[quote=“derek1978”]You most likely will hear different answers from different locations within and without Taiwan. I asked the same question to the TECO in Seattle.
Their answer: You dont need to do a Visa run if you have a 60 day extendable. You can just extend it within Taiwan.
If you leave Taiwan during your 60 day Visa and you need back in, you will need to apply for a re-entry permit before you leave. You will also need an outward-onward ticket from Taipei to some other location in the World.
If you have a “non-extendable” Visa and are visa running to get a 2nd Visa…well that is a whole different ball park…
In that case you are at the mercy of whatever official location you are applying at. Be sure to bring all the right documents to show why you need 60 days, rather than 30 days. If you can show proof of why you need to stay longer than 30 days, then you shouldnt have a problem.
Things that could help: Employment Offer/Contract, Enrollment Papers at a University or MOE approved Language School, etc.
maybe stupid question , but…how do you know whether it’s a extendable or non-extendable visa you got??
I’ve got 60 days, and want to extend for 30 days more on a visitor visa.