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The following content is subject to change according to the relevant regulations and procedures announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Immigration Agency.

Visitor Visa │ ARC
Students who have been accepted to ICLP can use the electronic copy of their admission letter to apply for a visitor visa for the purpose of studying Chinese. Applications can be submitted to their nearest Taiwanese embassy, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, or Consulate/Representative agency. Decisions on visa issuance and the type of visa issued are made at the sole discretion of the reviewing embassy, representative office, or agency. 

Upon completing 4 continued months of study with ICLP and registering for 3 more months, students may apply to convert their visitor visa into an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC), so as to cover their stay in Taiwan past the first 6 months. 

For availability of resident visas prior to traveling to Taiwan, students are advised to consult their nearest TEC(R)O directly. 
 
Visitor Visa

Applying for a visitor visa

 
1. Where to apply: 
►ROC Embassies Abroad

2. Requirements: 
  Requirements Description
(1) Application form Fill out the application form online; print out and sign.
(2) Passport
(original & photocopy)
Valid for 6 months with blank pages. Photocopy the information page that contains your photo, as well as your last visa for Taiwan, if any.
(3) 2 passport-size photos Color photos with a white background taken within the last 6 months (45 mm in height and 35 mm in width).
(4) Certificate of admission
(original & photocopy)
Admission Letter issued by ICLP.
(5) Plan for studying Chinese
(original & photocopy)
Describe the applicant's motive and plan for studying Chinese.
(6) Proof of financial support
(original & photocopy)
For example, proof of banking account balance or foreign remittance.
►Further details and notes (Bureau of Consular Affairs)

3. Entry: 
The number of times the visa holder may enter Taiwan from the "Issue Date" to the "Enter Before" date (single or multiple times).
Single Entry: The visa becomes invalid once the holder leaves Taiwan.
Multiple Entry: The allowed duration of stay is renewed starting on the day of arrival every time the visa holder leaves and reenters Taiwan prior to their "Enter Before" date.

4. Duration of Stay:
usually 60 days or 90 days
Visitor visas without "no extension" remarks may be extended. The additional period of stay granted per extension may not exceed the length of the original duration of stay; the maximum period of stay including extensions is 6 consecutive months.
 

Extension

If their study period will exceed the "duration of stay" granted by their visa, holders of a visitor visa may apply for an extension of stay within 15 days before their duration of stay expires. Duration of stay begins on the day after the date shown on your entry stamp.

1. Where to apply:
National Immigration Agency service center 

2. Processing time: 1 day

3. Requirements:
  Requirements Description
(1) Passport Original and one photocopy each.
(2) Visa
(3) Application form Downloadable from NIA website or available at NIA service centers.
(4) Certificate of Enrollment Please apply at Office 420 at least 2–3 working days before you plan to go to the National Immigration Agency. Please submit the documents to NIA as soon as you can after collecting them; the immigration officer may ask you to submit new documents if they consider yours outdated.
(5) Record of Attendance
(6) Application Fee NT$300 per application
 
 
 
Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

Applying for an ARC


1. Eligibility:
a) Entered Taiwan on a resident visa; or
b) Be on a valid visitor visa for studying Chinese, has completed at least four months of study, and be registered for at least three more months of courses.

2. Where to apply:
a) National Immigration Agency service center; or
b) Through the NIA Students Online Application System

3. When to apply:
a) Students who arrive on a resident visa must apply for an ARC within 30 days after entry.
b) Students who arrive on a visitor visa for studying Chinese may apply for an ARC within 15 days before the duration of stay on their visitor visa expires, once they have:
  • Completed at least four months of the regular program at ICLP; and
  • Registered for three more months of courses or longer.

4. Requirements: 
  Requirements Description
(1) Application form Downloadable from NIA website, available at NIA, or filled out through the online system.
(2) Passport Original & one photocopy each.
(3) Visa
(4) Passport-size photo Color photo with no hat, taken within the last two years.
(5) Health certificate
(for students on a visitor visa)
Issued within 3 months by a designated hospital.
(Taiwan Centers for Disease Control / Diseases & Conditions / Foreigners' Health / List of designated hospitals in Taiwan)
(6) Certificate of enrollment Original & one photocopy each.
Originals issued by ICLP. Please apply at Office 420 at least 2–3 working days before you plan to apply to the National Immigration Agency.
Proof of tuition fee payment for the next quarter required on certificate of enrollment.
(7) Record of attendance
(8) Proof of current residence Valid document that serves as the proof of the applicant's current residence in Taiwan; for instance, rental or housing contract.
Change of residency address must be registered with NIA within 30 days of occurrence (ARC re-issuance fee: NT$500).
(9) Application fee A one-year permit fee of NT$1,000 + an extra fee of NT$2,200 when the applicant is currently holding a visitor visa.
►Guidelines on Residency Application for Visitor Visa Holders (National Immigration Agency)
►Guidelines on Residency Application for Resident Visa Holders, Extension of Residency, or Change in Residency Status (National Immigration Agency)
 

Extension


1. Where to apply: 
a) National Immigration Agency service center; or
b) Through the NIA Students Online Application System.

2. When to apply:
Applications for ARC extensions are accepted within 3 months before the ARC expiry date. Payment of tuition fee for the next quarter is required.

3. Requirements:
  Requirements Description
(1) Application form  Downloadable from NIA website, available at NIA, or filled out through the online system.
(2) Passport-size photo Color photo with no hat, taken within the last two years.
(3) Passport Original & one photocopy each
(4) ARC
(5) Certificate of enrollment Original & one photocopy each.
Originals issued by ICLP. Please apply at Office 420 at least 2–3 working days before you plan to apply to the National Immigration Agency.
Proof of tuition fee payment for the next quarter required on certificate of enrollment.
(6) Record of attendance
(7) Proof of current residence Valid document that serves as the proof of the applicant's current residence in Taiwan. Not required if the applicant's current residence remains unchanged.
(8) Application Fee NT$1,000 for validity of every subsequent year.
►Guidelines on Residency Application for Resident Visa Holders, Extension of Residency, or Change in Residency Status (National Immigation Agency)
 

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National Immigration Agency─Taipei City Office

Address No.15, Guangzhou St., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City
MRT Xiaonanmen MRT Station, Exit 2
Phone number (02)2388-9393│English service phone number: 0800-024-111
Office Hours 08:00–17:00, Monday through Friday
Email boi@immigration.gov.tw
Website https://www.immigration.gov.tw/
 

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