Yes - A visa is required for travel to Taiwan

Friday, September 21, 2018

A valid passport and missionary visa are required for travel to Taiwan.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Taiwan, with at least one blank passport page available for Taiwanese visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Taiwan visas.
Houston: you must also provide a copy of the information page of your passport


Taiwan Visa Application Form:

One original Taiwan visa application form per applicant properly completed on-line, printed with a barcode and signed, plus one copy.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent (taken within 6 months), identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Other Forms:

Original and photocopy of the applicant’s credentials, issued by the religious organization to which the applicant belongs, signed by the person in charge, containing the applicant’s name, nationality, and religion, date of induction into the religion and should attest to the applicant’s capacity as a religious worker at the time of the visa application and the chronicle of more than 2 years of religious work prior to the time of the visa application.

New York: Notarized New York Letter of Authorization Form.


Letter Of Invitation:

Original and one photocopy, should be issued by inviting organization, with the person-in-charge’s signature and the organization’s seal, and should contain the following:

  • Proof that the inviting organization is a legally registered, non-profit and properly operational entity.
  • The reason for inviting the applicant.
  • The visa applicant’s name, nationality, date of birth, religion, intended period of stay and religious activities and activity dates in Taiwan.
  • The list of foreign religious personnel who are invited by the same organization and still stay in Taiwan as well as the types of visas they hold.
  • Affidavit pertaining to the content of the letter of invitation.


Medical Requirements:

A certificate of health original and one photocopy issued within the previous 3 months. The certificate must be authenticated by a Taiwanese Consulate / Embassy if not issued from a local hospital in Taiwan.


Residency Status:

Houston: proof of U.S. residency must be notarized


Other Requirements:

Copy of the certification of registration of the inviting religious organization or corporation.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Taiwan Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Taiwan

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Taiwanese Visa

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Atlanta :

Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

Travisa - Atlanta
5775 Glenridge Drive, Building B, Suite 320
Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Boston :

Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont

Travisa - Boston
33 Broad St, Suite 703
Boston, MA 02109
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Chicago :

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin

Travisa - Chicago
111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 512
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Houston :

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas

Travisa - Houston
2 Greenway Plaza Suite 200
Houston, TX 77046
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Los Angeles :

Arizona, California (Southern counties) and New Mexico

Travisa - Los Angeles
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in New York :

Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

Travisa - New York
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in San Francisco :

California (Northern counties), Nevada and Utah

Travisa - San Francisco
555 Montgomery Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Washington, DC :

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in :

Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming

Please contact the nearest embassy or consulate directly.