Date: January 14, 2016
An electronic visa system streamlining travel document processing and
enhancing security for inbound Taiwan tourists was launched Jan. 12 by the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The one-stop service on a dedicated MOFA website allows for the completion of the e-Visa form, submission of the application and payment of related fees.
A total of 27 countries are included in the first phase of the program. They are Brunei, Macedonia and Turkey, which already enjoy landing-visa privileges in Taiwan; Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, which offer ROC citizens visa-waiver treatment; as well as 21 of the ROC’s diplomatic allies, except the Holy See.
Lo Tien-hung, deputy director-general of the MOFA Bureau of Consular Affairs, said the initiative is available to travelers from the designated countries for the purposes of business, tourism or short visits with family members. [FULL STORY]