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How to Get a US Tourist Visa
If you want to visit the United States, you need a visa that gives you permission to enter the country. Visa requirements vary depending on your citizenship and the purpose of your travel. Before you schedule your vacation, learn about the requirements for a visitor visa.
Complete a Visa Application
All foreign nationals who want tourist visas must complete Form DS-160, also called the nonimmigrant visa application. You can complete this form online. After filling out the application, you upload a photograph of yourself. Then print the confirmation page to bring to the visa interview. If you’re requesting a tourist visa for more than one person in your family, each individual must complete an application.
Schedule an Interview
Applicants between the ages of 14 and 79 must go through an interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate in the countries where they live. Before the interview, you need to pay the non-refundable visa application fee. At the interview, you provide digital fingerprints.
You also need to provide supporting documents for the visa. These include the confirmation page that you printed when you submitted the application. You also have to bring the printed copy of the photo you uploaded. The embassy will also ask to see that your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned visit to the U.S. In some cases, you need to provide proof of the purpose of your trip, ties to your home country and your ability to cover your expenses while in the U.S.
Entering the U.S.
Having a visa does not guarantee entry into the U.S. When you arrive at the port of entry, the Customs and Border Patrol officer makes the decision whether to let you enter. If you get approval, the officer stamps your entry date in your passport, along with a stamp that shows the date you must leave.
You should leave the country before this date. Failing to do so can lead to denials on future visa and immigration applications. If you stay in the country after the date stamped in your passport, you are out of status. It may be possible to extend your stay.
Travel Without a Visa
Citizens of certain countries can enter the United States without a visa. This includes citizens of Canada, Bermuda, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
However, this still does not guarantee entry to the U.S. Border patrol officials can deny entry to anyone who has previously violated immigration laws or has a criminal history.
Visa Waiver Program
Another option for entering the U.S. is the Visa Waiver Program. This lets citizens from designated countries visit for business consultations, conferences and conventions, vacations, short-term training, medical treatment and visiting with family and friends. The U.S. Department of State maintains a list of designated countries on its website.
If you are a citizen of a designated country, you must have a valid travel authorization through ESTA. You also need an e-passport. This enhanced security passport has an embedded electronic chip in the front cover.
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Foreigners (excluding Mainland Chinese , Hong Kong and Macau residents) applying for ROC visa(s) are kindly requested to access the global website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (ROC), at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw to complete the relevant visa application form. Thereafter, applicants will have to print out the duly completed visa application forms which are affixed with our barcode labels and submit them to this office for processing. Application made with any other type of forms other than the officially prescribed application form from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will be declined. For Mainland Chinese, Hong Kong and Macau residents applying for ROC entry permit, please visit the Chinese language version of our website at
(Tel: 6500-0100 ext 106 or 149, Email: [email protected])
Place of application: The Taipei Representative Office in Singapore 460, Alexandra Road #23-00 mTower Building Singapore 119963 Tel: +65-65000100 ext 111 or 116 Fax: +65-62780095 E-mail address: [email protected] (Applicants are welcome to e-mail us with their enquiries if assistance is required).
Operational hours: Issuance of queue number: Mondays to Fridays, from 9:00am to 11:30am except on public holidays
Acceptance of documents: Mondays to Fridays, from 09:00 am to 11:30 am except on public holidays
Collection of documents: Mondays to Fridays, from 1:30 pm to 4 pm except on public holidays
For normal cases, the processing time required is two (2) working day upon acceptance of application. For exceptional cases and those where concurrence is required from the ROC’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the amount of processing time taken is dependant upon the length of time taken by MOFA to complete its verification and approval. Under such circumstances, our officers will advise applicants independently on the actual processing time required depending on the nature of the case.
P/s: We do not provide any translation and postage services.
The respective fees payable for visa application are as follows: (Singapore Dollar cash paid in person)
Mode of submission: Submission of visa application can be made in person by the applicants or via appointed proxies/agents. However, applicants are required to sign on the visa application form personally.
Countries eligible for Visa-exempt entry:
- Nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 90 days: Andorra, Australia* (effective till December 31, 2020), Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Eswatini*, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatelmala, Haiti, *Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, *Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, *North Macedonia (effective from May 21, 2018 to March 31, 2020), Palau, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, *Tuvalu, UK, *USA, Vatican City State.2.
- Nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 30 days:*Belize, Dominican Republic, Malaysia, *Nauru, *Saint Christopher and Nevis, *Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore.
- Nationals of Thailand (effective from August 1, 2016, to July 31, 2020)—except those holding diplomatic or official/service passports—are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 14 days.
- Nationals of *Brunei (effective from August 1, 2016, to July 31, 2020)—except those holding diplomatic or official/ service passports—are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 14 days. In addition, effective from December 1, 2016, to July 31, 2019, those holding a Brunei Certificate of Identity are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 14 days.
- Philippine passport holders will be visa exempted for 14 days from 1st November 2017 to 31st July 2020, except those holding diplomatic or official/service passports, are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 14 days.Philippine nationals applying for visa-free entry into Taiwan must:hold a standard passport valid for at least six months (excluding holders of diplomatic and official passports) hold a confirmed return plane or boat ticket, or a confirmed plane or boat ticket, along with a valid visa, for an onward destination have a clean criminal record, as verified at immigration on arrival at an airport or seaport in Taiwan.Philippine travelers will also be required to fill out an arrival card, and provide immigration officials at the port of entry with proof of hotel reservations or an address and contact details for where they will be staying in Taiwan. Philippine travelers will no longer be eligible for other visa-relaxation measures formally accorded once the visa-free trial is launched on November 1.
- Nationals of Russia (effective from Aug 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020), except those holding diplomatic or official/service passports, are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 21 days.
- passport with remaining validity of at least six months as of the date of entry
‧Visa-exempt entry only applies to foreign visitors holding formal passports (i.e., ordinary, official/service and diplomatic passports). Those holding emergency, temporary, or other informal passports or travel documents are not eligible, with the exception of those holding a Brunei Certificate of Identity.
Holders of Belizean, Eswatini, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucian and Tuvalu Passports with "place of birth" recorded on the passport data page as : Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, the People's Republic of China, Syria and Yemen are not eligible for the visa exemption. Holders of Honduran passport with "place of birth" recorded on the passport data page as the People's Republic of China are not eligible for the visa exemption.
‧A national of the Republic of the Marshall Islands” shall mean any person who holds the nationality of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and is confined to the following categories：(1) a person who acquires the citizenship of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands at birth before the effective date of the Constitution of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and has become and remains a citizen of the Republic of the Marshall Islands; or (2) a person who acquires the citizenship of the Republic of the Marshall Islands at birth, on or after the effective date of the Constitution of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
‧USA and Japan nationals who possess a, including emergency passports, valid for the intended period of stay are eligible for visa-exempt entry.
‧The holder of emergency or temporary passport (except for US) should apply for a visa at the ROC overseas missions, or a landing visa after arriving in the ROC.
- A confirmed return air/sea ticket or an air/sea ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure
- Not determined by immigration officers at ports of entry in the ROC to be otherwise inadmissible
- Holders of Brunei, Philippines, Russia and Thailand passports must have: A proof of accommodation (hotel) booking, host/sponsor's contact information and sufficient travel funds
Duration of stay:
- The duration of stay starts from the day after arrival and is not extendable. Foreign visitors must depart by the end of the said duration.
- Visa-exempt entry cannot be converted to visa-based stay, unless any of the following applies:
A. Foreign nationals entering the ROC through visa exemption may only apply for conversion to a visitor visa within the permitted duration of stay at the Bureau of Consular Affairs or MOFA branch offices in the event of situations that prevent them from leaving the ROC, such as severe acute illness, natural disaster, or other force majeure reason. In addition, white-collar professionals who have obtained a work permit within their permitted duration of stay may apply for a work visa together with their spouse and minors (under age 18) who entered the ROC at the same time.
B. For Canadian and UKpassport holders, please refer to the Notice for British & Canadian Passport Holders Who Enter Taiwan Visa-Free and Apply for an Extension of Stay.
Ports of entry: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport, Keelung Harbor, Taichung Airport, Taichung Harbor, Kaohsiung International Airport, Kaohsiung Harbor, Magong Airport, Taitung Airport, Hualien Airport, Hualien Harbor, Kinmen Airport, Shuitou Harbor and Fuao Harbor.
Remarks: According to the Regulations for Exit of Draftees Article 14: For a draftee having maintained his household registration in Taiwan and has at the same time the status of double nationalities shall enter into and depart from Taiwan by presenting his ROC passport; any draftee entering into Taiwan by presenting a foreign passport and is duly subject to conscription shall be restricted from departing from Taiwan. For conscription law please visit the website: http://www.immigration.gov.tw
Before arriving in Taiwan , please complete an online immigration arrival card at http://oa1.immigration.gov.tw/nia_acard/acardAddAction.action
Online Application for R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate (Applicable to citizens of India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.
Citizens of Cambodia , India , Indonesia , Laos , Myanmar , and Vietnam can apply online for an R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior.
Nationals of aforementioned countries intending to submit an online application for such a certificate should carefully read the following.
Basic requirements To be eligible for an R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior, the following three basic requirements must be met:
- The applicant's passport must have remaining validity of at least six months starting from the date of arrival in Taiwan.
- The applicant must possess an onward/return air or ferry ticket.
- The applicant has never been employed as a blue-collar worker in Taiwan.
Additional requirements In addition to the aforementioned basic requirements, one of the following requirements must also be met:
- Valid resident or permanent resident card
- Valid entry visa (may be electronic visa)
- Resident card or visa that has expired less than 10 years prior to the date of arrival in Taiwan
- Applicants who use an electronic visa issued by Australia or New Zealand as the required document must present the valid Australia or New Zealand electronic visa as entering Taiwan.
- Applicants who use a visa issued by Japan as the required document must present the proof record of entering Japan or a confirmed onward ticket to Japan when entering Taiwan.
- The applicant possesses an entry visa or resident card issued by the ROC at any point in the past 10 years and has no record of immigration irregularities or law violations in Taiwan. However, holders of ROC entry visas bearing the remark FL (migrant worker), X (others), or P with “Special permission from MOFA” (visa and eVisa for “Project for Simplifying Visa Regulations for High-end Group Tourists from Southeast Asian Countries (Project Kuan-Hong)” ever issued), as well as holders of ROC resident cards with stated purpose of residence being foreign laborer (移工), are not eligible for an R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior.
- An approved R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior is valid for 90 days. Multiple entries within these 90 days are allowed. The holder of an R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior may stay in Taiwan for 14 days, starting from the day after arrival. If the holder wishes to apply for another R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior, he or she must do so seven days prior to the expiry of the current certificate.
- If any mistake is made during the online application process, the applicant may submit a new application.
- Online applications can only be made by persons holding valid regular passports. Persons holding temporary, emergency, or informal passports, or travel documents other than a passport, cannot submit online applications.
- The visas in the aforementioned list of required documents do not include work permits.
- Holders of aforementioned visas bearing such stamps as VOID, CANCELLED, or CANCELLED WITHOUT PREJUDICE are not eligible for an R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior.
- With regard to resident cards or visas that have expired less than 10 years ago, this means that the time between the expiry date of the resident card or visa and the date of arrival in Taiwan may not be longer than 10 years. If no expiry date or validity period is given on the resident card or visa, the 10-year period refers to the time between the resident card or visa’s issuing date and the date of arrival in Taiwan.
- Applicants who hold permanent resident cards with no expiry date may enter 9999 for year, 12 for month and 31 for day in the Date field.
- Once the application has been approved, the applicant should print out the R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior. The applicant must present the certificate and the required documents for inspection when entering Taiwan. Entry will be denied if the required documents are not produced.
- Nationals of Indonesia who possess a valid Japan Visa Waiver Registration are eligible for an R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior.
- Please fill in an (online) Arrival Card for immigration inspection each time before reentry within the validity of this certificate. https://acard.immigration.gov.tw/nia_acard
Landing Visas Countries eligible for Landing Visas :
- Holders of Turkish passport with validity of more than six months.
- Holders of emergency or temporary passports with validity of more than six months for nationals of those countries(execpt for US) eligible for visa-exempt entry.
- a confirmed return air/sea ticket or an air/sea ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure.
- fill out an application form with two photos.
- visa fee of NT$ 1,600 (citizens of the countries with reciprocal agreements shall be issued visas gratis) plus a handling fee of NT$ 800; For Turkish citizens: shall only be charged a handling fee of NT$800.
- no criminal record or not prohibited by the local authorities.
- Other eligible passengers: The 30-day duration of stay starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable.
- The above-said landing visa cannot be converted to visitor or resident visa under normal circumstances.
Ports of entry: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Song Shan Airport, Taichung Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport.
Method of Lodgement
- Passengers entering the Republic of China through the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport may apply for a landing visa at the Visa Office of Consular Affairs Bureau at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
- Passengers who enter the Republic of China through the Taipei Song Shan Airport, the Taichung Airport and the Kaohsiung International Airport shall apply for "temporary entry permit" at Border Affairs Corps of National Immigration Agency . To avoid getting a bad record in Taiwan, the holder of this permit should apply for a visa as soon as possible at the Bureau of Consular Affairs or at either of the branch offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taichung or Kaohsiung. The holder will need to submit his/her passport, temporary entry permit when applying for the visa.
- In the event of a long national holiday, the holder may apply for a visa at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TIA) Visa Office, Bureau of Consular Affairs. Please note the followings :
If your stay in ROC (Taiwan) will exceed 30 days (or 90 days for foreigners who hold passports issued by Ireland, Japan, New Zealand and U.K.), please submit your visa application with the necessary documents at the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore or contact us by telephone.
- A copy of duly filled form
- 2 recent passport photos
- relevant documents
If you are holding a passport issued by a country that does not have visa exempt arrangement with ROC (Taiwan), you will need to apply for a visa with the following documents and fee:
- Valid Passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more (with a photo copy)
- An employment letter
- Other relevant documents(upon request)
- Visa fee of S$65
- Fax fee of S$6 (where applicable) Important Note: (applies to all visa applications)
Nationals of Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal applying for visa to enter ROC (Taiwan) at the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore must be holders of employment pass, work permit or long term social pass etc issued by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore. Passport must be valid for more than 1 year.
The applicant may be required to furnish additional documents and information whenever necessary.
If your application is incomplete when you submit it or if you submit false information or you do not meet our requirements, we may refuse or deny your application. Please note that entry to ROC (Taiwan) is a privilege and not a right.
Every application for visa will be considered on its own merits.
Possession of a visa does not entitle a foreigner to enter ROC (Taiwan) automatically. The admission of a foreign visitor to ROC (Taiwan) is determined by the National Immigration Agency at the ROC (Taiwan) checkpoints and each case is considered on its own merits
General Visa Application Forms Documents required for visa application:
It is the responsibility of an applicant to ensure that the documents submitted to this office for visa application are complete. Any application made with incomplete documents will result in processing delay and/or eventual decline of your visa application.
Visitor Visa – Business matters (Applicable for intended stay of more than 30 days but less than 6 months)
- Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
- Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
- Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
- Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie: Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
- Documents evidencing purpose of visit – Letter of Certification from current employer, record of company’s business registration, Letter of Invitation from Taiwanese business counterparts and photocopied evidence of Taiwan Company’s business registration;
- The respective fees payable are as follows:
- Single entry visitor visa: S$65
- Multiple entries visitor visa: S$129
- Reciprocal handling fee : S$239(Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
- Urgent processing: An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied.
Visitor Visa – Tourism and Social Visit
(Applicable for intended stay of more than 30 days but less than 6 months)
- Proof of sufficient funds, e.g. bank account statement/passbook, proof of current employment, Proof of purchase of tour package and tour itineraries;
- Reciprocal handling fee: S$239 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
Visitor Visa – Visiting Relatives (Applicable for intended stay of more than 30 days but less than 6 months)
- Document evidencing purpose of visit - Proof of relationship between applicants and relatives in Taiwan (eg. birth certificate or Taiwan resident household certificate) and photocopy of the relative’s resident status in Taiwan (eg. identity card, Alien Resident Certificate (ARC), invitation letter from relatives. proof of applicant’s current employment and proof of sufficient funds (e.g. bank account statement /passbook);
- Reciprocal handling fee: : S$239 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
Visitor Visa – Chinese Language Learning (Applicable for intended stay of more than 30 days but less than 6 months)
- Documents evidencing purpose of visit - Proof of admission to approved educational institutions in Taiwan, proof of sufficient funds to cater for the duration of stay in Taiwan for Chinese Language learning. For a list of accredited educational institutions in Taiwan, please visit the ROC Ministry of Education’s official website at http://www.edu.tw/EDU_WEB/EDU_MGT/BICER/EDU0056001/c263.htm
Visitor Visa – Short Term Employment or Executing a Service Contract (Applicable for intended stay of more than 30 days but less than 6 months)
- Documents evidencing purpose of visit - Original and one photocopy set of the approval letter issued by the ROC Council of Labour Affairs or from the relevant government authority/department directly overseeing the professions. Original document will be returned to applicants after inspection;
- Reciprocal handling fee: : S$239(Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
Resident Visa – Employment (Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)
- Documents evidencing eligibility for application - Original and one photocopy set of the approval letter issued by the ROC Council of Labour Affairs or from the relevant government authority/department directly overseeing the professions. For spouses and children applying for resident visa to accompany the main Singaporean applicant who has taken up employment in Taiwan, we would require submission of relevant documentary evidence to prove relationship. Documents required for authentication purpose are such as marriage certificate and birth certificates of children;
- Single entry resident visa: S$86
Resident Visa –ROC spouses with registered household in Taiwan (Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)
- Documents evidencing eligibility for application as follows:
5.1 Original and photocopy set of Marriage Certificate issued by the Government of Singapore and authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore;
5.2 Household registration documents issued by a Taiwan regional administration office and with a validity period of no longer than 3 months (evidence of marriage registration and document(s) to indicate the foreign name and nationality of spouses). Registration documents in Chinese are accepted;
5.3 Certificate of No Criminal Conviction in Singapore and document has been authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore;
5.4 Medical examination report issued for not more than 3 months by a designated hospital authorized by the ROC’s Bureau of Health Promotion to provide health screening for foreigners in Taiwan or an overseas-based hospital approved by ROC’s Bureau of Health Promotion. Medical screening should encompass chest X-ray (large film), HIV test, urine analysis for methamphetamine-related drugs, urine opiate examination and standard medical screening incorporating psychiatric and leprosy examinations. Medical check-up forms are obtainable from our office and medical reports issued by hospitals in Singapore are to be authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore;
5.5 Relevant documents specified in 5.1, 5.3 & 5.4 are required to be authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore (please refer to the procedural guidelines on document authentication service posted on our official website). If an applicant is unable to get a medical examination done in Singapore, he/she may wish to travel to Taiwan on a visitor visa first for the purpose of medical examination. Thereafter, applicants can then gather the necessary documents stated in points 1, 2 & 3 above before making an application to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or to any of the Consular Affair’s offices located at Taichung, Kaohsiung and Hualien for a resident visa. Please note that applicants who have overstayed their visitor visa in Taiwan, those who travelled to Taiwan under the visa exemption scheme as well as foreign workers on employment in Taiwan are not allowed to apply for conversion to a Resident Visa;
5.6 Holders of Resident Visa are required to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate at the respective local service centres of the National Immigration Agency within 15 days from their date of arrival in Taiwan. A Re-entry Permit would have to be obtained if they intend to return to Taiwan after leaving the country;
Resident Visa – Foreign spouses with residency rights in Taiwan
(Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)
- Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore (ie: Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
5.1 Original and one photocopy of proof of marriage: Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by a Chinese- or English-translation version. The original language documents and the accompanying Chinese- or English-translation must be authenticated by an R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas mission;
5.2 Original and photocopy of the Alien Resident Certificate or Alien Permanent Residence Certificate issued by the National Immigration Agency;
5.3 Medical examination report issued for not more than 3 months by a designated hospital authorized by the ROC’s Bureau of Health Promotion to provide health screening for foreigners in Taiwan or an overseas-based hospital approved by ROC’s Bureau of Health Promotion. Medical screening should encompass chest X-ray (large film), HIV test, urine analysis for methamphetamine-related drugs, urine opiate examination and standard medical screening incorporating psychiatric and leprosy examinations. Medical reports issued by hospitals in Singapore are to be authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore. Medical check-up forms are obtainable from our office and medical reports issued by hospitals in Singapore are to be authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore;
5.4 Foreign spouses who are already residing and working in a white collar profession in Taiwan are exempted from medical examination;
5.5 If an applicant is a full-time student and is financially supporting a dependant, he/she will have to produce documentary evidence to prove financial capability after residing in Taiwan for a year or more;
5.6 Other supporting documents: To be decided on a case-by-case basis.
- Reciprocal handling fee:: S$239 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
Resident Visa - Foreign minors under 18 years of age and dependents of parents who are ROC nationals (Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)
5.1 Birth Certificate issued by the Government of Singapore and document has been authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore (Birth certificate must indicate the name of both parents of the child);
5.2 Household registration documents issued by a Taiwan regional administration office within the last three months (both parent must have registered their marriage in Taiwan. Exception applies to children born out of wedlock to female Taiwanese nationals);
5.3 A Letter of Consent from the child’s family is required if only one party (Singaporean father or mother) makes an application for a resident visa on the child’s behalf. The Letter of Consent is to be authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore;
5.5 Medical examination is exempted for minors aged six years and below. However, proof of immunizations authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore must accompany the application;
Resident Visa - Foreign Minors under 18 years of age and dependents of foreign parents with residency rights in Taiwan (Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)
5.2 Original and photocopy of the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Residence Certificate (APRC) obtained independently by either the father or mother of the child;
5.4 Medical examination report issued for not more than 3 months by a designated hospital authorized by the ROC’s Bureau of Health Promotion to provide health screening for foreigners in Taiwan or an overseas-based hospital approved by ROC’s Bureau of Health Promotion. Medical screening should encompass chest X-ray (large film), HIV test, urine analysis for methamphetamine-related drugs, urine opiate examination and standard medical screening incorporating psychiatric and leprosy examinations. Medical check-up forms are obtainable from our office and medical reports issued by hospitals in Singapore are to be authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore. Applicants from countries who are in the list of ROC’s visa exemption scheme are exempted from medical examination; 5.5 Medical examination is exempted for minors aged six years and below. However, proof of immunizations authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore must accompany the application;
5.6 Foreign spouses who are already residing and working in a white collar profession in Taiwan are exempted from medical examination;
Resident Visa – Foreign/Overseas Chinese students enrolled in tertiary courses with universities and research institutions in Taiwan (Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)
5.1 Copy of the admission letter issued by the respective universities or research institutions in Taiwan (to indicate status as either Foreign Student or Overseas Chinese Student);
5.2 Supporting educational documents. Photocopies are accepted if such documents have been handed over to the respective universities or research institution at the point of applying for admission;
5.3 Supporting documents evidencing financial capability and has been authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore. Photocopies are accepted if such documents have been handed over to the respective universities or research institution at the point of applying for admission;
5.4 Supporting documents evidencing clean bill of health and authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore. Photocopies are accepted if such documents have been handed over to the respective universities or research institution at the point of applying for admission;
5.5 Commencing 1st July every year, The Taipei Representative Office in Singapore will begin accepting resident visa applications from international students for the academic year. If a foreign/ overseas Chinese student has missed more than one third of his/her courses in the first semester, a consent letter must be obtained from the respective Deans of the faculties to enrol directly into the second semester of their Master or Doctorate programmes. The Taipei Representative Office in Singapore will start accepting applications from students a month before the commencement of the second semester of study. Alternatively, overseas students may also apply to their respective universities and research institutions to retain the places offered to them and then submit an application to this office on 1st July the following year by producing relevant letters evidencing admission and retention of university places;
Procedures for application of Alien Resident Certificate – Applicable for Foreign/Overseas Chinese Students
- Foreign/Overseas Chinese students entering Taiwan with resident visa are required to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) within 15 days upon their arrival in Taiwan. Such application is to be made at the customer service offices of the National Immigration Agency located in the respective cities/counties in which the students are residing. Before official registration, the relevant authority will issue students with an ARC permitting residency rights for an appropriate duration. After official registration, students are requested to use their student pass to extend the validity of their ARC.
- Foreign/Overseas Chinese students entering Taiwan on visitor visa should register with their respective educational/research institutions and thereafter apply for conversion of their visitor visa to a resident visa with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) or any of their external branch offices by producing their school registration record or using their student pass. After the students have been granted resident visa, they can then proceed to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) at the customer service offices of the National Immigration Agency located in the respective cities/counties which they are residing by producing their resident visa and student pass.
Resident visa (Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)
- For overseas compatriot students returning to Taiwan for studies or for the purpose of educational counselling;
- For compatriot students at High School level and above recruited under the overseas admission exercise initiated by the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students (UECOCS) or compatriot students taking specialized courses;
- For High School and high School vocational students emplaced by the Ministry of Education, Republic of China.
- Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (2” X 2”) and taken within the last 6 months;
5.1 Official Letter of Notification of Posting to schools issued by the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students (UECOCS) or Official Notice of Posting by the Ministry of Education, Republic of China;
5.2 Sat for examinations conducted by normal educational/research institutions and above and are successfully selected for enrolment. Applicants are required to produce the Letter of Admission (not the Letter of Acceptance) after reporting to their respective institutions of study;
5.3 Evidence of a clean bill of health;
- Single entry resident visa: S$86 Reciprocal handling fee: S$239 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
- Foreign/Overseas Chinese students entering Taiwan on visitor visa should register with their respective educational/research institutions and thereafter apply for conversion of their visitor visa to a resident visa with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) or any of their external branch offices by producing their school registration record or using their student pass. After the students have been granted resident visa, they can then proceed to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) at the customer service offices of the National Immigration Agency located in the respective cities/counties which they are residing by producing their resident visa and student pass.
Resident visa - Pursuing religious studies and research with officially approved religious organizations in Taiwan (Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)
5.1 Applicants travelling to Taiwan for religious studies and research have to ensure that the courses and programmes are approved and conducted by religious organizations registered with the Religious Affairs Section, Ministry of the Interior (MOI), Republic of China (Taiwan) (please verify with MOI’s Religious Affairs Section for the list of registered religious organizations);
5.2 The religious organization offering the religious courses/ research programme is required to gather all the necessary supporting documents for an application to be made to either the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (Tel: 00-886-2-2356-5071) or to the respective city/counties government offices where the religious organization is based (Please check with the authorities concerned on the type of documents required for application);
5.3 If the relevant required documents are issued in Singapore, they have to be authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore (please refer to the procedural guidelines on document authentication service posted on our official website);
5.4 Upon receipt of approval from the ROC’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) or from the city/county government office where the religious organization is based, applicants may then proceed to initiate a resident visa application with the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore;
5.5 Medical examination report issued for not more than 3 months by a designated hospital authorized by the ROC’s Bureau of Health Promotion to provide health screening for foreigners in Taiwan or an overseas-based hospital approved by ROC’s Bureau of Health Promotion. Medical screening should encompass chest X-ray (large film), HIV test, urine analysis for methamphetamine-related drugs, urine opiate examination and standard medical screening incorporating psychiatric and leprosy examinations. Medical check-up forms are obtainable from our office and medical reports issued by hospitals in Singapore are to be authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore;
Resident visa – Foreigners engaging in religious preaching and missionary works in Taiwan (Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)
5.1 Invitations to foreigners for engaging in religious preaching and missionary works in Taiwan must come from temples, churches which are lawfully registered with the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and/or such organizations/groups which are lawfully established for the purpose of engaging in religious and missionary works;
5.2 Singaporean applicants must be bearers of their respective religious groups and denominations. Examples are such as Christian church pastors, Muslim Ustaz (Male) and Ustazah (female), Buddhist monks and nuns, Roman Catholic priests and nuns. For applicants without any official religious bearers and if that is in accordance with the traditions of that religion, the application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis depending on the religion type and on provision of supporting evidence from the relevant religious organization or religious council in charge of religious matters in a designated vicinity;
5.3 The works and activities undertaken by Singaporean religious workers in Taiwan must be of religious and missionary related. Examples are such conducting worships, officiating at religious ceremony, religious preaching and teachings and provision of psychological and moral counselling to believers;
5.4 Applicants must possess the followings:
(a) Invitation letters from the religious organizations/bodies in Taiwan;
(b) Documentary proof evidencing official registration of the religious organizations/bodies in Taiwan;
(c) Applicant’s background and resume (at least 2 years of service and above in a religious denomination) and verification of religious appointments by the respective religious organizations/bodies in Singapore. Supporting documents will have to be authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore before they can be accepted for application;
(d) Medical examination report issued for not more than 3 months by a designated hospital authorized by the ROC’s Bureau of Health Promotion to provide health screening for foreigners in Taiwan or an overseas-based hospital approved by ROC’s Bureau of Health Promotion. Medical screening should encompass chest X-ray (large film), HIV test, urine analysis for methamphetamine-related drugs, urine opiate examination and standard medical screening incorporating psychiatric and leprosy examinations. Medical check-up forms are obtainable from our office and medical reports issued by hospitals in Singapore are to be authenticated by the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore;
Other Essential Information:
(1) In accordance with the Republic of China (Taiwan)’s statute governing issuance of visas to foreigners, there will be no refund of all fees payable after an application for visa issuance has been submitted to the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore;
(2) Applicants should honestly declare their intention and purpose of travelling to Taiwan. The type of visa applied for must correspond with the objective of the visit. Please refer to the postings on our official webpage and gather all the documents required for visa application;
(3) If you are unable to furnish all the documents required at the point of filing an application for a visa with the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore, it will impede the processing of your application or it may also eventually result in our decline of your application. In the course of processing an application and on a case-by-case basis, we may contact you to request submission of additional supporting documents or invite you for a face-to-face interview within a stipulated timeline, whichever is necessary. In such cases, the processing time will be longer and it will not be governed by the stipulated processing time published on our official website;
(4) For more information on regulations and procedures governing application for visitor and resident visas to Taiwan, foreign passport holders and travellers may wish to refer to the global website of ROC’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ROC) at http://www.boca.gov.tw/mp?mp=2 For information on living environment, working, education, taxes and other form of relevant services available to foreigners in Taiwan, please visit our “Information for Foreigners” website managed by the National Immigration Agency at http://iff.immigration.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=T002
(5) For applicants who are former nationals of the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC), please furnish documentary evidence to show that you have left PRC for a duration of 4 years and above;
(6) Applicants who are nationals of Afghanistan or Pakistan are required to receive a dose of the Oral Poliovirus Vaccine (OPV) or the Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV) no more than one year before their travel to Taiwan, and to produce as proof of vaccination the Yellow Book/International Certificate of Vaccination issued by a hospital or the relevant health authority.
(7) Applicants from certain specified countries must furnish a guarantor in Taiwan. Information on such specific requirements can be found in the ROC’s Bureau of Consular Affair’s official webpage. Alternatively, applicants may also e-mail us at [email protected] for enquiries. The global website address for ROC’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is at http://www.boca.gov.tw
Disclaimer In the event of any discrepancies or ambiguities between the original information published in Chinese on this website and that of the translated information in English on this website, the Chinese version shall govern and prevail. The translated English version is purely for reader’s reference and The Taipei Representative Office in Singapore will not have or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss, destruction or damage arising from the use or misuse of or reliance on the translated English version posted on this website.
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To apply for a visa to Taiwan you will need to go through a few steps:
Check whether your nationality is in the list of countries that established visa-free movement regime with Taiwan .
Taiwanese visa is required for every visitor except those continuing their journey to a third country by the same or first connecting aircraft on the same day without leaving the transit area. A passenger should be able to provide confirmed onward tickets and other documentation. Please be aware of restrictions for transiting after midnight local time. Contact your airline for details if the transit period is after midnight.
Check if you are eligible to apply for a Taiwanese visa in Singapore (for non-Singaporean passport holders).
The applicants who are Ghana, Myanmar, Nigeria and Nepal passport nationals, must be Singapore residents and hold an EP, DP, PEP, PR, S-Pass or LTVP. The applicant’s passport must be valid for at least 1 year from the date of exiting Taiwan.
You must have at least 2 empty pages in your passport. The passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of exiting Taiwan.
Choose the required visa type:
A tourist visa is granted for the purpose of tourism and leisure or visiting relatives. It is applicable for intended stay of more than 30 days but less than 6 months. For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, refer to the Tourist visa requirements and fees page.
A business visa is issued for those who are invited to Taiwan for business matters. It is applicable for the intended stay of more than 30 days but less than 6 months. For additional information, fees and the list of the required documents, refer to the Business visa requirements and fees page.
Submit all the documents to us, so we can process your visa application:
- Contact us for a courier collection . Stay safe, limit your personal contacts. Email us at [email protected] in order to book a collection .
- In person at our office . Visit the Visa Appointment Booking page in order to book an appointment . Our opening hours are 9.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday. The last appointment is at 17.00.
- Send them by your own courier.
Collect or have your passport with the visa affixed delivered.
Should you have any further questions regarding a visa to Taiwan after reading the information on our website, email us at [email protected] . One of our consultants will help you with the query.
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Entry and Exit
With effect from 29 September 2022, Singaporeans can enter Taiwan visa-free for durations of stay up to 30 days. Pre-departure PCR tests are not required, and there are no vaccination requirements to enter Taiwan.
Effective from 00:00, 13 October 2022, quarantine is no longer required, and travellers are expected to follow 7 days of self-health management instead. Travellers can refer to the notice at https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/nEBLnOPooDYFy_CBJqfWvg?typeid=158 for more information.
Travellers can contact the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in Singapore for further queries regarding entry requirements. You can refer to the TRO’s website at https://www.roc-taiwan.org/sg/ , or reach out to the TRO at +65 6500-0100 or [email protected] .
As entry requirements often change at short notice due to COVID-19 developments, we advise that you closely monitor the website of Taiwan Centres for Disease Control at http://www.cdc.gov.tw/En for the latest updates or call them at +886 800 001 922 or 1922 (in Taiwan only). We advise you to contact your travel agency to ensure that you have accurate information prior to departure.
Travellers entering or leaving Taiwan are required to declare the following items at customs:
1. Cash in New Taiwan dollars of more than NT$100,000
2. Chinese yuan (renminbi) of more than RMB$20,000
3. Foreign currencies valued at more than US$10,000
4. Negotiable securities with face value at more than US$10,000
5. Gold valued at more than US$20,000
6. Diamonds, precious stones and platinum not intended for personal use and valued at more than NT$500,000 in total
Non-declaration or false declaration of any of these controlled items will result in confiscation of the item or a fine equivalent to the undeclared amount. The same rules apply to these items delivered as general cargo, express consignments or postal parcels.
The import of pork products from Singapore by mail or hand-carry is strictly prohibited. Offenders will be subjected to a fine of NT$200,000 and repeat offenders will be subjected to a fine of NT$1 million. Travellers who cannot pay the fine will be denied entry and repatriated.
Safety and Security
The crime rate in Taiwan is low. Nonetheless, petty crime and scams involving foreigners do occur. Avoid confrontation and contact the police if necessary. To drive in Taiwan you need an international driving permit. Travellers are advised to familiarise themselves with local traffic rules and road conditions. Public demonstrations in Taiwan are generally peaceful. Travellers should nonetheless avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place,
If you are arrested or detained, you may request that the police notify the Singapore Trade Office in Taipei. Foreigners accused of crimes are not permitted to leave Taiwan while legal proceedings are ongoing. Legal proceedings can be lengthy.
Taiwan experiences earthquakes and typhoons. Alerts and forecasts are issued by the Central Weather Bureau, and are available in English and Chinese.
General Travel Advice
Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [U pdated on 1 4 O ctober 2 021 ]
Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws, customs, and COVID-19 regulations. Demonstrations do occur in major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities. When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that a ppropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice. For those planning to travel, here are some tips: Before travelling
- Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
- Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.
- eRegister with us on our website ( www.mfa.gov.sg ) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.
- Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
- Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
- Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters, social unrests or terror attacks.
- Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.
- In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.
Advisory: Email Scams There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail. MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously. Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance. If you receive such emails/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages before responding to their request. It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport nos., address, telephone number, etc. Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails. Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately. Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800 / +65 6379 8855 .
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TAIWAN VISA SINGAPORE
Traveller who intend to travel to Taiwan for tourism, leisure and business can get their respective Taiwan Visa in Singapore issued only if you hold a valid residential status in Singapore. Taiwan Visa is generally granted a validity of 3 months single entry.
General Categories of Taiwan Visa Singapore which applicant prefer are
• Tourist Visa • Business Visa
Taiwan Tourist Visa
Travelers intending to travel to Taiwan for purpose of tourism and leisure can get their Tourist Visa issued in Singapore. Travelers have the choice of travelling to Taiwan by Air, Sea or by Road.
Documents required to apply for Tourist Taiwan Visa for the residents of Singapore are
- IC Copy and re-entry permit copy in case of PR
- Photograph in white background
- Flight Booking for Taiwan
- Hotel Booking for Taiwan
- Completed Taiwan Visa Application
- Latest Bank Statement or Current Employment Letter
Documents required to apply for Tourist Taiwan Visa for Domestic Helper in Singapore are
Documents from the Applicant (Domestic Helper)
- Completed Taiwan Visa Application Form Online - Service in IVC Center.
Documents from the Applicant's Employer (Domestic Helper's Employer)
- Employer Passport Copy
- Employer NRIC Copy
- Employer 's - Latest Bank Statement or Current Employment Letter
- Flight Booking and Hotel Booking for the trip for the helper and the family member
- Guarantee Letter from Employer
Documents required to apply for Business Visa are
Taiwan Visa Application – Business Category Visa for Residents in Singapore:
Documents required applying for Taiwan Visa Singapore – Business Visa Category by resident pass holders and Singaporeans
This type of visa allows you to travel to Taiwan for short term business meeting with clients or short-term business meetings with branch companies in Taiwan. To precise these visas allow for shorter business trips.
- Photographs in white background
- IC Copy (S Pass /EP / PR)
- Letter of Invitation from Taiwan Company
- Company Registration Documents of Taiwan
- Company Registration Documents of Singapore
- Letter of Undertaking from Singapore Company
Processing Time for Taiwan Embassy Singapore
Processing Time for getting Taiwan Tourist Visa is generally 5 to 6 working days. However, in few cases Visa processing can take a fewer days more.
Taiwan Visa Singapore Validity
Taiwan Visa is generally granted a validity of 3 months single entry
However in few cases granting of Visa Validity might change as per discretion of Taiwan Embassy Singapore
Detailed Requirements for Taiwan Visa Singapore
It should be submitted for the processing of the Taiwan Visa application as Visa will be stamped on the passport. Passport should have at least two blank pages one for visa stamping and other one for stamping of entry/exit stamps in passport. Passport should be valid for at least 6 months as on the day of travel to Taiwan. If passport validity is less than 6 months it is better to renew the passport before applying for Taiwan Visa.
Singaporean PR should enclose the copy of the NRIC and re-entry permit copy along with the application
Long Term Pass Holders, Employment Pass Holders, Dependent Pass Holders, S Pass Holders, Work Permit Holders, Student Pass Holders, Personalised Employment Pass Holders, Entre Pass, Training Employment Pass applying for Taiwan Visa Singapore should attach a copy of the pass along with your Taiwan Visa Application.
It is to be noted that the pass validity should be at least three months valid at the time of submission of Taiwan Visa. If the duration of pass is lesser than three months, applicant should produce a letter of explanation from the guarantor. Guarantor can be generally Applicant’s Employer or Spouse Employer .
Photograph for Taiwan Visa Singapore
To apply for Taiwan Visa, you would require two photographs. The photograph should be of white background. The photograph size required for the Taiwan Visa Application is 35 mm X 45 mm. The photograph should be latest, front facing with most exposure is on the face. Long distanced photographs, photographs of dull and blurred visibility are not accepted.
Hotel Booking /Flight Booking
Travellers who apply for visa should have hotel booking in Taiwan. Flight tickets should be provided showing the applicant name, in and out dates of Taiwan. Travellers who are travelling by cruise can provide the cruise itinerary instead of flight ticket and hotel booking
Applicant should provide the latest bank statement along with Taiwan Visa application to prove that they have adequate funds for their travel to Taiwan to show sufficient funds for travel. If the traveller is neither un-employed nor holding a bank account can produce the spouse or parent’s bank statements with supporting relationship documents like marriage certificate or birth certificate whichever is applicable
Additional Documents for Domestic Worker
Travellers intending to travel to Taiwan along with maid would need to provide below documents in addition to the stated requirements
- Employer IC Copy
- Employer Flight Booking
- Employer Undertaking letter
- Employer latest Bank Statement should be produced if required
- Sponsorship letter signed by the Employer
Letter of Invitation from Taiwan Company – Taiwan Business Visa
To apply for business Visa, the company in Taiwan should produce a letter of invitation to the applicant. The invitation letter should clearly explain the name of the applicant, position, purpose of visit and proposed number of days for stay in Taiwan. The letter should be issued in the Taiwan company letter head with the signature of the authorized person of the company.
Company Incorporation Document – Taiwan – Business Visa
The company inviting the applicant to Taiwan should produce the company incorporation documents to the applicant for submission along with the visa application. The copy of the document should be signed by the authorized person of the company and should have the company seal affixed to the documents
Letter of Undertaking from Singapore Company – Business Visa
To apply for business Visa, the company in Singapore should produce a letter of undertaking to the applicant. The undertaking letter should clearly explain the name of the applicant, position, salary, purpose of visit and proposed number of days for stay in Taiwan. The letter should be issued in the Singapore company letter head with the signature of the authorized person of the company.
Company Incorporation Document – Singapore – Business Visa
The company in Singapore should produce the Singapore company incorporation documents (ACRA) to the applicant for submission along with the visa application. The copy of the document should be signed by the authorized person of the Singapore company and should have the Singapore company seal affixed to the documents.
Requirements stated above for Taiwan Visa Singapore might change from case to case, such as for people working in media companies, domestic workers, applicant married to Chinese Nationals, etc.
Please write to us in case of any such requirement for Taiwan Embassy Singapore.
Nationalities and Duration of Taiwan Visa
Singaporean Nationals do not require visa for Taiwan for stay for 30 days
Malaysian Nationals do not require visa for Taiwan for stay for 30 days
Applicant who intend to apply for other category of visa for Taiwan can write to our email [email protected]
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When is the best time to apply for my Taiwan, China visa? The best time to apply for your Taiwan, China visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.
Do I have to send you my passport to get a Taiwan, China visa? Is it safe to send a passport? Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Taiwan, China visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.
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Visa May Not Be Required
A visa is not required for stays not exceeding 30 days. The traveller must:
- Hold a passport valid a least six months on entry with one blank visa page
- Hold proof of a confirmed onward/return flight
- Hold documents showing proof of purpose of trip
- Hold proof of sufficient funds for the duration of stay
- Hold a Visa for the next destination, if required
- Hold all documents required for the next destination
- Confirm with the airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change
For stays exceeding 30 days a visa is required and must be obtained prior to arrival. Please refer to the VisaCentral application pack for further details.
The applicant's actual passport, plus one copy of the passport particulars page. The passport must: Be valid for six months beyond entry date Have two blank facing visa pages
Two identical passport-sized colour photographs. The photographs must: Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper Be taken against an all white background Be 45mm by 35 mm Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes Your photos should be glued to the designated section of the visa application form (in the absence of a designated area, affix to the top right or top left corner).
Business Introduction Letter
- Be addressed to the Taiwan Representative Office in Singapore
- State the employee's monthly salary
Letter of Invitation
A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must: Be on company letterhead paper Include the name of the applicant State the purpose of journey Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
Visa Application Form
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Letter of Introduction
If employed, a letter from the applicant's employer confirming employment. This letter must: Be on company letterhead paper Be addressed to the Embassy Include the name of the applicant Include the date of commencing employment Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company Specify the purpose of journey State the applicant's expected return to work date Indicate who will be financial responsible for the applicant on the trip Be signed by the applicant's supervisor or their HR department
Proof of Financial Means
A copy of the applicant's last three bank statements
Additional Visa Options
India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos passport holders who hold a valid visa (including a permanent resident visa) from the U.S.A., U.K., signatory countries of the Schengen Agreement, Canada, Japan, Australia or New Zealand, are eligible to apply for an “Authorisation Certificate” at www.immigration.gov.tw , which allows them to stay in the country without a visa for up to 30 days. Requirements:
- Check-in with a downloaded copy of the above mentioned “Authorization Certificate”
- Passport must be valid for more than 6 months
- Onward & return ticket
- No criminal record
- Maximum stay of 30 days
Personal Information Questionnaire
Due to the recent coronavirus concerns the Embassy requires you to submit a health questionnaire with your visa application. Please complete and sign the questionnaire found in this pack.
Please provide a signed medical certificate issued by a hospital.
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Rules of entry and stay
- In official representations of the country (embassy/consulate);
- Issue a visa upon arrival;
- Issue an electronic visa (e-Visa).
- Single-Entry Visa. This is a widespread visa to Taiwan, which is issued for tourist trips, visiting exhibitions, negotiations with business partners, and participation in various conferences;
- Multiple-Entry Visa. This is such a document issued in cases where the applicant cooperates with a Taiwanese company based on a long-term contract, according to which it is necessary to visit Taiwan frequently for work;
- Resident Visa. This document entitles you to work or study in Taiwan with an authorized stay in the province for six months. This visa is issued only based on a Taiwanese invitation, so the host party must provide it.
- Foreign passport valid for at least six months after arrival;
- Questionnaire data;
- Two new color photos measuring 3.5 x 4.5 cm;
- Certificate from the place of work on company letterhead indicating: position, period of employment, salary for the last six months;
- A statement from the bank about the availability of funds necessary for the trip;
- Hotel and airline ticket booking, tour itinerary (for tourists);
- Child's birth certificate (copy);
- Notarized permission from parents/guardians for the child to travel abroad;
- Sponsorship letter covering all travel expenses.
- Foreign passport and a copy of the domestic passport;
- Application-questionnaire in English;
- Color photos of 3.5 x 4.5 cm format;
- Tickets and visa to the country of destination.
Entry with pets
What documents are required to import an animal into the country?
- The animal must be implanted with a microchip consisting of 15 digits and conforming to the ISO 11784/11785 standard. The microchip number must appear on the health certificate;
- The animal must have been vaccinated against rabies from 30 days to 12 months before entering the country;
- If your pet (cat/dog) was born and raised or spent more than 6 months in Japan, Great Britain, Sweden, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Norway (except Svalbard), Hawaii, Guam or Singapore, it will not need a rabies test. Animals entering from all other countries will need a test done between 180 days and 12 months before entry and this test must be done no earlier than 30 days after the last rabies vaccination.
- This analysis can only be done at an approved Taiwanese quarantine bureau, BAPHIQ.
- After the test, 180 days must pass before the Taiwanese authorities will allow your pet to enter the island. The result must also show at least 0.5 IU/ml, otherwise you will have to re-vaccinate and re-test your pet.
- Please note that if you bring your pet to Taiwan before the end of the 180 days, the local authorities have the right to either send the animal back or place it in the appropriate institution for quarantine until these 180 days have passed, or use more radical method s.
- Veterinary certificate completed by a licensed veterinarian in your country before travel;
- Required permit for import into the country. You can get it in real-time on the website of the Council of Agriculture, "Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine" . The received permit is valid for three months. Also, it should be received no later than 20 days before the estimated animal import date to Taiwan.
- Treatment for parasites before entry is not mandatory, but it is better to do it;
- Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, amphibians, rodents are not subject to rabies vaccination requirements, but may be subject to other requirements. This should be clarified with the relevant authorities of your country/country of destination;
Importantly! Before importing a pet (unless it is a dog, cat, or ferret), you should make sure that it is not under the protection of the International Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). If so, then you will need to apply for additional documents.
Cats from Australia
A cat entering Taiwan from Australia must comply with the following regulations:
- Before export, the cat must spend 28 days in quarantine at an approved facility in Australia under the supervision of the country's government quarantine authority.
- During this time, the animal is subjected to two serum neutralization tests for the Hendra virus. Both results must be negative, and no more than 21 days must pass between the two tests.
- The veterinary certificate for a cat imported from Australia must also state the following:
- The cat comes from an area that has been free of Hendra virus for the past six months;
- Pre-export quarantine of the animal must be for at least 28 days;
- 24 hours prior to travel, the cat had no clinical signs of Hendra disease.
- 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 454 g of tobacco;
- One bottle (no more than 1 liter) of alcoholic beverages;
- Reasonable amount of perfume;
- Goods imported for non-commercial purposes with a value of up to TWD 20,000 (for persons under 20 years of age – TWD 10,000).
- Narcotic substances, poison;
- Firearms and ammunition (including toy guns);
- Items for gambling;
- Printing publications promoting communist ideas;
- Live animals (except cats and dogs);
- Products of animal origin, except for dried and processed marine products;
- Live plants, fresh vegetable products and fresh fruits;
- Electronic cigarettes.
- local currency (New Taiwan Dollar -TWD): up to 60,000 TWD;
- Chinese currency: up to 20,000 yuan;
- foreign currency: up to USD 10,000 or its equivalent;
- bearer's checks, other types of checks, promissory notes, drafts or other forms of negotiable instruments in the amount of up to $10,000.
Information for drivers
You will need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Taiwan. The minimum age required to rent a car is 21 years.
To rent a car, you must provide the following documents:
- International driver's license issued in the home country.
- Driver's license of your country.
- Valid Visa/MasterCard (debit card will not work).
Entering Taiwan as Singaporean Citizen
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.
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