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Visa Application for Students from Designated Countries


What countries are listed as “Designated countries” by BOCA in Taiwan?













Sri Lanka





* Nepali: Please apply for your VISA at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India.

* Nigerian: Please apply for your VISA at the Taipei Trade Office in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

* Ghanaian: Please apply for your VISA at the Taipei Trade Office in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


What kind of required documents do you need to prepare for applying for visa?

  1. Admission letter from Taiwan Tech
  2. Authenticated financial support (If you receive the full or partial scholarship from Taiwan Tech, you could use the scholarship letter as the financial support.)
  3. Authenticated highest education diploma
  4. Authenticated transcript
  5. Authenticated health certificate within past 3 months

For detailed information, please refer to https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-166-283-c4da3-2.html.


The guidance of applying for visa:

  1. Please contact your department office or advisor to assist you in filling out the guarantee letter, after your advisor completes the guarantee letter, please submit it to OIA with a copy of the faculty ID. (Digital signature is not allowed, please make sure the advisor signed it in person)
  2. Prepare several documents which all need to be authenticated by the overseas Taiwan embassy. (Please refer to the link for the overseas Taiwan Embassy: https://www.boca.gov.tw/lp-206-2.html)
    • Documents are: (1) financial support  (2) highest education diploma  (3) transcript (4) health certificate within past 3 months
  3. After the documents are authenticated, please scan and send the documents to OIA staff.
  4. Prepare all required documents to Taiwan Embassy for visa application in person, and then you will get an application number that starts with BV or V, please provide the code for OIA staff.
  5. OIA will assist you in submitting the scanned documents with the guarantee letter to BOCA in Taiwan. Please wait for 5 working days.
  6. As soon as OIA receives the application result, you will be informed by email.


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