The Taiwanese government has announced that it will end its monthly visa extension program in November.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals who entered Taiwan on or before March 21, 2020, have received their last automatic 30-day visa extension.
  • Those who have received the automatic extensions have until Nov. 30 to leave Taiwan or acquire a new visa.
  • Foreign nationals can still apply for a visa extension in special circumstances, including pregnancies, illnesses, hospitalizations, natural disasters or humanitarian reasons.

Additional Information: Taiwanese authorities first introduced the automatic visa extensions in March 2020, allowing more than 420,000 foreign nationals to stay in Taiwan due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BAL Analysis: Taiwanese authorities announced that they will end the automatic visa extension program because of the improving virus situation around the world. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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