Migrating from Europe to Taiwan as Pensionada with good pension

It is almost impossible to migrate from Europe to Taiwan if you don't work but have a good steady monthly income from a pension. Why? Shouldn't Taiwan welcome these people since they spend their money in Taiwan which is good for Economy isn't it?

Hello Herman5412,

Welcome to expat.com!

Yes, indeed there is no retirement visa for Taiwan.

But from what I have gathered online, there could be a few ways that makes it possible to live in Taiwan.

I invite you to read this: Retirement in Taiwan as a Foreigner

All the best,


Expat.com team

@Yoginee Hi Yoginee, thank you for your reply. I have read the article you referred to. It is certainly interesting and helping me finding a way to stay longer in Taiwan. Kind Regards, Herman


Is it difficult? I know a retired Swiss who has lived in Taipei for 10 years and has extended his tourist visa many times.

Once expired, such visa can be reapplied by going to a nearby consulate in HK, Philippines among others.

@hauthomme Dear Hauhomme, thank you for your reply. Switserland is a European country but is not part of the European Union (EU). This might be the difference. Perhaps Taiwan has special arangements with Switserland.