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6-month visas with new administration?

Postby strider » 09 Dec 2011, 13:38

Someone told me they are planning to allow US Citizens 6-month visitor visas starting next year, is this just a rumor? I don't see anything about it anywhere...
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Re: Visa-free entry for US Citizens?

Postby Abacus » 09 Dec 2011, 22:34

strider wrote:Someone told me they are planning to allow US Citizens 6-month visitor visas starting next year, is this just a rumor? I don't see anything about it anywhere...


What's your question?

6 month visitor visa and visa free entry are 2 completely different things.
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Re: Visa-free entry for US Citizens?

Postby tommy525 » 10 Dec 2011, 00:51

I can see 90 day visa free on the horizon soon as the USA grants ROC passport holders the same.

I don't see 180 day visa free because the USA wont allow 180 day visa free. I understand the USA only allows up to 90 days at each entry and a total stay of 180 days per calendar year for non US citizens and green card holders .
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Re: Visa-free entry for US Citizens?

Postby tango42 » 10 Dec 2011, 04:07

USA is not going to do visa free anytime soon despite what Taiwan says in the media... Taiwan just can't yet meet the requirements.

180 day for US citizens probably won't happen soon either, but there is some rumor of 90 day for US citizen similar to some of the European countries.
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Re: Visa-free entry for US Citizens?

Postby tommy525 » 10 Dec 2011, 09:52

Some good info on the visa waiver program for the USA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_Waive ... _countries
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Re: 6-month visas with new administration?

Postby strider » 15 Dec 2011, 15:27

I have no idea how I even ended up as the OP, let alone entitling the thread as such. I thought I had replied to an already existing thread about the new immigration agency. No idea, weird. Anyway, I was asking if there's anyone else that has heard about the possibility of 6 month visitor visas for US citizens starting next year with the new immigration agency, and if there's information on the site somewhere that I'm not seeing.
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Re: 6-month visas with new administration?

Postby tommy525 » 15 Dec 2011, 15:41

I know nothing. But what would be cool is the following:

1. visa free for 90 days for USA passport holders. Free, no charge

2. six month tourist visa (five year validity, multiple entry) for USA passport holders. Free, no charge

That would be pretty awesome and indicative of the special relationship the Taiwanese have with the USA.
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Re: 6-month visas with new administration?

Postby scomargo » 15 Dec 2011, 15:49

strider wrote:I have no idea how I even ended up as the OP, let alone entitling the thread as such. I thought I had replied to an already existing thread about the new immigration agency. No idea, weird. Anyway, I was asking if there's anyone else that has heard about the possibility of 6 month visitor visas for US citizens starting next year with the new immigration agency, and if there's information on the site somewhere that I'm not seeing.

Sorry, I split your post because, IMO, it had little to do with the thread you posted it in. I thought it would be given more exposure in it's own thread. I guess I could have explained that earlier, but I didn't think it was necessary.

Also, your first post on this topic was not very clear, so sorry if I had to guess at what you were asking. Your latest post provides some extra details that weren't in the previous post.
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Re: 6-month visas with new administration?

Postby Abacus » 15 Dec 2011, 23:58

tommy525 wrote:I know nothing. But what would be cool is the following:

1. visa free for 90 days for USA passport holders. Free, no charge

2. six month tourist visa (five year validity, multiple entry) for USA passport holders. Free, no charge

That would be pretty awesome and indicative of the special relationship the Taiwanese have with the USA.


Both of these would be awesome but I haven't heard rumors about the 6 month visitor visa.
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Re: 6-month visas with new administration?

Postby tommy525 » 16 Dec 2011, 03:03

Abacus wrote:
tommy525 wrote:I know nothing. But what would be cool is the following:

1. visa free for 90 days for USA passport holders. Free, no charge

2. six month tourist visa (five year validity, multiple entry) for USA passport holders. Free, no charge

That would be pretty awesome and indicative of the special relationship the Taiwanese have with the USA.


Both of these would be awesome but I haven't heard rumors about the 6 month visitor visa.


All the US of A has to do is say "ok heres some F16s but we want our people to get (the above)" and it will be done IT really is THAT easy :)

OR help Taiwan get the tech it needs to build its own subs, something they are reported to be looking into now.

Uncle Sam can get the above done if he puts some effort into it and offer a few toys. OR at least grant Taiwanese visa free entry to the USA.

Gotta give to get man.
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