Welcome to the German Institute in Taipei
You will find information on Germany, consular services and German-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information like traveling, study, doing business in Germany and much more. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens.
With immediate effect, the German Institute Taipei does no longer issue any formal obligations for visa purposes!
Please be informed that, alternative ways of financial proof are indicated in the relevant information sheets of the various visa categories.
“Citizen Services” now offered without electronic appointment
Since September 1, 2016, the German Institute Taipei practices free access for “Citizen Services" without electronic appointment. "Citizen Services" such as certification of a signature, authentication of documents, life certificate (for pensioners), formal obligation for visa purposes ("Verpflichtungserklärung") are offered from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. On Fridays, we are not able to provide Citizen Services.
The processing time is usally about five working days. Please submit a self-addressed envelope with sufficient stamps or courier bag which we will use to return your document(s) to your address.
For access to our consular waiting room/counters please use the visitor terminals in the entrance area of the Taipei 101 office building.
Online Registration for Appointments
For visa applications and passport applications a prior appointment is required. Appointments can be booked by following the link below:
Go to appointment system
Announcement on Blocked Account!!
Information about blocked account
If you want to apply for signature certification for blocked account from German Institute Taipei, as from August 22nd, 2016 please prepare following documents:
1. Form for opening the blocked account (please fill out the form on your computer and print it out)
2. Original and copy of your passport (black and white copy only!)
3. Copy of your admission letter from German University or certification from Language School
4. Proof of your financial source (e. x.: copy of your bankbook, certification from your bank in English)
5. Blank envelope (should be at least A4 size)
When applying for signature certification of opening blocked account at German Institute Taipei, you should provide all documents as mentioned above.
We want to make your arrival in Germany as easy as possible. Here you can find all the information you need to apply for a visa.
“Make it in Germany” – Germany warmly welcomes international qualified professionals and their families! Qualified professionals from abroad can use the welcome portal to find out how they can come to live and work in Germany – and why it is worthwhile doing so.
Curious about the country and the people? Discover Germany on your trip through various regions, and enjoy everything from the exciting hustle and bustle of the large cities to the cultural wonders. Encounter a very special part of Europe!