Visa - Passport
entry and transit
Nationals of China (PR) are currently
not permitted to go in Taiwan unless on business.
Passport valid for at least 6 months is required by all.
Visas are required by all aside from the following, provided
they have no criminal record, have a confirmed return air
ticket or an air ticket and visa for next destination, and
seat reservation for departure:
a) nationals of countries referred to in the chart above
(apart from nationals of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia
who do require a visa), and nationals of Brunei, Costa Rica,
Iceland, Korea (Rep), Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Monaco, New
Zealand, Norway, Singapore and Switzerland for stays of
up to 30 days (this period cannot be extended).
a) Nationals of Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland are accepted
to apply for a Landing visa on arrival at CKS International
Airport or Kaohsiung International Airport, on condition
that they are holding tickets for an onward destination,
and have no criminal record. The Landing visa is valid for
30 days and can't be extendible. They are required to provide
a passport-size photograph of themselves with a completed
application form and pay a fee of NT$1,200, plus a handling
fee of NT$800. Nationals from countries who have a reciprocal
agreement with Taiwan may get this visa without any charge.
b) Passengers arriving at Kaohsiung International Airport
as well as those arriving from China (PR), can probably apply
for a temporary entry permit at the Kaohsiung Station Aviation
Police Bureau. They must convert the permit into a visa
at the Bureau of Consular Affairs or at Kaohsiung Office
within 3 days. Those who fail to do so will be fined.
c) Nationals that hold British National (overseas), Hong Kong (SAR)
or Macau (SAR) passports, if being born in Hong Kong or Macau
or if having just visited Taiwan, may acquire a visa
on arrival, valid up to 14 days.
d) Passengers arriving at CKS International Airport may
apply for a landing visa at the Visa Office at CKS International
Airport, Bureau of Consular Affairs or at the Ministry of
Types of visa and cost
• Single-entry: £25.
NT$1,200, plus NT$800 handling fee
Multiple-entry visas are issued for business visits only
and require a document from employer concerning purpose of
• Single-entry visitor: up to
3 months; up to 2 extensions of 60 days. Each may be granted
by local police stations for certain applicants, if they
have stayed in Taiwan for an initial period of at least
60 days and documents have been submitted that provide evidence
for the necessity of an extension. These visas are valid
for 3 months from date of issue.
• Multiple-entry visitor:
6 months from date of issue.
30 days. A visa is not required for tourists who continue
their journey by the same or connecting aircraft within the
same day, provided holding confirmed onward tickets and
the necessary travel documentation and provided not departing
from the transit lounge.
Travellers wishing to stay in Taiwan for
more than 3 months are required to take an AIDS test. If the test is positive,
they are required to leave the country immediately.
Application and enquiries
Visa section of Taipei Representative
Office (see Contactssection).
a) One completed application form.
b) 2 passport-size photos.
c) Passport valid for at least 6 months.
d) Documents stating purpose of visit, or up-to-date bank statement, or letter from a sponsor in Taiwan (if appropriate).
e) Fee payable in cash, Company cheque, by postal order
or bank draft.
f) One registered, stamped addressed
envelope is required for a postal application.
g) Confirmed return air ticket and visa for next destination
and confirmed seat reservation.
h) Cholera and yellow fever vaccinations are required if
arriving from an infected area.
Working days required
1 day required for completing all the necessary
procedures. However, some visa applications can probably be delayed.
Applicants who have paid rush handling fees may collect
their visas at 4.30 pm within the same day.
Those wishing to stay in Taiwan for more than 6 months should apply for
a Resident visa. Contact the Taipei
Representative Office for additional information