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Entry and Exit Information

06/13/2006

|| Visitor Visa || Foreign Residents || Permanent Foreign Residents ||

Entry and Exit for Visitor Visa

Foreign nationals may obtain R.O.C. tourist visas if they hold foreign passports or travel documents valid for more than six months. Visa requirements include : one completed application form , incoming and outgoing air l ticket , one passport photo; documents verifying the purpose of their visit, and other relevant documents. The Visitor Visa Application Form can be downloaded from the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The completed form should be submitted to Republic of China overseas mission of for visa issuance.

  1. Documents required for entry:

    (1) A valid visitor visa,

    (2) A passport valid for at least six months,

    (3) A confirmed return air ticket or an air ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for his/her departure.

  2. Foreign visitor aliens should depart before their visa ' s expir ation date. If they have to continue their visit in the ROC, they must apply to a local police bureau within 15 days , before the allowed period of stay expires.

  3. The exit procedure for overstayed visitors:

    (1) Foreign residents who have overstayed less than 30 days in the ROC shall pay a fine , at the local police bureau or the inspection section at airports/seaports in accordance with The Detective Procedure and Fine Standard of the Penalty Case of the Immigration Law before they will be allowed to leave the country.

    (2) Foreign residents who have overstayed more than 31 days in the ROC shall pay a fine at the local police bureau, before they will be allowed to leave the country.

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Entry and Exit for Foreign Residents

Foreign residents who exit the ROC are required to show their passports and Alien Resident Certificates to the Customs. Foreign residents who wish to re-enter after their departure are required to apply for a re-entry permit from the authorities before they leave the ROC and show it to the Customs officials when they re-enter.

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Entry and Exit for Permanent Foreign Residents

Permanent foreign Resident s who exit the ROC are required to show their passports and Alien Permanent Resident Certificates to Customs, the same when they reenter the ROC. (Permanent foreign Resident s shall be exempt from applying the reentry permit.)

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