July 28, 2017

Visa free travel to Taiwan for Vincentians

Effective July 12, Vincentians travelling to Taiwan for up to 30 days will not be required to obtain a visa.

“Under the principle of reciprocity and with aim to further strengthen the relationship between the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Taiwan, the Government of Republic of China (Taiwan) has taken the decision to provide visa-exemption to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines passport holders upon entry to Taiwan for duration of stay up to 30 days,” a release from the Embassy of Taiwan said.

Vincentians must present a return or onward ticket and a passport with validity of more than six months upon arrival in Taiwan.

An entry visa is, however, still required for Vincentian citizens who wish to visit Taiwan for longer than 30 days. That visa must be obtained before travelling and is still free of charge.

“The requirements for residence visa and visitor’s visa vary from the purpose of visit or residence. Applicants for visa are advised to contact the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) for further information before submitting the application,” the release said.