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Questions tagged [taiwan]

The Republic of China (commonly called Taiwan), an island of East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean.

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Getting an Easy Card in TPE airport?

Can I buy an Easy Card in TPE (and load it with money)? Can I use a credit card for that, or do I need to have NTD in cash to do that?
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Is there a daily fare cap on the Taipei MRT?

My wife is Taiwanese, so every couple of years we visit her family in Taipei. I generally know my way around the Taipei MRT network, so for a laugh I'm planning to attempt Taipei's equivalent of the ...
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Getting from Chaiyi THSR station to Chiayi City

What's the optimal way to get from Chaiyi THSR station to Chiayi City by public transportation? According to Google Maps, there is bus 7211, but it takes almost 2 hrs to travel only 15 km (I don't ...
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Currency exchange (USD to NTD and HKD) in San Francisco

Where can I buy NTD/TWD and/or HKD in San Francisco, preferably around Union Square? If there are such places at all. And is it more reasonable to do so rather than exchanging USD to NTD/TWD in TPE ...
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Transportation card in Taiwan

Is there a universal transportation card that is valid for MTR and buses all over the Taiwan? Or do I have to buy a new card each time I visit a new city in Taiwan? If there is no universal card, I ...
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Taiwan proof of funds for Filipino visa exempt tourist

I will travel to Taiwan with my girlfriend who is a Filipno national. Looking at the Visa-exempt entry page at the BOCA website, it says Holders of Brunei, Philippines, Russia and Thailand ...
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Travelling to Taipei (Taiwan) with expired Japan Single Entry Tourist Visa

I am planning to travel to Taipei on the basis of expired Japan Tourist Visa. I visited Japan 2 years back and have that visa stamp in my passport. That single entry visa is now expired. My ...
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Can the dates of my ticket exceed the period I can stay visa free?

I'm allowed to stay in Taiwan visa free for up to 14 days. Is it okay if my ticket will be one with arrival say on May 1 and departure on May 30, but I will go to Hong Kong for a week in between (...
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When Peach has special offers from Japan, do they also have them to Japan? And if so, how do I find them?

About five years ago I was in Taiwan and got a cheap flight on a special offer with Peach to Okinawa at a great price. Now I'm in Taiwan again and I've been receiving special offer emails from Peach ...
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Do I need a China Visa for Taiwan China Japan flights booked on different airlines?

We are American and flying this route: USA > TPE TPE > PEK PEK > KIX (5 days in Beijing) Train to Tokyo NRT > USA 1 and 2 are on Airline A, 3 is on Airline B, 5 is on Airline C. I am assuming ...
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Taiwan maximum stay rules with reentry

I've heard about US expats temporarily leaving Taiwan for a weekend so that they can stay an additional 90 days under visa exempt entry. I have two questions about this practice: Is there a minimum ...
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Are the hoses in toilets in Asia something I should know about?

I have noticed random bits of hose without proper fittings before I think for example in India and just assumed they are for use by the cleaners or for filling the water jug in squat toilets. But Now ...
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Entering Taiwan with a valid visitor visa and a passport that will expire within 6 months

Currently I'm living in Singapore as a permanent resident and I hold a South Korean passport. My passport is expiring in the mid of August 2019 but I'm traveling to Taipei at the end of February 2019 ...
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Where do I do immigration exit procedures when taking the CSF ferry from Taipei, Taiwan to Pingtan, China?

I intend to take the CSF 海峡高速 (Haixia Gaosu) "Strait High-speed" ferry from Taipei, Taiwan to Pingtan, Fujian, China in a few days. I found one blogger who has done the trip in the opposite direction ...
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Is the fast ferry between Pingtan, China and Taipei, Taiwan still going?

Seat 61 has a page on ferries between Taiwan and China. A promising option is the SeaCat between Keelung Taipei and Pingtan. It should be priced from $2,500 NTD and take three hours. But the website ...
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Exiting the airport on a connection flight

I am citizen of USA. I will be flying from South Korea back to USA. There is an 8 hour stop in Taiwan for a connecting flight. Am I allowed to exit the Taiwan airport on this stop to meet up with some ...
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Indian citizen traveling to Taiwan, Transit in Thailand, Visa needed? [duplicate]

I plan to travel to Taiwan from India. While coming back the route is Taipei - DMK on Tiger Airways Taiwan and DMK to Jaipur (India) on Air asia. I have 3 hour transit in DMK, will i need any sort ...
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I overstayed and was deported from Taiwan, how long am I now banned for?

After legally living and working in Taiwan for over 10 years, I overstayed my ARC card (it's a long and emotional story), for 2197 days and was detained for 3 months in the Nantau (?) Detention Centre ...
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Is it possible to get from the Philippines to Taiwan to Japan (or the reverse) without flying?

It's not that I have a fear of flying but it seems the best way to see Island countries is by island hopping and these three countries are all relatively close to one another if you take into account ...
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Can a foreigner get a visa for China in Taiwan?

I'm in China and thinking of taking a ferry to Taiwan. I'm an Australian citizen and I've been to Taiwan before and know I get visa-free entry. But I'm wondering about getting a new visa for China ...
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How, specifically, can I travel between Taiwan and Okinawa by sea?

This is a followup to a previous question of mine where we established that it is possible to travel between the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan. So now that we know that it's possible, and because ...
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What's the cheapest way to get from downtown Taoyuan to downtown Taipei, other than hitchhiking?

I will probably hitchhike but it is winter and rain is not unlikely. There are lots of discussions about getting from Taoyuan airport to Taipei, but I've actually been staying in Taoyuan for a few ...
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Will I be able to access Eva lounge on arrival at Taoyuan airport?

I'm leaving for Taiwan from JFK airport. And this is going to be my first time at the airport so I'm not familiar with the airport. The situation is, I'll be arriving 6 hours earlier (around 5am) than ...
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Indian national with Malaysian Permanent resident

I am an Indian national with Permanent Resident status working as a consultant Surgeon. I am Planning to visit Taiwan along with my friends in Rotary to attend the Rotary function. How do I apply for ...
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Is it possible to enter Taiwan without a return ticket?

Will Taiwan let me in if I show up with a one-way ticket only? My nationality is visa exempt and I can stay 90 days in Taiwan with no problem. My plan is to get to Taiwan, hang out for a bit (...
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How can I find which police stations in Taiwan have camping facilities for cyclists?

Two and a half years ago I walked and hitchhiked around the island of Taiwan. I liked it so much I'm starting my next trip by doing it again. A couple of months into my trip I learned that some ...
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China visa issue after traveling to Taiwan

I flew from China to Taiwan a while back. I have an extend-able visa to Taiwan. Upon arrive in Guangzhou, I was informed I needed a Chinese visa to visit to Taiwan (which if you are up-to-date with ...
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What is it like using Taiwan's local trains around New Years?

I'm taking a short vacation in northern Taiwan around January 1 and I want to travel about 90 minutes away from Taipei the weekend before New Years. I've had some difficulty reserving the train ...
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Bringing titanium alloy in luggage?

So my friend is traveling at Phoenix, AZ, USA. And I'm wondering can he bring grade 5 titanium alloy back to Taiwan without any additional process? Like putting a grade 5 titanium alloy right in the ...
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Driving in Taiwan (Taroko to Taichung)

Are there any restrictions on driving from Taroko to Taichung, over road 8 and 14甲 (or just road 8 through Baxianshan National Forest Recreation Area)? Google Maps doesn't even direct all the way ...
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Is it possible for an Australian citizen to get a visa for Vietnam while in Taiwan?

I'm flying to Taiwan in January and will travel for one year or more. I'm looking at which countries are the cheapest to fly to when I'm ready to move on from Taiwan. I see Vietnam is the cheapest ...
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How to leave the Philippines by boat to Taiwan, China or Hong Kong?

We are now trying to do a world tour without flying, and after a bit more than two years we are facing one of the biggest challenges of our journey, crossing the Pacific. We know there are few ...
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Driving with International Driving Permit in Taiwan

I have a UK driving licence and am planning to hire a car in Taiwan for a few days but am finding conflicting information about International Driving Permit. According to the AA website in Taiwan IDP ...
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Major museum for traditional arts in China akin to France's Louvre

Is there a major, representative (perhaps national) museum devoted to traditional Chinese arts in Beijing or perhaps in another of the country's large cities? I am thinking of something akin to France'...
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Are there immigration officers who speak Bahasa Indonesia in Kaohsiung, Taiwan airport?

Does anyone have experience with this? From what I found on the internet so far, and from my experience in Taoyuan airport, it seems like you need to speak Chinese or English to make it through ...
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Legalization fees per document for Taiwanese visa?

I am hoping to travel to Taiwan. I came across http://www.sticholidays.com/sticholidays/packages/visa-info.php?pkgID=895 where it says: Legalisation fees per document (Normal) Rs. 900/- I ...
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What happens when I leave Taiwan with a used visa? [closed]

I came to Taiwan in July with a regular entry visa. I was going to work. My employer took my passport, but the job didn't work out and I never received a work visa. I got my passport back with a 90 ...
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Penalty for overstaying tourist visa in Taiwan

In Taiwan, what is the penalty for overstaying a tourist visa with legitimate reasons (for example, a flight was cancelled or delayed, or a transportation closure made someone miss getting to the ...
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Can I get a Taiwan visa from China?

I am a Sri Lankan citizen currently living in Sri Lanka. I'm planning a short trip to Taiwan this October, and they require us to get visa in advance to enter the country. To make the matter worse, ...
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Taiwan visa for Indians working in China

I am an Indian, working in Shanghai, China. I need to travel to Taiwan for a short visit of around 10 days. How can I get a visa for Taiwan?
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Obtaining a Taiwanese visa in Hong Kong

Is there a way to obtain a Taiwanese visa while visiting Hong Kong? If so, what is the best way of doing this? Are there any agencies I should contact, or should I go directly to some Taiwan consulate ...
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Business or tourist visa to attend a conference in Taiwan?

I saw France Business Visa For Attending OpenSource Conference and Can an Indian passport holder apply for a Taiwan visa without the special documents? While both give some details as to how to ...
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Do BNO passport holders require a visa to transfer through Taiwan?

I'm wondering whether a British National Overseas passport holder requires a visa to transit through Taiwan. Basically, New York > Taiwan (4 hours) > Hong Kong. Thanks!
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How to show Australia ETA proof at Taiwan entry?

I had an Australia ETA and it expired since I visited Australia 2 months ago. Now I'm applying for a Taiwan Travel Authorization, using this ETA. They said "Upon arrival, the visitor is required to ...
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If I am removed from a country, do I have a choice of what country I am sent to? [closed]

I overstayed here in Taiwan because of an accident: my apartment was burned so the owner of the apartment filed a civil case for me. The court said I can't exit the country and I can't renew my visa ...
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Are Taiwan car rental prices really that high?

It has been about a week since I've been looking at rental car prices online for Taiwan. All the prices I found so far are exorbitant and more expensive than any other country where I rented a car ...
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Staying in Taiwan

I'm a Mexican citizen. I have a 30 day tourist visa, one entry. The embassy didn't want to issue a multiple-entry visa. Can I request an extension once in Taipei? What's the time limit per year for ...
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Where to get travel advisories for Taiwan?

I am an Indian citizen who may travel to Taiwan in a couple of months. I have been trying to figure out travel advisories for Taiwan. Now from what little info I have been able to gather, it seems ...
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Can an Indian passport holder apply for a Taiwan visa without the special documents?

I am an Indian citizen planning to apply for a Taiwan visa. But, in the site, I see an additional requirement saying: In addition, the applicant must possess at least one of the following ...
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Is it necessary to buy train tickets in advance in Taiwan?

I need to go from Taipei to Nuannan tomorrow on the "Fuxing/Shuttle 4178" The website is down and if it doesn't have an English or Spanish version, it wouldn't help me anyway. (http://www.railway....