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1. Application form:

Please access the website: to fill out application form online and print it out with the bar code.

*The applicant must sign the form to confirm the truthfulness of the form’s contents.


2. two 2×2-inch color photos taken within the past 6  months

*The photographs must be in color, and must be taken with a white background.

3. Passport (original and photocopy) 

1. Valid for no less than 6 months with blank pages.

2. A photocopy of basic-data page of passport including photo. In the case of application for the territory of the ROC, the photocopies of visa and entry stamp are necessary.

4. Other additional  documents may be required during processing(the original will be returned after reviewed).


e.g. Permit issued by the comptent authority. The period of intership indicated on the permit must be more than 6 months.

5. Original and photocopy of approved health certificate

1. Issued within the past 3 months by a hospital designated by Ministry of Health and Welfare's Center for Disease Control for foreigners. Health certificate issued by a qualified foreign hospital must be attached with Chinese or English version and authenticated by an ROC overseas mission.
2. For hospitals that perform medical examination and the items concerned, please visit the website of the above-mentioned Department.

6.Other supporting documents


To be decided on a case-by-case basis. Appicants who apply for a Resident Visa after having arrived in the R.O.C.(Taiwan) are required topresent also one photocopy of the Visitor Visa and the immigration entry stamp.


1. The applicant who is out of territory of the ROC, shall apply for a visa directly at an ROC overseas mission.

2. Interview may be required when necessary.


1. Subject to the “Statute Governing Issuance of the ROC Visas in Foreign Passport” and “Visa Statute Enforcement Rules”, the Rules for the Issuance of the ROC Visas to Foreign-Passport Holders”, the ROC, as a sovereign nation, has the right to disapprove of a visa and reserve the right to withhold disclosure of the reasons for disapproval of the visa, and to withhold the fees deemed non-refundable.

2. 7 working days are required for processing a resident visa. Visa application must be submitted at least 7 working days earlier by the end of duration of stay. Those who can not supplement their application with necessary documents within 7 days after being informed will be disapproved of their visas directly and the paid visa application fee will be not refundable.

3. Original documents are to be returned after review.   

4. For visa application fees, please refer to “Standard Fees for R.O.C. (Taiwan) Visas in Foreign Passports”(pdf file).

5. Those who enter the ROC with landing visas or visa–exempt program and blue collar workers may not apply for a Resident Visa.

6. Those who enter the R.O.C. (Taiwan) on a Resident Visa or get a Resident Visa after having arrived in the R.O.C. (Taiwan) must apply for an Alien Resident Certificate and Re-entry Permit at local service centers of National Immigration Agency.  The former must apply within 15 days from the next day of arrival, and the latter must apply within 15 days from the Resident Visa issuance date.  Duration of stay is noted on the Alien Resident Certificate.