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Visa & Currency


Holding visa during Taiwan travel period and Taiwan currency makes the entire journey easier.

Visa

Foreign nationals may obtain tourist visas if they hold foreign passports or travel documents valid for more than six months in the Republic of China for purposes of sightseeing, business, family visits, study or training, medical treatment, or other legitimate activities. Visa requirements included one completed application form, incoming and outgoing travel tickets, one photo, documents verifying the purpose of the visits and other relevant documents. The Visitor Visa Application Form can be downloaded from the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The completed form should be submitted to an overseas mission of the Republic of China for visa issuance.

 

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• Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Overseas mission of the Republic of China
• Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

30-day visa-free privileges are afforded to citizens of 31 countries and 30-day landing visas are afforded to citizens of 3 countries. For any further information, please visit the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For any further questions about visa application, please contact and e-mail:post@boca.gov.tw / TEL:(02)2343-2891 or (03)398-2629.

Currency

The Republic of China's unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$), which has five denominations in paper money and five in coins. Paper money comes in NT$2000, NT$1000, NT$500, NT$200, and NT$100 denominations. The coins come in NT$50, NT$20, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1 denominations.
For different currencies, please visit the Currency Converter at Currency Conversion 1 and Currency Conversion 2 Foreign currencies can be exchanged at government-designated banks and hotels. Receipts are given when currency is exchanged, and must be presented in order to exchange unused NT dollars before departure.
Major credit cards such as American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Diners Club are accepted and traveler's checks may be cashed at foreign-exchange banks, some tourist-oriented businesses, and (by room guests) most international tourist hotels.
To make Taiwan's banknotes and coins more difficult to counterfeit, on July 1, 2002 the island's Central Bank of China issued new NT$2,000 notes and discontinued the circulation of some old notes and coins, as follows:

Notes:
Notes bearing the inscription "Bank of Taiwan" in denominations of NT$1,000, NT$500, NT$100, and NT$50.

Coins:
Brass-colored NT$50 coins issued in 1992 and 1993, with a plum blossom and rays of light on the face and "Fifty Yuan" and "50" on the obverse, and with 50 plum blossoms on the edge.
The old notes and coins may be exchanged for notes and coins of equal value at Bank of Taiwan branches. For further information about New Taiwan Dollar notes, please visit the Bank of Taiwan.

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