OK, so I need to present an onward ticket to get my tourist visa. But doesn’t that mean I need to predict how many days Taiwan will allow me to stay?
If I go into the Seattle TECO and hand them an itinerary indicating I fly out of Taiwan 60 days after my arrival, how do I know they won’t just issue me a 30 day visa non-extendable visa?
On that note, what if I show up with an onward ticket 180 days after my arrival? Will they a) laugh in my face and refuse to process the application b) require me to come back with another onward ticket leaving Taiwan within a more reasonable time, or c) issue me a 30-60 day visa and just hope that the situation resolves itself (normal bureaucratic solution).