Entry Restrictions for Foreigners to Taiwan in Response to Covid-19 Outbreak

Please note that THE VISA SERVICES ARE NOW SUSPENDED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More information please visit the website: https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5081-c06dc-2.html

Or please contact our Conference secretariat for more assistance.
Registration Office
Ms. Molly Hsiao
Office: +886-2-2798-8329 Ext.18
Fax: +886-2-2798-6225
Email: apelso2021.reg@elitepco.com.tw

Visa-Exempt Entry

The following countries are eligible for visa-exempt entry for 30 or 90 days:

Australia, Austria, Andorra, Belize, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, U.K., U.S.A. and Vatican City State.

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. However, an advanced registration shall be completed through "Advance Online Registration System for the Visitors of Nationals from Five Southeast Asian Countries to Taiwan.

For more information, please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs' (BOCA) website at https://www.roc-taiwan.org/cayyz_en/post/5668.html

Visitor Visa for Attending Conference

Participants who aren't eligible for visa-empty entry MUST apply for visitor visa in advance.

Requirements Description
Completed & signed application form On-line Visa Application Form
Two passport-size photos in color within 6 months Photo with a plain color (white color recommended) Background.
Passport (original & photocopy) Valid for 6 months with blank pages
Evidence of documents Invitation letter & applicant's ID
Other additional documents may be required during processing Ticket, electronic ticket or proof of a travel agency
Fee US$50 (NTD$1,600) for single entry visa.
US$100 (NTD$3,200) for multiple entry visa.

Note: Applicants can file their applications with the necessary documents and visa fee at local Taiwan Embassies or missions. For more detail information of the visitor visa application, please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs' (BOCA) website at http://www.boca.gov.tw/mp.asp


The Congress assists qualified participants to apply E-code for E-visa.

If you need to process the E-visa, please send the bio-page of your passport to APELSO 2021 registration office. We will inform you the E-visa application steps when the E-code issued.

For more E-visa information, please visit Bureau of Consular Affairs' (BOCA) website at https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-4036-caa2f-2.html

*Please be noticed that the Conference shall assist the visa application only if your registration and payment for APELSO 2021 are completed.