Visa Requirements for Taiwanese Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of Taiwan

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Visa Not Required

73 destinations allow visa-free entry to Taiwanese citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 28 destinations for passport holders of Taiwan.


Taiwanese passport allows entry to 27 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa3 monthsAVE is available for Taiwanese passport with a valid entry authorization for the United States of America (ESTA or B2/ J / B1 / O / P (P1-P2-P3) / E / H-1B visa) for 50USD.
  • eVisa90 days90 days on each visit in 12-month period.
    ETA is only applicable when the ROC passport contains a National ID number and can only be applied from an approved travel agent in Taiwan or at an Australian visa office. ROC passports without National ID numbers are not accepted unless the holder has permanent residency in another country.
    May enter using SmartGate on arrival in Australia
  • eVisa14 days
  • eVisa180 daysPassport with National ID number issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs required.
    eTA required when arriving by air.
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    eVisa3 monthseVisa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisaElectronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa60 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.
  • eVisa3 months
  • eVisaElectronic visa holders must arrive via Manas International Airport or Osh Airport or through land crossings with China (at Irkeshtam and Torugart), Kazakhstan (at Ak-jol, Ak-Tilek, Chaldybar, Chon-Kapka), Tajikistan (at Bor-Dobo, Kulundu, Kyzyl-Bel) and Uzbekistan (at Dostuk).
    Visa on arrival is also available for those with pre-arranged landing visa invitation.
  • eVisa28 dayseVisa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or via land border crossings with Thailand — Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung or India — Rih Khaw Dar and Tamu.
    eVisa available for both tourism (allowed stay is 28 days) or business (allowed stay is 70 days) purposes.
  • eVisa3 monthsTaiwan standard passport with National ID number required; otherwise, visa required.
    Taiwan diplomatic and official passports are unacceptable, and visas will not be endorsed in them.
    International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy must be paid upon requesting an Electronic Travel Authority.
    Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisaHolders of passports without National ID numbers may apply using Taiwan Area Resident Certificate.
  • eVisa16 dayse-Visa holders must arrive and departure via 29 checkpoints
  • eVisaTaiwan is no longer listed as eligible for an eVisa
  • eVisaObtainable online
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
  • eVisa30 daysMust hold return or onward ticket
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    eVisaVisa is obtained online.
  • eVisa45 days
  • eVisa30 days
  • eVisa30 days
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  • eVisa

eVisa / On Arrival

For 7 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Taiwan.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days / 8 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrivalup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at Hamad International Airport
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
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    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysOn arrival from overseas; ESTA (valid for 2 years when issued) required if arriving by air or cruise ship.
    Passport with National ID number required, otherwise visa issued on a separate form DS-232.
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Pre-arranged Visa Required

56 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of Taiwan. This requirement may be waived off if Taiwanese citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

Special Conditions

In order to trave to 1 destination, passport holders of Taiwan must meet special conditions, and may not be allowed to enter at all.

  • Special RequirementsROC passports are not recognized for entry and transit. However, all ROC nationals with Household Registration are also able to apply for a Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents either before arrival or on arrival, allowing the holder to enter and stay in Mainland China until its expiry. All ROC nationals can also apply for a Chinese Travel Document before arrival which allows them to remain for up to 2 years. Issuance of the Taiwan Compatriot Permit or Chinese Travel Document is not automatic for all ROC nationals and is at the sole discretion of the PRC government. See #Greater China for more details.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between Taiwan and 1 destination have imposed restrictions in traveling to Taiwan.

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