Welcome to the German Institute in Taipei

Please note that the English version of our website offers a reduced spectrum of information intended for non-Chinese/non-German speaking residents in Taiwan who require our (consular) services.

Formal Obligations

Please note that the German Institute Taipei does no longer issue any formal obligations for visa purposes!

Alternative ways to provide evidence during the visa application process that you have adequate financial resources 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) 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.

“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. 

Welcome gateway for international professionals:


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Visa requirements

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. 

Online Registration for Appointments


For visa applications and passport applications a prior appointment is required. Appointments can be booked by following the link below:

Welcome to Germany – The place for your ideas

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