Investment Visa Overview

Taiwan Residency & Citizenship options

Taiwan offers a number of benefits to investors, including tax breaks and a low cost of living. Taiwan also has a number of residency options, including investment-based residency and work-based residency. In addition, Taiwan offers a number of cultural and recreational activities, making it an attractive place to live. Taiwan is also home to a number of world-class universities, making it an ideal place to raise a family. For all these reasons, Taiwan makes an excellent choice for international investors looking for a place to call home. Taiwan offers 3 mobility options for investors.

Program 1
  • Name
    Investor Visa - Bonds
  • Description

    Taiwan's investor visa bond option is a great way to become a legal resident of Taiwan. You can invest in Taiwan government bonds and get a Taiwan investor visa, which allows you to live and work in Taiwan. The Taiwan investor visa bond option is a great way to get a residency permit.

  • Requirements

    Invest over NT$30 million in Taiwanese government bonds for over 3 years.

  • Validity
    3 years
  • Investment Type
    Passive
  • Avg. Processing Time
    3 months
  • Investment Amount
    30,000,000 TWD
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    183 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    Investor Visa (Business)
  • Description

    Taiwan's business visa option for investors is quite simple: invest a minimum of $200,000 USD in a Taiwan-based company, and you're eligible for a 3-year business visa. If you want to stay longer, you can renew the visa for an additional 3 years.

  • Requirements

    The main applicant has to invest over NT$15 million in a for-profit enterprise in Taiwan, and create five or more job opportunities for ROC nationals for 3 years.

  • Validity
    3 years
  • Investment Type
    Active
  • Processing Time
    3 months
  • Investment Amount
    15,000,000 TWD
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    183 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 3
  • Name
    Taiwan Startup Visa
  • Description

    Taiwan's startup visa program is one of the most straightforward in the world. The program is open to foreign entrepreneurs who want to start a business in Taiwan.

  • Requirements

    There are three basic requirements: a business plan, a minimum of $50,000 in investment capital, and a Taiwan resident sponsor. If you can meet these requirements, you can apply for the Taiwan Startup Visa.

  • Validity
    1 year
  • Investment Type
    Active
  • Processing Time
    2-3 weeks
  • Investment Amount
    $50,000
  • Avg. Agent fee
    $50,000
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    183 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Official Government Website
Mobility Options
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Taiwanese passport is currently ranked 32nd. It allows entrance to 146 countries without requiring a visa. This gives it a higher total mobility score, making it a desirable passport. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Taiwanese passport holders in countries such as Singapore, the United Kingdom, Israel, and the European Union as a whole. This enables for practically quick travel to some of the world's most popular destinations. Taiwanese passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit 83 countries. India, Ukraine, and Lebanon are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

32

Visa Free Countries

146

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    100
  • Visa on Arrival
    36
  • Visa Online
    10
  • Visa Required
    25
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, USA, UK, Canada, China, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    45%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    52%
Passport Ranking Factors

Taiwan Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Taiwan passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Taiwan passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Taiwan passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 100 visa-free countries for Taiwan passport holders, 36 visa-on-arrival countries for Taiwan passport holders, and 10 eTA destinations. Taiwan passport holders can access a total of 146 countries without a visa, via visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, Taiwan's passport is currently ranked 32 in the world. Aside from the Taiwan visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 83 more countries that Taiwan passport holders will need a physical visa or an eVisa to visit (i.e. visa required countries).

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