Notice for British Passport Holders Who Entered Taiwan Visa-Free and Are Applying for an Extension of Stay
- British passport holders who are enrolled for the CLC and plan to stay in Taiwan for no more than six months should apply for an extension within 30 days prior to the expiration of their current 90-day free-visa at Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Address: 3rd Fl., 2-2 Ji-nan Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei City, Tel: (02) 2343-2866; (02) 2343-2867). No fee will be assessed.
- Required documents: (The documents listed in 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 are mandatory for all applicants. The other documents may be required depending on the purpose of the applicant’s stay.)
- A completed visa application form and two 2"x2" color passport photos taken within the last six months;
- A British passport valid for at least three months;
- Extension purpose statement;
- Bank statement;
- Documentation on the relations between the applicants and his/her relatives;
- Medical documentation detailing the need for the extension;
- Documentation from the applicant’s school, including attendance records and transcripts;
- Any other documentation requested by the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
- Category of Visa Issued:
- Category of Visa: Visitor Visa
- Duration of Stay: 180 days (The first 90-day visa-free stay can be extended once for an additional 90 days starting from the day following the date of arrival). A second extension or a change in purpose of stay shall not be approved.
- Please note: Under the following circumstances, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs may deny the extension or grant a stay of less than 180 days:
- The applicant cannot cover his/her expenses for the duration of the stay.
- The applicant’s purpose of stay remains unclear from an objective standpoint. For instance, in the past year, the applicant has already stayed in Taiwan for more than 6 months.
Boca MOFA: Notice for British Passport Holders Who Entered Taiwan Visa-Free and Are Applying for an Extension of Stay
Where there is a conflict between the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) version and the CLC versions, the BOCA version prevails. Please visit the BOCA website for more information.