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TAIWAN – New Visa Exemptions for Nationals of Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Effective 12 July 2017, nationals of eleven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are now eligible for visa-free entry to Taiwan for either 30 or 90 days.

Who qualifies?

  • Nationals of Belize, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Saint Vincent, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint Lucia are visa-exempt for 30 days;
  • Nationals of Paraguay, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras And Nicaragua are visa-exempt for 90 days.
  • To qualify, travellers must hold a passport valid for at least six months and proof of return or onward travel.


The measures extend Taiwan’s recent strategy of strengthening economic relationships with South and Southeast Asian countries, known as the “New Southbound Policy”, introduced on 1 August 2016. See our previous alerts on this here and here.

Action Items

  • Business travellers to Taiwan from Latin American and Caribbean countries, and their employers, should consult a visa specialist to confirm the latest entry requirements.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by People First Relocation.

Peregrine, a CIBT company, builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Newland Chase, also a CIBT company, provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2021 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.