Visa Exempt Entry
※Visa Exempt Entry
Australian citizens are eligible to enter Taiwan without a visa for up to 30 days (no extensions will be granted) if they have an Australian passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Taiwan, and they have a confirmed return or onward air ticket. Travellers must also have already met any additional visa requirements for the next destination, if applicable.
Currently, citizens of the following 43 countries are eligible for visa exempt entry to Taiwan: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia,Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, and Vatican City State.
Passport holders of India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, who also possess a valid visa (regardless of category or class of the visa) or permanent residence issued by Australia, New Zealand, USA., Canada, Japan, U.K., the Schengen Convention countries, and having never been employed in Taiwan as foreign labours, are also eligible to travel to Taiwan for tourism or business for stays up to 30 days or less without the need of obtaining a visa. However, citizens of the above-mentioned 4 Southeast Asian countries are required to first register online at the National Immigration Agency’s website https://nas.immigration.gov.tw/nase/ prior to travelling. This is an automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to Taiwan. Upon completing registration, the printed authorisation certificate is required for presentation during airline check-in and immigration clearance to validate the traveller. An authorisation certificate will be valid for up to 30 days. This online registration service is free of charge. During immigration inspection at Taiwan’s ports of entry, travellers who cannot demonstrate a valid visa or permanent residency issued by one of the aforementioned countries will be denied entry and face immediate removal.
The maximum duration of stay on visa exempt entry is 30 days for passport holders of Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Other eligible countries’ citizens are allowed to stay up to 90 days based on the principle of reciprocity. The visa exempt scheme’s duration of stay starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable. No extension of stay or conversion of visa status will be permitted for travellers entering Taiwan on visa exempt entry unless one of the following special circumstances exists:
Travellers who meet one of the above-mentioned conditions may apply for a visa within the visa exempt stay period at the Bureau of Consular Affairs or Foreign Ministry branch offices in Taiwan without the need of leaving the country.