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

  • Date:
  • Source:Residency Section 2
  • Hit:11509
I.Legal basis

  
1. Articles 23, 24, 65, 70 and 71 of the Immigration Act
   2.Articles 3, 6, 9 and 17 of Regulations Governing Visiting, Residency, and Permanent Residency of Aliens.
   3.Article 12 of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals 

II.To Whom Applicable:
  1. Where an alien enters the country with a valid visa for a visit of 60 days or longer, the visa not being annotated by the issuing authority with prohibition of extension or other restriction, and comes within one of the following situations, he/she can apply to the National Immigration Agency.

    a.The alien’s spouse is a citizen of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) currently residing in and with household registration or  permission to reside in the Taiwan Area, or is a foreign national with permission to reside or permanently reside in the Taiwan Area. However, if the foreign spouse with permission to reside has been permitted by the central competent authority for labor to engage in work in the State as specified in Article 46 Paragraph 1 Subparagraphs 8 to 10 of the Employment Service Act, they may not apply.

    b.
    The alien is a minor whose lineal ascendant is a citizen of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) currently residing in and with household registration or permission to reside in the Taiwan Area, or is a foreign national with permission to reside or permanently reside in the Taiwan Area. If the relationship is the result of adoption, the adoptee must reside together with the adopter in the Taiwan Area.

    c.
    The alien has been permitted by the central competent authority for labor or the central competent authority for the industry concerned to engage in work in the State as specified in Article 46 Paragraph 1 Subparagraphs 1-7 or Subparagraph 11 of the Employment Service Act.

    d.
    The alien is an investor, or the representative of a foreign legal person investor, that the central competent authority of the industry concerned has approved to make, or has recorded as making, an investment in the State above a specified amount.

    e.
    The alien is the person in charge of a foreign company that is located within the State.

    f.
    The alien has been approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to change to a resident visa as a special case based on considerations of diplomacy.
 
  1. The holder of a 180-day visitor visa annotated with “no extension” may submit an application. However, the holder of a working holiday visa or a visa annotated with prohibition of obtaining a resident visa or resident certificate in Taiwan may not apply.
  2. A foreign professional or foreign special professional who enters the State with a visa exemption or holding a visitor visa, and who has been approved to engage in professional work in the State, or is exempted from such approval under the provisions of Article 7 of the Act, may apply direct to the NIA for residency, and if approved, will be issued with an Alien Resident Certificate.
  3. In respect of an applicant as referred to in the preceding subparagraph, their spouse, minor children, and children over the age of majority who are unable to live independently due to physical or mental disability, having entered the State with a visa exemption or holding a visitor visa, shall be subject to the same provisions as said applicant.
III. Documents Required for Examination:
Documents produced outside Taiwan must be authenticated by an R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas mission. A document in a foreign language must have a Chinese translation attached. If a foreign-language document has been authenticated by an R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas mission without the Chinese translation, the Chinese translation must be notarized by a court (or notary public) in Taiwan.

  1. Application form:
       (1)Please collect the application form from an NIA Service Center, photocopy it on A4 white paper,
           or download it from the website at http://www.immigration.gov.tw, and fill it out fully and accurately.
       (2) Attach one color photograph(matching the specifications for an R.O.C. (Taiwan) ID card.

    2.Passport and visitor visa (foreign professional or foreign special professiona and their spouse, minor 
      children, and children over the age of majority who are unable to live independently due to physical or mental
      disability, entered Taiwan with a visa exemption, is not required to present a visa)

    3. Satisfactory health examination certificate: no more than three months old. (Those who are employed in 
        white-collar jobs, are investors in Taiwan, are persons in charge of foreign companies, or are special cases of 
        the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or dependent lineal descendant) are exempted.

    4.Criminal record certificate: must issue include the record for the most recent five years and have been
       issued within one year. (Those who are employed in white-collar jobs, are investors in Taiwan, are persons in
       charge of foreign companies, or are special cases of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or dependent lineal 
       descendant) are exempted.
    5.Proof of current place of residence :such as a lease agreement, or the owner’s agreement to lend a place of
       residence with an appended photocopy of the owner’s title deed.

      a.Joining family:  documentary proof of marriage or birth certificate
        (1)Where the applicant is the foreign spouse of an R.O.C. (Taiwan) national with household registration in
            Taiwan, and the household registration of the marriage has been completed, they are exempted from 
            submitting documentary proof of having registered the marriage in a household registration office in
           Taiwan.
       (2)birth certificate or certification of court ruling on adoption. Where a foreign national who is a minor applies
           on the basis of relationship to lineal ascendants, if the applicant’s visa is annotated with a code indicating
           such relationship and the relative’s full name and R.O.C. (Taiwan) ID or ARC number, it will suffice to submit
           documentary proof of said relative’s identity at the time of the application.
      b.
Employment: The letter of approval from the Ministry of Labor or the central competent authority of the
           industry concerned for the employment of a foreign professional (must be at least a 6-month validity period
          for the employment in the approval letter).
      c.
Investment: Letter of approval from the central competent authority of the industry concerned, issued
          within the last three months (the amount of the investment must be at least US$200,000)
list of directors
          and supervisors and Company registration (or change of registration) form.
      d.
foreign company branch or representative office: Letter of approval from the Department of Commerce,
         MOEA, registration form for establishment (or change) of foreign company branch or representative office.
      e.
others: Submit the letter of approval from the competent authority.
    
   
6.Where the applicant is a foreign professional’s or foreign special professional’s adult child who is unable to live
       independently due to physical or mental disability, the application must include a diagnostic certificate stating
       that the applicant is paralyzed, unable to care for himself/herself, or is in a condition that requires full
       assistance from another, or has been assessed by a physician as having a score of 30 points or less on the
       Barthel Index.


IV.Fees: NT$1,000 per Alien Resident Certificate per year of validity, but with an additional fee of NT$2,200 for an
    applicant who entered Taiwan visa-free or with a visitor visa.

V.Processing time:10 working days 

(download file link below for more information)  
  

Related File(s)

  • application form(111.8.1版)1111109 docx
  • Instructions on Document Submission in Applications for an Alien Resident Certificate by Aliens Who Enter the State with a Visitor Visa or Visa Exemption pdf
  • 外國人居停留案件申請表(111.8.1版)1111109 pdf
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