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NOTE: Starting from January 1 to January 31, 2023, travelers coming from China must take a PCR test on arrival, undergo a seven-day period of self-initiated prevention and take COVID-19 tests during that period. The current policy of suspending the entry of Chinese tourists remains.
Taiwan is one of the most developed countries in Asia, and millions of tourists go there every year. The reasons vary, but if you want excitement and tasty food, Taiwan is one of the best places to be. The landmarks are fascinating; you can get around quite easily and have fun 24/7 if you want to. Most tourists limit themselves to the capital city, Taipei. Still, you should know that Taiwan has many other locations that are hard to forget.
Before packing your bags and leaving for Taiwan, it is good to learn the requirements the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has placed on foreign nationals who intend to enter Taiwan. Fortunately, you can start your Taiwan e-Visa application at iVisa. The process is pretty straightforward and won't take much time.
What is the Taiwan e-Visa?
A Taiwan e Visa is an official document issued electronically by ROC (Republic of China) overseas missions that allows foreign nationals to enter and travel to Taiwan. The e-Visa enables foreign nationals to enter the ROC for tourism and business purposes. If you wish to visit for any other purpose, you must obtain the appropriate visa from the Taiwanese Authorities.
Applicants must present the printout of the e-visa at the immigration checkpoint for verification upon arrival in Taiwan.
Who is eligible for a Taiwan e-Visa?
The following countries are eligible to apply for the Taiwan eVisa on the iVisa platform:
- Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Dominica, Ecuador, Kiribati, Kuwait, Mauritius, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Turkiye, United Arab Emirates, Kosovo, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Even if you have a nationality that isn't eligible for the document, you can apply for the Taiwan eVisa if you obtain an e-code from your host organizations in Taiwan. Applicants must have the invitation to attend international conferences or activities in Taiwan to get the e-code, such as events organized, co-organized, or sponsored by central government agencies or certain non-governmental organizations.
You can use our Visa Checker Tool to see if you are among the foreign nationals eligible to apply for a Taiwan e-Visa and enter the country with no problem.
How long is the Taiwan Visa valid?
The Taiwan Visa for foreign nationals is valid for 90 days after issued after being issued. This means you must enter Taiwan within this period. In addition, it is a Single Entry and allows a maximum stay of 30 days in Total. The validity of this eVisa cannot be extended.
What are the Taiwan visa requirements and policies for foreign nationals?
A valid passport - The passport issued by an eligible country and valid for at least six (6) months from the date you intend to enter Taiwan.
Payment method - A credit/debit card
Recent passport photo. If you don't have one, you can use the iVisa Photo Service
ROC overseas missions may ask for additional documents, depending on the applicant's nationality and purpose of visit. The government may deny the application if you don't submit these documents on time. When applying with iVisa, we will contact you if you must provide supporting documents and help you throughout the process.
If I'm transiting through Taiwan, do I need the Taiwan e-Visa for foreign nationals?
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you do not need to apply for a Taiwan visa online if you do not plan on leaving the international transit area at the Taiwan airport.
How do I apply for the Taiwan Visa online?
iVisa makes it easy for foreign nationals to submit the Taiwan visa application form. You'll only need to follow these steps to get your Taiwan visa:
Step 1: Provide basic information about yourself and your trip by answering several questions. Make sure you are selecting the correct document.
Step 2: Choose the processing time that suits you best, so you can make the online payment of your Taiwan visa for foreign nationals using a credit or debit card.
Step 3: Finally, add any documents required and click 'Submit.' You will receive an email with a PDF confirmation of the final document and a QR code attached. Once you arrive in Taiwan, you need to show it along with the other required documents at the airport, and you can begin your journey. We will be in touch if we need any additional information.
What are the costs and processing times of the Taiwan visa?
The cost to obtain your Taiwan visa will depend on the processing time you choose and how fast you require your Taiwan visa. By applying with iVisa and paying with your credit or debit card, you can select any of the three processing options below:
Standard Processing Time: 7 Business Days - USD $126.89
Rush Processing Time: 5 Business Days - USD $179.89
Super Rush Processing Time: 3 Business Days - USD $230.89
If I travel with children, will they also need the Taiwan Visa?
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that all travelers must apply for a Taiwan visa before arriving in Taiwan, regardless of age..
See a Taiwan e-Visa sample issued by the Bureau of Consular Affairs
To start your process, fill out your Taiwan visa application.
Taiwan COVID-19 Requirements
Do I need to get a COVID-19 test to enter Taiwan?
No. Taiwan has lifted all Covid testing requirements for travelers.
Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter Taiwan?
No, according to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, you don't. COVID-19 vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter Taiwan. Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Taiwan travel updates or contact your local embassy.
Do I need to quarantine in Taiwan?
On arrival, travelers must follow a 7-day self-initiated epidemic prevention program instead of mandatory quarantine. All visitors aged two and older will receive two rapid test kits for this period.
What else should I keep in mind before traveling to Taiwan?
The Taiwan e-Visa cannot be extended or converted into any other type of visa. Taiwan e-Visa holders can enter Taiwan on any date within the validity period. The traveler has to present a paper copy of the e-Visa at the immigration checkpoint for verification by the National Immigration Agency upon arrival in Taiwan. e-Visas are granted for tourism and business purposes, as well as for visiting relatives and attending international conferences or sporting events in Taiwan.
Where can I contact you?
Required Documents to Apply
Your passport with validity of at least six (6) months from the date of intended entry into Taiwan.
A credit/debit card
The validity of the Taiwan e-Visa is 90 days after issued.
The e-Visa is a Single Entry visa and the maximum duration of stay in Taiwan is 30 days in Total.
The Taiwan e-Visa cannot be extended or converted to any other type of visa.
Taiwan e-Visa holders can enter Taiwan on any date within the period of validity.
e-Visa applicants must possess an ordinary, official or diplomatic passport with validity of at least six months from the date of intended entry into Taiwan.
The traveler is required to present a paper copy of the e-Visa at the immigration checkpoint for verification by the National Immigration Agency upon arrival in Taiwan.
e-Visas are granted for tourism and business purposes, as well as for visiting relatives and attending international conferences or sporting events in Taiwan.
If you are not from one of the following countries, you are required to obtain an e-code from your host organization in Taiwan: Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Dominica, Ecuador, eSwatini, Kiribati, Kuwait, Marshall Islands,Mauritius, Montenegro, Oman, Palau, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
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My application for the Taiwan eVisa couldn’t be completed due to an error. What now?
My application for the Taiwan eVisa has been canceled. What can I do?
Depending on the reasons for cancellation, you can reapply for the Taiwanese eVisa with iVisa here.
The iVisa processing fees can be refunded if the government rejects or cancels your application. It is not possible to refund any government fees.
Can I have my Taiwan eVisa denied?
After submitting your application with iVisa, one of our visa experts will review all documents and information to ensure government compliance.
However, approving or denying a visa for Taiwan is still up to the government authority of Taiwan. Reasons for denying a visa are not always provided.
How many months before my trip should I apply for Taiwan e-Visa?
You can apply at any time, but keep in mind that the Taiwan eVisa application process can take between 3 and 7 business days, depending on the chosen processing time.
If you apply before that time, we will save your application details until the corresponding application period has arrived.
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