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The Republic of China passport (Traditional Chinese: 中華民國護照) is the travel document issued to citizens of the Republic of China. Citizens residing in the Free Area of the Republic of China (namely Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu) and Overseas Chinese are eligible to receive the ROC passport. Residents of Chinese descent from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau may also apply for a ROC passport, provided they have permanent residence status in a third country (outside either the People's Republic of China or the Republic of China), regardless of whether they have lived or even set foot in Taiwan. Image File history File links TWPass. ... Image File history File links TWPass. ... Today, the Republic of China is commonly known as Taiwan or Chinese Taipei. Not to be confused with the Peoples Republic of China. ... For other Types of Travel Document, see Travel Document. ... Traditional Chinese (Traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字, Simplified Chinese: 正体字/繁体字) refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... For other Types of Travel Document, see Travel Document. ... The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ... Today, the Republic of China is commonly known as Taiwan or Chinese Taipei. Not to be confused with the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Free Area of the Republic of China (Traditional Chinese: 中華民國自由地區) is a legal and political description referring to the territories of the Republic of China under the control of its government. ... The Pescadores Islands (Chinese: 澎湖群島; Wade-Giles: Peng-hu; Pinyin: Pénghú, from Portuguese, fishermen) are an archipelago in the Taiwan Strait. ... Kinmen (Traditional Chinese: 金門; Hanyu Pinyin: JÄ«nmén; Tongyong Pinyin: Jinmén; Wade-Giles: Chin-men; POJ: Kim-mnÌ‚g; also romanized Quemoy from Southern Min (in early Spanish romanization); literally Golden Door or Golden Gate), located at 24. ... The Matsu Islands (馬祖列島 or less frequently, 馬祖群島 Pinyin: MÇŽzÇ”) are a minor archipelago of 19 islands and islets in the Taiwan Strait administered as Lienchiang County (連江 Pinyin: Liánjiāng), Fukien Province of the Republic of China (ROC, now based on Taiwan). ... Languages various Religions Predominantly Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, traditional Chinese religions, and atheism. ... ...


Although the possession of the ROC passport is indicative of ROC citizenship (theoretically all Chinese are citizens of the Republic of China), it does not exempt the holder from immigration restrictions in Taiwan and does not automatically grant the right of abode. Those holding a ROC passport without household registration in the Free Area of the Republic of China are still issued landing visas upon arrival in Taiwan and are subject to deportation. It is the Republic of China National Identification Card, which is only issued to citizens with household registration in Taiwan, that is used to exercise citizenship such as through voting. Passports of overseas Chinese (as opposed to passports of citizens with household registration in Taiwan) are issued only in ROC embassies, consulates, and Taipei Economic and Cultural Offices and not in Taiwan itself and contain a special stamp indicating overseas Chinese status (which also exempts the male holder of conscription). Passports of citizens with household registration will also include the holder's national identification number. Simliarly, not all British passport holders have the right of abode in the United Kingdom. The right of abode refers to an individuals freedom from immigration control in a particular country. ... A hùkǒu (Chinese: ) or hùjí (Chinese: 戶籍) refers to residency permits (household registration) issued in mainland China (by the Peoples Republic of China and Taiwan (by the Republic of China). ... The Free Area of the Republic of China (Traditional Chinese: 中華民國自由地區) is a legal and political description referring to the territories of the Republic of China under the control of its government. ... The Republic of China National Identification Card (Traditional Chinese: , Simplified Chinese: ) is issued to all Republic of China citizens that have a household registration in the Free Area of the Republic of China. ... The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), sometimes known as Taipei Representative Offices, are de facto embassies and consulates of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in countries that do not have official relations with the ROC because of relations with the Peoples Republic of China, but have nevertheless... British nationality law is the law of the United Kingdom concerning British citizenship and other categories of British nationality. ...


Regular passports are green in color with gold lettering. Previously, the Republic of China passport had only the words "Republic of China" and "Passport" in Chinese and English on its cover. The pro-Taiwan independence government of President Chen Shui-bian has added the word "Taiwan" with the stated reason that immigration officials confuse citizens of the Republic of China with citizens of the People's Republic of China. The interior is in Chinese and English. Until the mid-1990s, the passport also contained an entry for provincial citizenship, stating the Chinese province and county of one's ancestral home, but this field was eliminated amid the Taiwan localization movement. However, the legacy of the ROC's official claims on mainland China remains in the birthplace entry where the Chinese province and county of birth is listed, as opposed to listing the name of the country only for places outside the official borders of the Republic of China. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Chen Shui-bian, President of the Republic of China Chen Shui-bian (ch. ... The Ancestral Home (Dom Ojczysty) is a political party in Poland, founded after the elections. ... Localization (本土化, POJ: pún-thó·-hòa, Pinyin: Běntǔ huà) is a political term used within Taiwan to support the view of Taiwan as a centered place rather than as solely an appendage of China. ... ...


Even though the Republic of China maintains relations with only 25 countries, the ROC passport is accepted as a valid travel document in almost all the countries of the world. Notably, however, it is not accepted in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan residents visiting mainland China use the PRC-issued Taiwan Compatriot Pass to enter. (ROC passports are never asked for as travel documentation by PRC immigration officials and never get any entry or exit stamps of the PRC.) The Republic of China, now located on the island of Taiwan, is currently recognized by only 24 countries. ...


ROC citizens who enter or leave Hong Kong do get their ROC passports scanned by the Hong Kong immigration officers. However, the exit and entry stamps are placed on a separate sheet of paper that is stapled to the passport.


During both Portuguese and Chinese administration, Macau authority regards ROC passports as valid travel document, although Macau immigration officers do not place entry and exit stamps on ROC passports. Instead they place an entry and exit stamp onto the Arrival/Departure card, which shall eventually be recalled upon visitor's departure from the territory. Macau authority unilaterally grants ROC passport holders 30-day visa-free access to Macau.

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Visa-free Access

Africa

  •  Benin 3 months
  •  Burundi Visa issued upon arrival
  •  Cape Verde Visa issued upon arrival
  •  Comoros 24-hour transit visa issued upon arrival. The following day, visitors are required to go to the immigration office downtown to change their visa status. A fee is charged, depending on length of stay.
  •  Djibouti Visa issued upon arrival for DJF 3,000 (10 days), DJF 5,000 (one month)
  •  Egypt 30-day visa issued upon arrival for US$15
  •  Ethiopia 3-month visa issued upon arrival (for business purposes only)
  •  Kenya 3-month visa issued upon arrival for US$50
  •  Madagascar 90-day visa issued upon arrival for MGA 28,000
  •  Malawi 90 days
  •  Mozambique Visa issued upon arrival for US$25
  •  Rwanda Visa issued upon arrival (before arriving, visitor must apply visa at http://www.migration.gov.rw/ - Entry Facility section)
  •  Senegal 3 months
  •  Seychelles One month
  •  Swaziland 2 months
  •  Tanzania Visa issued upon arrival for US$50
  •  Togo 7-day visa issued upon arrival (fee is determined on arrival)
  •  Uganda Visa issued upon arrival for US$30 (single entry), US$80 (6 months multiple entry), US$160 (one year multiple entry)
  •  Zambia Visa issued upon arrival for US$25 (single entry), US$40 (double entry), US$80 (multiple entry)

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Americas

Image File history File links Flag_of_Bermuda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Dominica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_El_Salvador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Grenada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Honduras. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Panama. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Lucia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Turks_and_Caicos_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ...

Asia

  •  Armenia 21-day visa issued upon arrival for US$30 (available at Yerevan Airport)
  •  Azerbaijan 30-day visa issued upon arrival for US$40
  •  Bahrain Visa issued upon arrival (for business purpose only) for BHD 10 (3 days), BHD 12 (two weeks, if arriving via causeway). BHD 15 (7 days)
  •  Bangladesh 15-day visa issued upon arrival for US$50 (available at Dhaka ZIA airport, letter of invitation required)
  •  Cambodia One month visa issued upon arrival for US$20 (tourist), US$25 (business)
  •  Georgia Visa issued upon arrival (length of stay and fee is determined on arrival, airport only)
  •  Indonesia Visa issued upon arrival for US$10 (7 days), US$25 (30 days) (available at airport in Balikpapan, Denpasar Bali, Jakarta, Kupang, Lombok, Makassa, Manado, Medan, Padang, Pekan Baru, Solo, Surabaya and Yogyakarta)
  •  Japan 90 days
  •  Jordan Visa issued upon arrival for JOD 10
  •  South Korea 30 days
  •  Laos 15-day visa issued upon arrival for US$30 (one photo size 3 x 4 cm required, available at Vientiane Airport, Luang Prabang, Warray and Pakse)
  •  Macau 30 days
  •  Malaysia 30-day visa issued upon arrival for MYR 100 (available at airport in Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang and Senai)
  •  Maldives 30-day visa issued upon arrival at no charge
  •  Mongolia Visa can be issued upon arrival
  •  Nepal Visa issued upon arrival for US$30 (60 days), US$80 (150 days, multiple entry)
  •  Oman Visa issued upon arrival for OMR 6 (one month), OMR 10 (3 weeks, one year multiple entry)
  •  Singapore 30 days
  •  Sri Lanka 30-day visa issued upon arrival
  •  Syria Visa can be issued upon arrival
  •  Thailand 15-day visa issued upon arrival for THB 1,000 (plus THB 170 for photo) [1]
  •  Timor-Leste 30-day visa issued upon arrival for US$30
  •  Vietnam Phu Quoc Island only, arriving directly from abroad and stay solely on Phu Quoc Island for up to 15 days

Image File history File links Flag_of_Armenia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Azerbaijan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jordan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Laos. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Maldives. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mongolia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nepal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oman_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sri_Lanka. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Syria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Timor. ... Motto Honra, Pátria e Povo(Portuguese) Honour, Homeland and People Anthem Pátria Capital (and largest city) Dili Official languages Tetum, Portuguese1 Government Republic  -  President Xanana Gusmão  -  Prime Minister José Ramos Horta Independence from Portugal2   -  Declared November 28, 1975   -  Recognized May 20, 2002  Area  -  Total 14,609 km... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Phú Quốc, the largest island in Vietnam, part of Kiên Giang province, is also part of an archipelago consisting of 22 islands of all sizes. ...

Oceania

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cook_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kiribati. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Micronesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Marshall_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Niue. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Northern_Mariana_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Palau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Papua_New_Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Samoa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Solomon_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tuvalu. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vanuatu. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is an authorisation for entry to Australia available to holders of certain states passports. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norfolk_Island. ...

Visa-free Access in Transit

  •  Anguilla Transit within 24 hours
  •  Argentina Transit within 6 hours (authorization required)
  •  Antigua and Barbuda Transit within 24 hours
  •  Armenia 3-day transit visa issued upon arrival for USD 20
  •  Bahamas Transit within 3 days
  •  Barbados Transit within 48 hours
  •  Belize
  •  Brunei Darussalam 72-hour transit visa issued upon arrival for BND 5
  •  Burkina Faso 24-hour transit visa issued upon arrival
  •  Cayman Islands Transit within 24 hours
  •  Chad Transit within 48 hours
  •  Cuba Transit within 72 hours, only for hotel accommodation
  •  Ethiopia Transit visa issued upon arrival for USD 40 (two passport photo required), if transit time is longer than 12 hours
  •  Gabon Transit within 24 hours and spending night in Gabon
  •  Ghana 24-hour transit visa issued upon arrival, if spending night in Ghana
  •  Georgia 3-day transit visa issued upon arrival
  •  Iran 48-hour transit visa issued upon arrival for USD 40
  •  Jamaica Transit within 3 days
  •  Kazakhstan 3-day transit visa issued upon arrival
  •  Kyrgyzstan Transit within 48 hours
  •  Liberia Transit within 48 hours, only for night accommodation at airport hotel (must be fully booked)
  •  Libya If arriving and continuing with Afriqiyah Airways, 72-hour visa issued upon arrival
  •  Malaysia 120-hour transit visa issued upon arrival
  •  Netherlands Antilles Transit within 24 hours
  •  Nepal 48-hour transit visa issued upon arrival for USD 5
  •  Oman 72-hour transit visa issued upon arrival with request of the airline for OMR 5
  •  Pakistan Transit within 24 hours and spending night at airport hotel (must be fully booked and must hold a hotel voucher)
  •  Papua New Guinea Transit within 24 hours
  •  Saudi Arabia If transit time is 6 to 18 hours, leaving the airport is allowed
  •  Sudan Transit within 6 hours
  •  Suriname 5-day transit visa issued upon arrival for USD 10, if transit time is longer than 24 hours
  •  Switzerland Transit within 48 hours (available at Geneva Airport and Zurich Airport. fee is CHF 40)
  •  Tonga Transit visa isseud upon arrival, if transit time is longer than 24 hours
  •  Uganda Transit visa isseud upon arrival for USD 15, if transit time is longer than 24 hours
  •  United Arab Emirates 96-hour transit visa issued upon arrival (guarantee from the airline is required)
  •  United Kingdom Transit within 24 hours
  •  Zambia 7-day transit visa issued upon arrival for USD 10

Image File history File links Flag_of_Anguilla. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Antigua_and_Barbuda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Armenia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Bahamas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belize. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... Motto: Always in service with Gods guidance(translation) Anthem: Allah Peliharakan Sultan God Bless the Sultan Capital (and largest city) Bandar Seri Begawan Official languages Malay (national), English Government Absolute monarchy  -  Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Area  -  Total 5,765 km² (170th) 2,226 sq mi   -  Water (%) 8. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burkina_Faso. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cayman_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chad. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Gabon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kyrgyzstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liberia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Libya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands_Antilles_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nepal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oman_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Pakistan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Papua_New_Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sudan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tonga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zambia. ...

For diplomatic/official passport

Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bolivia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cape_Verde. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_The_Gambia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mali. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zambia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zimbabwe. ...

Countries that do not accept Republic of China passport

  •  Brazil Laissez-Passer required
  •  Bulgaria Admission refused, if holding diplomatic/official passport
  •  China Permit for Taiwan residents entering mainland (Tai Bao Zheng, 台胞證) required (does not apply for Hong Kong and Macau)
  •  Jamaica Affidavit of Identity required
  •  Mauritius Must apply for entry permit in Mauritius (prior authority also required)
  •  Montenegro Admission refused
  •  New Zealand Admission refused, if holding diplomatic/official passport
  •  Serbia Admission refused

Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritius. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montenegro. ... Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, the bright dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Government Republic  -  President Filip Vujanović  -  Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence due to the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro   -  Declared June 3, 2006   -  Recognised... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_(state)_(bordered). ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian language 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian, English 3 Government Parliamentary republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 8th century   -  Independence c. ...

See also

The Cover of HKSAR ePassport Inside of the HKSAR ePassport Personal Data Page Under Fluorescent Light Visa Pages Back Cover with Contactless Chip The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passport (Traditional Chinese: ) is the official international travel document issued to Chinese citizen who have the right of abode in the... Black and white copy of the passport cover. ... Version Form 97 of the Chinese Passport. ...

External links

  • Bureau of Consular Affairs
  • ROC(Taiwan) Passport
  • Picture of the covers of the old and the new passports

 
 

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