Application information and notice for residence certificate for overseas Chinese students

 

  • Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)
  1. Prove of legal identity staying in Taiwan.
  2. Resident Visa holders are required to apply for the ARC at the local office of the Ministry of Interior National Immigration Agency on the next day upon arrival or within 15 days of the issue of your resident visa.
  3. A foreign national shall apply for an extension within 30 days before his/her period of residency expires if they have to continue their visiting or residency in Taiwan.
  4. If the ARC has expired when you are in foreign countries, you should apply for a resident visa abroad and re-apply for a new ARC at the local office, and are not allowed to pay for over-due penalty and re-use the original ARC
  5. If your ARC is lost, bring along with the completed application form, passport (original and copy), one 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm color photo, enrollment certificate and police report or "Statement of Lost ARC"  to the Immigration Agency for re-issuing.
  6. Chinese students from Hong Kong and Macau holding foreign nationality may refer to application process for international students in dealing with arrival procedures and ARC
  • Documents required for ARC application

 Required Documents

Validity

  1. Application Form
  2. Passport and Resident Visa
  3. Enrollment Verification
  4. 2-inch colored photo, front head and shoulder(taken within 1 year)
  5. Authorization letter (for applications on behalf)
  6. Overseas Chinese rate NTD 500/year
  7. Processing time10 working days.
  8. Housing Certificate : Eg. original lease you signed with your landlord

year

 
  • Taiwan area resident and entry/exit certificate
  1. Hong Kong and Macau students must apply for an entry permit for Hong Kong and Macao residents before entering Taiwan (able to stay for 3 months). Documents should be prepared for application of entry/exit certificate at the Immigration Agency in Taiwan after completing medical examination
  1. A foreign national shall apply for an extension within 30 days before his/her period of residency expires if they have to continue their visiting or residency in Taiwan
  • Documents required for Taiwan area resident and entry/exit certificate

Required Documents

 Residency validity

Extension
validity

New graduates employment extension
 

  1. Application Form
  2. 2-inch colored photo, front head and shoulder(taken within 1 year)
  3. Hong Kong/Macau Passport and Permanent Residency
  4. Hong Kong or Macau Police Criminal Record Certificate in the past five years (3 months validity), under 20 are excluded    
  5. Decent proof of medical examination certificate
  6. Offer letter from University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students or High School Referral Admission
  7. Offer letter from university and enrolment certificate
  8. Police Criminal Record Certificate (20 years old and above)
  9. Confirmation of Hong Kong or Macau residency status
  10. Entry/exit Permit
  11. Certificate fee2,600 NTD
  12. Processing time5 working days


Bachelor degree’s
3 years

 


Postgraduate 1 year

1year

6month+6month

 


 

  • Overstay

(Days of Overstaying)

Fine (NTD)

Below 10 days

2,000

11~30 days

4,000

31~60 days

6,000

61~90 days

8,000

Above 91 days

10,000

Overseas Chinese students overstaying for 29 days or more will NOT be permitted to apply for new ARC or extension. Moreover, they have to pay the fine and emigrate from Taiwan for applying new visa for re-entry. After entering Taiwan, new application of ARC is required too.

 

 

  • Documents required for extension

Alien Resident Certificate

Taiwan area resident and entry/exit certificate

  1. Application form
  2. Original ARC
  3. 2-inch photo (taken within 1 year)
  4. Original passport
  5. Enrolment Certificate
  6. Authorization letter (for applications on behalf)
  7. Application fees : 500 NTD
  8. Processing time10 working days
  1. Application form
  2. Original Taiwan area resident and entry/exit certificate
  3. Enrolment Certificate
  4. Authorization letter (for applications on behalf)
  5. Application fee300 NTD
  6. Processing time3 woking days
 

 

  • Procedures for overseas Chinese students leaving Taiwan after graduation
  1. Overseas Chinese Student: After completing school leaving procedure, please proceed to the Immigration Agency for ARC cancellation and depart from Taiwan within 10 days. If you have special needs for staying in Taiwan, please apply for deferred departure at the Immigration Agency
  2. Hong Kong/Macau Student: After completing school leaving procedure, please proceed to the Immigration Agency for single exit permit, and depart from Taiwan within 10 days(return the ARC while applying for single exit permit). If you need to return to Hong Kong urgently, you could exit with current ARC, and return to the original Taiwan area resident and entry/exit certificate to the Hong Kong Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and forward it to the Immigration Agency for invalidation(bring along with ARC, graduation certificate and statement of declaration). If you do not return your ARC after leaving the country, you will no longer be able to apply for a short stay permit or a tourist stay permit to enter Taiwan
  3. Graduated Overseas Chinese Students and Hong Kong/Macau students can apply for residence extension of employment with graduation certificate at the Immigration Agency

 

  • Procedures for overseas Chinese students to leave Taiwan after suspension and withdrawal from school
  1. Overseas Chinese StudentDepart within 10 days after completion of suspension and withdrawal procedure
  2. Hong Kong/Macau StudentDepart within 10 days after completion of single exit permit application at the Immigration Agency

 

  • For more details, please contact the Ministry of the Interior of the National Immigration Agency.
  1. Websitehttp://www.immigration.gov.tw/
  2. Online Application Systemhttps://coa.immigration.gov.tw/coa-frontend/student/entry
  3. AddressNo. 15, Guangzhou St., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City
  4. Taipei Office: Monday to Friday 8:00-17:00

Alien Resident Certificate Tel(02)2388-9393#3122 or 3123

Taiwan area resident and entry/exit certificate Tel(02)2389-9983#0

 
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