Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to launch e-Visa
The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is to launch e-Visa for the nationals of Saint Lucia starting 12th January, 2016.
E-Visa is an alternative to a paper-based visa. Applicants should fill out an online visa application form on the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) of the ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.boca.gov.tw).
To obtain an e-Visa, applicants must submit relevant personal information and pay the required fee (if applicable) by credit card (MasterCard or Visa). However, Saint Lucia is one of the countries whose citizens will not be charged by the ROC (Taiwan) Government for applying for an e-Visa. The e-Visa will be issued after the submitted information has been assessed and found to meet relevant criteria.
The validity of an e-Visa is three months from the issue date. The e-Visa is a singleentry visa, and the maximum duration of stay in Taiwan is 30 days, which cannot be extended.
Please note that e-Visas are only granted for tourism and business purposes, as well as for visiting relatives and attending international conferences or sporting events in Taiwan. Applicants who intend to travel to Taiwan for other purposes—such as employment, study, residence with family, or Mandarin language courses must submit an application for a related visa at this Embassy.
Furthermore, foreign nationals who have been invited to attend international conferences or activities in Taiwan—organized, coorganized, or sponsored by central government agencies or certain nongovernmental organizations—are also eligible for an e-Visa.
The standard operating procedures for e-Visa applications are: Fill out an online visa application form on the BOCA website; Select e-Visa and submit your application; Pay the visa fee by credit card (if appropriate); Await confirmation; Receive confirmation by email; Print out the e-Visa to enter Taiwan.