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If you are planning to visit Taiwan, you need Taiwan tourist visa. Yes If you are Indian passport holder and living in Japan you need the visa and can get it done online. You can apply for ROC  to receive Travel Authorization Certificate before landing at Taiwan airport. After receiving a certificate do not forget to take its printout.

taiwan tourist visa flow chart
Taiwan tourist visa flowchart [Image credit immigration website]
Document requirements for Travel Authorization Certificate
  • Applicants living in Japan with valid residence status. You are also eligible if you are holding entry visa sticker for Japan in your passport. The filling application requires entry visa number.

  • Valid passport with at least 6-months remaining validity.
  • Onward/Return air ticket or ferry ticket to make sure you will leave Taiwan.
  • The person never employed by Taiwan government.
  • Fill application online with the link shown in the blog post.
Taiwan tourist visa ROC
Taiwan tourist visa ROC
Precautions points for  Taiwan tourist visa
  • The certificate is valid for 90 days and you can have multiple entries for max 30 days stay length each time. 
  • If you did mistake while filling application, then you can submit the new application with correct information.
  • You need to present the printout of the certificate at the time of immigration counter with the document you choose in the application.
  • If you want to get new ROC then, you can apply 7 days before expiring current ROC certificate.
Where to apply online? Online application link
Transport to Taiwan and domestic travel in Taiwan

Japan has many low-cost airlines to multiple cities of Taiwan. You can search with LCC from Japan to Taiwan. You can use the high-speed train from city to city. The big city is well equipped with local metro trains and public buses.

Where to stay in Taiwan


At the time of applying ROC, your hotel booking is not required. You can book the hotel in advance especially in Chinese new year holiday and in October. Depends on where you are travelling you can easily find budget hostels to luxury resorts. In this picture, we met a student from Fukuoka Japan, who helped us to get transport for Sun moon lake in Taichung. In Taichung you will find tourist office who will help you too, to visit the city.

Read, also Where to visit in Taiwan


  1. Iam from pakistan and ihave multiple visa from japan 1 year how can i get taiwan visa

    • Vagabond Reply

      Riaz bhai jaan, for Pakistan nationality you need a visa from Taiwan embassy Tokyo before flying to Taiwan 😉

  2. I’m from Uganda
    And I am holding travel visa (3 months) in Japan
    Can I also apply for Taiwan visa in Japan?
    Thank you so much for the post !

    • Kuki Reply

      Jabale saibo.. yes you can visit Taiwan … but make sure you have a multi-entry visa if you want to come back japan else take the flight to Entebbe from Taipei.

  3. How about the Filipino living in japan with permanent resident visa, do we need to get visa?

    • Kuki Reply

      Pin Dejapin You do not need visa Just follow the same instruction as in blog post i.e acquire the online permit for landing.

  4. Wow this post is super helpful. Thank you for sharing it 🙂 and for also checking out one of my posts earlier x

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