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Visa Information

How can I get Visa to Taiwan?

Please go to the website The information on the website indicates that you need to apply for a visa if your nationality is not listed in the exempt entry and landing visa countries.

Otherwise, you do not need to apply for a visa. Please go to the website, or consult your local travel agent for more details about Visa application.

Whether each participant can get the Visa fully depends on which country the participant comes from, because the visa process is the deal between two nations and nothing about the conference.

Anyone needing a local visa application or participants from mainland China can contact Elaine at:
Tel: +886-4-23323456 ext.1886

Visa-Exempt Entry

Taiwan allows certain passport holders visa-exempt entry for tourism, attending exhibitions, etc. In order to be approved for visa-exempt entry, the following requirements should be satisfied:

  • passport valid for at least six months (at least three months for Japanese passport holders) at the time of entry;
  • confirmed return air ticket or an air ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure;
  • no criminal record verified by the airport or seaport authorities.
  1. The following passport holders are allowed a 30 day visa-exempt entry:
    Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Vatican City State.
  2. The following passport holders are allowed a 90 day visa-exempt entry:
    Belize, Brunei, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Malaysia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore and Thailand passport holders.
  3. The following passport holders are allowed a 14 day visa-exempt entry:
  4. Passport holders of Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam, who also possess a valid visa or permanent residence certificate issued by Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, any of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, or the United States. People meeting the above qualifications and having never been employed in Taiwan as blue-collar workers, have to fist register information concerning their documents and personal data into the “Taiwan Travel Authorization Certificate” ( Upon completion, the printed confirmation is used to validate the traveler during the boarding and the immigration check. During the immigration check, travelers who cannot show a valid visa or permanent resident visa issued by one of the aforementioned developed countries will not be admitted into the country.

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Traveling around Taipei

Round Trip Airport Transfer

(5-seater sedan)
Price: US $95/round trip transfer with a 5-seater sedan

(8-seater van)
Price: US $120/round trip transfer with a 5-seater sedan

Transfer between Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei City

  • List price is based on round trip transfer with a 8-seater van
  • Each van can only accept 6 passengers with 6 standard size luggage’s
  • Standard size luggage: not over 28 inches (70x47x33cm)
  • Cooperate with AVIS Taiwan
  • Service will only stand-by(waiting) for 1hr
  • Extra fee for REDEYE flights: extra USD20/per way/vehicle for airport transfer between 22:00-06:00
MetroTaipei logo
Taipei City has a very clean, efficient and safe Mass Rapid Transit system known most commonly as the MRT, but also called Metro Taipei. Muzha line, which connects to Taipei Zoo, is a driverless elevated system. The last trains depart at midnight. Fares are between NT$ 20 and NT$ 65 for one-way trips around town. Stations and trains are clearly identified in English, so even for those who cannot read Chinese the MRT system is very accessible. All stops are announced in four languages: Mandarin, English, Taiwanese Hokkien and Hakka. Most stations have information booth/ticket offices close to the ticket vending machines. Eating or drinking is prohibited past the fare gates. Trains generally run from 6:00 to midnight, with convenient bus connections outside the stations.
Taipei metro map

By Taxi 

The standard yellow cabs scour roads looking for potential riders. It is possible but generally unnecessary to phone for a taxi. To hail one, simply place your hand in front of you parallel to the ground. Not all drivers can converse in English or read westernized addresses. Have the hotel desk or a Taiwanese associate write out your destination in Chinese, and also take a business card from the hotel. Show the driver the Taiwanese writing of where you are going. Taxis are visibly metered, and cab drivers are strictly forbidden from taking tips. A maximum of four people can ride in one cab, and for the price of one.


By Bus

Taipei has a local bus service, route maps are almost entirely in Chinese, though the destinations indicated on the front of buses are in English. If you’re staying at a hotel, have the clerk suggest some routes for you, and circle your destination on the map. Show this to the bus driver, and he/she will hopefully remember to tell you when to get off.



Uber launched its private driver service in Taipei, offering quality, safety and convenient service at an affordable price.



In the hope of elevating life and culture in the city and in response to a global trend of energy conservation and carbon mitigation, the Taipei City Government, in collaboration with Giant Taiwan, initiated the Taipei Bike Sharing System Service Plan, also known as “YouBike”.

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