Visa Information

Foreign nationals of the following 41 countries can enter Taiwan visa-free as a visitor provided that their passports are valid for at least 6 months upon entry:

For up to 90 days: All 27 European Union member states, Canada, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United States and the Vatican City.

For up to 30 days: Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea

If citizens of the above countries present an emergency or temporary passport, they will be required to apply for a landing visa on arrival by supplying a passport photo and paying a fee of NT$2,400.

Citizens of Japan need only present a passport with at least 3 months’ validity (rather than 6 months’ validity) upon entry. Citizens of the United States can enter Taiwan on a passport with less than 6 months’ validity on the date of arrival by supplying a passport photo and paying a fee of US$184 or NT$5,600.

Citizens of Canada and the United Kingdom can extend their stay for an extra 90 days (i.e. a total stay of up to 180 days) free of charge – more information is available on this Bureau of Consular Affairs information sheet.

Residents of Hong Kong and Macau in China who hold valid Hong Kong / Macau SAR passports or British National (Overseas) passport should apply for an entry permit, which can be done on arrival or online before departure if they were born in their respective territories or have been to Taiwan previously after 1983. From July 2008, holders of mainland Chinese (which is different from Hong Kong and Macau) passports may visit Taiwan for tourism if they join an approved guided tour.

Citizens of India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam who have a valid entry visa or permanent resident card issued by a Schengen country, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States can obtain a 30-day Visa on Arrival after making an an online application.

Detailed information about visas is available at the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs.