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Fourth automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application required) (overstayers excepted)

  • 2020-07-02
  • Admin Admin
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外交部針對受武漢肺炎(COVID-19)疫情影響而滯留我國的外籍人士,已分別在本(2020)年3月21日、4月17日及5月18日3次宣布延長在臺合法停留期間30天的措施。
Due to the impact that COVID-19 border control measures and flight bans have had on foreign visitors to Taiwan, MOFA announced the first automatic 30-day visa extension on March 21, the second on April 17, and the third on May 18.

國際疫情發展狀況雖有趨緩跡象,惟各國仍普遍維持邊境嚴管,國際航班亦未恢復正常,國際旅行難度仍高。外交部決定針對2020年3月21日(含)以前,以免簽證、落地簽證或持停留簽證入境我國,且停留期限尚未逾期之外籍人士,其在臺得停留期限,
第4次自動延長30天(共計延長120天),毋需另行申請。惟在臺總停留天數不得超過180天(自入境隔日起算為首日)。此項措施將視疫情發展狀況檢討調整。
Although the pandemic has recently showed signs of abating, nations worldwide are still generally enforcing strict border controls and international airlines have yet to resume regular operations, making international travel difficult. In light of these conditions, MOFA announces that all travelers who entered Taiwan on or before March 21, 2020, on a visitor visa, a landing visa, or through a visa-waiver program and who have not overstayed their legal stay period will now be granted a fourth automatic 30-day extension (The duration of stay has thus been extended to 120 days in total). No application is required. The total period of stay cannot exceed 180 days. (The day after the entry date will be counted as the first day of stay). These conditions are subject to change and may be adjusted as circumstances require.

另針對在臺停留期限已達180天之停留延期或已逾期停(居)留者之處理方式,請參考內政部移民署網站(
https://www.immigration.gov.tw)公布有關符合特定情形的外國人於武漢肺炎期間得申請特別延期規定及「擴大逾期停(居)留外來人口自行到案專案」等措施。
Foreigners who have already stayed in Taiwan for the maximum 180 days or those who have overstayed their visas should consult the National Immigration Agency website ( 
https://www.immigration.gov.tw/5475/ ). The website details the regulations for foreigners who meet specific criteria during the pandemic to apply for special duration of stay extensions, as well as explaining the Expanded Overstayers Voluntary Departure Program and other measures.

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Q1: 適用第四次簽證自動延期措施之外籍人士,在台停留天數如何計算?
A: 在台停留天數的計算方式為,原本的簽證停留天數3次延長30天後,再延長30天(共計延長120天),停留天數自入境的隔天起算為第1天。


Example: 新加坡籍人士於本年3月18日以免簽證30入境我國,原可在我國停留至4月17日;依據外交部分別於3月21日、4月17日及5月18日所宣布的延期措施,其在臺可停留的天數,已經自動延長90,至7月16日。嗣依據外交部6月15日宣布的第四波延期措施,則可繼續自動延長30,至8月15日。意即,該名新加坡籍人士的簽證停留期限已由30天延長為150天。

Q1: How is the duration of stay calculated for foreign visitors who are covered by the 30-day automatic extension measures announced on March 21, April 17, May 18 and June 15?
A: The total duration of stay is the period granted by the original visitor visa, landing visa, or visa-waiver program plus 30 days for each of the automatic extensions (The duration of stay thus has been extended to 120 days in total). The day after the entry date is counted as the first day of stay.

Example: A Singapore national entering Taiwan on March 18 under the visa-waiver program was granted a 30-day stay until April 17. Based on the previous extension measures announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 21, April 17 and May 18, this Singapore national’s duration of stay was automatically extended to July 16. According to MOFA’s announcement of the fourth 30-day extension on June 15, the duration of stay has been further extended to August 15. The total duration of stay for this Singapore national under the visa-waiver program has thus been extended from 30 to 150 days.