There are two types of VISA, Visitor Visa and Resident Visa:
- Visitor Visa: Foreign nationals, who hold ordinary passports or other legal travel documents and who intend to stay in Taiwan for no more than six months for the purposes of transit; tour; visit relatives; undertake visits; undertake inspection tours; attend international conferences; conduct business; pursue short-term study; undertake short-term employment; undertake short-term missionary work, and engage in other activities in Taiwan will need to apply for Visitor Visa.
- Resident Visa: Foreign nationals, who hold ordinary passports or other travel documents, intend to stay in Taiwan for more than 6 months for the purpose of joining the family; pursuing studies; accepting employment; making investments; doing missionary work; or engaging in other permissible activities, will need to apply for Resident Visa.
Resident Visa holders are required to apply for the Alien Resident Certificate and Re-entry Permit at local service centers of the National Immigration Agency within 15 days starting from the next day of their arrival. They may stay in the ROC as long as the Alien Resident Certificate remains valid.