Taiwan: Visa Information and Links

Visa Waver:

Citizens of:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, *Japan, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands , New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. and U.S.A. may enter Taiwan without a visa for a period of not longer than 30 days. The duration of stay starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable.


1. A passport valid for at least six months. 2. A confirmed return air ticket or an air ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure. 3. No criminal record.

Landing Visa

Citizens of Czech Republic, Hungary , Poland and Slovakia may apply for landing visas. The duration of stay is 30 days which starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable.

Visitor visas may be obtained for visits from two weeks up to three months and extentions are possible.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Republic of China (Taiwan)

Working Holiay Visa

Currently, if you're aged between 18 and 30, and you're a citizen of either Australia or New Zealand, then you're eligible to apply for a Working Holiday Visa to Taiwan. The programme is sponsored by Taiwan's National Youth Commission

Working Holiday Taiwan

Taiwan Resources

Information For Foreigners - Government website with useful information for foreigners
Forumosa - Taiwan Ex-pat forum
Tealit - Teaching English and Living in Taiwan
Taipei Hotels - Taipei Hotels at Aatrax Search Engines
Taiwan Fun - Entertainment and leisure in Taiwan
Taiwan Railways - Train schedules
Taiwan High Speed Rail - The new high speed rail system
Barking Deer Adventures - Personalized tours of rural southern Taiwan
The Real Taiwan - Dining, Travel Nightlife and more.....
Armory Pub - Popular ex-pat watering hole in Tainan.
Tainan Bulletin - English teaching jobs in Taiwan


David's Guide to Taiwan - Useful information for visiting or living in Taiwan
Teaching English in Taiwan - Michael Turton's Taiwan pages.
Typhoons and Taiwan Endemics - Hanno Stamm's Taiwan Bird Watching Report. Sept. 2007