How do foreign spouses apply for Alien Residence Certificate?
Source:National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior
Authorized Authority: National Immigration Agency
Basis of Laws/Regulations:
Entry/Exit and Immigration Law and the Enforcement Rules thereof, and Regulations for Governing Stay, Residence and Permanent Residence of Foreigners.
Procedures of Application:
Application should be made to the local service center of National Immigration Agency.
One copy of application form
Transcript of spouse's domiciliary register (issued within the recent 3 months with record of marriage registration) and their certificate of marriage which must be authenticated by the ROC diplomatic mission in the country where the foreign spouse resides and reexamined by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
One 2" front, hatless, bust photo, taken with white background recently (Photo specifications must be the same as ID card.)
Fee for certificate (NT$1,000 for one-year validity)
Foreigners entering Taiwan with residence visa should apply for Alien Resident Certificate within 15 days after the day following entry.
Who applies for reissuing residence visa in this country should apply for Alien Resident Certificate within 15 days after the day following re-issuance of residence visa.
Who needs continuous residence should go to the local service center of National Immigration Agency to apply for extension within 30 days before expiration of Alien Resident Certificate.
For those foreigners who apply for an ARC for the first time must be accompanied by their spouses.
Time needed to review the application: 10 working days. (While picking up the ARC, the receipt must be presented.