This section is not applicable to Indian passport holders. It is just for persons who have an Indian identity card. Anyone with an Indian passport and a B1/B2 visa can go to Taiwan as long as they can produce the authorisation online ahead of time. If an Indian passport holder does require a visa to enter Taiwan, one will be issued by the Taiwanese embassy in Delhi.
In fact, India and Taiwan have been partners since 2009 when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on science and technology cooperation. The MoU aims to promote bilateral cooperation in the fields of science and technology. It also aims to provide opportunities for students from both countries to study at each other's institutions of higher learning.
"India's new passport looks similar to its old one with some subtle changes. The cover page now has a two-way travel document and the word "passport" is no longer printed in bold letters. For Indians who want to travel to Taiwan, the new passport looks identical to an ordinary European or American one with the exception of an Indian flag symbolising the Bilateral Passport Agreement between India and Taiwan." (Source: The Hindu)
The new passport comes into effect from January 1, 2014. However, if you are already travelling on a passport issued before 23rd December 2013, then your passport will continue to be valid until its expiration date.
Yes, all Indian passport holders are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Taiwan. Visas for entry into Taiwan are available via the Taiwan Embassy in India. There is no fee for the visa.
In addition, Indian citizens must also have a valid passport and a return ticket before they can apply for a residence permit. If you do not have either of these requirements, then your application will be rejected.
The exact amount of time it takes to get a visa varies depending on whether you are visiting the Taiwan Embassy in Delhi or the embassy in Bangkok. It usually takes about 10 working days to receive the visa. However, if something unexpected happens and you need to postpone your trip, then you may have to wait longer.
Visas are not issued automatically. You must go to the Taiwanese embassy or consulate in order to get one. If your application is successful, then you will receive a letter with the visa number on it. This letter is called a "visa-letter". You must bring this letter when you travel to Taiwan.
You cannot visit Taiwan without a valid passport. If you lose your passport, then you should report it immediately to the police or immigration office. They will be able to help you find another copy of the document.
Citizens of the United States seeking entrance as tourists or visitors must have a valid passport that will be valid for the duration of their intended stay. If your passport is valid for longer than 90 days, you will be able to enter Taiwan without a visa for up to ninety days. Otherwise, you will need a visa.
In addition, citizens of the United States who want to work in Taiwan must obtain a working permit. More information on this process can be found on the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Citizens of other countries who require a visa to visit Taiwan should check with the Taiwanese Embassy about requirements for their country of origin.