About Taiwan

Taiwan is a small island nation 180km east of China with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. The capital is Taipei, situated in the north, is known for its busy night markets. Taiwan is one of the "Four Asian Tigers" alongside Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore.

Taiwan lies on the Tropic of Cancer, and its general climate is marine tropical. The northern and central regions are subtropical, whereas the south is tropical and the mountainous regions are temperate.

The island nation has more than 23 million people and is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Besides its crowded cities, Taiwan is also known for steep mountains and lush forests. The currency in use is the New Taiwan dollar, and the official language is the Standard Mandarin.

Types of Visa to Taiwan

There are several visa types that can be granted to travelers who wish to get into Taiwan, and this depends on the purpose of the travel.

  1. Tourist Visa
  2. Business Visa
  3. Transit Visa
  4. Work Visa
  5. Study Visa

Where to Go

Taiwanese Representative Office in Abuja, Nigeria

31, Katsina Ala Crescent, Maitama, P. M. B. 5111, Abuja, Nigeria
Phone: (+234) 803 316 0006, (+234) 706 418 3200
Fax: (+234) (9) 4138326
Email: roctmtaiwan@yahoo.com
Website: www.roc-taiwan.org/ng/

Requirements

Nigerians who wish to travel to Taiwan for business would be needing the following document on the list below for their Taiwanese visa application.

  1. Visa application form completely filled and signed.

  2. Recent passport sized photographs which captures the full face with a light background is required.

  3. International passport with validity exceeding the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.

  4. Copy of the passports data sheet (page on which the photo is located).

  5. Copies of your previous visas (if any).

  6. A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Taiwan and itinerary.

  7. Flight Itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Taiwan.

  8. Health Insurance. Proof of health insurance covering international travel.

  9. Hotel reservation for the duration of the intended stay in Taiwan.

  10. A proof of your civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death
    certificate of spouse if applicable).

  11. Proof of legal stay (if the application is not presented in the country of origin).

  12. Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Taiwan.

  13. If you will be receiving financial support from a host or other sponsor in Taiwan, their bank statement would be required. Please provide a copy of that individual's bank statement. Please note that the invitation letter from your host should specifically state the types of support they will be providing (financial, accommodations, etc.).

  14. Original Business letter, signed by the inviting company on the company letter paper, providing information about the travel purpose, specifying the type and desired validity of the visa.

  15. Proof of previous trade relations between the two companies, if any exists.

  16. Certificate of employment (if employed).

  17. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  18. A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel (if employed).

  19. Trade register excerpt or the like (for self-employed).

  20. Bank statement for the last 3 months.

  21. Proof of group travel (if the travel is going to done in a group).

  22. Trade License (first issued and present renewal).

  23. Visa fees for visa

According to each individual case the competent embassy may request for additional documentation.

For further information, and all types of visas, please call or visit the Taiwanese embassy in Nigeria.