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Visa Application  

VISA Application

*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, 2018), 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, the United Kingdom, the United States of America*,and Vatican City State.

 

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.

 

Nationals of the kingdom 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.

 

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.

 

Nationals of Philippines (effective from November 1, 2017, 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 14 days.

For more information, please visit the link:

https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-149-270-9fd80-2.html

 

Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C: https://www.boca.gov.tw/mp-2.html

 

On-line application system for those requiring general visa: https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw/BOCA_MRVWeb/subroot/MRVWeb0_disclaimer.jsp

 

Permit for Attendees from People's Republic of China:

General Permit

 

Conference attendees from People’s Republic of China who wishes to enter the Republic of China (Taiwan) through a general permit must abide by “The Rules Governing Permits for People from Mainland China Entering Taiwan”.

Please visit:

http://law.immigration.gov.tw/immigr-law/cp.jsp?displayLaw=true&lawId=8a8a99f139c407590139d224c5f40007

 

Professional Visit

Conference attendees from People’s Republic of China can also enter Taiwan via a professional visit permit by following “The Rules Governing Mainland Professionals Visiting Taiwan”.  Please consult the following websites:

National Immigration Agency:  

https://www.immigration.gov.tw/ct_cert.asp?xItem=1089292&ctNode=32595&mp=1

 

Application procedures:

https://www.immigration.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1136505&ctNode=32828&mp=mt

 

Obtaining a Letter to Assist With Visa Application

The conference organizer can provide a registration letter or program participation letter to assist with your travel to the R.O.C. to attend the SEALS 28 Conference.  To obtain a registration letter, you must be registered to attend the SEALS 28 Conference.  A program participation letter is ONLY available to individuals listed on the Conference Program as a speaker or presenter.  A program participation letter will be available once the program is finalized.  The conference organizer does NOT provide letters for guests.

Disclaimer

The information below is intended to assist conference attendees with their travel arrangements.  Each individual traveling to the SEALS 28 Conference is responsible for handling all requirements necessary for entry to the Republic of China (Taiwan) specific to his or her case.  The conference organizer, the College of English and International Studies of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, has no influence on an individual’s application to an Embassy or other agency for a visa to travel to the R.O.C.  The conference organizer is also not responsible for the outcome of an individual’s visa applications.

 

General Visa Information

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the Republic of China (Taiwan) can do so through visa-exemption program.  If visa-free entry is not available, he or she must first obtain a landing visa or a general visa to enter.  The visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to the Republic of China (Taiwan) port-of entry and request permission of the immigration inspector to enter the R.O.C.  For more information, please visit Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign affairs, Republic of China website:

Embassies and Consulates

To view a list of R.O.C. Embassies and Consulates, please visit:

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