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Q12. What documents do I need to prepare when applying for a resident visa to study at a university in Taiwan?

1. A passport still valid for more than six months with empty pages. And copies of basic-data page of passport are also required.
2. A properly completed visa application form. You need to first access the website https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw to fill out application form online and print it out with the bar code.
You must sign the form to confirm that the information you have provided is true.
3. Two 2"x2" photographs
*Photographs must be taken within the last six months, in color and with a white-color background.
4. An admission letter from the university.
5. Diploma of your highest level of education and related academic records. These must be authenticated by ROC overseas missions.
6. Proof of financial support.
7. A health certificate issued within the past three months either by one of the
accredited local hospitals (list attached) or by a licensed foreign hospital or clinic. For details, please visit the website of the Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov.tw/english/info.aspx?treeid=e79c7a9e1e9b1cdf&nowtreeid=11a5b455c34bb13d&tid=0062B45265C983BF.
For information regarding accredited hospitals, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov.tw/english/info.aspx?treeid=e79c7a9e1e9b1cdf&nowtreeid=11a5b455c34bb13d&tid=3A55BC8972235072.

*Foreign documents must be authenticated by an ROC mission abroad. If the documents are in a language other than English, they must be submitted together with a Chinese or English translation and authenticated by an ROC mission abroad.

Applicants in Taiwan who hold a visitor visa with the mark FS issued by an ROC overseas mission, may submit the abovementioned documents and the enrollment certificate issued by the university (e.g. student I.D. with registration stamp on it) at the Bureau of Consular Affairs or the Central Taiwan Office, Southern Taiwan Office, Eastern Taiwan Office or Southwestern Taiwan Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to convert his/her visitor visa into a resident visa.

The ROC overseas missions, the Bureau of Consular Affairs or the Central Taiwan Office, Southern Taiwan Office, Eastern Taiwan Office or Southwestern Taiwan Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs may arrange an interview with the applicant or request other supplementary documents.