The eVisa for Taiwan (also referred to as the Republic of China or ROC) is an electronic visa that allows travelers to apply online to obtain the necessary authorization to enter the country.
Taiwan launched its eVisa system in 2016 and expanded it later that year to include more countries.
In addition to the nationalities who are always eligible to apply for the Taiwan eVisa, travelers from any country may apply for one if invited to attend an event, such as an international conference, trade fair, or sporting event by the ROC central government.
The Taiwan eVisa permits a single entry to the Republic of China. The visit may be taken any time within 3 months of the date that the eVisa is issued.
International travelers who enter the ROC with an eVisa can remain in the country for a maximum of 30 days. This period cannot be extended.
The Taiwan eVisa allows foreign nationals to enter the ROC for the purposes of tourism and business. In order to visit for any other reason, the relevant visa must be obtained from a Taiwanese diplomatic mission overseas.
To apply for the eVisa for Taiwan, foreign nationals must complete a simple online application form, submitting some basic personal data, passport details, and contact information.