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Tourist Visa  |  Taiwan


Visa Requirements


::    Passport valid for six months at the time of submission

If you have renewed your passport in the last six months, you must also provide your previous passport.

::    More than one blank visa page in passport

::    Photocopy of passport 

::    Two recent passport photographs

Photographs must be no more than six months old and should be taken against a white or light grey background.

::    Proof of UK residence

Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence visa, and a photocopy of the same.

::    Completed and signed application form

The application form for Taiwan must be completed online. Please select ‘General Visa Applications’ from the list of options on the landing page. You should ensure all questions  are answered in full, and all names and details exactly match those in your passport. Once you have completed the form, print it out, then sign and date, ready to submit to us along with the other application requirements. Do not process any payment; we will handle this on your behalf.

::    Proof of travel

Please submit a flight itinerary or reservation, to include your name and the dates of arrival and departure from Taiwan.

::    Proof of accommodation

This must be provided as a confirmed hotel booking in your name, OR a signed and dated letter of invitation if staying with a friend/family member.

In the latter case, your host must also provide a copy of their passport and visa/ARC, plus documents proving family relationship (where applicable), e.g. household registration or birth/marriage certificate.

::    Day-by-day travel plan

::    Employer’s letter

As proof of employment, applicants must submit a letter from their UK employer (or college/university for students). This must be an original, signed document on company letterhead, confirming you are an employee of the company (or student of the university), indicating the purpose of travel and noting the date you are due to return to work or study. The letter must be no more than one month old.




Please click here to view a list of nationals who DO NOT require a visa to enter Taiwan.



Additional Information


You can submit a visa application 2-10 weeks before your scheduled date of travel to Taiwan.

Applicants living in the north of England (north of Durham, Cumbria, Scotland and the Isle of Man) must submit their visa application to the Taipei Representative Office in Edinburgh. We regret Visa Base is unable to lodge applications at this location. 

Citizens of China, Hong Kong, and Macao must apply for an Entry Permit instead of a general visa to travel to Taiwan. Citizens of India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos can apply for an ROC Travel Authorisation Certificate for short-term tourism/business purposes. Please contact us if you require further information.

The embassy reserves the right to request additional documents in support of your visa application, and to alter or increase fees without prior notice.

No refund will be given if your visa is cancelled or rejected by the embassy.

Visa and Service Fees

Please note, all fees are charged per individual traveller. Service and processing fees are exclusive of VAT, which will be added at the point of invoice. The total price of your order will depend on the product and the processing service you select. Visa fees are subject to change with no prior notice. Please contact us before placing your order if you require further information.





(5-7 working days)


Single entry visa: £38

Multiple entry visa: £76

Reciprocal fee (US passport holders ONLY): £122

Handling fee:  £80



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