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Taiwan Calling! Your Hassle-Free Visa Guide for WordCamp Asia 2024

Last Updated on January 25th, 2024

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With the date drawing closer for the WordCamp Asia 2024, soon to be held in March, we’re sure that you’re following our guides and updates closely than ever! Continuing from the previous guide on how to plan your travel to Taiwan as well as the requirements for gaining a visa and entry into it, here’s another guide for you! Today, we’ll cover the aspects of applying for the visa, the process, and requirements for filling out the online application, and certain documents as necessary. 

Beginning with there are ways for applying for a visa for traveling to Taiwan for the WordCamp Asia 2024. There are 2 methods of applying for a visa. In either of the case, it is very important that all the necessary documents be readily available when applying for visa online, as well as ensuring that they are genuine! 

There are two methods of gaining entry visa into Taiwan. First one is the regular process for applying visa to gain entry and access into Taiwan, where you apply for a visa through the official government portal for a visa. If you are from US, Canada, UK, Australia, Japan, Korea, or are a Schengen visa holder, then you need to go through a different application process for the same. 

Furthermore, your passport must have validity for up to a minimum of 6 months from the date you are traveling to Taiwan. Additionally, you must also have the booking details of traveling to and from Taiwan, as well as your booking details of accommodation in Taiwan during your stay there! 

Types of VISA

Applying for the Visitor Visa for attending WordCamp Conference

This one is much straightforward; as we already know the basic requirements for applying for a visa to Taiwan. Beginning with those very things at hand, you can log on to the visa portal and “self-apply” for the visa. Simple, ain’t it? After which, an interview round at the ROC Embassies and Missions Abroad will be scheduled for you. At both the stages, You will be asked to furnish proof of travel and accommodation booked in advance.  This visa grants you access and staying privileges for up to 180 days! Do note that, all documents required or requested to be submitted, must be done so within 30 days of the date of beginning the application process.

Applying for the MOFA’s eVisa

To make things simpler, quicker, and more centralized, Taiwanese officials have also opened up another doorway to getting the visa much sooner! Through the WordCamp Asia 2024 website, you can login to the MOFA’s eVisa process, and self-apply for your travel visa to Taiwan quite easily! What’s more, if you apply for a visa through MOFA’s eVisa, you don’t need to attend any interviews at all! Every applicant’s document and personal details are verified without having to go through personal interviews. This helps you save time as well as speeds up the visa process. Nevertheless, you still need to provide proof of travel and accommodation booked in advance, of course! However, the MOFA’s eVisa provides you with permission for staying in Taiwan for up to 30 days only. 

When Can I Apply?

Both the visa application processes are already open for all eagerly waiting to attend the WordCamp Asia 2024 event. You can go with whichever method that suits you best. However, we would really recommend going through the MOFA’s eVisa method as it’s much easier! The WCASIA 24 is accepting eVisa applications until the Feb 16th, 2024. Furthermore, all eVisa applications will be submitted to MOFA after Feb 7th, 2024 in batches for final approvals and granting Visa permissions. 

How to Apply for this Visa? 

Based on the visa information If you are applying for the eVisa, through the MOFA’s flexible mechanism process, all you need to do is follow the steps below: 

Step 1: Purchase your WordCamp Asia 2024 ticket. Check the email for the ticket.

Step 2: Book your roundtrip flight and hotel accommodation, please ensure the hotel name address and contact is mentioned on the receipt. 

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Step 3: Fill out your eVisa application form from the link that you received in your ticket email.

Step 4: You will receive an E-code, and an official English invitation letter from WCAsia via email.

Step 5: Use the E-code for your eVisa, and pay visa fee online after Feb 10, 2024. 

Step 6: Receive the eVisa result via email. Take a print of the official invitation letter.

Voila! That’s it, and you’re done!

What are the requirements for applying for the MOFA’s eVisa? 

Here are the primary documents or things as required during the application process: 

Valid passport 

A valid passport with a remaining validity of at least 6 months from the date of your entry to Taiwan.

Event Ticket

A ticket for the WordCamp Asia 2024 event. 

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Flight & Accommodation

Proof of your return flight ticket and accommodation plan.

Passport Scan 

A clear digital copy of your passport’s bio page based on the prescribed guidelines 

Invitation Letter

An invitation letter signed by WordCamp Asia. 

Note: You must print out our ticket confirmation email, and attach it with the Invitation visa letter.

What can go wrong during a Visa Application?

As a visa is a very important and critical document of permission for traveling across international borders, it is very important that you take care to ascertain all necessary documents and details are mentioned and provided clearly.  Most of the time the visa gets rejected because of unclear, dark, blurred or simply unacceptable photos of the individual and their passport. Do ensure that these images are in color of high quality and clarity. Remember to upload a high-detail color copy of your photograph and your passport. Moreover, the files should be in either ‘PDF’, ‘JPG’, or ‘PNG’ formats, and should be less than 10MB in size. 

Leaving The Last Bits Of The Trail.

Once your visa application is done, and you’re ready to reach Taiwan, do keep all your documents such as a passport and the visa handy. Make photocopies of them all in duplicate, and keep them in a safe place, maybe even in your cloud storage space! Furthermore, before we sign off, we’d like you to make an itinerary of your stay in Taipei, shortlist the hotels or places of accommodation, along with a list of must-visit destinations, and scrumptious delicacies! We wouldn’t want you to miss out on an experience of a lifetime! 

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