Visa requirements for Taiwanese citizens

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Visa requirements for Taiwan (ROC) passport holders are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on Taiwanese citizens who hold Household registration, and thus right of abode in Taiwan (i.e. "registered nationals") and those who do not ("unregistered nationals").[1] Registered nationals are entitled to a ROC 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 a Taiwan passport to enter Taiwan require an entry permit and are subject to immigration controls. This article deals with holders of a Taiwan passport containing an identity card number.

As of Jan. 1st 2016, there are 161 countries and territories that grant visa-free or visa-on-arrival privileges to Taiwan passport holders.

Visa requirements map[edit]

Visa-free travel for Taiwanese citizens.
  Taiwan
  Visa free access
  Visa on arrival
  eVisa
  Mainland travel permit

Africa (28 territories)[edit]

Countries and Territories Conditions of access (with Taiwan ID Card number)
 Burkina Faso Visa On Arrival for free (7 to 30 days) [7]
 Cape Verde Visa On Arrival for EUR 25 [8]
 Comoros Visa On Arrival for EUR 30 or USD 50.-. [9]
 Cote d'Ivoire E-Visa On Arrival for EUR 73 at http://www.snedai.com/ if arriving at Abidjan (ABJ)[10]
 Djibouti Visa On Arrival for USD 90 (30 days), USD 120 (More than 1-month stay period) [11]
 Egypt Visa On Arrival for USD 25 (30 days) [12]
 Ethiopia Visa On Arrival for USD 20 (30 days) at Addis Ababa (ADD) [13]
 Gabon E-Visa EUR 85 1~3 months or EUR 200 for 6 months [14]
 Gambia 90 days [15]
 Guinea-Bissau Visa On Arrival for XOF 55,000 or EUR 85 (90 days) [16]
 Kenya Visa On Arrival for USD 50 (3 months, Endorsement made on a paper visitor's pass)[17]
 Liberia Visa On Arrival for USD 100 (7–30 days)[18]
 Madagascar Visa On Arrival for MGA 140,000 (90 days) [19]
 Malawi Visa On Arrival
 Mauritania Visa On Arrival at Nouakchott (NKC) [20]
 Mayotte 90 days [21]
 Mozambique Visa On Arrival for USD 66 (30 days)[22]
 Reunion 90 days [23]
 Rwanda Visa On Arrival (15 days). Must submit online application prior to arrival[24]
 Saint Helena Visa On Arrival (90 days) [25]
 São Tomé and Príncipe E-Visas can be applied for online prior to departure. Printed Visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel.[26]
 Senegal Visa On Arrival for EUR 50 (3 months) at Dakar (DKR) [27]
 Seychelles Visa On Arrival (30 days) [28]
 Swaziland 90 days [29]
 Tanzania Visa On Arrival for USD 50 [30]
 Togo Visa On Arrival (7 days; Yellow fever vaccination certificate also required) [31]
 Uganda Visa On Arrival for USD 50 (Single Entry), USD 100 (6 months, Multiple Entry), USD 200 (1 year, Multiple Entry) [32]
 Zambia E-Visas [ [33]

Americas (40 territories)[edit]

Countries and Territories Conditions of access (with Taiwan ID Card number)
 Anguilla 3 months [34]
 Aruba 30 day [35]
 Belize 90 days [36]
 Bermuda 90 days [37]
 British Virgin Islands 1 month[2]
 Cayman Islands 30 days [38][39]
 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. From March 15, 2016 Canadian eTA is required if arriving by air. [40][41]
 Caribbean Netherlands
(incl.  Bonaire,  Saba, and  Sint Eustatius)
90 days [42]
 Chile 90 days
 Colombia 90 days [43]
 Cuba 30 days with Tourist Card purchased from airline or tour operator [44]
 Curaçao 30 days [45]
 Dominica 21 days [46]
 Dominican Republic 30 days with USD 10 for Tourist Card issued upon arrival [47]
 Ecuador 90 days [48]
 El Salvador 90 days, USD 10 Tourist Card required [49]
 Falkland Islands 12 months within 24 months period [50][51]
 French Guiana 90 days [52]
 Grenada 3 months [53]
 Greenland 90 days (same as Denmark) [54]
 Guadeloupe 90 days [55]
 Guatemala 30 to 90 days [56]
 Haiti 90 days [57]
 Honduras 3 months [58]
 Jamaica Visa On Arrival for USD 20 (30 days) [59]
 Martinique 90 days [60]
 Montserrat 6 months [61]
 Nicaragua 90 days[62]
 Panama 90 days for USD 30 (Tourist Card Purchase) [63][64]
 Paraguay Visa On Arrival for USD 100 (90 days multiple entry) at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Luque[65]
 Peru 183 days [66]
 Saint Barthélemy 90 days [67]
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Max. 3 months [68]
 Saint Lucia 6 weeks [69]
 Saint Martin 90 days [70]
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 90 days [71]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 month [72]
 Sint Maarten 90 days [73]
 Turks and Caicos Islands 30 days [74]
 United States
(incl.  Puerto Rico and  U.S. Virgin Islands)
VWP - ESTA for USD 14 (90 days); must apply online prior to departure when travel by air or cruise ship. [75][76]

If travel by land from Canada or Mexico, no need for ESTA and will get I-94W for USD 6 (90 days) [77]

Asia (28 territories)[edit]

Countries and Territories Conditions of access (with Taiwan ID Card number)
 Bahrain E-Visa (14 days) BHD 29 [78]
 Bangladesh Visa On Arrival (30 days) [79]
 Brunei Darussalam Visa On Arrival for BND or SGD 25 (14 days) [80]
 Cambodia E-Visa (USD 40 paid online pre-arrival) or Visa On Arrival for USD 30 (1 month, Tourist), USD 35 (1 month, Business) [81]
 India E-Visa (single entry) can be applied online (up to two times a year) for USD 60 (30 days)[82]
 Indonesia 30 days [83]
 Iran Visa On Arrival for EUR 30-80 (15 days for tourism, 14 for business) when holding confirmation of a visa sponsor in Iran (e.g. hotel, travel agency) at major airports. [84]
 Israel 90 days in 180 day period [85][86]
 Japan 90 days [87]
 Jordan Visa On Arrival for JOD 20 (30 days) [88][89]
 South Korea 90 days [90]
 Kazakhstan Visa On Arrival for USD 80 (30 days) [91]
 Laos Visa On Arrival for USD 30 and 1 3x4 cm photo (30 days) at Vientiane (VTE), Luang Prabang (LPQ), and Pakse (PKZ) [92]
 Lebanon E-Visa USD 37
 Macau 30 days [93]
 Malaysia 30 days [94][95][96]
 Maldives Visa On Arrival (30 days) [97]
 Myanmar eVisa, Tourist for USD 50 (28 days), or Business USD 70 (70 Days) [98]
   Nepal Visa On Arrival for USD 25 (15 days), USD 40 (30 days), USD 100 (90 days) [99]
 Oman Visa On Arrival for OMR 20 (1 month), OMR 50 (3 weeks, 1 year Multiple Entry) [100]
 Philippines Electronic Travel Authority, Tourist for TWD 1100 (30 days) [101]
 Singapore 30 days [102]
 Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authority for USD 30 (30 days), or USD 35 upon arrival [103]
 Tajikistan Visa On Arrival for USD 35 (45 days) [104]
 Thailand Visa On Arrival for THB 1000 (15 days) [105]
 Timor-Leste Visa On Arrival for USD 30 (30 days)[3]
 United Arab Emirates E-Visa [106]
 Uzbekistan Visa On Arrival

Europe (48 territories)[edit]

Countries and Territories Conditions of access (with Taiwan ID Card number)
European Union Schengen Area 90 days in 180 day period[107]
 Albania 90 days[4]
 Andorra Any accepted travel document for Spain or France[5]
 Armenia Visa On Arrival AMD 15000 (120 days, single entry) or AMD 3000 (21 days, single entry) at Yerevan (EVN) [6]
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 90 days [108][109]
 Bulgaria 90 days[7]
 Croatia 90 days[8]
 Cyprus 90 days[9]
 Faroe Islands 90 days (same as Denmark)
 Gibraltar 90 days[10][11]
 Ireland 90 days[12]
 Kosovo 90 days (preliminary notification to the Diplomatic or Consular Mission of the Republic of Kosovo required)[13]
 Macedonia 90 days in 180 day period (Valid from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2018)[14]
 Monaco 90 days (same as France)[15]
 Montenegro 90 days (Must E-Mail or fax Travel Plan Form 2-days prior to arrival)[16][17]
 Romania 90 days[18]
 San Marino 90 days (same as Italy)[19]
 Svalbard 90 days (same as Norway)
 Transnistria Visa On Arrival, Registration within 24 hr required [110]
 Turkey E-Visa (single entry) at $24 USD (30 days in 180 days period) at [111] if arriving at Ankara (ESB), Istanbul (IST) or Sabiha Gökçen (SAW) [112]
 United Kingdom
(incl.  Guernsey,  Isle of Man, and  Jersey)
6 months [113]
  Vatican City 90 days (same as Italy)[20]

Oceania (22 territories)[edit]

Countries and Territories Conditions of access (with Taiwan ID Card number)
 Australia 3 months, Electronic Travel Authority (must be resident in and apply from within Taiwan). [114] 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. [115][116]
 Cook Islands 31 days (Touristic), 21 days (business, Visa On Arrival) [117]
 Fiji 4 months [118]
 French Polynesia 90 days [119]
 Wallis and Futuna 90 days [120]
 Guam ESTA USD 14 (90 days) [121][122] or
Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver (45 days) - must possess Taiwan ID card and travel directly from Taiwan. [123]
 Kiribati 30 days [124]
 Federated States of Micronesia 30 days [125]
 Marshall Islands Visa On Arrival (30 days) [126]
 Nauru 30 days [127]
 Niue 30 days [128]
 New Caledonia 90 days [129]
 New Zealand 3 months [130]
 Norfolk Island Requires multiple entry Australian visa (ETA). Must notify Australian government of intended Norfolk Island travel when making visa/ETA application. [131]
 Northern Mariana Islands ESTA USD 14 (90 days) [132][133] or
Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver (45 days) - must possess Taiwan ID card and travel directly from Taiwan. [134]
 Palau Visa On Arrival for USD 50 (30 days)[135]
 Papua New Guinea Visa On Arrival for PGK 100~500(60 days) [136]
 Pitcairn Islands Visa On Arrival (14 days) [137]
 Samoa 30 days [138]
 Solomon Islands Visa On Arrival (3 months) [139]
 Tuvalu Visa On Arrival (1 month) [140]
 Vanuatu 30 days [141]

Transit & Others

Countries and Territories Conditions of access (with Taiwan ID Card number)
 Bahamas 3 days for transit [142]
 Barbados 48 hours for transit [143]
 Chad 48 hours for transit [144]
 Mauritius 24 hours for transit [145]
 Sudan 6 hours for transit [146]
 Tonga Transit visa issued upon arrival if transit time is longer than 24 hours [147]

Traveling in Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau)[edit]

Areas Travel with Taiwan passport only Travel with Chinese Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents Travel with Chinese Travel Document
China Mainland China(exclude Tibet Autonomous Region) Disposable Chinese Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents issued upon arrival up to 90 days. 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. Visa free. Allow to stay during the validity of Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents. Visa free
China Tibet Autonomous Region Valid Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents as well as Tibet Travel Permit required. Valid Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents as well as Tibet Travel Permit required. Valid Chinese Travel Document as well as Tibet Travel Permit required.
 Hong Kong Free online registration for 30 days[21] Visa free for 30 days Visa required
 Macau Visa free for 30 days Not required for traveling Not required for traveling

Notes:

Disposable Chinese Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents 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.

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.[22]

Passport validity[edit]

Many countries require passport validity of no less than 6 months and one or two blank pages.[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ [4]
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  16. ^ [5]Visa Information. Destination Country – Montenegro. Delta. 30 September 2011
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  20. ^ Visa Information. Destination Country – Vatican City (Holy See) (VA). Delta. 30 September 2011
  21. ^ [6], 台灣居民預辦入境登記 by HK SAR
  22. ^ Country list - Yellow fever vaccination requirements and recommendations; and malaria situation
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