For those who plan to stay in Taiwan for a period no longer than 90 days, please check first if either visa-exempt entry or landing visa is applicable at http://www.boca.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=116&CtUnit=79&BaseDSD=7&mp=2. People who are eligible for visa-exempt entry or landing visa are granted 30 or 90 days(Canadian Passport holder) duration of stay in Taiwan. Others should apply for visa.
For those who intend to stay in the Republic of China for more than six months for the purpose of joining family, pursuing studies, accepting employment, making investments, doing missionary work, or engaging in other permissible activities should apply for resident visa.(All documents need to be certified by our office in order to use in Taiwan) http://www.roc-taiwan.org/ca/yvr/ct.asp?xItem=717&ctNode=266&mp=87
Application Time: 9:00AM to 3:30PM on weekdays. Please come before 3:00 to fill out the necessary forms.
Application Method: All applicants, regardless of age, must be physically present in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut. Those in other parts of Canada should contact our offices in Ottawa(www.taiwan-canada.org) or Toronto(www.toronto-teco.org). Applicants living in the Greater Vancouver should apply IN PERSON. Others can submit their applications BY MAIL or AGENTS. An agent can be any capable adult you delegate. The G.V. includes Anmore, Belcarra, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Lions Bay, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and White Rock.
General Requirements: You MUST present the following when you apply for a visitor visa regardless of age.
Your passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival at Taiwan.
Starting from April 9,2012, ROC visa applicants need to first access the website: https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw, fill out the visa application forms online and then print them out. The completed forms with bar codes and other required documents ought to be submitted to the R O C’s overseas missions which the applicants have selected while filling out their application forms. The offline application forms will no longer be accepted.
Attach TWO 2"x 2"head and shoulder photo in color with white background taken within the last 6 months.
Your bank account balance statement issued in the last 3 months with your name shown. For a minor applicant, at least one of the parents' balance statement should be provided. The fund balance should be sufficient for you to stay in Taiwan for the period that stated in your application form and travel itinerary.
A photocopy of your airline ticket or travel itinerary issued by your travel agent. Both the date of arrival at Taiwan and date of departure from Taiwan should be clearly specified in the itinerary or ticket. Please be advised that a visitor visa holder, even with all possible extensions obtained from National Immigration Agency, is only granted a maximum of 180 days of duration of stay in total in each of her/his visit to Taiwan. Your application may be refused. DON’T make irrevocable travel plans prior to obtaining your visa. Please DON’T apply if you are NOT going to enter Taiwan in 3 months.
Non-refundable Fees. Payment is ONLY accepted by Cash, Money Order, Bank Draft or Certified Cheque, which must be made payable to "Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, Vancouver or (TECO, Vancouver)". Personal cheque is NOT accepted.
Regular Fee: Canadian and others passport holders should pay A1. USA passport holders should pay A2.
(A1) Processing Fee: Rate: Single Entry: CAD$59/person. or Multiple Entry: CAD$118/person. Resident Visa: CAD$78/person.
(A2) Application Fee (Special Handling Fee): For USA Passport Holders Only: CAD$189/person. This fee is charged on a reciprocal basis. For further information, please refer to the website of The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the USA at http://travel.state.gov/reciprocity/index.htm.
(B) Additional Rush Service Fee: For visa issued within 3 working hours, all applicants, including those who are exempted from A1, should pay this charge on top of the above A1 or A2.
Single Entry: CAD $30/person. Multiple Entry: CAD $59/person.
If you prefer that we return your passport by mail (especially for applications by mail), a self-addressed Canada Post Xpresspost return envelope should be enclosed. This office assumes no responsibility for any damages, losses, or delays therefore incurred. If you intend to have your passport returned by a courier, please call 1(604)689-4111 ext. 227 for assistance.
Applications will be accepted only if the above requirements are duly met. Additional documents may be required for further review.
R.O.C. citizens ever registered with household in Taiwan shall be subject to the laws of the Republic of China while in its jurisdiction. For conscription law, please visit the web site at http://www.immigration.gov.tw
Duration of Stay: A visitor visa holder will be allowed to travel to Taiwan before the expiry of the visa and stay there for a different duration of stay depending on each visa. Those who are permitted to stay for 60 days and whose visa bears no such remark as "no extension will be granted", may apply at the nearest city/county National Immigration Agency service center for a maximum of 120 days of extensions. The allowed period of stay for aliens, when entering into ROC with visitor visas or through the visa-exemption, starts from the next day of their entry into ROC. Visitors must leave the country before the expiration date of the above-mentioned period of stay or extensions.
Processing Time: It normally takes one working day to process an application from the day when your application is received. But bear in mind that additional seven days or more should be expected for mail delivery if the application is submitted by post.
Other Useful Information
Comprehensive information of Visas, Residence, Employment, Education, Tax, and Health Insurance of the Republic of China (Taiwan) can be found on the "Information for Foreigners" website at http://iff.immigration.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=T002
TECO Vancouver, Suite 2200, PO Box 11522, 650 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N7