The Taiwanese government has provided an additional 30-day automatic visa extension to eligible foreign nationals.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals are eligible for the automatic 30-day visa extension if they:
    • Entered Taiwan on or before March 21, 2020.
    • Have legally stayed in Taiwan for 180 days or more.
  • Foreign nationals who have violated laws or regulations or have been ordered to leave Taiwan are not eligible for the automatic extension.

Additional Information: The 30-day visa extension marks the 17th time the government has extended foreign nationals’ visas since July 2020.

BAL Analysis: The Taiwanese government continues to evaluate the visa extension policies and will provide further updates as the virus situation evolves. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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