Of Consular Affairs
Due to the
impact that COVID-19 border control measures and flight bans have had on
foreign visitors to Taiwan, MOFA announced an automatic 30-day duration of
stay period extension on March 21, 2020.
consideration of increased travel restrictions worldwide, MOFA announces
that all travelers who entered Taiwan on or before March 21, 2020, on a
visitor visa, a landing visa, or through a visa-waiver program and who have
not overstayed their legal stay period will now be granted a second
automatic 30-day extension. No application is required. The total period of
stay cannot exceed 180 days (The day after entry date will be counted as the
first day of stay). These conditions are subject to change and may be
adjusted as circumstances require.
the National Immigration Agency (NIA) has announced the Expanded Overstayers
Voluntary Departure Program. Foreign nationals who have overstayed their
visas and turn themselves in from March 20 to June 30 are entitled to
penalty relief measures: They will not be detained or receive an entry ban,
and will be given only a minimum fine. For further information, please visit
the NIA website at https://www.immigration.gov.tw/."