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1. Application form

Go to website: Fill out the application form online and rint it out. Make sure the application form shows a bar code on it. Sign the application form. 

2. Two color passport-size photos

Paste on the application form two color passport-size photos with a white background taken within 6 months.

3. Passport and one photocopy of the passport

The passport must be valid for at least 6 months and there are blank pages left in it. One photocopy of the passport bio-page including the holder’s picture is required.

4. Highest education(senior high school at least)diploma and transcripts

For diploma and transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English, a Chinese- or English-translation version is also required.

5. Documents requested by the Investment Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Applicants should fill the requirements according to “ Examination Directions of Entrepreneur Visa Qualification for Foreign Nationals ”.

6. Other supporting documents

To be decided on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who apply for a Resident Visa after having arrived in the R.O.C. (Taiwan) are required to present also one photocopy of the Visitor Visa and the immigration entry stamp.

Application Procedure

1. Foreign applicants outside of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) are advised to apply for the visa from an R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas mission. Hong kong and Macao applicants outside of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) are advised to submit their application to the Bureau of Hong Kong Affairs or Bureau of Macao Affairs, Mainland Affairs Council of R.O.C. (Taiwan).

2. Foreign applicants inside of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) may apply for a Entrepreneur Resident Visa within 45 days before the duration of stay expires. The applicants may, without leaving the R.O.C. (Taiwan), apply for the visa from the Bureau of Consular Affairs or any of its Central, Southwestern, Southern, or Eastern Taiwan Offices. Hong kong and Macao applicants inside of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) may submit their application to the National Immigration Agency of the Ministry of the Interior, R.O.C. (Taiwan).


1. Visa issuance is an act of sovereignty. According to the “Statute Governing Issuance of R.O.C. Visas in Foreign Passport” and “Enforcement Rules for the Issuance of R.O.C. Visas to Foreign-Passport Holders,” the R.O.C. reserves the right not to issue a visa and is under no obligation to disclose the reason. Application fee for no-issuance cases is non-refundable.

2. For visa application fees, please refer to “Standard Fees for R.O.C. (Taiwan) Visas in Foreign Passports”(pdf file).

3. Those who enter the R.O.C. (Taiwan) on a Resident Visa or get a Resident Visa after having arrived in the R.O.C. (Taiwan) must apply for an Alien Resident Certificate and Re-entry Permit at local service centers of National Immigration Agency. The former must apply within 15 days from the next day of arrival, and the latter must apply within 15 days from the Resident Visa issuance date. Duration of stay is noted on the Alien Resident Certificate.