Visa Information

Invitation Letters for Visa Application

APBC 2015 will provide an invitation letter to people who have fully registered for the congress and for which payment has been received. Note that only registered, paid participants may receive an invitation letter to the congress.
* The following regulations are based on the diplomatic principles of equality and reciprocity.


Visa-Exempt Entry

Countries eligible for visa-exempt entry:

  1. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, *Ireland, Italy, *Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands ,*New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia , Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, *U.K. , U.S.A. and Vatican City State.
  2. Passport holders of India, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, who also possess a valid visa or permanent residence certificate issued by U.S.A., Canada, Japan, U.K., Schengen Convention countries, Australia or New Zealand. Travelers meeting the above qualifications and having never been employed in Taiwan as blue-collar workers, have to first register information concerning their documents and personal data into the "Advance Online Registration System for the Visitors of Nationals from Five Southeast Asian Countries to Taiwan". Upon completion, the printed confirmation is used to validate the traveler during the boarding and the immigration check. During the immigration check, travelers who cannot show a valid visa or permanent resident visa issued by one of the aforementioned developed countries will not be admitted into the country.

Landing Visa

Countries eligible for Landing Visas:

  1. Holders of emergency or temporary passports with validity more than six months for nationals of those countries eligible for visa-exempt entry.
  2. Holders of USA passport with validity less than six months.

Visitor Visa

Citizens of other countries should apply for a visa before traveling to Taiwan.
For further help, please contact the oversea Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (or Taipei Mission).