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Taiwan Tourist Map: Do I need Taiwan Visitor Visa? A Beginner’s Guide to Taiwan

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For every foreign visitors, the first thing they will think of is whether they need a Taiwan visitor visa when they visit Taiwan. What I would suggest you to do is to make sure whether you meet the requirements of visa-free entry. If you hold certain passports, then you’d probably don’t need a Taiwan Travel Visa. However, if you are not on the list of visa-free countries, you will need to apply your visa before you arrive at Taiwan airport.

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Requirements for Visa-Free Entry:

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

2.Only applies to foreign visitors holding formal passports

3.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.

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

⚡️Please make sure you meet the requirements above before you book any Taiwan hotel! ⚡️

Visa-Exempt Entry Countries

Taiwan visa-free entry is permitted in the following countries.

90-day visa-exempt permit:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. , and Vatican City State.

30-day visa-exempt permit:
Belize, Dominican Republic, Malaysia, Nauru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore.

21-day visa-exempt permit:
Russia (effective from Aug 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020)

14-day visa-exempt permit:
Thailand, Brunei, Philippines (effective till July 31, 2020)

Mainland Chinese passport holders have a unique set of rules and restrictions for entering Taiwan. Please consult a local travel agent for more exact details.

Hong Kong and Macau passports holders are allowed a 30-day entry after application of Exit & Entry Permit either at the airport after landing or in advance online.

❗️Normally, visa-exempt entry cannot be converted to visa-based stay. However, Canadian and UK passport holders are eligible for the visa exemption program with a duration of stay of 90 days which is extendable up to 180 days.❗️

Ports of entry :

Taiwan Airports
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport, Taichung Airport, Chiayi Airport, Tainan Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport, Taitung Airport, Hualien Airport, Kinmen Airport, Magong Airport, Keelung Harbor, Taipei Harbor, Taichung Harbor, Kaohsiung Harbor, Hualien Harbor, Shuitou Harbor, and Fu’ao Harbor.

Taiwan Travel Visa

Taiwan travel visa is also known as Taiwan visitor visa or Taiwan entry visa, it is usually good for 60 days of stay. According to Taiwan visa policy, the period of days depends on which countries’ passport you hold.

For visitors who need to apply for a visa, you could visit the closest ROC mission abroad. Please be aware that except for the 17 countries that recognize the ROC, the ROC representative office will be titled similarly to Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (such as in the United States). 

Requirements for Taiwan Travel Visa:

1.A passport valid for at least six months;

2.A duly completed application form with two photos taken within the past six months;

3.An outbound airline ticket or verifiable proof of purchase of steamship ticket ;

4.Documents verifying the purpose of visit; and

5.Other relevant documents.

⚡️Please makes sure you get your Taiwan Travel Visa before you start your Taiwan travel! ⚡️

For more detailed information, visit Bureau Of Consular Affairs’ website.

✨Get ready for your Taiwan sightseeing! ✨

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