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Visitor VisaResident VisaARC

Students who have been accepted to ICLP can use the electronic copy of their admission letter to apply for a visitor visa or resident 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.
 
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 and print it out
(2) Passport
(original & photocopy)
Valid for 6 months with blank pages
(3) 2 passport-size photos Color photos with a white background taken within the last 6 months
(4) Certificate of admission issued by ICLP
(original & photocopy)
Admission Letter sent 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)
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 before their "Enter Before" date.

4. Duration of Stay:
usually 60 days or 90 days
Visitor visas with no "no extension" remarks may be extended (once or twice); the maximum duration of stay is 180 consecutive days.

 

Extension

A visitor visa for studying Chinese is usually extendable once or twice depending on the duration of stay; the maximum duration of stay is 180 consecutive days. Students can apply for an extension within 15 days before their duration of stay expires.

1. Where to apply:
National Immigration Agency

2. Requirements:
  Requirements Description
(1) Passport  
(2) Application form Downloadable from the NIA website or available at NIA.
(3) Certificate of Enrollment Please apply at Office 420 at least 2 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.
(4) Record of Attendance
 
 
 
Resident Visa

Applying for a resident visa


1. Eligibility:
(1) Holder of a valid visitor Visa for studying Chinese.
(2) Has completed at least four months of study.
(3) Has completed registration and tuition payment for at least three more months at ICLP or any Chinese language program in Taiwan accredited by the Ministry of Education.

2. Where to apply:
The Bureau of Consular Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

3. Requirements: 
Submission recommended at least 2 weeks before expiry of duration of stay.
  Requirements Description
(1) Application form Fill out an application form online
(2) Passport
(original & photocopy)
Valid for 6 months with blank pages
(3) 2 passport-size photos Color photos with a white background taken within 6 months
(4) Health certificate Issued within 3 months by one of the designated hospitals.
(Taiwan Centers for Disease Control / Diseases & Conditions / Foreigners’ Health / List of designated hospitals in Taiwan)
(5) Certificate of enrollment
(original & photocopy)
Originals issued by ICLP. Please apply at Office 420 at least 3 working days before you plan to go to the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
The student's hours of absence (including excused absences) must not exceed one-fourth of the total class hours in any quarter.
(6) Record of attendance
(original & photocopy)
(7) Transcript
(original & photocopy)
(8) Financial statement Bank statements or records of remittance, etc.
(9) Study plan Describe the motive and plan for studying Chinese
(10) Application fee About NT$5,000 (the fee is generally higher for US Citizens)

►Further details and notes (Bureau of Consular Affairs)
 
 
ARC (Alien Resident Certificate)
Holders of resident visas should apply for an ARC within 15 days upon issuance of their resident visa or entering Taiwan.

Applying for an ARC


1. Eligibility:
Resident Visa holder

2. Where to apply:
National Immigration Agency

3. Requirements:
  Requirements Description
(1) Application form  Downloadable from the NIA website or available at NIA.
(2) Passport + Resident Visa
(original & photocopy)
 
(3) One 2-inch photo Color photo with a white background taken within the last 6 months
(4) Certificate of enrollment
(original & photocopy)
Originals issued by ICLP. Please apply at Office 420 at least 2 working days before you plan to go to the National Immigration Agency.
Hours of absence in any quarter (including excused absences) must not exceed one-fourth of the total class hours.
(5) Record of attendance
(original & photocopy)
(6) Proof of current residence For example, housing contract.
(7) Application fee NT$1,000 for validity within one year
 

Extension

Applications for ARC extensions are accepted within 30 days before the ARC expiry date. Payment of tuition fee for the next quarter is required.

1. Where to apply: 
National Immigration Agency

2. Requirements:
  Requirements Description
(1) Application form  Downloadable from the NIA website or available at NIA.
(2) Passport + Resident Visa
(original & photocopy)
 
(3) ARC  
(4) Certificate of enrollment
(original & photocopy)
Originals issued by ICLP. Please apply at Office 420 at least 2 working days before you plan to go to the National Immigration Agency.
Hours of absence in any quarter (including excused absences) must not exceed one-fourth of the total class hours.
(5) Record of attendance
(original & photocopy)
 
 

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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/
 

Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Address No.2-2, 5F, Jinan Rd, Sec. 1, Taipei City
MRT NTU Hospital MRT Station, Exit 2 ; or Taipei Main Station MRT Station, Exit 8
Phone Number (02)2343-2921; (02)2343-2895; (02)2343-2850; (02)2343-2876
Office Hours 08:30–17:00, Monday through Friday
Website https://www.boca.gov.tw/

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