The British Trade and Cultural Office (BTCO) in Taipei has just announced that from 3 March 2009 Taiwan passport-holders who wish to visit the United Kingdom for less than six months on business, or as a tourist, family visitor or student visitor will no longer require a visa.
“This is very good news” said Colin Stone, Director of Concorde International English Language School in Canterbury “It puts the UK on the same footing as the US and will make the UK a much more attractive destination for Taiwanese students wanting to study English overseas”.
Concorde International, established 45 years and accredited by the British Council, has a network of educational agents across S.E. Asia who can give good advice on all aspects of studying English in England. Taiwanese students visiting the UK after 3 March 2009 must still satisfy UK authorities at the port of entry that they meet the admission requirements on arrival in the UK. As with all those who can visit the UK without a visa, they must carry with them in their hand luggage relevant supporting documents such as return flight tickets, evidence of funding, letters from sponsors or businesses they are visiting, or the school they plan to study at.