Taiwan is a country with an interesting heritage and history. Ever since the so-called Economic Miracle of the 1960s, this nation has grown in stature and power. With a Top 15 GDP per capita, and a stellar reputation for civil rights, education, employment opportunities and healthcare, this country is becoming increasingly visible on a global scale.
Naturally, this means that many other countries may express an interest in doing business here – and countless individuals may wish to move to the country for life or work opportunities. In this instance, the presence of a consulate will be necessary to smooth things over. With this in mind, find below our guide to the consulates and representations in this country! Also, if you’re planning to visit, learn all about the Taiwan tourist visa.
- 1 Are There Foreign Embassies in Taiwan?
- 2 What is the Difference Between a Representative Office and an Embassy?
- 3 Where Are the Foreign Embassies?
- 4 American Embassy in Taiwan
- 5 Australian Embassy in Taiwan
- 6 British Embassy in Taiwan
- 7 Canadian Embassy in Taiwan
- 8 Indian Embassy in Taiwan
- 9 New Zealand Embassy Taiwan
- 10 Other Embassies in Taiwan
Are There Foreign Embassies in Taiwan?
There are indeed 15 foreign embassies, all of which are located in the capital city of Taipei. Embassies and representations here are 2 different things, though; this is important to note.
Countries with Embassies
The following nations have an embassy here:
- Holy See
- Marshall Islands
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
As you will see, foreign embassies for many major international countries are missing. Instead, they have a representative office. The majority of Europe (including the UK) and the Americas only have representation, if at all. However, most of these offices are still able to assist in situations such as lost or stolen passports, replacement passports/documentation and any other local queries or problems.
What is the Difference Between a Representative Office and an Embassy?
To a user of these services, there are few differences. The main variation is one of legal standing for diplomats. The employee of an embassy is a representative of a foreign government and enjoys diplomatic immunity as a result. The same cannot be said of those that work in a representative office.
None of this should concern an everyday citizen, though. As a visitor or an expat working in this country, you’ll find that a representative office can aid you in exactly the same way. These locations can help with renewing work permits and visas, and anything else that may ordinarily require the attention of an embassy in Taiwan.
To this end, when we discuss embassies throughout the remainder of this article, be aware that we actually mean representative offices. Referring to them as embassies just minimises confusion!
Where Are the Foreign Embassies?
Please see below for a list of addresses of international representative offices here.
Opening hours of these offices vary, but most will be available during conventional business hours, Monday to Friday (with the exception of public holidays – both Taiwanese and those relating to the host nation).
American Embassy in Taiwan
The USA has 3 representative offices in the country. The first, like many, is in the capital. The second can one found in the city of Kaohsiung.
The office in Taipei is found at:
No.7, Lane 134, Sec. 3, Xinyi Road
Meanwhile, the address of the office in Kaohsiung is:
No.2, Chung Cheng 3rd Road
Australian Embassy in Taiwan
The Australian office in the country is located here:
The President International Tower
9-11 Song Gao Road
To make an appointment, call (+886) 2 8725 4100
British Embassy in Taiwan
To make contact call (+886) 2 8758 2088, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The address is:
The President International Tower
9-11 Song Gao Road
Canadian Embassy in Taiwan
The address of the Canadian representation is:
Sixth Floor, Citibank Tower
1 Songzhi Road, Xinyi District
You can contact by telephone on (+886) (2) 8723 3000, or by emailing email@example.com
Indian Embassy in Taiwan
The Indian office is found at:
Room 2010 / 2012
333 Keelung Road, Sec. 1
The phone number is (+886) 2 2757 6112 3, the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand Embassy Taiwan
The address of the New Zealand office is:
9F, No 1, Songzhi Rd
The telephone number is (+886) 2 2720 5228, and the email address email@example.com
Other Embassies in Taiwan
Please find below a list of the representations in this South Asian island for other countries, including for Singapore and South Africa.
China Embassy in Taiwan
There is no Chinese representation in the country. This is because of a thorny, long standing political dispute between the 2 countries!
French Embassy in Taiwan
This office is found at:
205 Tun Hwa North Road
Call (+886) 2 3518-5151 to make an appointment.
German Embassy in Taiwan
The address of the German representative is:
Xinyi Road, Sec.5, No. 7, 33rd Floor
You can reach them by phone on (+886) 2 8722 2800. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Indonesian Embassy in Taiwan
For support from an Indonesian representative, call (+886) 2 8752 6170, email email@example.com. The office is located at:
6F, No. 550, Rui Guang Road
Italian Embassy in Taiwan
For all enquiries:
Rm. 1808, International Trade Bldg.
333 Keelung Road., Sec. 1
Call the office on (+886) 2 2345-0320 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan Embassy in Taiwan
Neighbouring Japan has 2 representative offices. The first can be found in the capital.
28, Qingcheng Street
Call (+886) 2 2713 8000 or email email@example.com to make contact.
The second is found in Kaohsiung:
9F, No. 87, Heping 1st Road
The telephone number here is (+886) 7 771 4008, and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Korean Embassy in Taiwan
South Korea has a representative office in the country. The details are:
15F, No. 333, Sec. 1
Kee Lung Road
To contact you can call on (+886) (2) 2758-8320
Malaysia Embassy in Taiwan
The address of the Malaysian representative is:
8th Floor, San Ho Plastic Building
102, Tun Hwa North Road, Taipei
Call this office on (+886) 2 2713 2626 or email email@example.com
Philippine Embassy in Taiwan
The Philippines has no less than 3 representative offices in the country. The details of these are:
2F, Chang Hong New Era Building (headed by Angelito T. Banayo)
55 & 57 Zhouzi Street
T: (+886) 2 2658 8825
9F, Grand 50 Tower
No. 80 Min Tzu 1st Road
T: (+886) 7 3985 9356
4F-2A No. 239 Min Chuan Road
Cor. Taichung Gang Road
Cathay Insurance Building
T: (+886) 4 2302 9080
Russian Embassy in Taiwan
The Russian representation can be found at:
9th Floor, Aurora Building
No. 2, Sec. 5, Hsin-Yi Road
The telephone number is (+886) 2 8780-3011.
Singapore Embassy in Taiwan
Contact can be made at the following:
85 Jen-Ai Road, Section 4
Call on (+886) 2 2772 1940, or email using the address firstname.lastname@example.org
South African Embassy in Taiwan
The address for the South African representative office is:
Suite 1301, 13th Floor, Bank Tower Building
205 Tun Hwa North Road
P O Box 118-140
This office can be contacted on (+886) 2 2715 2295 or by email using the address email@example.com
Spain Embassy in Taiwan
The address of this location is:
10F, No. 49, Minsheng E. Rd., Sec. 3
Call this office on (+886) 2 2518-4905, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thai Embassy in Taiwan
The address for the Thai representative is:
No. 168, 12th Floor, Sung Chiang Road
The phone number is (+886) (2) 2581-1979, while you can also email email@example.com
Vietnam Embassy in Taiwan
The address of the Vietnamese representative office in is:
No. 65, Sung Chiang Road
You can call this office on (+886) 2 2516 6626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This country is a mix of high technology and ancient traditions. As long as you are respectful and check out some ‘do’s and don’ts’ before you travel, you will have a wonderful time in this magical land. You can also find out more about the consulates here with our Embassy Finder.