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Taiwan - Obtain a Visitors Visa

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Procedure

  1. Submit an application to the overseas mission of the Republic of China(ROC)
  2. The consular office will then examine your application and request an interview if necessary.
  3. Cases that will need further review should be referred to the Bureau of Consular Affairs for approval.
  4. The applicant's Guarantor in ROC will submit a letter of Guarantee for Visa Application to the Bureau of Consular Affairs which will then notify the overseas mission to either issue or reject the visa.
  5. Once the visa is in the possession of the applicant, he/she must enter the ROC before expiration date of the visa. Holders of visas bearing No Extension may not apply for extension, unless his/her request for changing to an extendable visa is approved by the Bureau of Consular Affairs. While holders of a 60-day stay visa that does not bear the stamp No Extension Will Be Granted may apply for a maximum of two 60-day extensions at local service centers of the National Immigration Agency.


Procedures for Nationals of the Designated Countries Applying for Visitor Visas to the Republic of China?R.O.C.?

For citizens of the following countries applying for visitor visas to the R.O.C. must fulfill the following procedures?

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cuba
  • Ghana
  • India (Identity Certificate)
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Laos
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria


Nationals of the above mentioned countries may apply for the R.O.C. visitor visas for the following purposes?

  • Invited by the Republic of China (R.O.C.) government agencies on official missions.
  • Participating in international meetings or activities for the purposes of religious, athletic, or cultural exchange, which are held by the organizations set up in the R.O.C.
  • Visiting dependents with legal residence status in the R.O.C., including spouse, family members of lineal relationship, or siblings.
  • Conducting economic or commercial businesses.?including accompanied spouse and children?
  • Crew members intending to come to the R.O.C. to report for duty.


Nationals of the following countries may submit their visitor visas application form to the R.O.C at the following designated overseas missions?

  • Burma/Myanmar (Only at Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand )
  • Nepal (Only at Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in New Delhi)
  • India (Identity Certificate) (Only at Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in New Delhi)
  • Nigeria (Only at the Trade Mission of the ROC in Nigeria )
  • Ghana (Only at the Trade Mission of the ROC in Nigeria )


Nationals from the following countries are required to obtain a Guarantee from their sponsors in Taiwan?

  • Burma/Myanmar?The visa applicants are obliged to obtain a Guarantee from their sponsors in Taiwan and then submit it together with other required documents of visa application to Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand?

As for other particular cases of visa application from the designated countries, the overseas missions of the R.O.C. might request a Guarantee from the applicants sponsor in Taiwan if necessary.

For visa applicants of the designated countries who intend to come to the R.O.C. to conduct economic and commercial businesses, their sponsors in the R.O.C. may submit relevant documents together with a cable fee?50 NT dollars each?to the Bureau (Counter Nos.31?33, 3rd floor) . After examination, the Bureau will notify the designated R.O.C. foreign mission. The mission will then review other necessary documents submitted by the visa applicants in person, give an interview and make a final decision in the case.


Notes:

  • Article 12 of Statute Governing Issuance of ROC Visa in Foreign Passports states, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the R.O.C. or ROC overseas missions are not required to give any reason to a visa applicant for refusal.
  • The forms of visa application and Guarantee can be downloaded from the Bureau's website and are available free of charge at the Bureau of Consular Affairs and branch offices of MOFA.



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Required Documents

  • A passport valid for at least six months
  • A duly completed application form with two photos taken within the past six months
  • An outbound airline ticket or verifiable proof of purchase of steamship ticket
  • Documents verifying the purpose of the visit
  • Other relevant documents.



Office Locations & Contacts

Bureau of Consular Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Republic of China (TAIWAN)
Address?3~5 Fl, 2-2 Chi-Nan Rd, Sec 1, Taipei, 10051, ROC(Taiwan)
Phone?(+886) 2-2343-2888
Website
ROC Embassies and Missions Abroad



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Eligibility

Foreign nationals, who hold ordinary passports or other legal travel documents and who intend to stay in Taiwan for no more than six months for the following purposes:

  • transit
  • tour
  • visit relatives
  • undertake visits
  • undertake inspection tours
  • attend international conferences
  • conduct business
  • pursue short-term study
  • undertake short-term employment
  • undertake short-term missionary work
  • engage in other activities in the ROC as approved by MOFA



Fees

For foreign nationals from the countries with which the ROC has entered into reciprocal visa agreements, the visa is issued for free.

For other foreign nationals, the visa fees are:

  • Single entry: NT$ 1,600 (US$ 50)
  • Multiple entries: NT$ 3,200 (US$ 100)
  • For American passport holders: NT$4,960(US$160 )



Validity

For foreign nationals from countries with which the ROC has entered into reciprocal visa agreements, the validity of their Visitor Visas shall be decided in accordance with these agreements.

For other foreign nationals, a Visitor Visa is generally valid from three months up to one year.

Duration of stay:

  • Fourteen days
  • Thirty days
  • Sixty days
  • Ninety days


Note: Holders of Visitor Visas who are permitted to stay in Taiwan for sixty or ninety days and whose visas bear no such remark as "no extension will be granted" may apply at local service centers of the National Immigration Agency for a maximum of 120 or 90 days of extensions.



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External Links

  • Bureau of Consular Affairs Website:
http://www.boca.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=777&CtUnit=77&BaseDSD=7&mp=2



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