》Visas

New Southbound Policy。

Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) reminds applicants not to apply for eVisa through business website not affiliated with the government.

BOCA has launched the eVisa Program starting January 12, 2016 and has never delegated or authorized any business website or agency to process eVisa. (Read More)

New Southbound Policy。

Mutual Visa Requirements between R.O.C. (Taiwan) and 18 Countries of New Southbound Policy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will begin a trial on November 1 offering Philippine nationals visa-free entry to Taiwan for up to 14 days. (Read More)

New Southbound Policy。

Filipinos will be granted visa-free entry to the Republic of China (Taiwan, ROC) for holiday, sightseeing and a short-visit not exceeding 14 days as from November 1, 2017 on a trial basis, until July 31, 2018.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines has the pleasure to announce hereby that starting from November 1, 2017, Philippine nationals who intend to visit the ROC (Taiwan) for the purpose of tourism, business, visiting relatives, attending functions or events can enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan, ROC, for a duration of stay up to 14 days. (Read More)

New Southbound Policy。

MOFA announces trial of visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will begin a trial on November 1 offering Philippine nationals visa-free entry to Taiwan for up to 14 days. The new measure, in line with the Executive Yuan’s New Southbound Policy, was decided at an interministerial meeting that MOFA convened on September 15 for representatives from government agencies dealing with national security, police administration, investigation, immigration, tourism, and the economy and trade. (Read More)

Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) of the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched 3-D secure authentication and added reminder messages in eVisa application system on July 3, 2017.

In order to enhance the security features of online payment, BOCA has implemented 3-D secure authentication in eVisa application system. In addition, BOCA has put reminder messages in the same system to request applicants to check their filling-in information to reduce the cases of incorrect applications, which may cause applicants holding an eVisa that is not fully identical with their passport information to be denied to enter the ROC. (Read More)

New Southbound Policy。

Easing of visa rules for New Southbound Policy countries takes effect

New visa regulations for passport holders from South and Southeast Asian countries took effect June 1 as part of efforts to expand multifaceted exchanges with the regions under the government’s New Southbound Policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. (Read More)

ROC government expands Travel Authorization Certificate eligibility for nationals of New Southbound Policy target countries

As part of the second wave of visa rule relaxation for nationals of New Southbound Policy target countries, the ROC government is introducing new measures on June 1. (Read More)

ROC government eases visa rules for nationals of Bhutan and Sri Lanka

As part of the second wave of visa rule easing for nationals of New Southbound Policy target countries, the ROC government is introducing new measures on June 1 for nationals of Bhutan and Sri Lanka to boost tourism and business exchanges with these countries. (Read More)

ROC government extends eVisa scheme to businesspeople from Iran and six South Asian nations

The Republic of China (Taiwan) has extended its eVisa scheme as of June 1 to include businesspeople from Iran and the six South Asian nations of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. (Read More)

Trial of visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals will be announced in September

As part of the implementation of the New Southbound Policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs convened a cross-government meeting of agencies in April to discuss the second round of visa-relaxation measures for New Southbound Policy target countries, including trial of visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals. In order to complete relevant administrative procedures and inter-agency coordination, the implementation of visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals will be postponed and the exact (Read More)

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