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中華民國內政部移民署

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0915 Notices for the submission of application for alien residence certificate by aliens who enter the country with visitor visa

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  • Source:Residency Section 2
  • Hit:139
Governing laws:
Article 23, 24, 65, 70 and 71 of Immigration Act.
Article 3, 6, 9 and 17 of Regulations Governing Visiting, Residency, and Permanent Residency of AliensApplication subjects:
Where an alien who possess a valid visa for a visit for the period of sixty (60) days or up and such a visa is without annotated disapproval of extension of a visit or other restrictions by marked by the visa issuing authority meets one of the following circumstances, he/she can apply to National Immigration Agency for residence. After the Agency permits the application, it shall issue an Alien Resident Certificate to the alien.
The alien’s spouse who holds the nationality of the State resides in the Taiwan Area currently and is with registered permanent residence or permitted to reside in the area. With respect to the alien’s spouse being an alien, the spouse is permitted to reside or permanently reside in the area. The alien’s spouse being an alien, who is permitted to reside in the area and whose engagement in works set forth in Subparagraphs 8 to 10, Paragraph 1, Article 46 of the Employment & Service Act is permitted by the central authorities in charge of labor affairs or the field of his/her employment, however, cannot apply for the issuance of an Alien Resident Certificate.
An alien is younger than the age of twenty (20) and his/her parents or grandparents are the nationals who hold nationality of the State, have registered permanent residence in the Taiwan Area currently or permitted to reside in the area. With respect to the alien’s parents or grandparents being aliens, the parents or grandparents are permitted to reside or permanently reside in the area. The alien is relatively connected to the adopters because he/she is adopted the adopters; and he/she does not reside with the adopters after entering the State.
Has been approved to work in the Taiwan Area by the central authorities in charge of labor affairs or the field of his/her employment pursuant to Subparagraphs 1 to 7 or Subparagraph 11, Paragraph 1 of Article 46 of the Employment & Service Act.
An investor who has made an investment in the Taiwan Area in the amount that is more than a certain amount of capital, and has been approved or filed for future reference by the central authorities in charge of the investment. A representative of a foreign investor also must have made an investment in the Area in the foresaid amount of capital, and has been proceed for the same purposes as abovementioned by the central authorities in charge of the investment.
A person in charge of a foreign company which is recognized under the Company Act and is located domestically.
An alien’s re-issuance of a resident visa is approved on an ad hoc basis by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Those who hold resident visa for 180 days with note “no extension” may file the application. However, those who hold working holiday visa with annotated disapproval of resident visa or residence certificate of Taiwan shall be disallowed for application. Extension of a visit or other restrictions by marked by the visa issuing authority meets one of the following.Required documents:
{If the documents are in prepared in foreign country, they shall be certified by Overseas Office. If local Overseas Office only verify such documents without Chinese translation, then the Chinese translation shall be notarized by the court (or public
Application:
Please collect the application from the Service Center of NIA, and copy the form on A4 white paper or download it from website (http://www.immigration.gov.tw) and fill the form honestly.
The photo enclosed shall be 2” photo without hat taken within latest one year (4.5 cm in length, 3.5cm in width, the length of figure shall not less than 3.2cm or exceed 3.6 cm from the top to jaw, top half color photo with white background)
Passport and resident visa (returned upon verification)
The satisfactory health examination report within latest three months:
It is exempted for application managed in accordance with paragraph 1 to 3 and paragraph 6 of article 23 of the Act
It is exempted for application managed in accordance with subparagraph 1 and subparagraph 2 of paragraph 1 of article 23 of the Act if the applicant and his/her dependent relative with permanent residence in term of investment in Taiwan and work employed are all nationals of countries applicable to visa waiver.
Children under the age of six may use “vaccination certificate” as alternative.
The health examination certificate shall be managed in accordance with the latest requirements for Health Certificate for aliens managing residence or residency promulgated by the competent authority, Department of Health and Welfare (refer to the website of Department of Health and Welfare). The health examination table shall be the “table of requirements for health certificate” (doc file) used by all major medical institution and list of additional hospitals (pdf file) (xls file) published by Department of Health and Welfare. (see attachment for the health examination table adopted since June 30, 2015).
For examination made overseas, it shall be verified by Overseas Office. If the examination items are incomplete, the items not yet been examined shall be supplemented in the State.
The health certificate shall be valid for 3 months from the date of examination and the application shall be filed within the validation period. (please make examination at qualified domestic medical institution as soon as entering the State).
Certificate of criminal record:
It is exempted for application managed in accordance with subparagraph 3 to、6 of paragraph 1 of article 23 of the Act and applicant under the age of 20.
For application managed in accordance with subparagraph 1 of paragraph 1 of article 23 of the Act, the certificate is exempted when the relative relationship between the applicant and alien dependent relative has been existed before entering the State.
The national criminal record of applicant within one year from the date of issuance. However, it shall not exceed the expiry date specified in such certificate (the so called national criminal record refers to the national record in applicant’s country of origin, e.g. the national criminal record of US citizens shall be issued by US FBI).
The criminal record shall include records in latest 5 years
The national criminal record is exempted for the applicant who formerly stayed in Taiwan switching the visit visa to residence after leaving the country.
Certificate of current residence
Certificates in related with reasons for application: (paragraph 1 of article 23 of the Act)
For application managed in accordance with paragraph 1: the certificate of marriage registered with domestic household registration office (e.g. original or ID card, household registry, transcript of household registration (returned upon verification)Note:
for matters regarding marriage registration, please refer to the website of Department of Household Affairs, MOI or consult local household registration office
For application managed in accordance with paragraph 2:
The transcript of entire household or original of alien’s residence certificate of lineal ascendants valid for 3 months. (returned upon verification)。
Certificate of relative relationship (e.g. the birth certificate of adoption determined by the court)
For application managed in accordance with paragraph 3.:
The approval letter of Ministry of Labor for the employment of foreign professional personnel(the employment shall be valid for six months in the approval letter)
Service certificate employee effective within one month
Those who are exempted from the application to Ministry of Labor for working permit pursuant to article 48 of Employment Service Act may enclose the approval letter of competent industrial authority for management.For application managed in accordance with paragraph 4:
The approval letter of Investment Commission, MOEA (the investment amount shall be at least US$200,000)
List of directors and supervisors
Recognition of change in the CompanyFor application managed in accordance with paragraph 5:
Approval letter of Department of Commerce, MOEA
Foreign company recognition form
Registration form for branch of foreign company
Business registration certificate。
For representative of branch of foreign company or litigious or non-litigious agent also serving as manger of the branch, the working permit issued by Ministry of Labor shall be enclosed other than preceding documents.
For application managed in accordance with paragraph 6: the approval letter of competent authority shall be enclosed
Certificate fee: NT$1,000 for alien residence certificate per case valid for one year, however, additional NT$2,200 is required for applicant entering the State with visit visa
Other certificatesApplication methods:
Apply to service centers of the NIA in municipal cities, counties and cities of residence
The application filed to service center not in the residence or double application is disallowedRelated matters:
For application managed in accordance with subparagraph 1 of paragraph 1 of article 23 of the Act, it may be filed within 30 days prior to the expiration.
For application managed in accordance with subparagraph 2 to subparagraph 5 if of paragraph 1 of article 23 of the Act, it may be filed within 15 days prior to the expiration of visit visa.
The validation period of alien residence certificate shall be calculated from the date of approval.
First-time applicant of residency based on the marriage to an citizen ROC national may only apply for alien residence certificate valid for one year, and the spouse must be accompanied for the application.
A national with registered permanent residence in Taiwan Area enters the State with foreign passport shall manage moving out registration at household registration office before applying to the NIA for residence.
With respect to the application stated in the preceding paragraph, the NIA shall not accept the application filed by a draft-age, or near draft-age, male whose military service obligation has not been completed, and under one of the following conditions:
Having neither an Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate nor a notation of Overseas Chinese Status marked on his ROC passport for the purpose of military service exemption;
Being an overseas Chinese draftee who has resided in the Taiwan Area for over one year;
Having been subjected to conscription in accordance with the law and is being restricted from leaving the country.
The applicant who cannot acquire alien residence certificate must leave the county before the expiration of visit.
The application of applicant who leaves the country during application process will be closed and filed (suspension of review). The applicant shall file application all over again pursuant to notices herein if circumstances as set forth in subparagraphs of paragraph 1 of article 23 of the Act are satisfactory for the second entry.
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