VISA / Taipei Life

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Visa, Housing, Food & Taipei Life & Attractions

Visa Application Procedure

All foreign students need to submit documents and pay the processing fee for visitor visa at the closer embassy,consulate or representative agency for it for visiting Taiwan, please click on VISA here for its details.

For the location missions and embassies of Taiwan please click Taiwan Embassies & Missions abroad.

Foreign students with visa extension and status changes:

A. Visa Extension procedure in Taipei:

  • If your visitor visa is valid for 60 days, you must submit your visa extension application within 60 days of arrival. It is recommended that you extend your visa one week before expiration.
  • Please come to Pioneer office to pay the tuition for next semester,
  • Apply for Enrollment Certificate and attendance record.
  • Fill out the Visa Extension Application Form
  • Go to the Immigration office with your passport, Visa Extension Application Form, Enrollment certificate and attendance record.

B. For students who apply new visa at TECO(Hong Kong), address: 40th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Center, No.89 Queensway, Hong Hong

Direction Tips: Take MTR to Admiralty station and exit B. You will reach Lippo Centre after walking up the stairs to the entrance of the center’s Towers.

National Immigration Agency and its location:



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs


3rd Fl., 2-2 Chi-Nan Road, Section 1, Taipei

台北市濟南路一段2-2號3樓 ( Tel: 02-2343-2888)

Upon arrival to Taoyuan International airport you can take Taxi or Airport Bus or Airport-Taipei MRT to Taipei city. And then you can take Bus, Taxi or Taipei MRT ( Guting MRT,Exit 4, 12-14 mins. to Pioneer School).


PLI does not provide dormitory for students. Most students either stay at hotels, hostels or private apartments upon arrival before finding a long term accommodation. Short term lodging : Small sized room-NT$7000, Medium sized room-NT$8000, Private Suite -NT$9500, address :5F, No,21, Lane 101, Roosevelt Road, Sec 2, Taipei. Email:

For Small room, about 2 pings per room, monthly rental is about NT$6,500-NT$8,000 or more, depending on the size, furnishing and the location the room ( Taipei city or New Taipei city area like Yong-He, Xindian,NeiHu or BanChio district). 1 ping = 3.44 sq metres = 36 sq. ft of living area.

All the above lease catagories require lease deposits of 1-2 months in addition to monthly rent which will be refunded when moving out if everything is still in good condition and clean.
Monthly rental of suite( 1 room with a bathroom) is about NT$12,000~NT$20,000 and for a private utility apartment is about 12000 and more, determined by its size and equipments,i.e. air conditioner, refrigerator, telephone…etc.

CASH & Credit Cards

Most Banks are connected to the CIRRUS or PLUS Network, which accept foreign bank cards aligned with these systems. Credit cards are accepted by most chain stores and some restaurants. The daily withdrawal limits at ATMs with foreign bank cards is NTD15000 or less.It is recommended to bring cash or traveler’s checks of major world currency with you because some payment of large amounts,such as rent and tuition fees,must be paid in cash. Cash and traveler’s checks are in USD, Euro or Yen can be exchanged in most banks. Bank of Taiwan and Taipei Fubon Bank are located few minutes walk from our school.

Foreigners may open a bank account to receive funds from abroad. The required documents for opening bank accounts are: Record of ROC ID Number or ARC(Alien Resident Card – from National Immigration Agency), passport and NT$1000 ( minimum amount for first depost).

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