Taiwan: Reduced Entry Restrictions for Dependents of Taiwan Nationals

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points

  • Foreign national spouses married to Taiwan nationals may apply to return to Taiwan  
  • Foreign national minor children with a parent that is a Taiwan national may apply to return to Taiwan 
  • Dependent visas are extended until Dec. 31, 2021  


On Sept. 13, 2021, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that foreign spouses and minor children of Taiwan nationals may apply to enter Taiwan despite strict border controls. The government will begin processing visa applications for individuals if they: 

  • Have completed required marriage legal procedures with Taiwan nationals;   
  • Adhere to CECC’s quarantine regulations upon entry into Taiwan   

Individuals with a spousal or dependent visa that was originally effective from May 19, 2021 through Sept.13, 2021 will be granted an automatic visa extension until Dec. 31, 2021.  

What are the Changes?  

Foreign national spouses and foreign national minor dependent children of Taiwan nationals can now apply to return to Taiwan, although they will face strict entry and quarantine requirements upon entry. 

Looking Ahead 

Individuals holding dependent visas have until December 31, 2021, to renew their visas. Continue to check for the latest updates from the Taiwanese government and Envoy’s website.  


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.