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MOFA to start issuing next-generation e-Passports on February 5

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will start issuing next-generation e-Passports on February 5, 2018. Starting on that date, citizens may apply for such passports at MOFA’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, its branch offices in Taichung, Kaohsiung, Hualian, and Chiayi, or missions abroad. (Read More)

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ROC passport places 32nd in global rankings by UK advisory firm

The Republic of China (Taiwan) passport ranked 32nd in the latest Visa Restrictions Index released Jan. 9 by London-headquartered citizenship and residency advisory firm Hanley and Partners. (Read More)

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MOFA to begin issuing next-generation biometric passports

Taiwan will start issuing next-generation biometric passports Dec. 25 as part of government efforts to strengthen security and prevent forgery, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Read More)

New Southbound Policy。

MOFA to introduce next-generation e-Passport

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced that next-generation e-Passports will be issued starting December 25. (Read More)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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