Taiwan: Entrance Requirements for Foreign Nationals’ Spouses and Children 

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

Select individuals, including select spouses and minor children, may be allowed to apply for a special entry permit to Taiwan despite current entry suspensions due to COVID-19  


The authorities of Taiwan will allow select individuals to apply for a special entry permit, including dependent visas. These individuals include: 

  • Overseas students; 
  • Indonesian migrant workers; 
  • Spouses and minor children of Taiwanese nationals; 
  • Spouses and minor children of Resident Certificate holders (excluding migrant workers and students); and 
  • Persons admitted under special humanitarian grounds or diplomatic reasons  

What are the Changes? 

The authorities of Taiwan will allow certain individuals to apply for special entry permits in order to enter Taiwan. Currently, most foreign nationals are prevented from entering Taiwan due to the ongoing global pandemic.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the authority of Taiwan’s website and Envoy’s website for additional information and updates.  

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.