Passport Application Fees

Created:2019-04-26Data Source:Bureau Of Consular AffairsCounter:11948

Standard for Charges and Fees for Ordinary Passports of the Republic of China

 

Date of Amendment: April 26, 2019

 

Article 1

The Standard for Changes and Fess for Ordinary Passports of the Republic of China (the “Standard”) is prescribed in accordance with Article 10 of the Charges and Fees Act.

 

Article 2

The fee for applying for ordinary passport containing electronic chip in the R.O.C. is One Thousand Three Hundred New Taiwan Dollars per passport. However, for applicant who has not reached the age of fourteen, the fee shall be Nine Hundred New Taiwan Dollars per passport.

The fee for applying for ordinary passport abroad is as below:

1. Passport containing electronic chip: Forty-Five United States Dollars per passport. For applicant who has not reached the age of fourteen, as well as male applicant living abroad starting from January 1 of the year following the year he reaches the age of eighteen, who has not been exempted from, or has not fulfilled, compulsory military service, which leads to reduction of validity period of passport, the fee shall be Thirty-One United States Dollars per passport.

2. Passport without electronic chip:

(1) In the event of loss of passport, where passport is urgently needed and there is insufficient time to wait for replacement of passport containing electronic chip, or for passport issued for the purpose of re-entry into the R.O.C. in accordance with Article 26 of the Passport Act, the fee shall be Thirty-One United States Dollars per passport.

(2) In the event passport is urgently needed but not because of lost, there is insufficient time to wait for the issuance or reissuance of passport containing electronic chip, and passport with validity of one year is issued, the fee shall be Ten United States Dollars per passport.  

For Applicants who have renounced R.O.C. nationality with approval but have not received nationality of other countries, the fee charged shall be in accordance with passport containing electronic chip.

For passports referred to in Paragraph 1 and Subparagraph 1 of Paragraph 2 which are processed pursuant to the proviso under Article 14 of the Passport Act, the fee shall be reduced by half.

Payment of the fee in the local currency shall be in accordance with the fee amount in the local currency equivalent to the amount in United States Dollars reported to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereinafter referred to as the “Bureau of Consular Affairs”) by the overseas embassies and offices and approved by the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Applicants who apply for passport abroad by post, unless the applicant will pick up the passport in person or authorize an agent to pick up the passport, return postage or fees equivalent to the cost of postal delivery shall be included.

 

Article 3

Applicants applying for passport in the R.O.C. and requesting for expedited service shall pay extra expedited fee, unless due to natural disasters, emergency event or official business needs as approved by the Bureau of Consular Affairs. The extra fee is as follows:

1. For issuance one working day earlier, an additional fee of Three Hundred New Taiwan Dollars shall be charged. Issuance less than one working day earlier shall be considered as one working day earlier.

2. For issuance two working days earlier, an additional fee of Six Hundred New Taiwan Dollars shall be charged.

3. For issuance three working days earlier, an additional fee of Nine Hundred New Taiwan Dollars shall be charged.

 

Article 4

For applicants with urgent need for passport who applied for expedited service at the Bureau of Consular Affairs office at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, upon confirmation by such office that emergency assistance to nationals traveling overseas will not be affected and the application may be accepted, an additional expedited service fee of Three Thousand Six Hundred New Taiwan Dollars shall be charged. However, should the applicant require urgent emergency assistance and has been approved by the Bureau Consular Affairs office, then the expedited service fee shall be waived.

When announcing the criteria for applicant applying for expedited service and the required documents, the Bureau of Consular Affairs may take the actual business condition of the office at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport into consideration.

  

Article 5

The overseas embassies and offices shall publish the passport fee stipulated in Article 2 and the equivalent amount in the local currency. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of special circumstances which are reported to the Bureau of Consular Affairs for approval, may be exempt from public announcement.

 

Article 6

In the event the application for issuance of passport is denied, the fee shall be refunded. However, the foregoing shall not apply where the applicant fails to provide additional documents or appear in person for interview as notified by the Competent Authority or overseas embassies and offices as specified in Article 19 of the Enforcement Rules of the Passport Act.

Applicant eligible for a refund based on the reasons specified in the preceding Paragraph shall apply for refund from the original levying agency with receipt of the paid fee.

 

Article 7

When fees are charged in accordance with this Standard, receipts shall be issued and the currency in which the fee is paid and the amount shall be noted. However, in the event of any of the circumstances prescribed by Paragraph 1 of Article 22 of the Enforcement Rules of the National Treasury Act, issuance of receipt shall be exempted.

 

Article 8

The Standard shall come into force as of the date of promulgation.

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