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Foreign Nationals With Visitor Or Resident Status

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NIA is responsible for the management of the entry and exit of migrants. Service stations are set up in all municipalities to handle the application, review and issuance of certificates or transfer of applications for entry, stay, residence and registered permanent residence of people from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao residents and nationals without household registration in Taiwan; as well as cases of extension of stay, residence and permanent residence of foreigners. We aim to provide friendly and timely local services.

Additionally, in response to the rapid development of cross-strait exchanges, NIA has promoted a number of online application services, including conditional visa-free entry to Taiwan of people from Southeast Asian countries, Hong Kong and Macao residents' entry permits, and people from Mainland China entering Taiwan for tourism, medical, education, professional and business exchanges. After the online application is completed, the permit can be directly printed online.

On January 1, 2015, the permit-on-Arrival for Mini-three-links was launched, as well as a fast application procedure for Mainland Chinese entering Taiwan for tourism. Starting from April 2. 2017, Resident Certificates for migrant workers (including their re-entry permits) and international students can be applied online, which saves time and effort, while bringing more convenience to these foreign laborers and students. On January 1, 2018, NIA also introduced Mini-three-links convenient measures to improve administrative efficiency and facilitate cross-strait exchanges.During COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we are working closely with CECC to manage entry and stay extensions of foreign nationals.