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Q13. I’m going to attend senior or junior high school in Taiwan. What documents do I need to prepare when applying for a resident visa?

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 school.
5. Diploma of your highest level of education and related academic records. These must be authenticated by ROC overseas missions.
6. Documents showing sufficient financial resources to pay for education in Taiwan. These must be authenticated by an ROC overseas mission.
7. Power of Attorney by parents or any other legal representative to the guardian in Taiwan, which must be authenticated by an ROC overseas mission.
8. A document signed by a person residing in Taiwan in which he or she agrees to be your legal guardian. This document must be notarized by a court or notary public in Taiwan.
9. A transcript of complete family household registration of the legal guardian in Taiwan issued within the past three months.
10. Document showing that the legal guardian in Taiwan does not have a criminal record.
11. The latest tax return of the legal guardian in Taiwan, issued by the Revenue Service, indicating a total annual income of more than NT$900,000. A guardian can only guard one international student.
12. 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.

Details regarding nationalities eligible for these visas, qualified schools, and legal guardians in Taiwan are in accordance with the Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan promulgated by the Ministry of Education. For more information on eligible nationalities and qualified schools, please visit the websites of the Bureau of Consular Affairs or the Ministry of Education.

Applicants in Taiwan who hold a visitor visa issued by an ROC overseas mission with the mark FS may submit the aforementioned documents and the enrollment certificate issued by the school (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.

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.