Conference Information


Date

1st ~ 4th May, 2006

Venue

Academic Activity Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (No. 128, Sec.2, Academia Rd, Nankang, Taipei 115, Taiwan)

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Transportation

How to get to Venue from the CKS International Airport

CKS International Airport is located in Taoyuan County approximately 40 kilometers, or about 50 minutes by car or bus from downtown Taipei . It takes about an hour by car from CKS International Airport to the Venue. It is easy to take public transportation from CKS International Airport to Academia Sinica. Buses stations are located in the Arrival Passenger Reception Areas of both Terminals and taxis queue is outside the Arrival Halls of both terminals.

Please refer to the related website of the Location and Transportation of the Guest House of Activities Center in Academia Sinica for more details.

Vehicles Airport V Academia Sinica

Bus

Take Air Bus (NT$ 140) and get off at Grand Hyatt Hotel stop. Then take Taxi to Academia Sinica (NT$150~NT$200)

Taxi

Take a taxi outside the airport. it will cost around NT$ 1,500 ~ $1,700 to Academia Sinica.

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Visa Information

Visa Information:http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1305&CtNode=109&mp=2

Visa-Exempt Entry:

Countries eligible for Visa-exempt entry : Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, *Japan, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K, U.S.A.

Requirements :

  1. A passport valid for at least six months (unless otherwise stipulated by treaty or agreement). *Japanese Citizen is entitled to validity of passport at least three months.
  2. A confirmed return air ticket (or an air ticket and a visa for the next destination).
  3. No criminal record.

Duration of stay : 30 days. The 30 days' duration of stay starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable.

Landing Visa:

Countries eligible for Landing Visas :

  1. Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland.
  2. Holders of USA passport with validity less than six months.

Requirements :

  1. A passport valid for at least six months.
  2. A confirmed return air ticket (or an air ticket and a visa for the next destination).
  3. Fill out an application form with two photos.
  4. Visa fee of NT$ 1,200 (citizens of countries with reciprocal agreements shall be issued visas gratis) plus a handling fee of NT$ 800; For U.S. citizens: see remarks 2.
  5. No criminal record.

Duration of stay : 30 days. It starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable .

Method of Lodgment :

  1. Passengers entering Taiwan through the C.K.S. International Airport may apply for a landing visa at the Visa Office of Consular Affairs Bureau at the C.K.S. International Airport.
  2. Passengers who enter Taiwan through the Kaohsiung International Airport shall apply for a "temporary entry permit" at the Kaohsiung. Aviation Police Station for temporary permits. These passengers must change the permit to a visa at the Bureau of Consular Affairs or its Kaohsiung Office within three days, or will be subjected to administrative penalty for overstaying.

Remarks : Holders of USA passport with validity less than six months.

  1. Passengers shall apply for a visa at Overseas Missions and be charged a special handling fee of equal amount US$100]NT$3,600^
  2. Passengers who apply for visas upon arrival at the ports of entry in the ROC shall be charged a special handling fee of equal amount US$100]NT$3,600^plus an additional fee of US$24]NT$800^.A single entry visa of which duration of stay is no more than 30 days may be granted.

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Invitation Letter:

Invitation letter can be obtained by sending a request together with the following information: Full Name, Nationality, Affiliation, Position, Complete mailing address, Telephone and Fax numbers. (Please contact: vichuang@ccweb.sinica.edu.tw )

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