Hoping someone might be able to shed some light about the validity of ‘Multiple Entry Visitor Visa’ as my MULTIPLE phone calls to EVERY relevant FOreign Relations office has not confirmed a thing.
I entered Taiwan on a Multiple-Entry Visitor Vistor (60 Days duration) received from TECO in Sydney (Australia) on advice of all ‘esl’ sites. The TECO in Sydney assured me that every time I enter Taiwan, I would be issued with ANOTHER 60 day visa.
I arrived in Jan and have made 3 trips off the island. The first two times I was issued with ‘60 day’ stay but I returned from Korea last month and was only issued ‘30 day’. If I had of looked at my passport as I left the airport, I might have realised and questioned the Immigation Office at KCS Airport (and wouldn’t have to go to HK tomorrow).
A friend suggested that there might be a 6-mth limit on the Visa (although there is no validity date on the original visa issued in Sydney). This makes sense, since I’ve just hit six months and by all accounts and purposes, seemed to have been slapped iwth a visa-exempt permit of 30 days.
I can’t find anything DEFINITE from my web searches, only mentions that ME Visitor Visas are valid for 1 or 5 years. Any idea how I can confirm how long mine is valid for? Any idea why I only got 30 day Visa-exempt permit on my last trip?
I will take it up with Immigration tomorrow before I fly out but know I’ll get more sense out of your guys.
Now that I am not sure if my ME Visitor Visa is valid, I wonder do I have to apply for visa in HK? I have never had to do this before because one of the benefits of MEVV is that you don’t have to apply for visa on re-entry.
I arrive in HK tomorrow and only have two-day stay so need to know if I should go to consultate to apply for visa tomorrow.
ANY advice GREATLY appreciated.