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How do I apply for tour group travel?

  • Source:National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior
  • Date:2013/11/28
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Application Notice

I.Category 1: applicants who enter and depart Taiwan in groups:

II.Relevant information: the Online Application Regulations for People from the Mainland Area Visiting Taiwan for the Purpose of Tourism in category 1.

Who will deliver those documents?

The applicant shall deliver relevant documents to a mainland tour group organizer where they shall use the NIA online application system to fill in the applicant? information and forward it to a travel agency in Taiwan for processing.

Who are eligible for application?

I.Anyone who has a stable and proper occupation or is a student.

II.Anyone who has a bank deposit equivalent to NT$200,000 or more, which is proved by a certificate issued by a financial institution in the Mainland Area.

III.Anyone who has supporting documents issued by authorities in the Mainland Area.

Anyone who has supporting documents issued by authorities in the Mainland Area.

Via the NIA online application system

Required documents

I.Application form: apply to our National Immigration Agency, hereinafter referred as ?IA,?? via "Short-term Stay in Taiwan Online Application and Certification Management System for Residents from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao Areas," hereinafter referred to as ?he online application system.??The website is http://www.immigration.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp = mt.? A copy of printout is not required.

II.Resident I.D. of the Mainland Area and a Mainland Residents Taiwan Pass from PRC authorities valid for at least six months hereinafter referred to as ?he I.D.?? ?he Pass.??? Minor applicants who have not obtained the I.D. yet shall submit the PermanentResidents Registration Card.

III.A color, two-inch photo taken in front of the white background within two years. Attached photos should be in accordance with the specifications applying for national ID card and identified as the same person holding the I.D. and the Pass.? Should the required documents fail to be submitted, the application shall be rejected. But those holding the Pass with the date of issuance not exceeding two years do not need to submit another photo.

IV.Group roster:
The group roster shall be edited via the NIA online application system saving a copy of printout.? The Tour Escort's application serial number information should be placed in the first one marked ?scort??in the remarks column, along with a photocopy of the escort? license and the certificate of employment in mainland travel agencies and Business registration certificate.

V.Supporting documents for qualification:
1.Those who has a stable and proper occupation should submit one of the following documents:
(1)A staff card.
(2)A certificate of employment.
(3)A certificate of salary income.
2.Those who are students from the Mainland Area should provide a valid student card or a certificate of enrollment beyond the elementary school level.
3.Those who has a deposit account of NT$200,000 equivalent to 50,000 CNY should provide one of the following documents:
(1)The equivalent of more than NT$200,000 deposit account certificate or bankbook issued by a bank or a financial institution where a few deposits can be counted together. ?For family members applying together, only one of their deposit certificate or bankbook is required instead.? However, the average total deposits per capita should reach more than NT $ 200,000 equivalent.?
(2)Those who apply with funds or stocks of more than NT$200,000 equivalent shall attach their bankbook or one month certificate issued by their financial institutions.? The stock is assigned a par value.
(3)Those who apply with real estate equivalent of more than NT$200,000 shall give a one month certificate.
(4)Applicants with retirement status shall provide retirement certificate as an alternative certification.
4.Family members refer to a spouse, lineal relatives by blood or relatives living in the same household. Family members should submit the proof of kinship or the PermanentResidents Registration Card.
5.Minor applicants visiting Taiwan without accompanying linear relatives shall provide a letter of consent from their linear relatives and their certificate of kinship.? For example, those living together shall provide the whole household registration book; those not living together of cannot prove the kinship shall offer birth certificate or any other supporting documents approved by Public Security with the official stamp.
6.Any supporting documents approved by other authorities of the Mainland Area.

VI.Please upload a travel plan (itinerary) and fill in the expected dates for arriving and leaving Taiwan via our online application system.

VII.The signed contract between our travel industry and the travel agencies from the Mainland Area with qualification of organizing tour groups shall state that tour group organizers shall promise to pay the tour fare in full to the tour operator no later than 45 days from the date of departure.

VIII.For reassignment of a tour escort, please submit a report with the statement like ?riginal escorts of the original group shall not lead any group in the same period.??

IX.Other supporting documents.

Processing time

Two working days.

Fees

NT$600 per person.

Guidance notes

I.Application procedures and certification:
1.Hire a travel agency that the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications has approved to handle personal travel business and that has already paid deposits, hereinafter referred to as ?aiwan travel agencies?? to access to the NIA online application system or apply on any counter of designated service centers; Taiwan travel agencies also may entrust the application to the Travel Agent Association of R.O.C. Taiwan, hereinafter referred to as ?he TAAT.??br> 2.Application procedures:
(1)The applicant shall deliver relevant documents to a mainland tour group organizer where they shall use the offline version of NIA online application system to fill in the applicant? information.? As referred to in Paragraph 3, original documents should be prepared and scanned as electronic files and forwarded to Taiwan travel agencies.
(2)Once Taiwan travel agencies or the TAAT prove the document submitted correct, they can access to our online application system for registration.? Our online application system requires the use of traditional Chinese characters.? ?After the application is certified by the NIA and paid by Taiwan travel agencies or by the TAAT, the quota will be distributed in order for the same or next day, and then the electronic file in PDF format for an Exit and Entry Permit can be downloaded on the issuing date.
3.Certification:
(1)Taiwan travel agencies or the TAAT download the electronic file of the Exit and Entry Permit and print it out, then send it to a mainland tour group organizer, who further forwards to the applicant for presenting when entry.
(2)Taiwan travel agencies or the TAAT download the electronic file of the Exit and Entry Permit and print it out, then send it to a mainland tour group organizer, who further forwards to the applicant for presenting when entry.
(3)To maintain printing quality of the Exit and Entry Permit, either Taiwan travel agencies, the TAAT or any mainland tour group organizers should use the latest version of the PDF reader software to read and print electronic file of the Exit and Entry Permit.
(4)To print out the Exit and Entry Permit issued via our online application system, please use A4 paper in white and a color laser printer offering borderless printing.
4.Those who have completed the application process may not temporarily apply for the increase, replacement or substitute of accompanying people..

II. The daily quota for independent travelers is based on the announcement by Interior Ministry.

III. Related issues:
1.Document Fee: NT$600 per person paid when applying via our online application system.
2.Processing period excluding national holidays: two working days.? But for those applying after 17:00, processing starts from 8:00 the next day.
3.Expiration date:
(1)The Exit and Entry Permit for people from the Mainland Area visiting Taiwan to engage in personal tourist activities will be valid for three months from the date of issuance.
(2)Applicants should hold their Exit and Entry Permit issued by the NIA and the Pass issued by the Mainland Area valid for at least six months, and passport, to any airports and harbors designated by the Executive Yuan for exit and entry inspection.
4.Duration of stay and scope of activities:
(1)No more than 15 days counted from the next day of entry.
(2)The applicants shall follow the itinerary arranged by Taiwan travel agency and may not leave the group without permission. But the applicants who need to leave the group due to an emergency or any reasons, the number of people or days complying with the regulations of Tourism Bureau shall state the reasons to the tour guide, complete the report with information such as visited name, organization, address, and time of returning, and entrust it to tour guides for reporting to the Tourism Bureau.
(3)The number of days and tourists leaving the group reported shall comply with the regulations of Tourism Bureau for the number of days and tourists leaving the group.
(4)Those violating the rules shall be forced to leave the country by law enforcement authorities.
5.Special extension: for those hospitalized due to illness, facing disaster or other extraordinary accidents and could not leave Taiwan before their permit expire, Taiwan travel agencies should bring the following documents to the NIA county or city service centers applying for an extension, each no more than seven days:
(1)Extension application form.
(2)The original Exit and Entry Permit.
(3)Relevant supporting documents.
(4)Document fee NT$300.

IV.For those who have lost Exit and Entry Permit before entry shall followed certification regulations as referred to in Paragraph 4, Subparagraph 3 to regain the certification and hand it over to the applicant for entry inspection.? Applicants shall not apply for a replacement to the NIA after arriving at an airport or a harbor.? Anyone who fails to comply with rules will be banned from entering in accordance with Article 17, Paragraph 1, and Subparagraph 1 of The Regulation Governing the Approval of People of the Mainland Area Visiting Taiwan for Purposes of Tourism.

V.For those who have lost the Exit and Entry Permit after entering, a replacement shall be applied and then printed out by a Taiwan travel agency or the TAAT by using our online system. Or the Permit shall be reissued by the NIA by visiting any of the NIA service center in person, by a Taiwan travel agency or the TAAT for applying a replacement.? For those who find the Permit lost before leaving the airport or a harbor, they can go to any of our Border Affairs Corps in airports or harbors for a replacement issued by the NIA.

VI. For those have hired Taiwan travel agencies to apply for the Exit and Entry Permit by using the online application system and complete the payment, if the NIA finds that they are also doing other kinds of applications, we may not permit their application to the case coming to Taiwan for tourist activities in accordance with Article 16, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 12 of The Regulation Governing the Approval of People of the Mainland Area Visiting Taiwan for Purposes of Tourism.

VII. Contact information:
1.For relevant information about the NIA online application system, please consult the Immigration Information Division.Tel: 02-23889393, extension 3436
2.For over-the-counter service and application information, please contact our service centers such as Taipei, Taichung City First, Taichung City Second and Kaohsiung City First, Kaohsiung City Second and Hualien County, Taitung County, Kinmen County, Lienchiang County and Penghu County service center for processing and consulting.
3.For regulations about independent travelers and relevant application information, please contact our business units at 02-23889393, extension 2365.

DON? FORGET

All original documents should be prepared and scanned as electronic files for attachments.

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