The following form is required to apply for visitor visa to enter Taiwan. We encourage all applicants to include a note with his or her application introducing him or herself and telling the TECO office that you wish for a 60 day visitor visa.
Standard visas for Taiwan are:
- 14 day visas
- 30 day visas
- 60 day visas
Once you enter Taiwan, the process to get a Resident Visa will start immediately but this process could take longer than 30 days. If your visa does not say "Not Extendable", you will be able to extend the visa for up to 180 days while you are in the country. If you get a 14 or a 30 day visa that is "Not Extendable", you will probably have to leave Taiwan and come back before all the paperwork is processed allowing you to apply for a Resident Visa.
Note that Americans, Australians, British, Canadians, Irish and New Zealanders can get visas at the airport on arrival. The only problem with this is that the visas issued at the airport on arrival are only good for 30 days and they are NOT extendable.
Again, I reiterate, it is very difficult to get your paperwork processed within 30 days so all teachers are advised to get a 60 day visitors visa before entering Taiwan.