Foreign nationals, who hold ordinary passports or other legal travel documents and who intend to stay in Taiwan for no more than six months for the purposes of transit; tour; visit relatives; undertake visits; undertake inspection tours; attend international conferences; conduct business; pursue short-term study; undertake short-term employment; undertake short-term missionary work; and engage in other activities in Taiwan as approved by MOFA.
1. A passport valid for at least six months upon entry;
2. Please print out the application form and enclose with other documents.
Attention: this web-based application generates your application form and an applicant number. This number is most important and will be shown in the last page. Please configure your web-browser (e.g. IE, Firefox etc.) to allow pop-up window.
Please use the "Print Application Form" button in the
last page where the applicant number is shown. Do not
use standard print function of your web-browser.
3. Two photos taken within the past six months;
4. An outbound airline ticket or verifiable proof of purchase of steamship ticket ;
5. Documents verifying the purpose of visit; and other relevant documents.
Attention: Entertainer and employee who is sent to Taiwan for Technical support or to fulfill Contract works, should apply for performance or work permit. Please refer to
Detailed Information on Visitor Visas.
For foreign nationals from the countries with which the ROC has entered into reciprocal visa agreements, the validity of their Visitor Visas shall be decided in accordance with these agreements.
For other foreign nationals, a Visitor Visa is
generally valid from three months up to one year.
Visitor Visa holders who are permitted to stay in Taiwan for sixty or ninety days and whose visas bear no such remark as "no extension will be granted" may apply at local service centers of the National Immigration Agency for a maximum of 120 or 90 days of extensions.
For most attendees, it is easier to
apply for a Tourist ("L") visa; an invitation letter is NOT
required for obtaining a Tourist visa.
If some participants need another type of visa that does require
an invitation letter, the ICCBD 2019 conference committee will
be glad to help. To obtain an invitation letter, please send
together with your registration, and in the case of being an
author, your accepted paper ID. The Conference Secretariat will
then send a formal visa application form via airmail or fax with
which the participants can apply for a visa.