Taiwan Visa Types, Requirements, and Application

Taiwan, a territory of the Republic of China, is an island in East Asia in the Western Pacific Ocean. Do you know how many types of Taiwan visa there are? What are the visa requirements? How to apply for Taiwan visa? Let’s find out through this article.

Who needs a visa to enter Taiwan?

  • Citizens of the following countries are eligible for the visa waiver program, with stays of up to 90 days:
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น Haiti ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ North Macedonia
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ Honduras ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผ Palau
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ Paraguay
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Marino
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Eswatini ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ Marshall Island ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ป Tuvalu
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น Guatemala ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Nicaragua ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vatican City
  • Citizens of the following countries are eligible for the visa waiver program, with stays of up to 30 days:
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ Belize ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ท Nauru ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Kitts and Nevis ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Lucia
  • Citizens of the following countries are eligible for the visa waiver program, with stays of up to 14 days:
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ Brunei ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand

Taiwan visa types

There are two main types of visa which are visitor visa and resident visa

Taiwan visa
Taiwan visa

Visitor visa (Short-stay visa)

This visa is issued for international visitors wishing to stay in Taiwan within 90 days. You will apply for this visa if your purpose of the stay falls into the following categories:

  • Tourism purpose
  • Social visit
  • Business meeting
  • Conference and social events attendance
  • Medical treatment

The validity of this kind of visa ranges from 3 months to 1 year.

Resident visa (Long-stay visa)

This sort of visa is applied to foreigners planning to stay in Taiwan for over 90 days. This is the list of some popular types of Taiwan resident visa.

Work visa

You will apply for this visa in this regard if you have a job offer in Taiwan. There are three specific types of visas:

  • Taiwan work permit
  • Taiwan work visa
  • Taiwan residence permit

The validity of this Taiwan visa is 1 year.

Student visa

This visa is issued for international students wishing to pursue further education in institutions in Taiwan.

Family reunification visa

This visa is granted for family members who have Taiwanese residents and want to stay in Taiwan.

Entrepreneur visa

You will need to lodge this visa application if you are an entrepreneur wishing to set up a business in Taiwan.

Working holiday visa

This type of visa is suitable for young people who want to work and explore life in Taiwan. However, only young people (18 to 30 years old) from the following countries are eligible:

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France

Digital nomad visa

You can apply for this visa if you are working remotely from Taiwan.

Taiwan visa requirements

General visa requirements

These are some required general documents to submit when you apply for Taiwan visa.ย 

  • A duly printed and completed application form.
  • Two recently taken photos on the white background.
  • Biographic documents including birth certificate.
  • A valid passport which does not exceed 10 years.
  • A return ticket or flight booking proof.
  • Documents showing your sufficient finance such as bank statements, payroll or bank balance.
  • Confirmed accommodation documents.
  • A declaration letter of your purpose for the stay.
  • Civil status proofs to justify.

If you don’t meet one of the above criteria, your Taiwan visa has a high chance of being rejected.

Additional documents

Apart from the aforementioned documents, there are some additional factors based on the purpose of the visit.


  • The work contract.
  • A letter of invitation issued by your company to indicate your position, duration of occupation as well as the monthly salary.
  • Bank statement which lasts at least 6 months.
  • Bank slips.
  • Income tax return.


  • The enrollment letter from the chosen institution.
  • The original and copied Health Certificate issued by the Centers for Disease Control of the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan or the home hospitals which is valid within at least 3 months.


  • His/ her birth certificate
  • The legal parents or guardiansโ€™ copies of ID cards.
  • A letter of authorization from his/ her legal guardians.
  • The presence of both the parents (in case of a required interview). In case one is absent, a proof of reason such as death or custody is required.
Taroko National Park - Taiwan
Taroko National Park – Taiwan

How to apply for Taiwan visa?

Step#1: Be prepared

Choose a reasonable time to apply for a visa. You will prepare a Taiwan visa application, including information: visa duration, purpose of stay, visa type and nearest Taiwan embassy or consulate destination to apply.

Step#2: Fill out visa application form

You will complete the application form and gather the necessary documents which are tailored for your type of visa.

Step#3: Pay visa fee

The visa fee hinges on the type of visa and the place you apply for.

In case of applying at a Taiwan Diplomatic Mission Overseas:

  • The fee for single-entry visitor visa is US$50
  • The fee for multiple-entry visitor visa is US$100
  • The fee for single-entry resident visa is US$66
  • The fee for multiple-entry resident visa is US$132

In case of applying in Taiwan:

  • Single-entry visitor visa costs NT$1,600
  • Multiple-entry visitor visa costs NT$3,200
  • Single-entry resident visa costs NT$2,200
  • Multiple-entry resident visa costs NT$4,400

Step#4: Book an appointment

You need to book a visa appointment with your application destination.

Step#5: Attend the visa interview

You will send your prepared documents to the application site and participate in the visa interview. This will be the step that confirms your purpose and determines whether you will be accepted or rejected.

Step#6: Obtain the visa

Once being accepted, you will be notified by the agency and a Taiwan visa would be accompanied by your passport.