17 - 22 March 2013 (Sun. - Fri.)

3F, Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

For requesting Invitation Letter, please kindly send back the following information to Mr. Peter Chi

  1. Full Name
  2. Nationality
  3. Affiliation
  4. Position
  5. Complete email address
  6. Telephone

ISGC 2013 Registration:

*The special rate shown on this page is only applicable if the reservation is made through this registration system.

Howard Plaza Hotel
No. 160, Sec.3, Jen-ai Rd., Taipei
Tel: 886-2-2700-2323

Single
TWD 4,200 per night

1. Breakfast and 10% tax are included.
2. Internet service available with charge-- 24hrs for TWD 280)
3. Cancellation must be made 24 hours (Taiwan Standard Time) prior to the check-in date.

Twin
TWD 4,700 per night
Howard International House
No. 30, Section 3, Xinsheng South Rd, Taipei
Tel: 886-2-7712-2323
Single
TWD 1,900 / per night
1. Breakfast and 10% tax are included.
2. Free Internet service.
3. Cancellations must be made 24 hours (Taiwan Standard Time) prior to the check-in date, or a process fee equivalent to one night’s room rate will be charged.
Twin
TWD 3,400 / per night

Guest House of Academia Sinica
No. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Taipei
Tel: 886-2-2785-2717

Single
TWD 1,250 per night

1.Breakfast and 10% tax are included.
2. Free Internet service.
3. No credit card guarantee required.
4. Only accepts CASH payment in TWD.

Twin
TWD 1,700 per night

Notes For Hotel Reservation :

  • Reference Exchange Rate USD: TWD = 1:29 as of 18 September 2012.
  • Reservations are made on first-come-first-served basis.
  • Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of check in/ out date and credit card guarantee by 27 January 2013. Thereafter, reservations can only be confirmed subject to room availability.
  • The credit card guarantee is required for all hotels except for the Guest House of Academia Sinica. You will NOT be charged for the hotel fare at this moment. You will be charged by the hotel directly upon check-out.
  • Please also pay attention to the cancellation policy of each hotel. In the case of no-show, a fee equal to one-night rate will be charged. Notification of hotel cancellation should be sent in writing to the Secretariat via Email .
  • Guest House of Academia Sinica only accepts cash payments in TWD and provides limited foreign exchange service (only USD to TWD). Please note that the availability of the foreign exchange service is not guaranteed. Therefore, it is highly recommended to convert your foreign exchanges to Taiwan Dollars (TWD) at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).


Transportation information from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Hotels

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is located in Taoyuan County, which is approximately 40 kilometers and takes about 50-60 minutes by car or bus to downtown Taipei. Please refer to the following information to choose the transportation to go to the hotels.

 
Guest House of Academia Sinica
Howard International House
Howard Plaza Hotel

By Taxi

TWD1,700 ~ 2,000
(Around 50mins)

TWD1,300 ~ 1,500
(Around 60mins)

TWD1,500 ~ 1,800
(Around 50mins)

By Bus

1. Take the Air Bus and get off at Grand Hyatt Taipei stop. (TWD140~145/ Around 50mins)

2. Take Taxi from Grand Hyatt Taipei to Academia Sinica (TWD230 ~ 260/ Around 20mins).

1. Take the Evergreen Bus and get off at MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station ( TWD 140~145/ Around 50 mins)

2. Take Taxi from MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station to Howard International House (TWD 180~200/ around 15 mins)

One direct stop is provided by the Air Bus at the Howard Plaza Hotel.
Please get off at Howard Plaza Hotel stop.
(No other transportation transit needed)
(TWD140~145/ Around 50mins)

 

Note:

  • By Taxi :
    • Taxi queue is outside the Arrival Halls of both terminals

  • By Bus :
      Bus Station and Counter:
    • Terminal I: On the southwest side of the Arrival Passenger Reception Area.
    • Terminal II: On the northeast side of the Arrival Passenger Reception Area.

Transportation information from Taipei Songshan Airport to Hotels

Located conveniently near downtown Taipei City area, Songshan Airport is accessible by buses, taxis and Taipei Metro (MRT MuzhaNeihu line). Please refer to the following information to choose the transportation to go to the hotels.

 
Guest House of Academia Sinica
Howard International House
Howard Plaza Hotel

By Taxi

TWD 360 ~ 500
(Around 30mins)

TWD 200 ~ 280
(Around 30mins)

TWD 180 ~ 250
(Around 20mins)

By Bus

1. Take the Metro to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station

2. Take a taxi from the station to the Guest House of Academia Sinica (TWD 80~150/ Around 10 mins).

1. Take the Metro to Technology Building Station

2. Take a taxi from the station to the Howard International House (TWD 180~200/ around 15 mins)

Take the Metro to Zhongxiao Fuxing Station

2. Exit the station through exit 2, walk south for 5-10 mins and arrive at the Howard Plaza Hotel

 

Note:

 

Visa-Exempt Entry:

Countries eligible for Visa-exempt entry:

  1. The nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, which permits a duration of stay up to 90 days:Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. , and Vatican City State.
  2. The nationals of the following countries are eligible for the visa exemption program, which permits a duration of stay up to 30 days:Australia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, U.S.A..
  3. The nationals of India, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, who also possess a valid visa or permanent residence certificate issued by U.S.A., Canada, Japan, U.K., Schengen Convention countries, Australia or New Zealand are eligible for the visa exemption program, which permits a duration of stay up to 30 days.

Those who meet the above qualification and have never been employed in Taiwan as blue-collar workers, have to apply to the “ Advance Online Registration System for theVisitors of Nationals from Five Southeast Asian Countries to Taiwan” of National Immigration Agency for Entry Permit before coming to Taiwan. Upon completion, the printed confirmation is used to validate the traveler during the boarding and the immigration check. During the immigration check, travelers who can not show a valid visa or permanent resident visa issued by one of the aforementioned countries will not be admitted into the country.

Requirements:

  1. A passport with validity of at least six months upon entry .
  2. .visa-exempt entry only applicable to visitors holding formal passports, not including those holding emergency, temporary, other informal passports or travel documents.
    .Japanese Citizen is entitled to validity of passport at least three months,under same other requirements) (unless otherwise stipulated by treaty or agreement)
  3. A confirmed return air/sea ticket or an air/sea ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure.
  4. No criminal record or not listed by the local authorities.

Duration of stay:

  1. 30 days or 90 days . The duration of stay starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable. Travelers must depart by the end of the said 30/90 days. Please click here for " Penalty for overstay" . Visa-exempt entry cannot be converted to other types of visas.
  2. However, aliens entering the R.O.C. through visa-exemption may apply for a visitor visa within the visa-exemption period on the following conditions at the Bureau of Consular Affairs and branch offices of MOFA. 。 in case of severe acute diseases, natural disasters or other force majeure reasons, which hold them back from leaving the R.O.C. 。 white- collar professionals obtaining the work permit within. the visa-exemption period, plus their spouse and minors (under age 20) entering the R.O.C. together.
  3. U.K. passport holders please go to "Notice for British & Canada Passport Holders Who Entered Taiwan Visa-Free and Are Applying for an Extension of Stay".

Landing Visa:

Countries eligible for Landing Visas :

  1. Holders of emergency or temporary passports with validity more than six months for nationals of those countries eligible for visa-exempt entry.
  2. Holders of USA passport with validity less than six months.

Requirements :

  1. A confirmed return air/sea ticket or an air/sea ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure.
  2. Fill out an application form with one photo.
  3. Visa fee of NT$ 1,600 (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.
  4. No criminal record or not prohibited by the local authorities.

Duration of stay :30 days. The 30-day duration of stay starts from the next day of arrival and is not extendable. The above-said visa cannot be converted to visitor or resident visa.

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

  1. Passengers shall apply for a visa at ROC Overseas Missions and be charged a special handling fee of equal amount USD 140(TWD 4,200).
  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 USD 140(TWD 4,200)plus an additional fee of USD 24(TWD 800). A single entry visa of which duration of stay is no more than 30 days may be granted.

Other Information :

  1. Passengers entering the Republic of China through the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport may apply for a landing visa at the Visa Office of Consular Affairs Bureau at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

For more information about Visa please visit :

Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)

If you have any further concerns or inquiries, please contact the Secretariat at any time.

Vicky Huang:vic@twgrid.org
Tel: +886-2-2789-8371
Fax:+886-2-2783-5434

Peter Chi: peter.chi@twgrid.org
Tel: +886-2-2789-8372
Fax: +886-2-2783-5434