Six More Visa-free Countries for ROC Passport Holders

Six More Visa-free Countries for ROC Passport Holders
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The places include India, Iran, Armenia, Qatar, Ivory Coast and Somalia, leading to a total amount of 148 visa-free countries for ROC passport holders.

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CNA reports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release yesterday pointing out that people holding a Republic of China passport can now enjoy visa-exempt entry in six more countries and regions. The places include India, Iran, Armenia, Qatar, Ivory Coast and Somalia, leading to a total amount of 148 visa-free countries for ROC passport holders.

Storm Media reports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says whether you’re going to India for sightseeing or business, you can apply for an electronic visa online at least four days before departure. The costs for applying are US$ 60 per person. For single-entry purposes, the visa will be valid for 30 days upon arrival in India. You can use your electronic visa two times at most to enter India. Holding an electronic visa will gain access to New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Calcutta, Mumbai and 16 other designated airports.

Apple Daily reports, for Iran and Armenia you need to pay the visa fee at a local airport. Qatar and Ivory Coast require a fee for an electronic arrival visa. In Somalia, however, visitors can enjoy visa exemption for 90 days.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says, travelers can apply for a visa at the Tehran Imam Khomeini airport, the Mehrabad airport, Isfahan, Shiraz and the Mashhad airport. If entering the country for business-related purposes, travelers can stay for 14 days on a single-entry visa. Tourists can stay up to 15 days. Visa costs are EUR$ 80 (approximately US$ 80).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to remind people that because Iran does not acknowledge Israel, she may refuse the issuance of visas if passport documents have an Israeli visa or related records.

When in need of aid overseas, travelers can contact the Taiwan representative offices in India and Chennai. Visitors can also go to the Dubai office in Iran, the Russian representative office in Armenia, the Saudi-Arabia Office in Qatar, the Embassy of Burkina Faso in Ivory Coast and the South-Africa Representative office in Somalia.

Translated by Sarah Grasdijk
Edited by Olivia Yang

Sources:
CNA
Storm Media
Apple Daily

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