Taiwan/Germany: Automated Entry Options

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Taiwan and Germany launched measures to create faster travel and entry options for Taiwanese and German nationals  


In collaboration with the government of Germany, the authorities of Taiwan introduced a reciprocal agreement that will grant eligible travelers faster entry options into the jurisdictions. Effective 10 December 2022, the authorities of Taiwan and Germany introduced an automated immigration clearance service (e-Gates or EasyPass) for travelers holding e-passports.   

Eligible applicants must provide proof of holding no criminal record in the reciprocating jurisdiction and be over 18 years old. Taiwanese nationals must also hold a valid National Identification Number, which will be used as part of the enrollment process.  

What are the Changes?  

The authorities of Taiwan and the government of Germany introduced an agreement that will facilitate faster entry measures for eligible nationals. According to the announcement, these measures were introduced to create simpler entry options and facilitate global partnerships.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the authorities of Taiwan’s website, Germany’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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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.