Vincentians will be eligible to apply for free eVisas to travel to the Republic of China (Taiwan) beginning next week.
A release from the Embassy of the Taiwan said the free eVisas will be available beginning January 12, 2016 and have been introduced to “promote people to people exchanges” between St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and Taiwan.
The eVisa applicants must possess a regular passport with validity of at least six months as of the date of intended entry into Taiwan.
To obtain an eVisa, applicants must submit relevant personal information online. If necessary, the ROC overseas missions may ask the applicants to submit additional documents within a specific timeframe through email.
The eVisas are only granted for tourism and business purposes, as well as for visiting the relatives and attending international conferences or sporting events in Taiwan. For other purposes, the applicants must submit an application for a suitable type of visa at the ROC overseas missions.
The validity of an eVisa will last for three months from the date of issue. The eVisa is a single-entry visa, and the maximum duration of stay in Taiwan is 30 days, not good for extension.
For further information, please visit the Embassy’s website: http://www.taiwanembassy.org/VC/mp.asp?mp=727