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Visa

Foreigners holding resident visa or changing to resident visa should go to local immigration service center to apply for alien resident certificates within 15 days counted from the next day of arrival or the next day of receiving resident visa in Taiwan. (Otherwise, the penalty will be NT$2,000-10,000.)

Visa Regulation and Alien Resident Certificate(ARC)

There are two types of visas the students may apply for to enter the Republic of China (Taiwan): visitor visa and resident visa. For the most updated information, please contact Taiwan Representative Office or Embassy in your country or refer to the following government websites: MULTIPLE-PURPOSE APPLICATION FORM FOR FOREIGNERS

Visitor Visa

Foreign nationals who hold valid passports or other legal travel documents and intend to stay in the Republic of China (Taiwan) for less than six months may apply for visitor visa.

Resident Visa

Foreign nationals who hold ordinary passports or other legal travel documents and intend to stay in the Republic of China (Taiwan) for more than six months may apply for resident visa.

#Important Visa Information for Students in Mandarin Studies Program

With visitor visa, students who have entered Taiwan and attended Mandarin Studies Program for more than four months, and intend to continue and register for another term of at least three months, need to change their visa status to a resident visa either with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Taipei or with Taiwan Representative Office or the Embassy in your country. 

#Visa Extension and Visa Status Change

1.Students holding visitor visa and wishing to stay more than 6 months after their arrival should apply  for changing to resident visa with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

2.Students holding visitor visa and wishing to stay less than 6 months are not required to change their visa status. However, if they intend to stay longer than their visa expiration date, they do need to apply for visa extensions through National Immigration Agency before the expiration date.

#Visa Exempt Entry and Landing Visa

The duration of stay for Visa Exempt Entry and Landing Visa are not extendable. They are for 30 days only starting from the next day of arrival.