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Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China(Taiwan)


Visitor Visa for Studying Chinese

  • Created:2024-04-12
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Visitor Visa for Studying Chinese
Requirements Description
Completed and signed application form Please fill out the application form with a barcode on the following website: https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw/. Print out the form and sign it.
Two color passport-size (45 mm in height and 35 mm in width) photos taken within the past six months Photos must have a white background. 
Passport (original and photocopy) Passports must be valid for at least six months and have blank pages. Please photocopy the information page that contains your photo, as well as your last visa for Taiwan, if any.
A certificate of admission issued by a Chinese language center affiliated with a university or institution accredited by the Ministry of Education (original and photocopy)
  1. For an updated list of schools, please visit the following website: http://depart.moe.edu.tw/ED2500/News.aspx?n=B9C5E550F0D6C668&sms=141E0BD754235129.
  2. Applicants who have obtained an admission certificate from the Chientan Overseas Youth Language Center must also submit a recommendation by the Overseas Community Affairs Council.
  3. Applicants must attend a minimum of 15 hours of classes per week (Monday to Friday).
Plan for studying Chinese (original and photocopy) Please describe your motivation and plan for studying Chinese.
Proof of financial support (original and photocopy) e.g., bank account balance statements or foreign remittance receipts
Any other documents requested  


Application Procedure

To apply for a visitor visa to study Chinese in Taiwan, please submit the above documents and pay the visa fee at an overseas mission of the Republic of China (Taiwan).



  1. As a sovereign nation, the R.O.C. (Taiwan) has the right to refuse to grant visas without any explanation. The visa application fee is nonrefundable even if a visa is not granted.
  2. With regard to foreign passport holders from certain countries, R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas missions may decide not to accept applications for visitor visas for studying Chinese. Please refer to the Procedures for Nationals of the Designated Countries Applying for Visitor Visas to the Republic of China (R.O.C.).
  3. Those who enter Taiwan under a visa-exemption program, with a landing visa, or with a visitor visa for purposes other than studying Chinese, as well as those who already reside in Taiwan for other purposes, may not convert their visas to ones for the purpose of studying Chinese in Taiwan.
  4. Applicants who have studied Chinese for four months in Taiwan and plan to extend their enrollment for another three months or longer may apply for an alien resident certificate at the National Immigration Agency.
  5. Original documents will be returned after visa applications have been processed. Applicants who cannot provide updated/additional documents within two weeks of a related request being made will not be issued a visa, and their application fees will not be returned.
  6. Please refer to Standard Fees for Republic of China (Taiwan) Visas in Foreign Passports (pdf file).
  7. A certificate of admission by an accredited language center does not guarantee visa issuance. The obtainment of a visa does not guarantee entry into the country.
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