8th Automatic 30-Day Visa Extensions Announced for Foreigners who have Legally Stayed for 180 Days or More
Given the continued severity of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, NIA has decided to provide the 8th automatic extension to foreigners who entered Taiwan before or on MAR-21-2020, and have not overstayed their allowed duration of stay (including their initial visa and all previous extensions).
NIA stresses that, in order to prevent international movement of population leading to further outbreaks, as well as to reduce the burden of epidemic prevention on local neighborhoods, foreigners who had been allowed to stay for 180 days or more were previously granted 7 automatic 30-day extensions, since JUL-17-2020. The 8th extension is now in effect.
NIA further explains that upcoming extension policies will be reviewed and timely adjusted, in accordance with the CECC’s assessment on the COVID-19 pandemic. For detailed requirements and information about this extension policy, please refer to the following “Q&A.”