Operating Directions for Issuance of Entry Permits

Created:2019-04-29Data Source:Bureau Of Consular AffairsCounter:255

Operating Directions for Issuance of Entry Permits

1. The Operating Directions for Issuance of Entry Permits (hereafter referred to as the “Directions”) is prescribed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for issuance of entry permits in accordance with Article 26 of the Passport Act (hereafter referred to as the “Act”).

2. Any national who has household registration in the Taiwan Area under any of the following circumstances may apply for entry permits with the overseas embassies and consulates, representative offices, and offices (hereinafter referred to as the “Overseas Embassies and Offices”):
(1) who is already abroad and issuance of his/her passport has been denied, or his/her passport has been seized or invalidated pursuant to the laws and regulations.
(2) who has lost his/her passport and cannot wait for the Overseas Embassies and Offices to reissue the passport.
(3) who travel abroad as crew of fishing vessels and return to the R.O.C. by aircraft or other transportation without having R.O.C. passport.
(4) whose passport has expired and who cannot wait for renewal due to his/her urgent need to return to the R.O.C.
(5) who holds a passport that does not contain National Identification Number
(6) who needs to urgently return to the R.O.C. under exceptional circumstance.

3. The procedure for issuing entry permit by the Overseas Embassies and Offices is as follows:
(1) Verify that the applicant meets one of the circumstances listed in the preceding Article and that the applicant maintains his/her R.O.C. citizenship without having obtained residence permit in the Mainland China Area. .
(2) The expiry date of the entry permit to R.O.C. shall be the 30th day from the issuance date of such entry permit.
(3) The entry permit shall be affixed with the consular round seal, and the edge of the photo of the applicant where it is fixed on the entry permit shall be stamped with steel seal.
(4) The entry permit shall be free of charge.
(5) The entry permit shall be made in two copies, with one to be held by the applicant and one for filing. Upon issuance, the entry permit shall be immediately transmitted to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the Borders Affairs Corps of the National Immigration Agency (“hereinafter referred to as the“Immigration Agency”) via facsimile for future reference. In the event that the applicant had lost his/her passport, the entry permit shall be attached to the “Report of Lost of Passport” and transmitted to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs via facsimile for invalidation of the passport.

4. Any national who has obtained the approval of entry permit shall collect the entry permit document and pay the fee therefor at the borders affairs office of the Immigration Agency located in the airport or port of R.O.C. upon his/her arrival and enter the country with the entry permit document. The holder of such entry permit document may apply for passport or household move-in registration.

5. For any national with household registration in R.O.C. who has lost his/her passport before entering the country (on airplane or boat or at airport or port), or lost the passport in the Mainland China Area or where the passport has expired in the Mainland Area, such national shall be issued entry permit document and charged a fee therefor by the borders affairs office of the Immigration Agency located in the airport or port of R.O.C. upon his/her arrival and enter the country with the entry permit document. The holder of such entry permit document may apply for passport or household move-in registration.

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