|Entry Visa Application|
Unit：Office of International Affairs Posting Date：2010-06-01
Students applying from abroad who have received a formal letter of admission should apply Visa at the nearest Taipei Economic and Cultural office, consulate or representative agency for entry visas to enter Taiwan. Visitor's visas and resident's visas are issued to students depending on the length of their study. However, international students admitted to a degree program will need to apply for a resident visa.
To apply for a resident’s visa, please apply with the following documents:
1.A passport valid for at least six months;
2.A duly completed application form with one photo;
3.Supporting documents or official admission letters; and other relevant documents.
4.Health Certificate if applicable.
5.Application fee: For foreigners from the countries with which the R.O.C. has entered into reciprocal agreements, the resident's visa is issued gratis. The application fee is NT$2,200 for single entry; NT$3,000 for multiple entry, and NT$3,600 for U.S. citizens. A visitor's visa is generally valid from three months to one year. Resident's visa holders are required to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate at the city/county police headquarters nearest to their residence in Taiwan within 15 days after their arrival.
For students who failed to obtain resident's visas from overseas, they may apply for visitor's visas to enter Taiwan. They will need to apply for resident's visas at the Bureau of Consular Affairs after registration. To apply for a visitor's visa, please prepare:
1.A duly completed application form with two photos;
2.An outbound airline ticket or verifiable proof of purchase of steamship ticket;
3.Documents verifying the purpose of visit;
4.Other relevant documents.
Visa application forms can be downloaded from the websites of " the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://www.boca.gov.tw/mp?mp=2.