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Visa Information


Support to Foreign Participants

    We welcome worldwide colleagues interested in the subject of the symposium to participate in this event. For visitors coming from outside the Republic of China (Taiwan), we recommend that you check the official ministry of Foreign Affairs site of the Bureau of Consular Affairs at http://www.boca.gov.tw. This site enables you to find out if you need to apply for a visa or not. If you do need a visa, it also provides you the link to your nearest ROC (Taiwan Embassy).

    In case you do not receive an e-mail confirming your registration, please email scba@gate.sinica.edu.tw. You must register and pay for the symposium to receive the confirmation. No confirmations will be issued before the payment has been received. If your visa request is denied, you will get a refund for your registration fee with no penalty. For visa information, please email Miss Nancy Yang /Nancyy@gate.sinica.edu.tw.

Tips for Visa Application
1. Start the paperwork early
2. Proof of official letter of invitation or confirmation and your intended return to your home country

1. Visa-Exempt Entry
    http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1443&ctNode=116&mp=2

Countries eligible for Visa-exempt entry: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, *Japan, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands , New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. and U.S.A.
Requirements 1. A passport with validity of at least six months after entry.
    a. Visa-exempt entry only applicable to formal passports, not
        including emergency, temporary or other informal passports.
    b. Japanese Citizen is entitled to validity of passport at least three
        months, under same other requirements (unless otherwise stipulate
        by treaty or agreement).
2. A confirmed return air ticket or an air ticket and a visa for the next
    destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure.
3. No criminal record.
Duration of stay 30 days. The 30 daysˇ¦ duration of stay starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable. Visa-exempt entry cannot be converted to visitor or resident visa.
Japanese passport holders can stay up to 90 days.
Ports of entry: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport, Keelung Harbor, Taiching Airport, Taichung Harbor, Kaohsiung International Airport, Kaohsiung Harbor, Magong Aiport, Taitung Airport, Hualien Airport, Hualien Harbor, Kinmen Airport, ShuitouHarbor and Fuao Harbor.
Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)

2. Mainland China Residents
    http://www.immigration.gov.tw/ns/maind5.htm
People residing in the Mainland China may apply to the Immigration Office through the help of their relatives or the sponsoring organizations in the Taiwan Area.

Note:
1. Please fill out the following application form
Application form
2. Application fee is NT$400/person (waived for invited speakers)
3. Processing times are 3 to 4 months
4. Guests need to enter Taiwan within three months from the time that the Taiwan Permit Entry Card is issued. For example: The permit is issued on Feb. 1st, the guests from Mainland China need to enter Taiwan before May 1st.

3. Hong Kong Residents
    http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1372&ctNode=125&mp=2

Address Chung Hwa Travel Service Hong Kong 40th Fl., Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong
Phone (002-852) 25258315, 25258642
Fax (002-852) 28100591
Emergency TEL (002-852)6143-9012
Cellular:(002-852)93140130
Service Hour Monday ~ Friday
09:00~14:00(Receiving time)
09:00~17:00 (Dispatching time)
Email rochkg@netvigator.com
Web Site http://www.taiwaninfo.org/

4. Thailand ResidentsˇG
    http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1436&ctNode=125&mp=2

Address Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand 20th Fl., Empire Tower, 195 South Sathorn Rd., Bangkok, 10120 Thailand
Phone (002-66-2) 6700200
Fax (002-66-2) 6700220
Emergency TEL Cellular: (002-6681) 6664006 or 6664008
In Thailand: 081-6664006 or 6664008
Service Hour Monday ~ Friday
09:00~11:30 (Receiving time)
12:30~15:00 (Dispatching time)
Email tecocomu@ji-net.com
Web Site http://www.taiwanembassy.org/TH/mp.asp?mp=232

 

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