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Visa Guidelines - Taiwan

The guidelines below apply to students studying in Taiwan for a period of over 90 days or for one semester up to one academic year. Please contact Education Abroad if you have any questions.

Is a Visa Required for US Citizens?
  • Yes! US Passport Holders are required to apply for a visa in order to stay in Taiwan for more than 90 days.
  • If you are not a US passport holder, you can click here to see if you need a visa to enter Taiwan based on your nationality.
  • Cost: $160
Important notes
The Taiwan visa application requires submitting a complete visa application either directly to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, or submitting the application through a visa courier service. The visa processing time takes about 3 to 4 business days, and costs $160 for US citizens.
List of requirements
  • A valid US passport + 2 blank pages available for the Taiwan visa
  • 1 complete Visa Application Form + 1 copy
  • 2 (two) recent photos in US passport photo format
  • Office Acceptance Letter from sponsoring Host Institution
  • Proof of Departure showing entry and departure from Taiwan
  • Completed Taiwan Health Form with photo certification and $15 Health Form Fee
Application process
The student will need to complete the Visa Application Form, and assemble their visa application (see above).
  • Assemble required documents and materials, including your passport, for the Taiwan Visa application (see above).
  • Option 1) Schedule an appointment at the Taiwan Bureau of Consular Affairs to deposit the visa application for processing.
    • Option 2) Contact a visa courier service to deliver the complete visa application on your behalf. Note that this will require an additional processing fee.
  • Once your visa has been processed, your passport will be mailed back to you with the Taiwan Visa stamped inside.

TECRO address and contact information:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States
4201 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016