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Taiwan eVisa Information

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.

Highlights
Single-entry online visa
Permits a maximum stay of 30 days
Valid for 3 months from date of issue
Enable visits for tourism and business
What is Necessary?

Passport with at least 6 months’ validity

Credit or debit card

Current email address

Taiwan eVisa Requirements

In order to obtain an eVisa for the ROC, foreign travelers must meet a number of requirements.

Applicants must be from one of the countries eligible for an eVisa, as specified in the Taiwan visa policy.

The following items are requirements for completing the Taiwan eVisa application form:

  • valid passport issued by an eligible country that will continue to be valid for a minimum of 6 months
  • An active email address to receive the eVisa
  • method of payment (credit or debit card)

Applicants may need to submit additional documents, depending on their nationality and/or purpose of visit.

Once approved, the Taiwan eVisa is sent to the traveler via email. It must then be downloaded and printed.

The visitor is required to present the eVisa along with the passport registered in the application at an ROC border checkpoint upon arrival in Taiwan.

The details on the eVisa must match the passport. If the passport used for the application is lost, stolen, damaged, or rendered invalid before the journey to the ROC, the traveler is required to reapply for the Taiwan eVisa using a new passport.

Countries Eligible for Taiwan

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Taiwan

Countries Eligible for Taiwan

  • Bahrain
  • Burkina Faso
  • Colombia
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Hong Kong
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Mauritius
  • Montenegro
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Swaziland
  • United Arab Emirates

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Taiwan

Last update: 16/09/2021

There is currently an entry ban to Taiwan (also known as Chinese Taipei and the Republic of China, or ROC). The only exceptions are travelers holding any of the following documents: a Taiwan travel document; an Alien Resident Certificate; a “SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK” visa with “DC”, “ER”, “FC”, “FD”, “FO”, “FR”, “FS”, “OC”, “OS”, “TC”, or “TS” stated on remarks; or a MOFA ID. Transit is also prohibited. International passengers will need a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result from within 3 working days before the first embarkation point. Holders of Republic of China Taiwan passports or Alien Resident Certificates can either obtain the medical certificate or will be tested on arrival at their own expense and will have to complete an “Entry Quarantine Affidavit”. New arrivals must complete a Quarantine System for Entry Form and will be tested on arrival. They must also self-quarantine for 14 days. International travelers arriving from a country other than Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Israel, Myanmar, Peru, or the UK must have a confirmed reservation at a quarantine facility or hotel. Check the requirements for travelers of different nationalities to enter the country according to the Taiwan visa policy.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Taiwan Visa FAQ

  • Do I need a visa for Taiwan?

    Travelers from the majority of countries need a visa to visit Taiwan for any reason, including tourism and business. Certain nationalities can obtain the Taiwanese eVisa or electronic visa.

  • What is the Taiwan eVisa?

    The Taiwan eVisa is a visa that can be obtained online, which grants eligible travelers entry to the Republic of China (ROC). It functions as both a Taiwan tourist visa and business visa.

  • Who is eligible for a Taiwan eVisa?

    Citizens of 19 countries are eligible to obtain a Taiwan eVisa for purposes of tourism or business.
    Nationals of a further 6 countries may apply for an eVisa for the ROC only if traveling as part of an authorized tourist group.

    Business visitors of 7 additional nationalities may apply for an eVisa in order to conduct business if recommended by their local office of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

    All individuals may apply for an eVisa if invited by ROC authorities to attend certain international events, regardless of nationality.

    Use the visa checker at the top of this page to find out which nationalities are eligible.

  • What is the validity of the Taiwan eVisa?

    The Taiwan eVisa is valid for 3 months starting from the issue date. It is valid for a single entry to the ROC and becomes invalid once the visitor leaves the country. Travelers can stay in Taiwan for a maximum of 30 days.

  • Can I get a multiple-entry eVisa for Taiwan?

    No, all eVisas for Taiwan grant a single entry. In order to enter the country another time, it is necessary to apply for another eVisa after leaving the ROC.

  • Can I apply for a Taiwan visa online?

    Yes, travelers of certain nationalities can apply online for an electronic visa (eVisa) for Taiwan. If invited to an event by the Taiwanese authorities, all travelers are eligible to apply online.

  • How do I apply for a Taiwan eVisa online?

    Travelers must complete a simple online application form to apply for an eVisa. This involves submitting basic personal details, passport information and a current email address.

  • How long does a Taiwan visa take to process?

    Most eVisa applications for Taiwan are processed within a few business days. Depending on the current volume of applications, a traveler may receive their approved eVisa within a few hours.

  • What should I do if I made a mistake on my online Taiwan visa application?

    It is essential to ensure that all the information on the Taiwan eVisa application is correct. Even small discrepancies between the information on a traveler’s passport and their eVisa can result in entry being denied. Applicants who make a mistake must reapply.

  • My child is included in my passport. Do I need to submit a separate eVisa application for my child?

    Yes, each individual traveling to the ROC should have a separate visa. Parents and legal guardians may complete the application on behalf of their dependent children. The child’s ID data should be included, as well as the parent’s passport information.

  • When should I apply for an eVisa for Taiwan?

    Most eVisas for the ROC are processed with a few working days. Nevertheless, it is advisable to apply for a Taiwan eVisa at least a week before the trip to allow for sufficient processing time.

  • What are the advantages of the eVisa for Taiwan?

    The eVisa for Taiwan comes with several advantages. It is relatively affordable compared to other types of visa and the simple online application can be completed from the traveler’s home or office. This eliminates the need to travel to a Taiwan embassy or consulate to apply.

  • Do I have to arrive in Taiwan on the date stated on my application form?

    No, the eVisa is valid from the date stated on the approved visa and remains valid for 3 months from issue. The holder can enter Taiwan at any time during this period for a maximum of 30 days.

  • Can I extend my eVisa while in Taiwan?

    No, it is not possible to extend the Taiwan eVisa. It is valid for 3 months for a single visit of up to 30 days. When it expires, the traveler must have left the country. They can then apply for a new eVisa.

  • How can I check the status of my application?

    Applicants will receive updates about the progress of their Taiwan eVisa application by email.

  • Once granted, can I cancel my eVisa for Taiwan?

    No, it is not possible to cancel a Taiwanese eVisa once it has been approved. It will continue to be valid until it expires after 3 months, whether it is used to enter the ROC or not.

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