Visa requirements for Taiwanese citizens

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Visa requirements for Taiwan citizens are visa requirements for those traveling on a Taiwan passport. Taiwan passport holders can be divided into those who hold Household registration, and thus right of abode in Taiwan.,[1] (i.e. "registered nationals") and those who do not ("unregistered nationals"). In the case they hold the registration, they are entitled to a Taiwan ID Card[disambiguation needed] and the number of that card is printed in the passport. Several countries and territories have more favorable visa regimes for those holding passports with this identity card number. Unregistered nationals who use the Taiwan passport to enter Taiwan require an entry permit and are subject to immigration controls. In this article the visa requirements for Taiwan passports containing an identity card number are discussed.

Currently, the Henley Visa Restrictions Index 2013 states that holders of a Taiwanese passport can travel to 130 countries visa-free/with visa on arrival. Yet, the Taiwan (ROC) government has given an official tally of 140 countries and territories that grant visa-free or visa-on-arrival privileges to its citizens. Nevertheless, gathering information from varied sources, the list below contains around 157 entries.

Visa-free travel for Taiwanese citizens

Africa (26 territories)[edit]

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Benin 3 months[2]
 Burkina Faso Visa On Arrival for free (7 to 30 days) [4]
 Cape Verde Visa On Arrival for EUR 25 [5]
 Central African Republic Visa On Arrival for XAF 20,000 ~ 30,000 (7 days) [6]
 Comoros Visa On Arrival for EUR 30 or USD 50.-. [7]
 Djibouti Visa On Arrival for DJF 3,000 (10 days), DJF 5,000 (1 month) [8]
 Egypt Visa On Arrival for USD 25 (30 days) [9]
 Ethiopia Visa On Arrival for USD 20 (30 days) at Bole Int'l Airport in Addis Ababa [10]
 Gambia 90 days [11]
 Guinea-Bissau Visa On Arrival for XOF 55,000 or EUR 85 (90 days) [12]
 Kenya Visa On Arrival for USD 50 (3 months,Endorsement made on a paper visitor's pass)[13]
 Madagascar Visa On Arrival for MGA 140,000 (90 days) [14]
 Malawi 90 days [15]
 Mali Visa On Arrival [16]
 Mayotte 90 days [17]
 Mozambique Visa On Arrival for USD 66 (30 days)[18]
 Reunion 90 days [19]
 Rwanda Visa On Arrival (15 days). Must submit online application prior to arrival[20]
 Saint Helena Visa On Arrival (90 days) [21]
 São Tomé and Príncipe Visa On Arrival for USD 100 (30 days). Must be arranged by air carrier 48 hours (TAP flights)/24 hours (All other carriers) prior to departure. [22]
 Senegal 3 months [23]
 Seychelles Visa On Arrival (30 days) [24]
 Swaziland 14 days [25]
 Tanzania Visa On Arrival for USD 50 [26]
 Togo Visa On Arrival (7 days; Yellow fever vaccination certificate also required) [27]
 Uganda Visa On Arrival for USD 50 (Single Entry), USD 100 (6 months, Multiple Entry), USD 200 (1 year, Multiple Entry) [28]

Americas (39 territories)[edit]

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Anguilla 3 months [29]
 Aruba 30 day [30]
 Belize 90 days [31]
 Bermuda 90 days [32]
 British Virgin Islands 1 month[3]
 Cayman Islands 30 days [33]
 Canada 6 months, only to holders of regular Taiwan passports that
(a) contain a personal identification number and (b) are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan. [34]
 Caribbean Netherlands
(incl.  Bonaire,  Saba, and  Sint Eustatius)
90 days [35]
 Colombia 90 days [36]
 Cuba 30 days with Tourist Card purchased from airline or tour operator [37]
 Curaçao 30 days [38]
 Dominica 21 days [39]
 Dominican Republic 30 days with USD 10 for Tourist Card issued upon arrival [40]
 Ecuador 90 days [41]
 El Salvador 90 days, USD 10 Tourist Card required [42]
 Falkland Islands 12 months within 24 months period [43][44]
 French Guiana 90 days [45]
 Grenada 3 months [46]
 Greenland 90 days (same as Denmark) [47]
 Guadeloupe 90 days [48]
 Guatemala 30 to 90 days [49]
 Haiti 90 days [50]
 Honduras 3 months [51]
 Jamaica Visa On Arrival for USD 20 (30 days) [52]
 Martinique 90 days [53]
 Montserrat 6 months [54]
 Nicaragua 90 days[55]
 Panama 90 days for USD 30 (Tourist Card Purchase) [56][57]
 Paraguay Visa On Arrival for USD 100 (90 days multiple entry) at Silvio Petiirossi Int'l Airport in Asunción [58]
 Peru 183 days [59]
 Saint Barthélemy 90 days [60]
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Max. 3 months [61]
 Saint Lucia 6 weeks [62]
 Saint Martin 90 days [63]
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 90 days [64]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 month [65]
 Sint Maarten 90 days [66]
 Turks and Caicos Islands 30 days [67]
 United States
(incl.  Puerto Rico and  U.S. Virgin Islands)
VWP - ESTA for USD 14 (90 days); must apply online prior to departure. [68][69]

Asia (22 territories)[edit]

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Bahrain Visa On Arrival (7 days) [70]. 14 day visa issued upon arrival to Bahrain Grand Pix visitors from Taiwan[4]
 Bangladesh Visa On Arrival (30 days) [71]
 Brunei Darussalam Visa On Arrival for BND 20 (14 days) [72]
 Cambodia Visa On Arrival for USD 20 (1 month, Tourist), USD 25 (1 month, Business), or E-Visa (USD 25 paid online pre-arrival) [73]
 China Visa On Arrival for CNY 50 (90 days) at designated airports, see below. [74][75][76][77][78]
 Hong Kong 30 days, Online Registration for permit, see below [79][80][81]
 Indonesia Visa On Arrival for USD 25 (30 days) at major airports [82]
 Iran Visa On Arrival when holding E-Visa Pre-Approval Code from Online application for EUR 30-80 (15 days) at major airports. [83]
 Israel 90 days in 180 day period [84][85]
 Japan 90 days [86]
 Jordan Visa On Arrival for JOD 20 (30 days) [87][88]
 South Korea 90 days [89]
 Laos Visa On Arrival for USD 30 and 1 3x4 cm photo (30 days) at Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Pakse and Warray airports [90]
 Macau 30 days [91]
 Malaysia 15 days [92][93][94]
 Maldives 30 days [95]
   Nepal Visa On Arrival for USD 25 (15 days), US$40 (30 days), US$100 (90 days) [96]
 Oman Visa On Arrival for OMR 20 (1 month), OMR 50 (3 weeks, 1 year Multiple Entry) [97]
 Singapore 30 days [98]
 Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authority for US$30 (30 days), or US$35 upon arrival [99]
 Thailand Visa On Arrival for THB 1000 (15 days) [100]
 Timor-Leste Visa On Arrival for USD 30 (30 days)[5]

Europe (48 territories)[edit]

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
European Union Schengen Area 90 days in 180 day period[101]
 Albania 90 days[6]
 Andorra Any accepted travel document for Spain or France[7]
 Armenia Visa On Arrival for AMD 15,000 (120 days) at Yerevan airport[8]
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 90 days [102][103]
 Bulgaria 90 days[9]
 Croatia 90 days[10]
 Cyprus 90 days[11]
 Faroe Islands 90 days (same as Denmark)
 Georgia Visa On Arrival (90 day, single entry for GEL 50; 360 day, multiple entry for GEL 100)[12]
 Gibraltar 90 days[13][14]
 Ireland 90 days[15]
 Kosovo 90 days (preliminary notification to the Diplomatic or Consular Mission of the Republic of Kosovo required[16]
 Macedonia 90 days in 180 day period (Valid from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2018)[17]
 Monaco 90 days (same as France)[18]
 Montenegro 90 days (Must E-Mail or fax Travel Plan Form 2-days prior to arrival)[19][20]
 Romania 90 days[21]
 San Marino 90 days (same as Italy)[22]
 Svalbard 90 days (same as Norway)
 Transnistria Visa On Arrival, Registration within 24 hr required [104]
 Turkey Electronic Travel Authority for USD 20 or EUR15(30 days) [105]
 United Kingdom
(incl.  Guernsey,  Isle of Man, and  Jersey)
6 months [106]
  Vatican City 90 days (same as Italy)[23]

Oceania (22 territories)[edit]

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Australia 3 months, Electronic Travel Authority (must be resident in and apply from within Taiwan). [107] Taiwanese citizens (with ID Number in passport) outside of Taiwan must contact local Australian missions, who will apply ETA on your behalf; applicant must email passport info page copy, purpose and duration of visit, and contact information to the mission. [108][109]
 Cook Islands 31 days (Touristic), 21 days (business, Visa On Arrival) [110]
 Fiji 4 months [111]
 French Polynesia 90 days [112]
 Wallis and Futuna 90 days [113]
 Guam ESTA USD 14 (90 days) [114][115] or
Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver (45 days) - must possess Taiwan ID card and travel directly from Taiwan. [116]
 Kiribati 30 days [117]
 Federated States of Micronesia 30 days [118]
 Marshall Islands Visa On Arrival (30 days) [119]
 Nauru 30 days [120]
 Niue 30 days [121]
 New Caledonia 90 days [122]
 New Zealand 3 months [123]
 Norfolk Island Requires multiple entry Australian visa (ETA). Must notify Australian government of intended Norfolk Island travel when making visa/ETA application. [124]
 Northern Mariana Islands ESTA USD 14 (90 days) [125][126] or
Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver (45 days) - must possess Taiwan ID card and travel directly from Taiwan. [127]
 Palau 30 days [128]
 Papua New Guinea Visa On Arrival for PGK 100~500(60 days) [129]
 Pitcairn Islands Visa On Arrival (14 days) [130]
 Samoa 30 days [131]
 Solomon Islands Visa On Arrival (3 months) [132]
 Tuvalu 30 days [133]
 Vanuatu Visa On Arrival (30 days) [134]

Transit only[edit]

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Bahamas 3 days for transit [135]
 Barbados 48 hours for transit [136]
 Chad 48 hours for transit [137]
 Kazakhstan 3-day transit visa issued upon arrival [138]
 Burma 24 hours for transit [139]
 Mauritius 24 hours for transit [140]
 Sudan 6 hours for transit [141]
 Tonga Transit visa issued upon arrival if transit time is longer than 24 hours [142]

Traveling to the PRC (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau)[edit]

Countries and Territories Travel with Taiwan passport only Travel with Chinese Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents Travel with Chinese Travel Document
China Mainland China Disposable Chinese Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents issued upon arrival up to 90 days [Note 1] Visa issued upon arrival available up to 90 days [Note 2] Visa free
 Hong Kong Free online registration for 30 day[25] Visa free for 30 days Visa required
 Macau Visa free for 30 days Not required for traveling Not required for traveling

Notes:

  1. ^ Apply with Taiwan passport (must be valid for at least 3 months), Taiwanese national ID card, return ticket and 2-photo required, fee is CNY 150.[24]
  2. ^ Apply with Taiwan passport (must be valid for at least 3 months), return ticket and 2-photo required, fee is CNY 50.[24]

Visa-on-Arrival Issuing ports: Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hong Kong, Jinan, Kunming, Macau, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Xuzhou, Yancheng.[143][144].

Vaccination[edit]

Many African countries, including Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia require all incoming passengers to have a current International Certificate of Vaccination. Some other countries require vaccination only if the passenger is coming from an infected area.[26]

Passport validity[edit]

Many countries require passport validity of no less than 6 months and one or two blank pages.[27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 內政部入出國及移民署全球資訊網. Immigration.gov.tw (2010-05-31). Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  2. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Benin. Delta. 30 September 2011
  3. ^ "中華民國國民適用以免簽證或落地簽證方式前往之國家或地區 - 外交部領事事務局全球資訊網". Boca.gov.tw. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  4. ^ Bahrain F1 visa rules revealed
  5. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Timor-Leste (TL). Delta. 30 September 2011
  6. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Albania (AL). Delta. 30 September 2011
  7. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Andorra. Delta. 30 September 2011
  8. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Armenia (Am). Delta. 30 September 2011
  9. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Bulgaria. Delta. 30 September 2011
  10. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Croatia. Delta. 30 September 2011
  11. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Cyprus (CY). Delta. 30 September 2011
  12. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Georgia. Delta. 30 September 2011
  13. ^ [1]. Gibraltar.gov.gi. Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  14. ^ [2][dead link]
  15. ^ Department of Foreign Affairs – Who needs a Visa?. Dfa.ie. Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  16. ^ [3]
  17. ^ http://www.mofa.gov.tw/Official/Home/Detail/f3f77f37-861d-4a44-b1ad-c295e738d05d?arfid=88ce0e14-af13-4a76-8015-83fe91b55db0&opno=fe15c741-bf77-468b-bb7d-0f7eff7b7636
  18. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Monaco (MC). Delta. 30 September 2011
  19. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Montenegro. Delta. 30 September 2011
  20. ^ 外交部領事事務局全球資訊網. Boca.gov.tw (2010-07-14). Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  21. ^ 中華民國外交部 – 歐盟免申根簽證常見問答集. Mofa.gov.tw (2008-10-23). Retrieved on 2011-09-30.
  22. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Italy. Delta. 30 September 2011
  23. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Vatican City (Holy See) (VA). Delta. 30 September 2011
  24. ^ a b "收费标准 - Fee Standard". Guangzhou Public Security Bureau. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  25. ^ Hong Kong (SAR China), Delta Air Lines visa information by Timaticweb
  26. ^ Country list - Yellow fever vaccination requirements and recommendations; and malaria situation
  27. ^ "International Travel Information". Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 20 November 2013.