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I am a Pakistani citizen living in Pakistan and would like information about a Taiwan visa. I have checked this website but was unable to find any information for Pakistani citizens. There is obviously no Consulate or Embassy in Pakistan so:

  1. What are the tourist visa requirements fora Pakistani citizen from Pakistan?

  2. Where can I lodge my application for a visa?

  • So, how about that bounty now ? :) – blackbird Aug 17 '16 at 12:27
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How to apply

Taiwan has an online visa application system which lists Pakistan in the citizenship menu. They'll ask you where you want to apply for your visa, this means where you'll go for an interview (if applicable), present your documents and pick up your visa. They explain the process here.

Where to apply

The Taiwanese missions in Asia nearest to you are in India, but I'm assuming this might be problematic for you. There are others in the GCC countries (Dubai, Oman or Kuwait look closest to you), although as a Pakistani citizen you need a visa just to get to these places. None of these consulates have mention of any jurisdiction, so you could very possibly apply there.

As an alternative, Turkey (which also hosts a Taiwanese mission) might be a bit easier because they have an eVisa system.

Another alternative, as JonathanReez mentioned, is a visa agency in Pakistan that can represent you so you don't have to travel, however if Taiwan requests a physical presence (interview for example) they'll be of limited assistance.

Requirements

As for the requirements of the visa, you'll find them all listed here or here. You'll need:

  • A passport valid for at least six months;
  • A duly completed application form with two photos taken within the past six months;
  • An outbound airline ticket or verifiable proof of purchase of steamship ticket ;
  • Documents verifying the purpose of visit;
  • Other relevant documents.
  • A visa fee of 50 or 100USD (single or multiple-entry)
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    OP might also be able to do it through a local visa agency, rather than traveling to the consulate in person. – JonathanReez Aug 10 '16 at 21:34
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    From reading online, it appears that most Pakistanis get Taiwan visas in Saudi Arabia or Hong Kong. – Michael Hampton Aug 11 '16 at 0:48
  • Kuwait is out as Pakistan (and 6 other nationalities) are banned from visa issuance; so Saudi Arabia seems the likely source. – Burhan Khalid Dec 18 '16 at 5:08
  • How sure are you that the links in the "Where to apply" links are trustworthy? They don't go to the usual *.gov.tw domain, but to *.roc-taiwan.org which is registered through an domain registration anonymizer in Florida. That's not the way government websites usually operate. – Henning Makholm Feb 5 '17 at 10:20

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