Taiwan visa requirements

Taiwan visa requirements

iVisa | Updated on Oct 30, 2019

If you plan on going to Taiwan anytime soon, you should know that you may be eligible for a Taiwan eVisa. The document is provided by iVisa, a company that expedites the process of obtaining a traveling permit. In order to check your eligibility, all you have to do is visit the website, select your nationality and Taiwan as the destination, and you will find out if you can apply. The entire process is online, you do not have to go anywhere, and it takes only a few minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Taiwan eVisa?

An eVisa is an official document issued electronically by ROC (Republic of China) overseas missions that allow foreign nationals to enter and travel in Taiwan. When an eVisa application has been approved, applicants are required to present the printout of the eVisa at the immigration checkpoint for verification upon arrival in Taiwan.

If visa cost is zero, why do I need to pay?

Apply ahead and avoid wasting hours lining in the airport waiting to complete the visa will make things easier for you. To obtain an eVisa with iVisa, you just need a few minutes of your valuable time, then, we do the rest. That is the reason we charge you a small amount, and you will be able to have you eVisa in as little as 3 Business Days.

How long can visitors stay in Taiwan with an eVisa?

Visitors carrying a Taiwan eVisa can enter the country for a maximum of 30 days in Total with Single Entry.

What are the documents required to apply?

To apply online with iVisa, we just require the basic documents and information like:

  • Valid passport – the general requirement is that your passport needs to be valid for at least six months from the intended date of entry into Taiwan.

  • E-mail address – when applying with iVisa, your visa will be sent to you via e-mail, so make sure that you introduce a valid e-mail address you have access to.

  • Means of payment – iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment such as credit and debit cards or Paypal.

How long is the Taiwan eVisa valid?

The Taiwan eVisa is valid for 90 days from the date of approval.

What are the processing times and prices?

To obtain your Taiwan eVisa with us, we propose three options for the processing time and price of it:

  • Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 7 Business Days, and the price is USD 25.00 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 5 Business Days, and the total price of it is USD 45.00 (service fees included).

  • Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your Taiwan eVisa in only 3 Business Days, and you will be charged USD 75.00 (service fees included).

Click here to start your application.

How does the Taiwan eVisa work?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) launched the e-Visa Program on January 12, 2016. This simplified visa policy saves applicants' time, energy, and money. The applicant doesn’t need to physically apply at the embassy or consulate.

Travelers of certain nationalities eligible for an eVisa must obtain an e-code from their host organizations in Taiwan prior to applying for an eVisa. To obtain the e-code, applicants must be invited to attend international conferences or activities in Taiwan – organized, co-organized or sponsored by central government agencies or certain non-governmental organizations.

How long does it take to apply for a Taiwan eVisa?

As you just need to fill in the application form online, it will take you less than 10 minutes. We will take care of the rest and shortly we will let you know the status of the application by email.

How can I apply for a Taiwan eVisa?

The application for a Taiwan eVisa is really easy. It has only three steps:

  1. The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.

  2. The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.

  3. The last step consists of a questionnaire. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.

Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.

Do I need to get a Taiwan eVisa for my kids too?

Yes. All foreign citizens wishing to travel to Taiwan require a visa, even kids.

How can I apply for my family or friends?

You can perfectly apply for friends or family. Just make sure to have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). If you are applying for only one friend or family member, just apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.

Do I need a Taiwan eVisa if I am in transit through the country?

No. You do not need to apply for an eVisa if you do not plan on leaving the international transit area of the airport in Taiwan.

How do I know if my visa is approved?

We will notify you by email as soon as the government approves your visa.

What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.

Your Taiwan eVisa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Taiwan eVisa?

Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

For a faster resolution click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. Alternatively, you can find more info and FAQs here.

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