Taiwan has permitted the issuance of eVisas in- January 2016. Initially applicable to 23 countries, new nationalities were added in October 2016. Most likely the list will expand again in the near future. Currently, you have to check your eligibility to go to Taiwan. You can use the Visa Checker on iVisa’s website to accomplish that. Put in your nationality as Pakistani; select on Taiwan as your destination. You will know on the spot if you qualify for a Taiwan eVisa. You will also get clear instructions on how to apply online if you qualify.
What documents do Pakistanis need?
To spare Pakistani tourists from all the bureaucracy that goes with obtaining a visa, iVisa made this world renowned processing service. Pakistanis simply need to procure a few things to help them initiate the process. Logically, the most important requirement is a valid passport. All travelers need to have a passport, regardless of their country. Depending on your situation, you may also be required to present the following:
Proof of accommodation – you may be asked to submit 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 financially while in the country - Taiwan is one of them.
Return flight ticket
Copies of your passport’s main page
Digital passport-sized photo
Although determined on a case to case basis, the documents above may be requested by immigration officers. Because of this, it is highly advisable for Pakistani tourists to have them just in case. This is to avoid any unpleasant incidents like delays or rejections at the border.
Taiwan eVisa – the application form
Filling an online application will be the one of the requirements for Pakistanis in acquiring a visa. You do not need to worry since the form is pretty basic. iVisa also prides itself of superb customer service. They are available 24/7 to help you in case you need it.
The form that you need to complete is separated into three steps. The first step of filling in your basic information will only take five minutes. Pakistanis also needs to select whether they want a single or double entry during this point. Then choose the preferred processing time. Although the processing times have different fees, the type of entry does not have extra fees. For that, iVisa provides you three options:
Standard processing – this is the most viable option for you if you have lot of time before your departure. This one will have your application processed within 7 business days for the cost of $79.
Rush processing – this option will reduce the waiting period a little. Your Taiwan eVisa will be in your email inbox within 5 business days, but it costs a bit higher than the previous option. You will be charged $109.
Super Rush processing – this is the best option you have if it is urgent and need your visa as quickly as possible. iVisa will send you your Taiwan eVisa in just 3 business days. This option is more expensive as expected for the cost of $129.
You can make the payment after you reviewed your information in the form. iVisa accepts credit and debit cards and PayPal payments as well.
Pakistani citizens might need to submit additional documents but it depends on the situation. The number of documents varies from person to person, depending on your situation. For example, a Pakistani person traveling with minors will need additional documents than people travel alone.
As you can see, it is not that difficult applying through the internet. The document you receive is good for 90 days, and it will allow you a 30-day stay in Taiwan. As for the entries, Pakistani citizens can enter the country once or twice, depending on your choice you selected on the application.