Letter of InvitationParticipants may request invitation letter from the MCV 2020 Secretariat. The invitation is issued only when the payment is completed. The invitation is for the purpose of entry visa application and is not a commitment from the MCV 2020 organizers to provide financial aid to any applicant or their accompanying persons. Expenses incurred are the personal responsibility of the applicant.
Visa-Exempt Entry Countrieshttps://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-149-4486-7785a-2.html
Nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program
|Up to 14 Days|
|Asia-Pacific||Brunei, Philippines, Thailand
*Effective till July 31, 2020
|Up to 21 Days|
|West Asia||Russia (Effective till July 31, 2020)|
|Up to 30 Days|
|Asia-Pacific||Malaysia, Nauru, Singapore|
|Central and South America||Belize, República Dominicana, St. Christopher, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Up to 90 Days|
|Asia-Pacific||Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Palau, Australia(Effective till December 31, 2020)|
|North America||Canada, U.S.A.|
|Central and South America||Republic of Chile, Republic of Guatemala, Republic of Haiti, Republic of Honduras, Republic of Nicaragua, Republic of Paraguay|
|Europe||U.K., Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, North Macedonia(Effective till March 31, 2025), Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Vatican City State, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Andorra, San Marino|
Conditional Visa-Exempt Entry Nationals from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam can apply online for a R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior.
Nationals of aforementioned countries intending to submit an online application for such a certificate should carefully read the following.
To be eligible for a R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior, the following three basic requirements must be met:
- The applicant's passport must have remaining validity of at least six months starting from the date of arrival in Taiwan.
- The applicant must possess an onward/return air or ferry ticket.
- The applicant has never been employed as a blue-collar worker in Taiwan.
In addition to the aforementioned basic requirements, one of the following requirements must also be met:
- The applicant possesses at least one of the following documents issued by Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, any of the EU and Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, or the United States:
- Valid resident or permanent resident card
- Valid entry visa (may be electronic visa)
- Resident card or visa that has expired less than 10 years prior to the date of arrival in Taiwan
*Applicants who use a visa issued by Japan as the required document must present the proof record of entering Japan or a confirmed onward ticket to Japan when entering Taiwan.
- The applicant possesses an entry visa or resident card issued by the R.O.C at any point in the past 10 years and has no record of immigration irregularities or law violations in Taiwan. However, holders of R.O.C entry visas bearing the remark FL (migrant worker), X (others), or P with “Special permission from MOFA” (visa and eVisa for “Project for Simplifying Visa Regulations for High-end Group Tourists from Southeast Asian Countries (Project Kuan-Hong)” ever issued), as well as holders of R.O.C resident cards with stated purpose of residence being foreign laborer (移工), are not eligible for an R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior.
- An approved R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior is valid for 90 days. Multiple entries within these 90 days are allowed. The holder of an R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior may stay in Taiwan for 14 days, starting from the day after arrival. If the holder wishes to apply for another R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior, he or she must do so seven days prior to the expiry of the current certificate.
- If any mistake is made during the online application process, the applicant may submit a new application.
- Online applications can only be made by persons holding valid regular passports. Persons holding temporary, emergency, or informal passports, or travel documents other than a passport, cannot submit online applications.
- The visas in the aforementioned list of required documents do not include work permits.
- Holders of aforementioned visas bearing such stamps as VOID, CANCELLED, or CANCELLED WITHOUT PREJUDICE are not eligible for an R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior.
- With regard to resident cards or visas that have expired less than 10 years ago, this means that the time between the expiry date of the resident card or visa and the date of arrival in Taiwan may not be longer than 10 years. If no expiry date or validity period is given on the resident card or visa, the 10-year period refers to the time between the resident card or visa’s issuing date and the date of arrival in Taiwan.
- Applicants who hold permanent resident cards with no expiry date may enter 9999 for year, 12 for month and 31 for day in the Date field.
- Once the application has been approved, the applicant should print out the R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior. The applicant must present the certificate and the required documents for inspection when entering Taiwan. Entry will be denied if the required documents are not produced.
- Nationals of Indonesia who possess a valid Japan Visa Waiver Registration are eligible for an R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate from the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior.
- Please fill in an (online) Arrival Card for immigration inspection each time before reentry within the validity of this certificate.
Hong Kong and Macau Residents Please click the link for online application
Visa for Mainland China Passport Holders
Mainland China Residents for the Mainland China passport holders, it is necessary to apply “The Exit & Entry Permit for the Taiwan Area“, and all the necessary documentation will provide after register online and the payment is well received ( 3-7 working days to check the payment with our bank). Due to the complicated procedures, it is strongly suggested to complete the registration and your payment 3 months before the conference date!
- Nationals from the following countries are eligible for an E-Visa application online yourself, Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Dominica, Ecuador, Kiribati, Kuwait, Mauritius, Montenegro, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina, please click the following address to process https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw/BOCA_EVISA/
- Participants from all nationalities who are invited to attend an international conference in Taiwan are eligible to apply for the Visa online.
The applying process of E-Visa is
- Provide us your bio-page of your passport before 2020/07/31 (make sure it is at least 6 month valid period)
- The organizer of the conference will provide it to the Taiwan government in order to get the approval for you to apply the E-Visa online.
- Once the government approved, they’ll provide an E-code.
- Apply the E-visa with the E-code online and complete the payment by your credit card
- Visa will provide online, and please print it out for your entry.
For participants from any other countries, please contact your local consular district for further more help.