Instructions for Application to Register Permanent Residence as a Taiwan National Without Household Registration by Minors (Born Overseas)
- Source：Residency Section 2
A.Article 10 of the Immigration Act.
B.Articles 24 to 27 of the Regulations Governing Nationals Without Registered Permanent Residence in the Taiwan Area Applying for Entry, Residence, and Registered Permanent Residence.
Article 2. To Whom Applicable: Overseas-born minor children of R.O.C. (Taiwan) nationals with registered permanent residence in the Taiwan Area.
Article 3. Application Items and Procedure
A. Single-entry permit and the duplicate of Taiwan Area Registered Permanent Resident Certificate (hereinafter referred to as “duplicate of TARPRC”): An applicant outside Taiwan must submit the application to an R.O.C. (Taiwan) embassy or consulate, representative office, overseas office, or other institution authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereinafter referred to as “overseas mission”), which will transfer it to the National Immigration Agency (“NIA”) for review. Upon approval, the NIA will mail the duplicate of TARPRC to the overseas mission for issuance to the applicant. The applicant must enter the country with the duplicate of TARPRC before its expiry date, and within thirty days starting from the day after entry, go to an NIA Service Center to exchange the duplicate for a Taiwan Area Registered Permanent Resident Certificate (hereinafter referred to as “TARPRC”). The duplicate of TARPRC will be valid for six months starting from the day after issuance, and an applicant who fails to enter the country within its validity period may apply for a one-time extension of up to a maximum of six months.
B. TARPRC: An applicant in Taiwan must submit the application to an NIA Service Center within the period of their legal stay or residence. In the case of an applicant who enters the country with an R.O.C. (Taiwan) passport (AF375), the NIA will cancel their entry permit when approving their registered permanent residence, and will mail the TARPRC to them in the self-addressed envelope submitted with their application. An applicant who enters the country with a foreign passport (AF376), after receiving the official letter of approval of registered permanent residence, must take their foreign passport and related documents to the NIA Service Center at the place of household registration to collect the TARPRC.
Article 4. Required Documents: (If a required document is in a foreign language, it must be authenticated by an overseas mission, and the NIA may require the attachment of a Chinese translation authenticated by an overseas mission or notarized by a domestic notary public. If a document is produced in Hong Kong, Macau, or the Mainland Area, it must be authenticated by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong or Macau or by the Straits Exchange Foundation):
A. Application form for registered permanent residence, affixed with one full-face and hatless color photograph (the same specifications as for a national ID photograph).
B. A satisfactory health examination certificate issued within the last three months (the examination must be conducted by a public or private hospital designated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and must include the items required to be examined for residency or registered permanent residence; for an application submitted overseas, if the Ministry of Health and Welfare has not designated a hospital in the applicant’s country of residence, the examination may be conducted by a qualified local hospital). A child aged between six and twelve from an exempt country or region need only submit proof of measles and rubella vaccine. A child from a non-exempt country or region is still also required to have a stool ova and parasites (O&P) test and an examination for Hansen’s disease. For a child under the age of six, the original and a photocopy of a foreign-language certificate of vaccination may be submitted instead, or alternately the original and a photocopy of a vaccination certificate issued by a medical institution in Taiwan or a Children’s Health Handbook (originals to be returned after inspection).
C. Other relevant supporting documents:
1. For overseas-born applicants, the original and a photocopy of their birth certificate showing the full names of both parents (original to be returned after inspection).
2. The original and a photocopy of the applicant’s R.O.C. (Taiwan) or foreign passport (original to be returned after inspection). Applicants who have already entered the country must also present their entry permits.
3. The original and a photocopy of the father or mother’s household certificate showing registration of their marriage, or their national ID card (original to be returned after inspection). If marriage registration has not been completed, the original and a photocopy of the foreign-language marriage certificate must also be provided (original to be returned after inspection).
4. If the child was conceived before the marriage and the mother was not a national with registered permanent residence in the Taiwan Area when the child was born, the documentary proof of the non-marital relationship during the period of conception (which refers to the period of 181 days to 302 days before the child’s birth) and documentary proof of the result of the DNA testing between father and child issued by a qualified public or private hospital or organization/institution shall be submitted. The aforementioned rule does not apply to those whose parent-child relationship claims are governed by the foreign country law and established accordingly, if they submit with the child’s birth certificate or court’s ruling.
5. If the child was born out-of-wedlock and applying for registered permanent residence to join his/her mother, he/she may assume the mother’s surname. In that case, the original and copy of the mother’s ID or household registration script (the original one will be returned after inspection) and mother’s affidavit of no record of marriage shall be submitted with the application. If the child was born out-of-wedlock and applying for registered permanent residence to join his/her father, the original and copy of father’s household registration script which indicates parentage has been acknowledged shall be submitted with the application(the original one will be returned after inspection).
6. If the father or mother solely submit the application on behalf of the minor child, the written consent from both parents shall be submitted with the application. In the case of divorce, the application shall be submitted with the written consent from the parent who has been awarded a custody to exercise the rights or assume the duties in regard to the minor child.
7. Documentary evidence bearing the correct address of household registration: This refers to the original and a copy of a household certificate, national ID card, house title deed, recent house tax bill, or rental agreement bearing the address (any one these five may be chosen, the original to be returned after inspection). But this shall not be required if the applicant’s household registration address is the same as their parents’ household registration address, and a photocopy of the household certificate (or national ID card) is already submitted.
D. Letter of authorization: An agent authorized to apply on behalf of the applicant must submit a letter of authorization, and must sign or affix seal where the agent’s signature/seal is required.
E. Certificate fee: NT$600 for an application submitted in Taiwan; NT$900 for an application submitted overseas (including single-entry permit and the duplicate of TARPRC).
F.Self-addressed envelope for registered mail, bearing the recipient’s name, address, zip code and telephone number.
G.Other relevant supporting documents as necessary.
Article 5. Note:
A.If the document submitted to apply for registered permanent residence in the Taiwan Area is unsatisfactory or insufficient, it must be corrected within fifteen days from the day following receipt of written notice thereof from the NIA (if information needs to be applied for overseas or the application is conducted overseas, the correction period shall be three months). If the satisfactory evidence is not submitted within the given time period, the NIA will reject the application.
B.A Minor refers to an individual who has not attained the age of majority on the date the NIA service center or overseas mission receives Registered Permanent Residence application.
C.The applicant must present the registered permanent resident certificate to the predetermined household registration office to conduct initial household registration within thirty days from the next day of issuance. Before leaving the country for the first time after establishing household registration, the applicant must apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for an R.O.C. (Taiwan) passport bearing the national ID number, and must use this passport to exit the country.
Article 6. Application Place and Information Inquiry: An NIA Service Center.
Article 7. Processing Time:
Seven days for a TARPRC or a duplicate of TARPRC. Three days for replacing a duplicate of TARPRC with a TARPRC (excluding the day on which the application is received, public holidays, and time taken for submission of evidence requested and mailing).