Citizens of Taiwan are eligible for the electronic visa on arrival for Thailand (Thailand eVOA). The visa allows travelers to enter for periods of up to 15 days and the application process is quick and straightforward.
The online application process allows Taiwanese people to skip the hassle of physically going to an embassy or consulate. For stays of longer than 15 days, a trip to a diplomatic office is still necessary to complete a visa application.
Thailand eVOA for Taiwanese Citizens
Before the launch of the eVisa on Arrival for Thailand, Taiwanese travelers had to queue up, complete the application form, and wait for the authorities to stamp their visas.
The more efficient eVisa on arrival has changed that. Now the application form is completed and approved in advance, and Taiwanese travelers can join a fast-track queue when they land.
To promote the electronic visa, the government is waiving the 2,000 Baht (61USD) arrival fee for all applications made before May 31, 2020. After this date, Taiwanese citizens will have to pay both the online fee, and the second fee which is charged on arrival.
How to Apply for a Thai Electronic Visa on Arrival for Citizens of Taiwan?
It is simple to apply for a Thailand eVisa on arrival for Taiwanese citizens. The online eVisa application form can be completed between 30 days and 24 hours before the intended arrival date and it just involves answering some basic questions. Applicants have to enter a range of information such as their name, date of birth, passport details, and travel plans.
Applicants should make sure they do not make any mistakes when completing the application. Even small errors such as spelling mistakes and mistyped numbers lead to delays in the process. The Thai authorities process the application once submitted, the vast majority are quickly approved.
A fee needs to be paid by credit or debit card to submit the application. Once approved, the Thailand eVOA is sent to the email address provided on the application form. A copy needs to be printed to present at the border.
Thailand eVisa on Arrival Requirements for Taiwanese
Taiwanese travelers must meet the Thai eVOA requirements to be able to apply. In addition to having a valid Taiwanese passport, it is necessary to:
- Pay a fee using a credit or debit card
- Provide proof of sufficient funds for the duration of stay
- Provide the address of the place of stay in Thailand
- Provide all the required documentation (listed below)
Thai eVisa on Arrival documentation requirements for citizens of Taiwan
Travelers from Taiwan also need to provide some documentation on arrival to receive the Thai eVOA. The following documents are required:
- A Taiwanese passport (with a minimum of 30 days remaining)
- A completed arrival card (handed out on the plane)
- A passport-size photo (which meets the specifications)
- Proof of a return ticket (the date of travel must be before the eVOA expires)