Taiwan finally gets US visa waiver status

Taiwan might not have a seat in the UN but it’s now on the US No-waiver list. Meaning that folks with the Taiwan ROC passport can enter the US for up to 90 days without a visa. The possibility of this has been in the news for a while in the last 2 years and it’s finally a reality. Only 37 nations, 7 of which are in Asia, have this distinction. This also means the Taiwan ROC passport, which I don’t have though I don’t mind, is now definitely more “prestigious” and convenient than the Hong Kong passport. Numerically, I think the HK passport is ahead, but both cover the major nations like the EU countries and Japan. Well, grudging congrats, Taiwan.


2 thoughts on “Taiwan finally gets US visa waiver status

  1. Haha, congratulations to people precious to you, then, certainly without the grudge. It’s a lot of hassles to go through for a US visa. But do you know it’s probable a HK passport holder is now required to register with the police upon their arrival in her majesty’s land? The old good Hong Kong certainly needs to do something to hold on to its luster. 😉


  2. Is that so, I didn’t know that. That’s a little disappointing to hear. It also sounds quite draconian, requiring visitors to register with the police.


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