+886) 2- 23432888
Fax: (+886) 2- 23432968
Help Line: (+886) 3- 3932628
(+886)3-398-2629
(+886)3-398-5805
Service Hour Monday ~ Friday 08:30~17:00
Email post@boca.gov.tw
For Directions and Location Map: http://www.boca.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=1499&mp=2


Central Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China
Address No. 503, Section 2, Liming Rd, Taichung City, Taiwan(R.O.C)
Phone (+886) 4- 22510799
Fax (+886) 4- 22510700
Help Line (+886) 3- 3932628
Service Hour Monday ~ Friday
Email taichung@boca.gov.tw
For Directions and Location Map: http://www.boca.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=1664&mp=2


Southwestern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China
Address 2 Fl, No.184, Wufeng North Rd, Chiayi city, Taiwan(R.O.C)
Phone (+886) 5- 2251567
Fax (+886) 5- 2255199 , 2255299
Help Line (+886) 3-3932628
Service Hour Monday ~ Friday
Location Map: http://www.boca.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=5923&mp=2


Southern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China
Address 2 Fl, No. 436, Chenggong 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan(R.O.C)
Phone (+886) 7- 2110605
Fax (+886) 7- 2110523
Help Line (+886) 3- 3932628
Service Hour Monday ~ Friday
Email bocakhh@boca.gov.tw
For Directions and Location Map: http://www.boca.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=1665&mp=2


Eastern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China
Address 6 Fl, No. 371, Zhongshan Rd, Hualian City, Taiwan(R.O.C)
Phone (+886) 3- 8331041
Fax (+886) 3- 8330970
Help Line (+886) 3- 3932628
Service Hour Monday ~ Friday
Email bocahun@ms21.hinet.net
Location Map: http://www.boca.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=1666&mp=2



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Eligibility

General Extension: A visa holder who wishes to stay longer in Taiwan may file for an extension before their current visa expires.

Special Extension: Any foreigner who has stayed in Taiwan for a total of 180 days but who still needs to extend their stay due to force majeure or other material event may file an application for extension with their local service center of the National Immigration Agency.



Fees

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Validity

General Extension: Each extension shall not exceed the validity period of the original visa. The total period of stay shall not exceed 180 days.


Notes:

  • Types of Visitors Visa: Visa-waiver or with validity period of 14, 30, 60 or 90 days.
  • Calculation of Stay Period: From the day following the entry into the territory.



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Instructions

An application for extension must be filed with your local service center of the National Immigration Agency.

Extension of stay is administered by each county/city service center of the National Immigration Agency.



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External Links

  • Information for Foreigners in Taiwan - Website:
http://iff.immigration.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1217209&ctNode=34329&mp=iff_en



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