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Visa Requirements

Visa is in general required for foreign-passport holders upon entry to Taiwan. However, if your passport and the length of your stay satisfy the following terms, no visa is required:

Countries eligible for Visa-exempt entry

1.Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech   Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,  Italy, *Japan, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands , New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. and U.S.A.  

2.India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
Those holding passports issued by any of the above five countries and having either the United States Permanent Resident Cards or Canadian Permanent Resident Cards are eligible for Visa-exempt entry.


1. A passport with validity of at least six months upon entry. Visa-exempt entry only applicable to formal passports, not including emergency, temporary, other informal passports or travel documents.
Japanese Citizen is entitled to validity of passport at least three months, under same other requirements (unless otherwise stipulated by treaty or agreement)

2. A confirmed return air/sea ticket or an air/sea ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure.

3. No criminal record or not listed by the local authorities.

Duration of stay

The 30 days' duration of stay starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable. Visa-exempt entry cannot be converted to other types of visas.
Japanese passport holders can stay up to 90 days.

Ports of entry

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport, Keelung Harbor, Taichung Airport, Taichung Harbor, Kaohsiung International Airport, Kaohsiung Harbor, Magong Airport, Taitung Airport, Hualien Airport, Hualien Harbor, Kinmen Airport, Shuitou Harbor and Fuao Harbor.

Visa can be obtained from Taiwan¡¦s embassies, consulates or designated representative offices. Please check with your travel agent for applications.

Holders of Mainland China passports should visit the web page of¡yThe Bureau of Immigration of the Ministry of the Interior¡zfor visa application procedures.
Visa application is due
3 months before traveling.

November is the fall season in Taiwan with average temperature around 18 - 28¢XC.Falls are cool with less rain.

Electricity and Water
Electric supply is 110 volts AC, 60 cycles. Drinking water served at hotels and restaurants is distilled or boiled. Tap water should be boiled before drinking.

Time Zone
Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Currency and Bank 
The Country¡¦s currency is the New Taiwan dollar (NT$). The exchange rate in recent months is around NT$32 - 34 for US$1. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at hotels, airports and government-designated banks. Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the city; and traveler¡¦s checks may be accepted by tourist-oriented shops, most of international tourist hotels and banks. Banks are open whole day from 09:00 - 15:30, Monday to Friday and not available on weekends or national holidays.

Transportation in Taipei
Taipei is convenient to travel by buses, taxis and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). The conference venue, the Grand Hotel, is easily accessed on a short ride by taxi or MRT (to YuanShan Hotel). Detailed MRT information is available at the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation website: http://www.trtc.com.tw/e/

From Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei city/conference venue:



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