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Application Instructions for Nationals without Household Registration in the Taiwan Area Extending their Stay in Taiwan

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A. Laws and Regulations
1. Article 8 of the Immigration Act.
2. Article 11 of the Regulations Governing Visiting, Residency, and Registering Permanent Residence of Nationals Without Household Registration in the Taiwan Area.

B. Eligibility and Extension

1. Eligibility: Nationals without household registration in the Taiwan area (hereinafter referred to as nationals without household registration) who entered Taiwan with a single or multiple-use entry permit or Lin-Jen entry permit.
2. Extension: A stay can be extended once for a maximum of 3 months from the day following the expiry of the duration of stay.

C. Application Procedures

An application should be made at local service centers of the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the NIA) no earlier than 30 days before it expires.

D. Required Documents

1. An application form.
2. An entry permit.
3. Application fees: NTD$300.
4. A power of Attorney (Not required if a national without household registration applies in person).

E. Processing Times

Half a day. (If supplementary were not requested.)

F. Note

A national without household registration who entered Taiwan with a temporary entry permit or whose stay has been already extended once, he/she may provide relevant documents and apply with the NIA in accordance with article C and D of the Application Instruction to further extend his/her duration of stay and increase number of extensions, if he/she meets any of the following circumstances:
1. Has been more than 7 months pregnant or less than 2 months after childbirth or miscarriage: Up to 2 months per extension.
2. Has been hospitalized for diseases or pregnancy, and may endanger his/her own life if going abroad: Up to 2 months per extension.
3. Has a spouse, a lineal relative by blood, a collateral relative by blood within the third degree or a relative by marriage within the second degree who has registered permanent residence in the Taiwan Area, and has been hospitalized for catastrophic illness or injury or deceased: Up to 2 months from the day of occurrence.
4. Has met forces majeure, natural disaster or other unforeseen  incidents: Up to 1 month.
5. Is deprived of liberty in accordance with law: Granted as required by circumstances.

Related File(s)

  • Application Instructions for Nationals without Household Registration in the Taiwan Area Extending their Stay in Taiwan pdf
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