All About Embassies in Taiwan

Embassies in Taiwan

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.

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:

  • Belize
  • Eswatini
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Tuvalu

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
Da-an District
Taipei 10659

Meanwhile, the address of the office in Kaohsiung is:

5th Floor
No.2, Chung Cheng 3rd Road
Kaohsiung 80661

Australian Embassy in Taiwan

The Australian office in the country is located here:

27-28th Floors
The President International Tower
9-11 Song Gao Road
Taipei 11073

To make an appointment, call (+886) 2 8725 4100

British Embassy in Taiwan

To make contact call (+886) 2 8758 2088, or email info.taipei@fco.gov.uk

The address is:

26th Floor
The President International Tower
9-11 Song Gao Road
Taipei 11073

Canadian Embassy in Taiwan

The address of the Canadian representation is:

Sixth Floor, Citibank Tower
1 Songzhi Road, Xinyi District
Taipei 11047

You can contact by telephone on (+886) (2) 8723 3000, or by emailing tapei@international.gc.ca

Indian Embassy in Taiwan

The Indian office is found at:

Room 2010 / 2012
333 Keelung Road, Sec. 1
Taipei

The phone number is (+886) 2 2757 6112 3, the email address is inf.ita@mea.gov.in

New Zealand Embassy Taiwan

The address of the New Zealand office is:

9F, No 1, Songzhi Rd
Xinyi District
Taipei 11047

The telephone number is (+886) 2 2720 5228, and the email address nzcio.tpe@msa.hinet.net

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:

10th floor
205 Tun Hwa North Road
Taipei 105

Call (+886) 2 3518-5151 to make an appointment.

German Embassy in Taiwan

The address of the German representative is:

Deutsches Institut
Taipei 101-Tower
Xinyi Road, Sec.5, No. 7, 33rd Floor
Taipei 11049

You can reach them by phone on (+886) 2 8722 2800. Alternatively, email info@taipei.diplo.de

Indonesian Embassy in Taiwan

For support from an Indonesian representative, call (+886) 2 8752 6170, email ieto@ms8.hinet.net. The office is located at:

6F, No. 550, Rui Guang Road
Neihu District
Taipei 114

Italian Embassy in Taiwan

For all enquiries:

Rm. 1808, International Trade Bldg.
333 Keelung Road., Sec. 1
Taipei 110

Call the office on (+886) 2 2345-0320 or email on segreteria.taipei@esteri.it

Japan Embassy in Taiwan

Neighbouring Japan has 2 representative offices. The first can be found in the capital.

Interchange Association
28, Qingcheng Street
Taipei 10547

Call (+886) 2 2713 8000 or email info@mail.japan-taipei.org.tw to make contact.

The second is found in Kaohsiung:

9F, No. 87, Heping 1st Road
Lingya District
Kaohsiung 80272

The telephone number here is (+886) 7 771 4008, and the email address info@mail.japan-taipei.org.tw.

Korean Embassy in Taiwan

South Korea has a representative office in the country. The details are:

Room 1506
15F, No. 333, Sec. 1
Kee Lung Road
Taipei

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 mwtaipei@kln.gov.my

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
Neihu District
Taipei
T: (+886) 2 2658 8825

9F, Grand 50 Tower
No. 80 Min Tzu 1st Road
Kaohsiung
T: (+886) 7 3985 9356

4F-2A No. 239 Min Chuan Road
Cor. Taichung Gang Road
Cathay Insurance Building
T’aichung
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
Taipei

The telephone number is (+886) 2 8780-3011.

Singapore Embassy in Taiwan

Contact can be made at the following:

9th Floor
85 Jen-Ai Road, Section 4
Taipei 106

Call on (+886) 2 2772 1940, or email using the address singtr_tpe@mfa.sg

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
Taipei 105

This office can be contacted on (+886) 2 2715 2295 or by email using the address south.africa@msa.hinet.net

Spain Embassy in Taiwan

The address of this location is:

Suite B1
10F, No. 49, Minsheng E. Rd., Sec. 3
Taipei 104

Call this office on (+886) 2 2518-4905, or email taipei@comercio.mineco.es

Thai Embassy in Taiwan

The address for the Thai representative is:

No. 168, 12th Floor, Sung Chiang Road
Chungshan District
Taipei 104

The phone number is (+886) (2) 2581-1979, while you can also email info@tteo.tw

Vietnam Embassy in Taiwan

The address of the Vietnamese representative office in is:

3rd Floor
No. 65, Sung Chiang Road
Taipei

You can call this office on (+886) 2 2516 6626 or email vecotaipei@mofa.gov.vn

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.