Visa Application

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

http://web.roc-taiwan.org/sg/post/39.html (Tel: 6500-0100 ext 106 or 132, Email: immigrationtros@gmail.com)

Place of application:
The Taipei Representative Office in Singapore
460, Alexandra Road
#23-00 PSA Building
Singapore 119963
Tel: +65-65000100 ext 111 or 116
Fax: +65-62780095
E-mail address: VisaTaipeiRep@gmail.com
(Applicants are welcome to e-mail us with their enquiries if assistance is required).

Operational hours:
Issuance of queue number:
Mondays to Fridays, from 09:00am to 11:45am except on public holidays

Acceptance of documents:
Mondays to Fridays, from 09:00 am to 11:45 am except on public holidays

Collection of documents:
Mondays to Fridays, from 1:30 pm to 4 pm except on public holidays

Processing time:

For normal cases, the processing time required is one (1) 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:

Single entry visitor visa S$65
Multiple entries visitor visa S$129
Single entry resident visa S$86
Reciprocal handling fee S$206(Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
Urgent processing An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied

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:

  1. 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 from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017), Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, *Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, *Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, 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, Guatemala,Malaysia, *Saint Christopher and Nevis, *Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore.
  3. Nationals of Thailand (effective from August 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018)—except those holding diplomatic or official/service passports—are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 30 days.
  4. Nationals of *Brunei (effective from August 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018)—except those holding diplomatic or official/ service passports—are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 30 days. In addition, effective from December 1, 2016, to July 31, 2018, those holding a Brunei Certificate of Identity are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 30 days.

Requirements:

  1. 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, Saint Christopher and Nevis, and Saint Lucian 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.

‧Japanese nationals whose passport has remaining validity of more than three months are eligible for visa-exempt entry.

‧US passport holders—including those holding emergency passports—whose passport is 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.

  1. confirmed return air/sea ticket or an air/sea ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure
  2. not determined by immigration officers at ports of entry in the ROC to be otherwise inadmissible

Duration of stay:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 otherforce majeurereason. 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 20) 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, the Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. 

The nationals of Indonesia, who possess a valid Japan Visa Waiver Registration and the nationals of India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, who possess a valid visa (including an electric one) (**), a permanent resident certificate, a resident card or visa that has expired within the last 10 years, issued by U.S.A., Canada, Japan, U.K., Schengen Convention countries, Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea and R.O.C. (Taiwan) are eligible for the visa exemption program, which permits a duration of stay up to 30 days. Those who meet the above qualification and have never been employed in Taiwan as blue-collar workers have to apply to the "Advance Online Registration System for the Visitors of Nationals from Five Southeast Asian Countries to Taiwan" of the R.O.C. National Immigration Agency (website:https://niaspeedy.immigration.gov.tw/nia_southeast/ ) for an "Authorization Certificate" before coming to Taiwan. After completion, the printed-out Certificate can be used by the foreign visitor for boarding the airplane and the immigration inspection. During the immigration inspection, foreign visitors who can not show a permitted visa or permanent resident certificate issued by one of the aforementioned countries will not be admitted into the R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Landing Visas
Countries eligible for Landing Visas :

  1. Holders of Turkish passport with validity of more than six months.
  2. Holders of Macedonian passport with validity of more than six months.
  3. 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.

Requirements:

  1. 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.
  2. fill out an application form with two photos.
  3. 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.
  4. no criminal record or not prohibited by the local authorities.

Duration of stay:

  1. Other eligible passengers: The 30-day duration of stay starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable.
  2. The above-said landing visa cannot be converted to visitor or resident visa under normal circumstances.

Ports of entry: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei SongShan Airport, Taichung Airport, KaohsiungInternational Airport.

Method of Lodgement

  1. 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.
  2. Passengers who enter the Republic of China through the Taipei SongShan Airport, the Taichung Airportand 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.
  3. 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:

  • A copy of duly filled form
  • 2 recent passport photos
  • 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)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. 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;
  6. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry visitor visa: S$65
  • Multiple entries visitor visa: S$129
  • Reciprocal handling fee : S$206 (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)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. Proof of sufficient funds, e.g. bank account statement/passbook, proof of current employment, Proof of purchase of tour package and tour itineraries;
  6. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry visitor visa: S$65
  • Multiple entries visitor visa: S$129
  • Reciprocal handling fee: S$206 (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 – Visiting Relatives
(Applicable for intended stay of more than 30 days but less than 6 months)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. 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);
  6. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry visitor visa: S$65
  • Multiple entries visitor visa: S$129
  • Reciprocal handling fee: : S$206 (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 – Chinese Language Learning
(Applicable for intended stay of more than 30 days but less than 6 months)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. 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
  6. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry visitor visa: S$65
  • Multiple entries visitor visa: S$129
  • Reciprocal handling fee: : S$206 (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 – Short Term Employment or Executing a Service Contract
(Applicable for intended stay of more than 30 days but less than 6 months)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. 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;
  6. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry visitor visa: S$65
  • Multiple entries visitor visa: S$129
  • Reciprocal handling fee: : S$206(Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
  • Urgent processing: An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied.

Resident Visa – Employment
(Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. 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;
  6. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry resident visa: S$86
  • Reciprocal handling fee: : S$206 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
  • Urgent processing: An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied.

Resident Visa –ROC spouses with registered household in Taiwan
(Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. 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;

  1. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry resident visa: S$86
  • Reciprocal handling fee: : S$206 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
  • Urgent processing: An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied.

Resident Visa – Foreign spouses with residency rights in Taiwan

(Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore (ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. 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 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;

  1. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry resident visa: S$86
  • Reciprocal handling fee:: S$206 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
  • Urgent processing: An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied.

Resident Visa - Foreign minors under 20 years of age and dependents of parents who are ROC nationals
(Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. Documents evidencing eligibility for application as follows:

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;

5.4 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 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;

  1. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry resident visa: S$86
  • Reciprocal handling fee: S$206 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
  • Urgent processing: An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied.

Resident Visa - Foreign Minors under 20 years of age and dependents of foreign parents with residency rights in Taiwan
(Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. Documents evidencing eligibility for application as follows:

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 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;

5.3 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;

5.4 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;

  1. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry resident visa: S$86
  • Reciprocal handling fee: S$206 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
  • Urgent processing: An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied.

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)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. Documents evidencing eligibility for application as follows:

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;

  1. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry resident visa: S$86
  • Reciprocal handling fee: S$206 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
  • Urgent processing: An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied.

Procedures for application of Alien Resident Certificate – Applicable for Foreign/Overseas Chinese Students

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (2” X 2”) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. Documents evidencing eligibility for application as follows:

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;

  1. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry resident visa: S$86
    Reciprocal handling fee: S$206 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
  • Urgent processing: An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied.

Procedures for application of Alien Resident Certificate – Applicable for Foreign/Overseas Chinese Students

  1. 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.
  2. 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)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. Documents evidencing eligibility for application as follows:

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;

  1. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry resident visa: S$86
  • Reciprocal handling fee: S$206 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
  • Urgent processing: An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied.

Resident visa – Foreigners engaging in religious preaching and missionary works in Taiwan
(Applicable for intended stay of more than 6 months)

  1. Valid passport with minimum validity of 6 months or more(with a photo copy)
  2. Copy of duly completed online visa general application form at https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw
  3. Two gloss coloured passport-sized photographs (3.5cm x 4cm) and taken within the last 6 months;
  4. Photocopied evidence showing proof of stay in Singapore(ie:Re-entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit etc.)
  5. Documents evidencing eligibility for application as follows:

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;

  1. The respective fees payable are as follows:
  • Single entry resident visa: S$86
  • Reciprocal handling fee: S$206 (Currently applicable for United States passport holders only)
  • Urgent processing: An additional 50% is payable on and above the standard visa application fee levied.

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 VisaTaipeiRep@gmail.com 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.