Asiacrypt 2022

5-9 December 2022

Taipei, Taiwan

Visa and Pre-Registration Information

Travel & venue information Covid & quarantine news

Taiwan has not completely reopened its borders. This page is a reflection of our current (as of 28 September 2022) information about visas and is subject to change without notice. If you need a visa to travel to Asiacrypt 2022, please check this page frequently.

The Asiacrypt 2022 organization will do its best to assist everyone with entry requirements. We hope that you will be able to join us in attending Asiacrypt 2022!

A) Visa-Exempt Countries

Passport holders of many countries have visa-exempt entry. The Bureau of Consular Affairs maintains a list of such countries. All countries whose citizens could enter Taiwan without a visa before COVID-19 are still able to visit without a visa. Regardless of where you are coming from, you should plan to have 6 months or more validity left on your passport.

If you belong to this group then there should be no furhter requirements.

It might happen that Taiwan has a COVID-19 outburst and reinstates the 3+4 quarantine. If you intend to come in this case anyway, please pre-register. We will file papers so you can join a "bubble" and so that you will not need solitary confinement in that case prior to Asiacrypt.

Otherwise, you do not need to pre-register; if you have already done so you can please tell us to destroy your data.

B) Non-Visa-Exempt Countries

It is imperative that authors and attendees of countries that do not have visa-exempt entries into Taiwan allow sufficient time to obtain visas. You may be required to travel to the nearest place where Taiwan has a diplomatic outpost.

We will assist you in getting a visa to Taiwan. This usually means sending you an appropriate invitation letter, but would in some cases entail filing some forms on your behalf. You are urged to contact the nearest representative office of Taiwan and find out more about your situation. You may need to visit such an office in person, but most people will find that the process can be handled via mail. Some countries might also have electronic visas available.

We ask that you write to us via asiacrypt2022@iacr.org with the subject "Asiacrypt 2022 VISA" and pre-register. Once you have pre-registered, we can file an official letter on your behalf for the visa application. Also, if Taiwan should reinstate the 3+4 quarantine, you can join the "bubble" to avoid solitary confinement during the first days of quarantine.

C) For Passport Holders of the People's Republic of China

If you currently do not live in mainland China

If you hold a passport of the People's Republic of China but do not currently reside in mainland China, you can apply for visas after we file some information for you with the Taiwanese government. We will also issue you a needed letter of invitation.

Please contact us via asiacrypt2022@iacr.org with the subject "Asiacrypt 2022 VISA" and pre-register. Also, if Taiwan should reinstate the 3+4 quarantine, you can join the "bubble" to avoid solitary confinement during the first days of quarantine.

不住在中國大陸, 且是持中華人民共和國護照(含港澳)的作者和其他參加者, 在我們幫您申辦一些手續後可以前往最近的台灣大代表辦事處進行入台手續。

If you currently do live in mainland China

If you hold a passport of the People's Republic of China and currently reside in mainland China, you can apply for entry to Taiwan after we file some information for you with the Taiwanese government; however, you will require a government-issued permit from the Chinese government to travel to Taiwan. This is requires some additional effort from your side. If you belong to this group, please at your earliest convenience ask your own institution about what is needed in your province for traveling to Taiwan. This usually entails an extra invitation letter plus several forms, all in Mandarin. We will file the required documents for you in Taiwan. You will need to file further documents at home. This needs to happen in parallel.

Please contact us via asiacrypt2022@iacr.org with the subject "Asiacrypt 2022 VISA" and pre-register.

住在中國大陸, 並持中華人民共和國護照(含港澳)的作者和其他參加者, 在我們幫您申辦一些手續後可以進行入台手續。但是你應該必需在你的居 住地由您的工作單位向有關單局申請往台灣旅行許可。這至少需要我們給 一封中文的邀請函和代填其他表格。請即刻向您的工作單位查詢在貴地如 何辦地並告知我們。

In any case of B and C, if you have not yet done so, please write to asiacrypt2022@iacr.org with the title "Asiacrypt 2022 VISA". Specify your accepted paper if possible. In any case, specify your faculty advisor, who may be asked to verify that you intend to attend the conference in person. If you are not an accepted author, you will need to specify if you are a postdoc, a student, and/or have published at an IACR venue. If none of the previous descriptions apply, please provide the name of someone who has published at a crypto or information security conference as a reference.

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience but the IACR has run into some visa fraud in the recent past; when registration is open, it is usually expected that you would register first and then ask for the invitation letter, but we will provide one early if you are an accepted author or can provide a reference. If you have exceptional circumstances, please write and ask.

If you wrote and did not get a personal response, the email may have been lost, please write again!