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CORONAVIRUS: Visa-Exempt entry is not available due to the Coronavirus.


STUDENT VISA: Taiwan Chinese Academy is not able to assist in receiving a visa.

Taiwan Visa Information


Taiwan’s visa is regulated by the Bureau of Consular Affairs. For the most accurate and up to date information please visit their website: www.boca.gov.tw

Visa-Exempt Entry


For short-term students who are visiting for a few months or less, you may be eligible for visa-exempt entry.

Nationals with a passport from the following countries are eligible to enter Taiwan without a visa for up to 90 days:
Andorra, Australia* (effective till December 31, 2021), Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Eswatini*, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras*, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan*, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Island*, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia*(effective till March 31, 2025), Norway, Palau, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tuvalu*, the United Kingdom, the United States of America*,and Vatican City State.

Nationals with a passport from the following countries are eligible to enter Taiwan without a visa for up to 30 days:
Belize*, Dominican Republic, Malaysia, Nauru, St. Kitts and Nevis*, Saint Lucia*, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore.

Nationals of the kingdom of Thailand (effective till July 31, 2021) ,except those holding diplomatic or official/service passports-are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 14 days.

Nationals of Brunei (effective till July 31, 2021) ,except those holding diplomatic or official/ service passports-are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 14 days. In addition, those holding a Brunei Certificate of Identity are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 14 days.

Nationals of Philippines (effective till July 31, 2021), except those holding diplomatic or official/service passports, are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 14 days.

Nationals of Russia (effective till July 31, 2021), except those holding diplomatic or official/service passports, are eligible for the visa exemption program, with a duration of stay of up to 21 days.

Official Source

Please make sure not to overstay. You can have visa runs to refresh you visa-exempt entry to Taiwan.

Visa Run


For students without a visa or Alien Resident Card, you can study longer than your visa-exempt entry duration by making a visa run. A visa run is when a non-citizen takes a short trip out of the country with the purpose of returning to Tawain to renew the visa-exempt entry.

It is a legal way for visa-exempt tourists to extend their stay in Taiwan. Hong Kong and Philippines are two popular destinations to visit for cheap visa runs.

Visa for Studying Chinese

A student visa will allow you to stay in Taiwan as a full-time student for 180 days at a Ministry of Education accredited school. Unfortunately, Taiwan Chinese Academy is unable to help students with acquiring a student visa. If you absolutely need a student visa then you must enroll at a Ministry of Education accredited school at an university.