VISA REQUIREMENTS 2017

  1. Please use Internet Explorer to complete the online Visa Application Form on https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw ~General Visa Application (complete all 4 pages of the application and submit the application). Once submitted, print out the Visa Application Form and sign it. Please hand in the Visa Application Form, together with the following, at the Taipei Liaison Office.
  2. Original passport (must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after travel).
  3. Two recent passport-sized colour photos, taken against a white background (taken within the last 6 months).
  4. A signed letter of invitation (this must include a copy of the inviter’s ARC or ID – front and back) and booking record of accommodation. The inviter’s details and documents must correspond with the information filled in the application form.
  5. Applicant’s personal official bank statements for the last 3 months (stamped by the bank).

If travelling for business, AND a letter from your company stating that they will cover all costs.

  1. Proof of employment. (A signed and dated official letterhead from your place of work)
  2. Confirmed flight booking (return ticket - departure/arrival). The booking must clearly indicate that it is confirmed.
  3. General visa application takes 4 working days. Urgent application takes 2 working days.

RSA passport: general application is free, urgent single entry is R400, urgent multiple entry is R800.

Passports of other nations: single entry is R800 or ($50USD), multiple entry is R1600 or ($100USD), urgent single entry is R1200 or ($75USD), urgent multiple entry is R2400 or ($150USD)

  1. CONSULAR SERVICES HOURS are 9:00-11:30 (SUBMISSION).
  2. PLEASE NOTE: IT DEPENDS ON WHICH PASSPORT YOU HOLD, AS TO WHICH OFFICE YOU CAN APPLY AT.
  3. ALL VISA FEES ARE STRICTLY CASH (NO POSTAL ORDERS, BANK DRAFT OR EFT’S WILL BE ACCEPTED).(Please bring the exact amount with you as we do not provide change.)
  4. Applicants need not to apply in person. A friend, family member, agent or courier can submit and collect visa applications.

Our address is:

Taipei Liaison Office in the Republic of South Africa

1147 Francis Baard Street

Hatfield

Pretoria

0083

South Africa

Mark the parcel clearly for the Visa Section

  1. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check with their Courier Company, agent or relative if their Visas/certifications have been submitted or are ready for collection.
  2. Collections will be made between 14:00 and 16:30. The receipt must be brought along.
  3. The Taipei Liaison Office in the RSA reserves the right to request further information, including supporting documents and/or an interview with the applicant, should it be deemed necessary.
  4. Applications will only be processed once all the required documentation is received.
  5. The Consular office will not print any documentation on the applicant’s behalf unless there is communication requiring additional documentation after submission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that their application meets the requirements.
  6. PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDY AND WORK RESIDENT VISAS REQUIRE MORE DOCUMENTATION. PLEASE ALERT US SO WE CAN SEND RELEVANT REQUIREMENTS DEPENDING ON YOUR CASE.

E-mail: tlorsavisa@gmail.com for any further questions