Types of Taiwan visa
Types of Visas issued in foreign passports:
1. Diplomatic visa
2. Courtesy visa
3. Visitor visa
4. Resident visa
The duration of the visa and length of stay, the number of entries, the purposes, the application requirements, the required documents, and other related items regarding the aforementioned types of visas are stipulated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Diplomatic visas may be issued to the following foreign passport holders in possession of diplomatic passports or laissez-passer:
1. Heads of state and deputy heads of state, prime ministers, deputy prime ministers and ministers of foreign affairs and their dependents.
2. Personnel dispatched to the ROC by foreign governments and their dependants and entourage.
3. Officials dispatched to the ROC by foreign governments on short-term missions and their dependants.
4. Senior foreign officials such as administrative heads or deputy heads of international intergovernmental organizations dispatched to the ROC and their dependants.
5. Diplomatic messengers sent by foreign governments.
Courtesy visas may be issued to the following foreign passport holders:
1. Former heads of state and deputy heads of state, prime ministers, deputy prime ministers, ministers of foreign affairs and their dependents.
2. Personnel dispatched by foreign governments to the ROC on official duties and their dependants and entourage.
3. Foreign employees other than the senior employees referred to in Paragraph 4 of Article 8 who come to the ROC for public duties and their dependants.
4. Foreign employees of international intergovernmental international organizations invited by the ROC government and their dependants.
5. Foreign passport holders who visit the ROC at the invitation of the ROC government or who have made great contributions to the ROC and their dependants.
Foreign passport holders who are in possession of foreign passports and intend to stay in the ROC for a short-term period may apply for a visitor visa.
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