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

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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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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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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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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....
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Can I get a Taiwanese visa being a Pakistani passport holder?

I'm a Pakistani artist. I have been selected for an exhibition in Taiwan. I want to know if can I get a Taiwanese visa, being a Pakistani from Thailand?
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How to get a SIM card in Taiwan?

I'm Vietnamese. I am looking for some information about travel to Taiwan in this site. Currently, I have a question. How can I get a SIM cardwhen I travel to Taiwan? I want to connect with my family ...
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Taiwan visitor visa for Indian passport with ECR (Emigration Check required) category

I want to apply for a visit visa for Taiwan. I am an Indian passport holder with ECR (Emigration check required Category). Do I need to submit any extra documents? Does a Passport with ECR category ...
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RoC travel authorisation certificate

I am an Indian citizen wanting to travel to Taiwan later this year. I have an expired and used Schengen D visa. The visa was used by me 4 years ago. Am I eligible for the ROC certificate?
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I am travelling from Mumbai to Singapore via Kuala Lampur by AIR ASIA Flights XT-853 and AK 721

We are going to Taiwan via Singapore. We are booking a flight of air asia with XT-853 and AK 721 22:50 (BOM) 06:30 (KUL) +1 19:45 (KUL) 20:50 (SIN) We had queries Will we be eligible for TWOV as ...
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US citizen, traveling to Shanghai with Taiwan layover then a trip to Taiwan NOT for a layover. Do I need a visa?

I will be traveling to Shanghai for 4 days from NYC through Taipei. My layover is long, about 9 hours. I will be traveling back to Taipei but this time I won't be on a layover, but rather will travel ...
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Can I buy tickets for Taiwan high speed rail in advance online?

I will be going on a trip to Taiwan and will be going around multiple cities. There is a high speed rail system that I would like to purchase tickets for in advance. My trip is still 3 months away. ...
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Is there a way to get a visa to mainland China in Taipei (Taiwan)? [duplicate]

I have a EU passport, I'm in Hong Kong now. I want to go to Taiwan. After Taiwan I want to go to mainland China. How can I get a visa for mainland while in Taiwan?
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Is there a cruise ship from Hong Kong to Taiwan? [duplicate]

I am in Hong Kong. I am wondering if I can find a cruise ship to Taiwan. I noticed there is a cruise ship docked in the harbor but I am not sure where it's heading.
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What do I need to enter Taiwan?

I'm a Pakistani citizen, in Malaysia as a tourist, and I want to go to Taiwan, also for tourism. Is it possible? Do I need a visa and could I get one in Malaysia?
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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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Where can one find Plus ATMs in rural Taiwan?

When I got to Taipei, my card worked with the ATMs I find, so I did not think much of it. Now that I am starting to circle Taiwan clockwise, I am have not yet found an ATM that accepts Plus cards. ...
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Is it possible to get a Taiwan tourist visa in Shanghai for Sri Lankans? [duplicate]

I'm a Sri Lankan passport holder looking for advices to apply for Taiwan tourist visa in Shanghai. Since there is no Taiwan embassy in Sri Lanka, normally Sri Lankans go to India or Singapore to get ...
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What is Taiwan's stance on visa runs?

I am planning on going to Taiwan for close to 90 days, a period I am eligible for visa-free entry for. Would it be OK (or possible), for me to temporarily fly out of Taiwan just to get another 90 days,...
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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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Is it Possible to Understand Road Signs in Taiwan with Only Knowing Latin Characters?

Some parts of Taiwan that I would like to see are easier to cover by car, so I am seriously considering renting a car for part of my stay there. I've never driving in a place where the signs are not ...
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Where Is the Lugang Glass Temple?

Accidentally landed on an image of the Lugang Glass Temple which looks absolutely stunning on Google Images. Unfortunately, searching for the same term on Google Maps says: We could not find lugang ...
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How to find bicycle parking in Taipei?

I am going to Taipei with my bicycle, and plan to ride to many places for a few days. I will need to park my bicycle somewhere when I am visiting, or eating, or sleeping, etc. The Taipei government ...
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The literacy rate of Mandarin/Simplified Chinese in Taipei?

When I'm in China and having trouble communicating in English, I type in a sentence in Mandarin on my iPhone. I'm good enough to write one or two sentences in Mandarin, although I can't handle an oral ...
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Credit card acceptance in Taiwan/Taipei?

I'm going to visit Taipei next week. Now I wonder how good the acceptance of a credit card is there. Specifically, is it more like in China, where even Visa/Master is rarely accepted in local ...
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Prevalence of ATMs that accept JCB cards

I was surprised that Tigerair does not accept JCB cards, and I am starting to worry that it might be difficult to get any cash from ATMs using my JCB card outside of Japan. Outside of Japan, are JCB ...
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Can I change Taiwanese dollars to Chinese RMB at or near the ferry terminals in Keelung, Matsu Island, or Mawei, Fuzhou?

Tonight I'll take the ferry from mainland Taiwan to the Taiwanese island Matsu just off the coast of China, and tomorrow another ferry on to China itself, disembarking at a port named Mawei in Fuzhou, ...
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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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Is there any kind of monument or marker for the Tropic of Cancer along the coast on the east side of Taiwan?

On my way down the west coast of Taiwan some weeks ago I passed a large monument marking the Tropic of Cancer. The site itself was a bit cheesy but just having a monument at all to mark the tropic and ...
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Can tourists in East Asia still receive a massage from a blind masseur?

I've read every now and then about how massages used to be mainly performed by blind people in Japan. I couldn't find much info about the present-day situation in Japan, but I came across an article ...
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Is there somewhere a glossary or introduction to the different kinds of accommodation in Taiwan including the Chinese characters?

I've travelled in both mainland China and Taiwan before, but this time in Taiwan I've noticed a lot more Chinese words and characters than I was aware of are used for different types or accommodation, ...
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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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In Taiwan, do ATMs in convenience stores (7-Eleven, FamilyMart) charge higher fees than ATMs at banks?

In Taiwan like other East Asian countries (except China) using an ATM for a foreigner is quite a pain. One thing I personally hate is ATM fees. Australian banks all gouge us outrageously already on ...
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Has anyone traveled to Taiwan (ROC) on Travel Authorization Certificate (not Visa)?

Taiwan seems to have introduced a Travel Authorization Certificate for nationals of select countries. I seem to be eligible for this as an Indian National with Japanese Residence Card (Not permanent). ...
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How can a non-Chinese-speaking traveller use the free Wi-Fi in 7-Elevens in Taiwan?

In another of my questions here I asked if any of the convenience store chains in Taiwan offer free Wi-Fi. Well today I found out that 7-Eleven does. But the sign up / log in pages are totally in ...
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Where is a bar, cafe, etc that shows pay-per-view UFC fights in Taichung, Taiwan?

I'm in Taichung, Taiwan. One of the three biggest cities in Taiwan. There's lots of expats, but mostly from other Asian countries from what I've seen. Normally I would look for a sports bar on ...
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Where can “public showers” be found in Taiwan?

I've been travelling on foot and by hitchhiking and sleeping in a tent in many countries and now I'm doing so in Taiwan. But in some countries it's really easy to keep fresh. In Turkey I was often ...
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Easiest way to obtain a Taiwan visa for a Nigerian studying in China?

I'm presently in China studying and I plan to visit Taiwan very soon to attend a convention and probably visit some famous places, so I think the "visit visa" is what I need (probably stay about 8 ...
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Do any of the convenience store chains in Taiwan offer free Wi-Fi?

Here in Taipei there's more cafes than ever and most have free Wi-Fi, and of course accommodation always has free Wi-Fi too. So I don't bother spending money for Wi-Fi access. There do seem to be a ...
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Is the tapwater fit to drink throughout Taiwan?

I didn't want to insult my hosts here in Taipei by asking if it's safe to drink the water since it's very developed here. On the other hand you can't flush toilet paper, so not everything we think of ...
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If I leave and enter Taiwan on same day, does this restart my day count under a travel visa?

I often travel from Taiwan to China for short periods, and my last trip was to Shanghai just for the day. If my Taiwan visa has a 90-day limit per entry, did the day-trip reset the count?
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Where to buy an effective decongestant for a headcold in Taiwan?

After surviving through the Sydney winter without catching a cold, I woke up on the morning of my flight to Taiwan with the beginnings of one. Now I find myself in 30+ temperatures with a blocked and ...
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Can foreigners (French) buy land/house in Taiwan to have a foothold? [closed]

Me and my brother have been traveling to Taiwan several times now, and we are discussing about buying some flat or land there. So we have our own place to stay and invite some friends. Some taiwanese ...
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Taiwan tourist visa for Pakistani citizen

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 ...
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Is free / wild camping legal or tolerated on Kinmen and Matsu islands?

Matsu island of Taiwan (but actually located just near Fuzhou, China) is beautiful and sparsely populated. Official tourist accommodations are expensive compared to PRC and even a little high compared ...
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Are there ferries or boats I can take between Kinmen and Matsu or between Kinmen and the main island of Taiwan?

On a previous trip I took a ferry from mainland China (PRC) to Matsu, an island controlled by Taiwan but close to the PRC and then another ferry from Matsu to Keelung, on the main island of Taiwan. I ...
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Is there an irregular transportation service between Hualien, Taiwan and Yonaguni, Japan?

The Wikipedia article for Yonaguni, Okinawa states: Yonaguni is much closer to the capital of Taiwan (Taipei) at approximately 100 mi (160 km) than its own capital(Tokyo), which is about 1,250 ...
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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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Can I get a family tourist visa for Taiwan? [closed]

I am a Pakistani citizen and am married to a Taiwanese citizen. She is inviting me to visit her for a month; can I get a Taiwan family visit visa for a month with single entry? What documents do I ...
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What is Kaohsiung and Taipei like 1 week after Chinese New Year [closed]

May I know what is the condition after 1 week of Chinese new year in Kaohsiung and Taipei? Will it be crowded with a lot of people? I am planning to go to Kaohsiung and Taipei next year February 6 ...