Taiwan Immigration Changes from March 2024

Several changes to Taiwan’s immigration rules were implemented effective March 1, 2024.

These include the following:

  • A foreign national who is permitted to stay in Taiwan for 60 days or longer via a visitor visa (that does not state “no extension will be granted”) may apply for extension for a fee of TWD 300. Each extension cannot exceed the original permitted duration of stay and the cumulative stay cannot exceed six months.
  • A foreign national holding an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) can now apply to extend their ARC up to three months before it expires (previously one month).
  • The maximum entry ban for overstay has been increased from three to seven years.
  • An entry ban for overstay or illegal work may be halved for parents of Taiwan nationals or foreign permanent residents.
  • The fine for overstaying has been increased to TWD 10,000 – 50,000 (from TWD 2000 – 10,000).
Erickson Insights & Analysis

Erickson Immigration Group will continue to monitor developments and share updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.