Expedited Visa for
Taiwan

When you need to get your visa for Taiwan processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Taiwan

Taiwan issues Tourist visas for:
  • Non-US Passport Holder Tourist Travel
  • US Passport Holder Tourist Travel over 90 Days

Taiwan Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Taiwan with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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No visa required for a stay of up to 90 Days

Taiwan Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Taiwan with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Taiwan

Taiwan issues Business visas for:
  • Non-US Passport Holder Business Travel
  • US Passport Holder Business Travel over 90 Days

Taiwan Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Taiwan with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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No visa required for a stay of up to 90 Days

Taiwan Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Taiwan with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Diplomatic Visa for Taiwan

Taiwan issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

Taiwan Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Taiwan with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 30 days

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Taiwan Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Taiwan with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Taiwan related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required if arriving from an infected area with 5 Days.

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About Taiwan

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Taiwan at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Taiwan

Taiwan's indigenous peoples, who originated in Austronesia and southern Asia, have lived on Taiwan for 12,000 to 15,000 years. Significant migration to Taiwan from the Chinese mainland began as early as A.D. 500. Dutch traders first claimed the island in 1624 as a base for Dutch commerce with Japan and the China coast. Two years later, the Spanish established a settlement on the northwest coast of Taiwan, which they occupied until 1642 when they were driven out by the Dutch. Dutch colonists administered the island and its predominantly aboriginal population until 1661. The first major influx of migrants from the Chinese mainland came during the Dutch period, sparked by the political and economic chaos on the China coast during the Manchu invasion and the end of the Ming Dynasty.

In 1664, a fleet led by the Ming loyalist Cheng Ch'eng-kung (Zheng Chenggong, known in the West as Koxinga) retreated from the mainland and occupied Taiwan. Cheng expelled the Dutch and established Taiwan as a base in his attempt to restore the Ming Dynasty. He died shortly thereafter, and in 1683, his successors submitted to Manchu (Qing Dynasty) control. From 1680, the Qing Dynasty ruled Taiwan as a prefecture and, in 1875, divided the island into two prefectures, north and south. In 1887 the island was made into a separate Chinese province.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, migration from Fujian and Guangdong provinces steadily increased, and Chinese supplanted indigenous peoples as the dominant population group. In 1895, a weakened Imperial China ceded Taiwan to Japan in the Treaty of Shimonoseki following the first Sino-Japanese war.


Learn more about Taiwan in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.