The Taiwan tourist visa is for foreigners who enter the country for tourism, to visit friends or relatives, or to participate in seminars, meetings and amateur sports competitions.
U.S. citizens may apply for a Taiwan Landing visa upon arrival if they meet the following requirements:
- Passport with at least 6 months validity remaining;
- Recent passport photo;
- No criminal record as verified by the airport police
- Confirmed airline or ship ticket indicating that the holder is going to leave Taiwan within 30 days;
- Arrive at one of the following locations: C.K.S. International Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport, Keelung Harbor, Hualien Harbor, Taichung Harbor, and Kaohsiung Harbor.
NOTE: There is no guarantee that the visa will be granted. If you do not want to run the risk of being rejected, apply for a Taiwan tourist visa before departing.
The Taiwan Landing visa is good for 30 days or up to the day the passport expires, which ever comes first.
Visitors, who will not enter Taiwan with visa-exempt status or on a landing visa, are required to apply for a visa prior to arriving in Taiwan. The Taiwan tourist visa is good for a period of 60 days with an extension possible.
The Taiwan resident visa is needed for those who plan to study, work or reside in Taiwan. The Taiwan resident visa is good for longer than two months. It must be authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Republic of China.