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Taiwan Business Visa San Francisco
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Learn more about the government fees, entry, and validity options for
Taiwan Business Visas
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These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying for a Taiwan Business visa in San Francisco
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must not expire within 6 months and must contain one blank facing visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If your passport expires within 6 months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
A business letter of responsibility is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to:
Taipei Economic Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), Visa Section, San Francisco, CA
The letter must explain all of the following:
Nature of business to be performed
Name and address of reference to be visited
This letter should request Multiple Entries visa if required
Guarantee of return transportation and sufficient funds for the visit
The letter should be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.
You must complete and send an Authorization Letter addressed to "Attn: Embassy of Taiwan" stating "I authorize Travel Document Systems to pick up my passport and discuss the status of my application with the Embassy of Taiwan Visa Section". Click Here for the Authorization Letter.
Letter explaining purpose of the trip and plans for the stay in Taiwan.
A copy of the applicant's recent bank statement or evidence of adequate finance, such as a letter from a bank, or money market statement. It is advisable to erase account numbers.
Copy of your Hotel Confirmation is required.
Please Complete and Sign One Application Form.
Visa not required for stay up to 90 days (no extension permitted).
Passport must have at least six months remaining validity (from the date of entry into Taiwan) and contain at least one blank visa page for visa to be issued.
Traveler must hold confirmed ticket (and valid visa, if applicable) to next destination country.
A Taiwan visitors visa is usually valid for five years from date of issue for multiple entries. Period of stay not to exceed two months each entry.
Traveler must have no record of law violation.
Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a Taiwan Business visa for US Citizens and all required documents to:
Local Phone Number: 415-399-1515
Urgent applications for a Taiwan Business visa should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.
Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.
By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, the US State Department will be able to assist you better in the case of an emergency, such as if you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are abroad.
These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are
per person per visa.