Foreign Embassies in Taiwan
First, one needs to at least be familiar with the question of whether Taiwan really is an independent sovereign nation. Most say no, Taiwan is a part of the Republic of China, while some argue that it is indeed it’s own sovereign nation. Whatever you decide the implications are that some countries do not identify their representation in Taiwan as official “embassies”.
Wondering what the visa requirements are for Taiwan? Trying to figure out where you’re going to stay before you arrive? With so much outdated information online, navigating Taiwan’s bureaucracies can cause quite a headache! Go straight to the source for trusted and up to date information:.
Taiwanese Embassy Australia http://www.teco.org.au/
Taiwanese Embassy Canada http://www.taiwanembassy.org/CA/mp.asp?mp=77
Taiwanese Embassy England http://www.roc-taiwan.org/uk/mp.asp?mp=132
Taiwanese Embassy New Zealand http://www.taiwanembassy.org/NZ/mp.asp?mp=217
Taiwanese Embassy South Africa http://www.roc-taiwan.org/ZA/mp.asp?mp=402
Taiwanese Embassy The United States http://www.taiwanembassy.org/US/mp.asp?mp=12
These links offer information on visa requirements for citizens of the above-mentioned countries. It should be noted that citizens of Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and the United States are now granted a 90-day landing visa upon arrival.
Australia – Australian Commerce and Industry Office in Taipei (ACIO)
Web site: www.australia.org.tw
President International Tower, 27-28F
911 Song Gao Road, Taipei
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:45 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:15
Canada – Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT)
No current representation in Taiwan. The Embassy in Beijing or Consulate in Shanghai appear to be the closest alternatives.
New Zealand – New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office Taiwan (NZCIO)
Web site: www.nzcio.com
Suite 2501, 25th Floor, International Trade Building
333 Keelung Road, Section 1, Taipei
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 9:00 to 17:00
South Africa – Taiwan Liaison Office of South Africa
Web site: wwww.southafrica.org.tw
Suite 1301, 13th Floor, Bank Tower Building
205 Dun Hua North Road, Taipei
United Kingdom – British Trade and Cultural Office Taiwan
Web site: www.btco.org.tw
There are offices in Taipei and Kaohsiong. Check their website for the appropriate address.
Emergency assistance is available out-of-hours by calling this number and following the instructions given.
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 9:00 to 12:00
United States of America – American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
2nd Floor, Consular Section
No. 7 Hsin Yi Road, Section 3, Taipei
Telephone: +886-02-2162-2000, ext. 2306
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 15:30 (by appointment only)
5th Floor, No. 2 Chung Cheng Road
Office Hours: Monday thru Wednesday, Friday – 8:30 to 11:30 (no appointment needed)