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Replacement of lost, unexpired passport in Taiwan

  • Created:2021-02-22
  • Data Source:Bureau Of Consular Affairs
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Application Information :

  1. Applicants may apply in person or submit the passport application through an authorized agent.
  2. Applicants who are unmarried and under the age of 18, or under guardianship, must bring the original copy of the “Written Consent Form” (located on the bottom of the “Short passport application sheet”) signed by their legal guardian.
  3. Authorizing an entrusted agent for passport application, applicant (or legal guardian) must fill out “Letter of appointment Type A, Type D, or Type E”. The said authorized agent is limited to the following:
    (1)Relatives of the applicant (including same-sex partners with a valid marriage registration).
    (2)Persons belonging to the same institution, school, company, or government registered organization as the applicant; or qualified travel agencies approved by the Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
    (3)Any other agent not listed above requires a notarized power of attorney document.
  4. The fee for passport application is NT$1,300 per passport. For applicants under the age of 14, the fee is NT$900 per passport due to a shorter validity period.
  5. For further details concerning the application of passport, and to download documents “Short passport application sheet (including “Written Consent Form”)” and “Letter of appointment Type A, Type D, or Type E”, please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs website ( https://www.boca.gov.tw).

Application Process :

  1. If the lost passport has expired, it may be renewed without reporting to the police.
  2. If the unexpired passport is lost in the R.O.C. (Taiwan), applicants must report it at any of the local police branch offices and then complete the passport application form and submit it in person or by an authorized agent at BOCA or the branch offices of MOFA, together with the original copy of "Passport Loss Declaration Form", all the required documents and other relevant certificates.
  3. If the passport is lost abroad (including Mainland China Area, Hong Kong, and Macau), and applicants cannot wait for replacement of a new passport at the R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas missions or institutions established by the Executive Yuan in Hong Kong and Macau, they may apply for an “Entry Certificate For the Republic of China Nationals” (Hereinafter referred to as Entry Certificate) to return to the R.O.C.. To apply for a new passport, applicants must complete the passport application form and submit it in person or by an authorized agent at BOCA or the branch offices of MOFA, together with the original “Entry Certificate”, all the required documents and other relevant certificates.
  4. If applicants did not report their lost passport to overseas missions. The National Immigration Agency of the Ministry of the Interior will issue an “Entry Registration Certificate Taiwan Republic of China” (Hereinafter referred to as Entry Registration Certificate) with an attached note of “Lost Passport” upon entry into the R.O.C.. Applicants must then complete the passport application form and submit it in person or by an authorized agent for replacing a new passport at BOCA or the branch offices of MOFA, together with the “Entry Registration Certificate”, all the required documents and other relevant certificates.
  5. If applicants lose their “Entry Certificate” or “Entry Registration Certificate”, they must apply for a replacement certificate at the National Immigration Agency or one of its service stations throughout the R.O.C. prior to applying for a new passport. 

Contact Offices :
BOCA :
Tel: +886-2-2343-2807/2808
Add: 1-3F, No. 2-2, Sec. 1, Jinan Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 100219

Central Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-4-2251-0799
Add: 1F, No. 503, Sec. 2, Liming Rd., Nantun Dist., Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 408205

Southern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-7-715-6600
Add: 3-4F, No. 6, Zhengnan St., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 802206

Eastern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-3-833-1041
Add: 6F, No. 371, Zhongshan Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 970009

Southwestern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-5-225-1567
Add: 2F-1, No. 184, Wufeng North Rd., East Dist., Chiayi City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 600016

Required Documents :

  1. Photo:
    2 photos of the applicant must be submitted. The photos must fulfill the ICAO requirements for biometric passport (Please refer to https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-140-467-29b1d-2.html).
  2. National identification card:
    Applicants over the age of 14, or under the age of 14 with a National ID card, must present the newest version of their ROC (Taiwan) National ID card.
  3. Household Certificate or Household Registration Transcript:
    Applicants under the age of 14 who do not have an ROC (Taiwan) National ID Card must present the original copy of the Household Certificate or Household Registration Transcript issued within 3 months.
  4. Other Documents:
    Original IDs of the applicant, the legal guardian and accompanying adult.
    Original copies of relevant documents and certificates.
  5. The original documents and other relevant certificates other than the photos will be returned to the applicant on the day of the application.

Processing Time :

  1. The standard processing time to replace a new passport is 11 working days.
  2. For an expedited processing service, a service fee will be charged according to the expected days of processing time. The earliest pick-up time for the new passport is 2 working day after acceptance of the application for expedited processing service.
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