Enter Taiwan with an ROC Travel Authorization Certificate
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TAIWAN IS PARTIALLY OPEN: Taiwan has partially re-opened for travelers coming from visa free countries.
The ROC Travel Authorization Certificate is an official document that allows foreign nationals to enter and travel within Taiwan.
In addition to the Travel Authorization Certificate, you have the chance to add the Taiwan Health Declaration to your order. This document is required for all travelers to Taiwan.
WHO CAN ENTER TAIWAN WITH THIS DOCUMENT
You are eligible to apply for the ROC Travel Authorization Certificate document if you are a national of Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam and you possess an entry visa or alien resident certificate issued by the R.O.C. at any point in the past 10 years. You must also have no record of immigration irregularities or law violations in Taiwan.
Everyone who wishes to enter Taiwan must fill out a Health Declaration beforehand.
OBTAIN THE TAIWAN TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION
To obtain the travel authorization you need to provide personal information and details regarding your trip.
If you would like to obtain the Health Declaration in addition to the travel authorization, you’ll have to provide details regarding your health status.
DISPLAY THE DOCUMENTS
Once your application for the ROC Travel Authorization Certificate is complete and payment is made, we’ll send the document to your email inbox.
If you choose to add a Health Declaration, you will receive it in a separate email.
You must display both documents to officials at the immigration checkpoint upon arrival to the country.
Required Documents to Apply
Nationals of Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos can apply online for an R.O.C. Travel Authorization Certificate and once they get it, they are able to the entry.
The holder of a R.O.C. Travel Authorization Certificate is valid for 90 days. It’s allowed to have multiple entries within these 90 days. People who got the R.O.C. Travel Authorization Certificate will be allowed to stay for up to 14 days Per Entry, starting from the day after arrival.
If the holder wishes to apply for another R.O.C. Travel Authorization Certificate, they must do so seven days prior to the expiry of the current certificate.
Upon arrival, the visitor is required to present the Travel Authorization Certificate together with the Resident Card or the visa that you registered, and return ticket for immigration inspection.
This Travel Authorization Certificate is valid for multiple entries. If not utilized before its expiry date, a new Travel Authorization Certificate must be applied for.
The Travel Authorization Certificate is required for both arrival and departure immigration inspection in Taiwan.
The applicant must possess at least one of the following documents issued by Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, any of EU and Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, or the United States: a valid resident or permanent resident card, a valid entry visa (may be an electronic visa) or a resident card or visa that has expired less than 10 years prior to the date of arrival in Taiwan.
The applicant must possess an entry visa or resident card issued by the R.O.C. at any point in the past 10 years and must have no record of immigration irregularities or law violations in Taiwan.
Online applications can only be made by people holding valid regular passports. Persons holding temporary, emergency, or informal passports, or travel documents other than a passport, cannot submit online applications.
Every traveler requires a Health Declaration in order to enter Taiwan.
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Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter Taiwan?
Do I need to get a COVID-19 test to enter Taiwan?
- COVID testing requirements: There are no testing requirements.
Do I need to quarantine in Taiwan?
- Quarantine requirements: 3-day home quarantine
- Quarantine testing: Two rapid test kits will be given to travelers aged 2 and older.
What is a R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate?
The R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate (TAE) is an official document that allows nationals of Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam to enter and travel within Taiwan for tourism purposes.
When you apply with iVisa.com, you have the option to add the Taiwan Health Declaration at the same time. It is a document that must be acquired by all people who wish to travel to Taiwan and is used to determine the passenger's health status and thus prevent the spread of Covid-19. In this opportunity, you can request this important document with us here.
What do I need to apply for a R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate?
We require the following to submit your application:
Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Taiwan.
The applicant must possess an onward/return air or ferry ticket.
At least one of the following documents issued by Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, any of EU and Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, or the United States:
Valid resident or permanent resident card / a valid entry visa (Resident card or visa that has expired less than 10 years prior to the date of arrival in Taiwan)
If you opt to add a Health Declaration, you'll need to provide some information about your recent health status and travel plans.
How much does the Travel Authorization cost?
- Standard Processing: USD $38.99
- Rush Processing: USD $64.99
- Super Rush Processing: USD $116.99
How long does it take to process a R.O.C. Travel Authorization?
- Standard Processing Time: 5 days
- Rush Processing: 3 days
- Super Rush Processing: 24 hours
How long is a R.O.C. Travel Authorization valid for?
Why is it important to complete a Health Declaration Form?
How long does it take to apply for the Travel Authorization?
If you decide to apply with iVisa, it will only take 15 minutes of your time to complete the form. Before applying, it is recommended that you have all the documents at hand so that you can complete your form much faster.
If you choose to add the Health Declaration, it will only take an extra few minutes of your time.
How do I get a Travel Authorization?
In order to obtain both documents, you will only have to complete this Application Form with all your data, then review all the information and finally make the corresponding payment. Once you finish, we will take care of processing it and when it’s ready, we will notify you by email.
At the time of filling out your application for the Travel Authorization, you'll have the option to add on a Health Declaration.
I will travel with my children, will they need to get the Travel Authorization, too?
For sure. If the nationality of your children requires a travel authorization to enter Taiwan, they'll need to get one, too.
In addition, every traveler who intends to go to Taiwan must acquire a Health Declaration regardless of age or nationality.
How will I receive the R.O.C. Travel Authorization Certificate once it's approved?
Upon approval, we will send you the Authorization Certificate as a PDF via email. You will need to print this out and take it with you when you travel to Taiwan.
If you have chosen to add a Health Declaration, it will be sent to your email inbox as well.
Which nationalities are eligible to apply for the R.O.C. Taiwan Travel Authorization?
The following nationalities can apply:
Nationals from all these countries that were mentioned should possess an entry visa or alien resident certificate issued by the R.O.C. at any point in the past 10 years and have no record of immigration irregularities or law violations in Taiwan are eligible to apply online for an R.O.C. Travel Authorization Certificate.
When should I request the Health Declaration?
How long can I stay in Taiwan with the R.O.C. Travel Authorization Certificate?
Learn More about Taiwan Tourism
Taiwan is a small island country located south of Japan and north of the Philippines. It is governed by the Republic of China, but in practice, it operates as a separate state. Taiwan is known for its lush forests and steep mountains, but you can also enjoy vibrant city life, especially in the capital city of Taipei. If you plan on taking a trip to Taiwan, it is essential that you know one or two things about it. Below, you will find some information that should be of help.
The first thing on your to-do list when you are planning a trip to Taiwan is to do some research on its visa policy. After all, a visa may be in order. However, you should know that the visa policy of Taiwan allows the citizens of 66 countries and jurisdictions to enter and stay in Taiwan without a visa for a period that varies from 14 to 90 days, depending on nationality. While the rule is that extensions are not possible, the citizens of Canada and the United Kingdom can apply for an extension from 90 to 180 days.
If you find out that you are among the nationalities that are visa exempt, all you need is a valid passport that remains valid for at least another 6 months from your date of arrival. The citizens of Japan and the United States are allowed to hold a passport that is valid only for the duration of stay in Taiwan.
A visa on arrival for Taiwan is also available for the citizens of Turkey. The holders of emergency or temporary passports issued by visa-exempt countries can also apply for a visa on arrival. The visa on arrival is available only at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. If you arrive at Taipei Songshan Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport, or Taichung Airport, you will be given a temporary entry permit so that you can go to the Bureau of Consular Affairs Headquarters in Taipei where you will be issued a visa.
Taiwan also has an electronic visa system, but it is available only for a handful of nationalities. The eVisa allows you to stay in Taiwan for no more than 30 days, and you are granted a single entry. Since the rules can be quite complicated for some nationalities, further research is necessary on this topic.
Taiwan issues online travel authorization certificates as well, but only for the citizens of India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Vietnam. All other nationalities must take a trip to the nearest ROC diplomatic mission and submit a visa application there.
The best time to visit Taiwan is during autumn (October through December). That is when the weather is the most comfortable, and there is not so much rain. Spring can be pleasant, although the rainfall can spoil the fun. Summers are not recommended because the temperatures of a tropical marine climate can often exceed 30 degrees Celsius. That is bound to come with some discomfort.
While there are several languages spoken in Taiwan, Mandarin is considered lingua franca. English is not that common, but children understand it better than their parents because it is taught in schools. In urban areas, you may be able to get around with English, but if you plan on exploring some rural areas, you should learn a few basic phrases in Mandarin. It is a really difficult language, but people will always smile and encourage you when they hear you trying to speak. As to what you can see in Taiwan, do not fall to the common misconception that Taiwan is covered in crowded urban areas. It is true that Taiwan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and the west coast consists, indeed, of densely populated areas. However, if you want to explore nature in Taiwan, we recommend that you go to the east coast. Taiwan is also knowns for its steep mountains. There are several trails you can take. Hiking is quite popular, and the views you will come across on your way up are breathtaking.
If you are looking for something exciting to do while in Taiwan, it really depends on the time of year you decide to visit. One thing we can recommend is the Cherry Blossom Season in Yangmingshan. We do not have to tell you how beautiful the cherry trees look when they are in bloom. It is very similar to the festival in Japan. You will go back with some of the most amazing photographs. Not to mention that the entire experience of being there is unforgettable.
Another popular activity for tourists is visiting hot springs. A lot of people want to try them out. Since Taiwan is located between an oceanic trench and a volcanic system, hot springs are everywhere. To be more specific, you can check out the one in Beitou, Wulai, and Yangmingshan. Please note that when you go to a hot spring, you are required to bring along the right kind of swimwear when it is mandatory. You are not allowed to enter the spring if you are wearing loose shorts. They have to be made of an elastic material. If you do not comply, you will be required to buy a swimsuit, and it can cost you as much as the equivalent of $250.
As far as safety is concerned, Taiwan is a safe place to travel to. Even as a woman at night, you have nothing to worry about. However, like any other country in the world, Taiwan has an issue with pick pocketing. Just make sure to keep your valuables safe and on you at all times. If you just want to wander around, you should leave all flashy jewelry at the hotel or in your bag. Apart from that, you should be fine.
Healthwise, there is not much to say. You may want to stay away from tap water because it is not always potable. Also, keep in mind that the cuisine in Taiwan involves some raw red meat and undercooked seafood. The locals are used to it, and any live bacteria does not affect them. However, your foreign stomach may not always agree with this diet. You should ease into it if you really want to try their food.
Needless to say, Taiwan is worthy of having a spot on your bucket list. It is a beautiful country, and it has it all. The urban areas are vibrant and never sleep, while the rural areas will fascinate you with their beauty and amazing landscapes.
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