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2022-08-10 (Updated on 8/10) Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak
2022-07-19 MOFA adjusts entry regulations for foreign nationals in response to the CECC's easing of border control measures
2022-04-14 Foreign relatives of R.O.C. (Taiwan) nationals and Alien Resident Certificate holders may apply to enter Taiwan while strict border control measures remain in place
2022-02-25 MOFA relaxes regulations for foreign business travelers entering Taiwan beginning March 7, 2022, in line with CECC directives
2021-09-14 CECC announces that foreign spouses and minor children of R.O.C. (Taiwan) nationals may apply to enter Taiwan while strict border controls remain in place; overseas missions to process related visa applications
2021-07-26 R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas missions will continue to halt the processing of visa applications in accordance with strict border control measures imposed by the CECC
2021-07-20 MOFA announces one-year extension of trial visa-free entry from August 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022, for nationals from Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, and Russia
2021-06-11 R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas missions to halt processing of visa applications during Taiwan’s nationwide Level 3 epidemic alert in accordance with strict border control measures imposed by CECC
2021-05-17 MOFA to halt processing of visa applications in accordance with CECC suspension of entry to Taiwan from May 19 to June 18 for foreign nationals not holding a valid R.O.C. (Taiwan) Resident Certificate
2021-02-25 MOFA announces adjustments to regulations for foreign nationals entering Taiwan beginning March 1, 2021, in line with the continuation of CECC Fall-Winter COVID-19 Prevention Program
2020-12-31 CECC announces adjustments to regulations for foreign nationals entering Taiwan beginning January 1, 2021, in response to continued spread of COVID-19 pandemic
2020-12-08 MOFA to release new version of e-passport as of January 11, 2021
2020-10-08 Ministry of Health and Welfare creates a series of animations in English to promote the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2020-10-07 Spurious website alert
2020-09-04 MOFA to release new passport to highlight TAIWAN in January 2021
2020-07-23 【Important Announcement】MOFA adjusts entry regulations for foreign nationals in response to worldwide efforts to resume economic activity and international exchanges following COVID-19 outbreak (updated on 7/23)
2020-07-23 MOFA announces one-year extension of trial visa-free entry from August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021, for nationals from Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, and Russia
2020-06-15 Fourth automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application required) (overstayers excepted)
2020-05-18 Third automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application required) (overstayers excepted)
2020-04-30 Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) reminds applicants not to apply for eVisa through business website not affiliated with the government.
2020-04-17 Second automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application required) (overstayers excepted)
2020-03-21 Automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application is required) (overstayers excepted)
2020-02-08 Starting February 10, 14-day home quarantine to be required for travelers transiting through China, Hong Kong and Macau and granted entry into Taiwan; restrictions on direct flights to and from China, Hong Kong and Macau to be implemented and flights from certain airports to be suspended
2020-02-04 Starting February 7, 2020, the Republic of China (Taiwan) will implement entry restrictions and visa control measures on foreign nationals who have visited or resided in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the previous 14 days
2019-07-31 2019 Taiwan-Canada working holiday program quota upped to 1,250
2019-07-04 Spurious website alert
2019-07-03 MOFA announces one-year extension of trial visa-free entry from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 for nationals from Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei and Russia
2019-06-26 Relocation Announcement
2019-04-15 MOFA’s Southern Taiwan Office will hold a pop-up passport processing session on April 24th 2019
2019-03-22 Taipei Guest House open house activities for March 2019
2019-03-22 Penghu, here we come again
2019-02-20 Taipei Guest House open house activities for February 2019
2019-02-19 Happy Lunar New Year. Penghu, here we come again
2019-01-25 Adjust processing fee for the online credit card service in NT Dollars to eVisa applicants
2019-01-15 Canadians now eligible for working holiday visa application in Taiwan
2019-01-08 Two Upcoming Passport Sessions
2018-12-24 MOFA regrets WHO’s inability to reach appropriate arrangement for Taiwan’s donation to Ebola prevention efforts
2018-09-10 Taiwan, Luxembourg sign Arrangement on a Working Holiday Program
2018-07-31 Taiwan and Poland sign agreement on cooperation in science, higher education
2018-07-12 MOFA announces one-year extension of 14-day visa-free entry program for Brunei, Philippine, and Thai nationals
2018-02-05 MOFA to start issuing next-generation e-Passports on February 5
2018-01-12 Taiwan , Austria youth working holiday quota increased to 75
2017-11-08 Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) reminds applicants not to apply for eVisa through business website not affiliated with the government.
2017-10-16 MOFA announces trial of visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals
2017-07-12 MOFA announces reciprocal visa-free treatment between Republic of China (Taiwan) and Republic of Paraguay effective July 12
2017-07-03 Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) of the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched 3-D secure authentication and added reminder messages in eVisa application system on July 3, 2017.2017/7/3
2017-06-01 ROC government extends eVisa scheme to businesspeople from Iran and six South Asian nations
2017-06-01 ROC government eases visa rules for nationals of Bhutan and Sri Lanka
2017-06-01 ROC government expands Travel Authorization Certificate eligibility for nationals of New Southbound Policy target countries
2017-05-31 ROC government expresses condolences to victims and families of Manchester terror attack
2017-05-23 MOFA grateful to ROC diplomatic allies, partner countries for staunch support of Taiwan’s 2017 WHA participation
2017-05-17 Trial of visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals will be announced in September
2017-04-14 Taiwan, Philippines bolster law enforcement cooperation in fisheries
2017-04-14 MOFA announces further easing of visa rules for countries under New Southbound Policy
2017-01-25 MOFA thanks 97 German parliamentarians for support of ROC participation in ICAO
2017-01-25 Response to São Tomé and Príncipe’s re-establishment of diplomatic ties with mainland China
2017-01-25 Taiwan, Finland sign cooperation arrangement on customs fraud
2016-10-13 ROC expands eVisa program
2016-10-04 Taiwan relaxes visa rules for nationals of six ASEAN members and India
2016-10-03 ROC thanks Pope Francis for earthquake condolences, funds
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