These Regulations have been enacted to facilitate the expedited immigration clearance of foreign business travelers and foreign frequent visitors
as they enter/ exit the State at international airports.
Terms used in this regulations:
Foreign business traveler: Foreigners who meet one of the following requirements:
a. Have invested over NT$ 50 million in the State;
b. Have been the executives or the managers of businesses in Taiwan with capital from overseas Chinese or foreigners or of the multinationals who are posted in the
c. Have been employed by local businesses as executives or managers;
d. Have made contributions to the economy of the State.
The definition of frequent visitor to Taiwan: For foreigners, Hong Kong or Macau residents, people from mainland China area posted in Taiwan as service
employees who have visited the State at least 3 times in the past 12 months.
People from mainland China area posted as service employees in Taiwan refers to those service employees set forth in paragraph 1 of Article 35 of
the Regulations governing the permissions of people from mainland China area entering Taiwan, and subparagraph 7 “posted service employees”, paragraph 2 “professional exchange”, of the table I under Article 21 of the same Regulations.
Foreign business traveler who has been recommended by the Chamber of Commerce registered in Taiwan and approved by the Ministry of Economic Affairs
with the approved name list published on the website (www.immigration.gov.tw) by the Ministry of the Interior may enjoy the expedited clearance via the designated inspection counter entering or exiting the State. The Foreign business traveler set forth in
Subparagraph 4, Paragraph 1, of the Article 2 of this regulations are not recommended by the chamber of commerce of the foreign countries may apply directly to the Ministry of Economic Affairs for recommendation. The spouse and the linear blood relatives accompanied
by the foreign business traveler may enjoy the expedited inspection and clearance.
The register containing the data of foreign business traveler who have been examined and given approval or have been recommended by the Ministry
of Economic Affairs shall be sent to the National Immigration Agency though the Internet. It is then sent online to airports by the National Immigration Agency to be referred to during inspections and it is also entered onto the website (www.immigration.gov.tw)
to be downloaded by applicants who shall submit their passports and the downloaded data for immigration inspection and clearance. The preceding register shall contain English names, dates of birth, sexes, nationalities, ID numbers, passport numbers and dates
Foreign frequent traveler can apply to National Immigration Agency via the internet for approval. After approved, foreign frequent traveler may speedily
clear immigration inspection to enter/exit the State at designated inspection counters.
The duration of validity for the approved speedy immigration inspection and clearance of foreign business traveler shall be one year from the day
of approval. For foreign business traveler who acquires R.O.C residence status, the duration of validity for speedy immigration inspection is same as their Alien Residence Certificate.
The duration of validity for the approved speedy immigration inspection and clearance of foreign frequent visitor shall be one year from the day of approval.
An expired approval of speedy immigration inspection and clearance shall not be extended. Instead, a recommendation or application shall be proposed anew for a new
examination and approval.
In case foreign business traveler or foreign frequent visitor violates the law of the State or the occurrence of other events leads to the unsuitability of their speedy
immigration inspection and clearance, the related competent authorities or National Immigration Agency shall revoke the approvals of their speedy immigration inspection and clearance.