Since January 2016, Taiwan has agreed to the issuance of electronic visas for the citizens of 23 countries. The list of nationals who have this privilege expanded once in October that year, and chances are that it will expand again in the future.
And as you might guess, Colombia was one of the selected countries. If you're a Colombian passport holder, you're able now to apply for a Taiwanese e-Visa. We will show you through this article all the information you need related to this visa so you can learn how to properly apply for it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I'm from Colombia, do I need a visa to enter Taiwan?
Yes, if you're from Colombia, you require a visa to enter this country. Just remember that you can apply for one visa online, so you don't have to worry about going to an embassy.
How long can I stay in Taiwan if I'm Colombian?
You can stay 30 days in Total upon arrival. However, your Taiwanese e-Visa is available for 90 days after issued, this means that you can use it in 6 months.
What documents do Colombians need?
Services like iVisa have been made to spare Colombians of all the bureaucracy involved in obtaining a visa. iVisa proved several times that it can help travelers all over the world, and there is no reason you should not try its services as well.
However, Colombians need to provide a few things to help them get started. The most important requirement is a valid passport. All travelers, no matter where they are from, need to have a passport. At the same time, depending on the case, you may also be required to present the following:
Proof of accommodation – you may be asked to provide a hotel confirmation or a letter from a host in Taiwan.
Invitation letter – if you go to Taiwan for business purposes, you may have received an invitation letter, but that is not always applicable.
Bank statement – many countries will ask for proof that you can provide for yourself while in the country, and Taiwan is one of them.
Return flight ticket
Copies of your passport’s main page
Digital passport-sized photo
Immigration officers may or may not request the things on the list above. It is a case-by-case kind of situation. However, to prevent any unpleasant situations, it is highly suggested for Colombians to have them on you just in case.
Take note that to proceed with the payments, you also need to count with a debit/credit card or a PayPal Account.
How much does it cost to apply for this Taiwanese e-Visa?
This will depend on how fast or soon you want your e-Visa. iVisa gives you three choices for you to select the best according to your planned trip:
Standard processing – if you have a lot of time before your departure, then there is no point in selecting other options. This one will have your application processed within 7 Business Days. As for the cost, you will be charged USD $30.49.
Rush processing – this option will shorten the waiting period a bit. Your Taiwan e-Visa will be in your e-mail inbox within 5 Business Days, but it costs a bit more than the previous option. You will be charged USD $55.99.
Super Rush processing – if you have an emergency and need your visa as soon as possible, then this is the best option you have. iVisa will send you your Taiwan e-Visa in just 3 Business Days. However, as you may expect, this option is more expensive. It costs USD $90.99.
How much time do I need to apply for this e-Visa?
You'll need only 20 minutes or even less to apply online for this visa. The application form is quite simple to complete.
How do I apply for the Taiwanese e-Visa with my Colombian Passport?
An important requirement for Colombians to get a Taiwanese visa is to fill in an online application. Even so, the application form is easy to understand, and in the event of you needing any help with it, iVisa provides an excellent customer service that is available 24/7.
The form has three steps that you need to complete:
The first one will ask you to fill in your basic information. That part is easy so it should take you only five minutes. Also, it is at this point when Colombians needs to choose the type of your visa, single or double entry, and the processing time.
The second stage of the application will ask you to take a quick look at what you filled in step one and make the payment. You can do that using a credit or a debit card. Also, if you have a PayPal account, iVisa accepts that too.
Last but not least, Colombians may be asked to upload additional documents but it is on a case-by-case basis. You may be asked more or fewer documents than other people, depending on your circumstance. For instance, Colombians traveling with minors will be asked more documents than people going alone.
As you can see, it is simple to apply online, and the best part is avoiding to take a trip to an Embassy.
How many times can I enter Taiwan with my e-Visa if I'm Colombian?
In case you apply for this e-Visa and you have a Colombian passport, you'll count with a Single Entry, this means that you won't be able to enter more than once to this country.
Do I have to apply for a Taiwan e-Visa if I'm just in the transit area?
No. You do not need to apply for an e-Visa as long as you remain in the international transit area. Keep in mind that if you decide to exit the airport, you'll need the e-Visa.
How do I need if my e-Visa is ready and proceeded?
We will inform you through an e-mail as soon as the Taiwanese Government approves your visa.
Is it safe to apply for my Taiwan visa with iVisa?
Yes, it's completely safe. We are a specialized and skilfull company that has been issuing official eVisas since 2013. Many people think that information written on the Internet can easily leak and put them into danger, but with our services, that's not the case. We strongly protect all of your information to avoid any danger, so don't worry about it.
If you still have doubts about this, you can check our testimonials and confirm.
I'm still having doubts, where can I read more about Taiwanese visas?
As you can see, applying for a Taiwan visa is quite easy. The document you receive is valid for 90 days after issued, and it will permit you a 30 days in Total in Taiwan. Start your journey with us now!