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Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley says Taiwanese Launch of Free E-Visa Program for St.Kitts-Nevis Nationals a forward step in enhancing Value of Federation’s Passport

The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) launched its e-Visa Program for nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis on 12th January 2016.

Thee-Visa is an alternate to the paper based visa,and allows the holder to visit the Republic of China (Taiwan). Applicants can complete an online visa application by visiting the Bureau of Consular Affairs of ROC (Taiwan) website (http://www.boca.gov.tw)

To obtain an e-Visa, applicants must submit relevant personal information and pay the required fee by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) online. However, nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis will NOT be charged for this application.  Once the e-Visa is approved, the applicant will be informed via email.

The e-Visa will be valid for three months starting from the issue date for a single-entry with a maximum duration of 30 days which cannot be extended.

Applicants who intend to travel to Taiwan for other purposes- such as employment, study, residence with family, or Mandarin language courses- must submit an application for a suitable type of visa at an ROC overseas mission. Please note that e-Visas are only granted for tourism and business purposes as well as for visiting relatives and attending international conferences or sporting events in Taiwan.

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Minister Brantley announced and  stated via social media “ St. Kitts and Nevis makes another huge step forward in enhancing the value of our passport and the ease of travel to major countries of the world. Today, the Republic of China (Taiwan) has announced that visas to that country for holders of SKN passports can now be accessed online for FREE. We welcome this new development.”

For further information, please visit the websitehttp://www.boca.gov.tw

 

 

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