How to Get a Visitor Visa for Taiwan

Taiwan Visitor Visa

Taiwan Visitor Visa

If you are headed to Taiwan on tourism, you might need to get a Visitor visa before you go depending on what country you are from.

The Taiwan Visitor Visa is intended for foreigners coming to Taiwan for the following purposes:

  • Transit
  • Tour
  • Visit relatives
  • Undertake visits
  • Undertake inspection tours
  • Attend international conferences
  • Conduct business
  • Short-term study (Great information on the Taiwan Student visa is here)
  • Undertake short-term employment
  • Undertake short-term missionary work

Go to my Taiwan visa page for information on other types of visas for Taiwan.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Taiwan Visitor Visa.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Taiwan: No.

  • U.S. citizens can get into Taiwan without needing to get a visa for a stay of up to ninety (90) days (no extensions permitted) as long as you have a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry into Taiwan and have a confirmed return or onward air ticket.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Taiwan:

  • Check this page here at the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to see if you need to get a visa for Taiwan.
Find your closest consulate
  • If you’re inside the U.S., click here on this page to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) that services your State. Note that TECO has offices in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Guam, Honolulu, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.
  • If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here,  or also here.
Gather documentation
  • The official list of required documents and the entire process is explained at the links on this page but you should definitely check the website of the Consulate or Embassy you found in Step 1 above to confirm what is required for you.
  • The online visa form is located here.
Visa fee
  • Visa fees might vary depending on where you apply, so go to the website of the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
Submit materials
  • Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
  • Submission instructions will vary from consulate to consulate, so check the submission instructions at the website of the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  The Consulate of Taiwan will give to you your brand new Taiwan visa.

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