Information on Republic of China Resident Visas
|Eligible Persons||Foreign nationals, who hold ordinary passports or other legal travel documents, who intend to stay in the Republic of China for more than six months for the purpose of join family; pursed studies; undertake employment; invest; conduct missionary work; conduct official duties; participate in international exchange programs; and engage in other activities approved by MOFA or other relevant agencies at the central-government level.|
1. A passport valid for at least six months;
|Visa Validity||A Resident Visa is valid for three months.|
|Duration of stay||Resident Visa holders are required to apply for the Alien Resident Certificate and Re-entry Permit at local service centers of the National Immigration Agency within 15 days starting from the next day of their arrival. They may stay in the ROC as long as the Alien Resident Certificate remains valid.|
1. Please refer to "Standard Fees for Republic of
2. An additional handling charge of NT＄800 shall apply to applications made in the ROC by visitor visa holders applying for change or replacement of visitor visa or resident visa.
3. For foreign nationals from the countries with which the ROC has entered into reciprocal agreements, the Resident Visa is issued gratis.
|Remarks||If foreign nationals who have entered the ROC with Visitor Visas are subsequently legally employed in the ROC, they may make the necessary change from their Visitor Visa into a Resident Visa in this country directly. |
The above regulations do not apply to blue collar workers or those who enter the ROC via the visa exemption program or landing visa.