An eVisa is an official document issued electronically by ROC overseas missions that allows foreign nationals to enter and travel in Taiwan. An eVisa is an alternative to a paper-based visa issued by ROC overseas missions. To obtain an eVisa, applicants must submit relevant personal information and pay the required fee by credit card (MasterCard or Visa). The eVisa will be issued after the submitted information has been assessed and found to meet relevant criteria. When an eVisa application has been approved, the visa issuance system of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) of the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs will automatically send a notice to the applicant’s designated email account containing a webpage link to download and print the eVisa. You are required to present this eVisa at the immigration checkpoint for verification by the National Immigration Agency upon your arrival in Taiwan. In line with existing procedures concerning paper visas, immigration officers at ports of entry in Taiwan have the right to deny entry to eVisa holders without providing further explanation.
Validity of an eVisa
The validity of an eVisa is three months starting from the issue date. The eVisa is a single-entry visa, and the maximum duration of stay in Taiwan is 30 days, which cannot be extended.
Eligible for an eVisa
Nationals of the following countries are eligible for an eVisa when they meet relevant criteria: Bahrain, Belize, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kiribati, Kuwait, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, Nauru, Nicaragua, Oman, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Turkey, and Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates.
Application fees for an eVisa
(1) The application fee for an eVisa is NT$1,600. Including the NT$32 processing fee for the online credit card payment, the total amount is NT$1,632.
(2) Citizens of the countries with reciprocal agreements shall be issued eVisas gratis: Belize, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Fiji ,Gambia, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kiribati, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Salvador, Solomon Islands, South Africa, and Swaziland and Turkey.