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Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China(Taiwan)


Authentication of domestic documents

  • Created:2017-08-10
  • Data Source:Bureau Of Consular Affairs
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Requirements for authentication of domestic documents:

  1. Applicants must present original documents certified by a notary public.
  2. Applicants or their agents are required to provide BOCA or MOFA's branch offices with one supplementary copy of each notarized/verified document for record-keeping.
  3. Applicants or their agents are required to present original identification papers and one supplementary copy for record-keeping.  If submitted by an agent, an original Letter of Appointment is also required.
  4. The fee for the authentication of each notarized/verified original document is NT$400; any extra notarized/verified copy is NT$200, and pick-up is after two working-days. (EX: handing document and paying on Friday morning would mean pick-up is on Tuesday morning.)
  5. For one-day expedited service, each notarized/verified original document will be charged NT$600 and any extra notarized/verified copy will be charged NT$300.  Pick-up is after one working-day. (EX: handing document and paying on Friday afternoon would mean pick-up is on Monday afternoon.)
  6. Failure to adhere to BOCA or MOFA's branch office guidelines may prolong the authentication process.
  7. Office hours of consular services: 8:30a.m.-17:00p.m. through the lunch hour from Monday to Friday (except national holidays or typhoon day)   
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