Exchange students should apply for a Resident or Visitor Visa in their resident country (http://www.mofa.gov.tw/EnOfficial ) before entering Taiwan with CGU’s admission letter.
For more visa information, please visithttp://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=6139&ctNode=778&mp=2.
Visitor Visa: for exchange students who hold valid passport and intend to stay in Taiwan for one semester (less than 6 months)
Resident Visa: for exchange students who hold valid passport and intend to stay in Taiwan for two semesters (more than 6 months)
Note: from previous students’ experience, it is likely that some ROC embassies issue visitor visas to international students instead of resident visas.
In this case, you can enter Taiwan with a visitor visa first and then change to a resident visa after you complete the registration.