While at Police HQ in Taipei, I saw a board with a list of fines for overstaing a visa:
< 30 days = NT$1,000
31-90 days = NT$5,000
90 days = NT$10,000
These fines, particularly the lower ones, do not seem like a big deal to me, compared to the cost and hastle of a visa run.
I am wondering though if there are further sanctions, such as refusal of future visas. Does anyone know?
Naturally, if I am involved in a situation in Taiwan requiring me to show ID and visa status, then I suppose I’d have to settle my status right away at that time.
But the odds of that happening seem very unlikely to me, until it is time to hit the airport out of here. The way I see it, I’d be happy to pay NT$5,000 to stay 90 extra days.
I would appreciate any insight on this.