Last January 2016, Taiwan has allowed the issuance of evisas for the citizens of 23 countries. The list of nationals who have this privilege increased once in October that year, and it is probable that it will expand again. Until then, should check your qualification if you wish to travel to Taiwan. In order to do that, you can use the Visa Checker on iVisa’s website. Insert your nationality as Laos; select Taiwan as your destination. You will then know within seconds if you qualify for a Taiwan evisa or not. Upon qualification, you will also get clear instructions on how to apply online.
What documents Laos needs?
iVisa made this service to spare Laos of all the bureaucracy involved in obtaining a visa. iVisa proved many times that it can help travelers all over the world, and there is no reason you should not try its services as well. Laos simply needs to produce a few things to help them get started. The most important requirement is a valid passport. All travelers, regardless of 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 for the things listed above. It is a case to case basis. However, to prevent any unpleasant situations, it is highly suggested for Laos to have them on you just in case.
Taiwan evisa – the application form
Another requirement for Laos to obtain a visa is to fill in an online application. Even so, the form is easy to understand, and in the event of you needing any assistance, 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 is an easy part so it should take you only five minutes. Also, it is at this point when Laos needs to select the type of your visa, single or double entry, and the processing time. The former does not incur extra fees, but the latter will affect your Taiwan visa cost. iVisa provides you three choices:
Standard processing – if you have lot of time before your departure, then there is no point in selecting other option. This one will have your application processed within 7 business days. As for the cost, you will be charged $79.
Rush processing – this option will lessen the waiting period a bit. Your Taiwan evisa 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 $109.
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 evisa in just 3 business days. However, as you may expect, this option is more expensive. It costs $129.
The second stage of the application will ask you to review on 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.
Lastly, Laos may be required 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, Laos traveling with minors will be required more documents than people going alone.
As you can see, it is simple to apply online. The document you receive is valid for 90 days, and it will allow you a 30-day stay in Taiwan. As for the entries, Laos can enter the country once or twice, depending on your choice you made on the application.