Fourth visa extension granted to foreigners

15 June, 2020

Courtesy of ICRT


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that foreigners in Taiwan will be allowed to remain in the country for another 30 days.


This is the fourth time that the government has implemented a 30-day automatic extension to foreigners who entered Taiwan on or before 21 March.


The extension applies to foreigners who entered on visitor visas, landing visas, visa waiver programmes, residence visas and those who have not overstayed their legal stay period.


The MOFA announced that while the coronavirus pandemic seems to be slowing down, many countries are still maintaining strict border control measures and international travel is difficult.

Due to the extensions, foreigners under these guidelines have now been able to stay in the country for 120 days. However, according to the MOFA, foreigners may not stay in the country for over 180 days.


Foreigners who have been in the country for over 180 days need to consult the National Immigration Agency before 30 June under the Expanded Overstayers Voluntary Departure Programme.

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