Business Visa

Taiwan Business Visa:

  • A) Applicant’s Passport: original, undamaged, and valid for at least another 6 months beyond intended stay.
    • Foreign nationals residing in the USA also need to provide a notarized copy of the Permanent Resident Card (the Green Card) or U.S. valid visa with a valid I-94 card.
  • B) Visa Application Form: 2 Visa applications completed online, typed, and signed. If any spaces are not used they must be filled with N/A. The consulate will reject applications that are not fully completed.
    • Note: You must click ‘Houston Consulate’ when completing the application.
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  • C) Photograph: 2 Passport-type photographs are required. (No glasses, with the applicants, face in plain view, and ears must be showing). The applicant must also be wearing a button-up shirt with a tie. The consulate will only accept actual 2×2 passport-type photographs from a reputable source, i.e. Kinko’s, Walgreens, CVS, etc. Photos printed at home or from an office printer will not be accepted under any circumstances. Photos that are sent in invalid format will be rejected and will cause a delay in submission at the traveler’s expense.


  • D) Business Letter: meeting the requirements listed below:
    • Original: original signature of senior manager;
    • Issued by applicant’s company/employer in the United States; State the following information
    • Nature of business of the U.S. company;
    • Applicant’s title and/or functions with the U.S. company;
    • Detailed information concerning the nature of business and activities to be conducted in Taiwan;
    • Responsibility of the U.S. company that the applicant will not be pursuing any activities that are incompatible with a business visa (such as paid work, technical assistance, or technical training) during his/her stay in Taiwan;
    • Name(s) and address (es) of Taiwanese company (ies) with which applicant is going to deal/negotiate;
    • Name(s) of person(s) to be contacted in Taiwan, phone number(s) and his/her/their functions with the Taiwanese company (ies);
    • Expected travel dates of trip to Taiwan;
    • Responsibility of the U.S. company for the applicant’s stay in Taiwan and his/her return to the country of origin;

Template For Business Letter

  • E) Letter of Invitation: A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in Taiwan which must meet the following criteria:
    • Printed on company letterhead
    • Addressed to “The Consulate of Taiwan, Visa Section”
    • Signed by a senior manager
    • Briefly introduce the applicant including employment status and position held in the company by the applicant
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. Business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.)
    • Names of companies to be contacted in Taiwan
    • Specify the type and validity of the visa requested (i.e. One-year multiple-entry business visas).

Template For Invitation Letter

  • F) Itinerary: copy of your round-trip ticket, reservation, or letter from a travel agency under the applicant’s name, listing flight number and arrival/departure dates, and reservation code provided by the airline/cruise company;

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