No visa requirement for Taiwan-passport holders as January 11th 2011!
27.12.2010 / 03:47
(This article expired 01.01.2013.)
As of January 11th 2011, Taiwan-passport holders can travel to the Schengen-area for stays up to 90 days without a visa. The Czech Republic belongs to the Schengen-area.
Visa free travel to Schengen-area for Taiwanese
Travelling to the Schengen-area
As of January 11, 2011, Taiwan-passport holders do not need a visa to enter the countries of the Schengen Agreement as a tourist or for business purposes, provided that no employment is taken. The maximum length of a stay is 90 days within six months.
Taiwan passport holders have to be in the possession of a valid passport including an identity number.
The following countries are members of the Schengen-agreement and EU-member states:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
The following countries are members of the Schengen-agreement and not EU-member states:
Iceland, Norway and Switzerland
The following countries are EU-member states. They partially apply Schengen-regulations and therefore also allow Taiwan-passport holders to travel visa free:
Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania
Travel medical insurance
Nationals who require a visa must have a travel medical insurance policy for their period of stay in the Schengen states when applying for a visa.
For Nationals who do not require a visa, it is highly recommended that you purchase a travel medical insurance for the duration of your stay, even if you are insured abroad under your statutory health insurance system.
Notification of stay at Local Department of Alien Police
All visitors must register at any Czech Immigration Police Station within 3 working days after arrival in the Czech Republic.
Visitors staying in hotels are registered automatically.
Other suporting documents to veriry the fulfilment of entry conditions in the Schengen area
As travelers can be checked at borders to present additional documents to clarify the purpose of their visit, we highly recomend to hold these documents when a border is being crossed.
The list of documents for various purposes of a trip can be found here
Travelling to The Czech Republic for other purposes and long-term stay
Forigners who intend to work must apply the visa. Foreigners who stay in Czech Republic for period longer than 90 days are obliged to apply a visa.