Embassies in Taiwan

Guide to Teaching English and Living in Taiwan

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 With so much outdated information online, navigating Taiwan’s bureaucracies can cause quite a headache!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 https://www.roc-taiwan.org/au_en/index.html

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
Telephone: +886-02-8725-4100
Fax: +886-02-8789-9599
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:45 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:15

Canada – Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT)

Email: tapei@international.gc.ca
13F, 365 Fu Hsing North Road, Taipei
Telephone: +886-02-2544-3000
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 9:00 to 11:30


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)

Email: nzcio.tpe@msa.hinet.net
Suite 2501, 25th Floor, International Trade Building
333 Keelung Road, Section 1, Taipei
Telephone: +886-02-2757-6725
Fax: +886-02-2757-6973
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 9:00 to 17:00

South Africa – Taiwan Liaison Office of South Africa

Web site: wwww.southafrica.org.tw
Email: consular.taipei@foreign.gov.za
Suite 1301, 13th Floor, Bank Tower Building
205 Dun Hua North Road, Taipei
Telephone: +886-02-2715-3251
Fax: +886-02-2712-5109

United Kingdom – British Trade and Cultural Office Taiwan

Email: info@btco.org.tw
There are offices in Taipei and Kaohsiung. Check their website for the appropriate address.
Telephone: +886-02-8758-2056
Emergency assistance is available out-of-hours by calling this number and following the instructions given.

Telephone: +886-02-8758-2088
Fax: +886-02-8758-2061
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 9:00 to 12:00

United States of America – American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)

Website: www.ait.org.tw
Email: aitamcit@mail.ait.org.tw
Taipei Address:
2nd Floor, Consular Section
No. 7 Hsin Yi Road, Section 3, Taipei
Telephone: +886-02-2162-2000, ext. 2306
Fax: +886-02-2162-2239
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:30 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 15:30 (by appointment only)

Kaohsiung Address:
5th Floor, No. 2 Chung Cheng Road
Telephone: +886-07-238-7744
Fax: +886-07-238-5237
Office Hours: Monday thru Wednesday, Friday – 8:30 to 11:30 (no appointment needed)