If entering Taiwan on a RESIDENT VISA (or those who have obtained a Resident Visa in Taiwan after a change of visa):

You are required to apply for an ALIEN RESIDENT CERTIFICATE (ARC) and RE-ENTRY PERMIT at the local office of Ministry of Interior National Immigration Agency within 15 days of your arrival.

Requirements of applying for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Re-Entry Permit:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Passport valid for at least 6 months (original and one photocopy)
  3. One 4.5 by 3.5 inch head & shoulder photo in color with a white background (taken within the last six months)
  4. Original student ID and one photocopy
  5. Certificate of enrollment
  6. Residence Certificate in Taiwan (Housing contract in Taiwan)
  7. Application fee: NT$1,000 (ARC needs to be extended each year.)
  8. Other supporting documents may also be requested by the office of National Immigration Agency, Ministry of Interior. For example, official proofs/documents for MOFA scholarship holders or ICDF scholarship recipients.


  1. After you get your ARC, please check your name, date of birth, gender, address, and date of issue.
  2. You must to apply for ARC extension at the local Immigration Office within 30 days before the expiration date. Failure to do so will be fined NT$2000-10000.
  3. Alien who have changed their residence address shall register the change with related documents at the local Immigration Office within 15 days. Failure to do so will be fined NT$2000-10000. 
  4. With unchanged reason of stay from previous application, alien overstaying for less than 30 days can re-apply for resudence after being fined(NT$2000-10000). Extended period of overstaying will result in ban from future entry tio Taiwan.
  5. Please update your ARC information to Office of International Student Service.

Contact Information

Taipei City Immigration Office (National Immigration Agency)
Office Hours: Monday ~ Friday 08:00-17:00
1FL., No.15, Guangjhou St., Taipei, Taiwan 100
Tel:+886-2-2388-9393, +886-2-2389-9983
Website: is external)

Taoyuan County Immigration Office
Office Hours: Monday ~ Friday  08:00-17:00
1 FL., No. 106, Sianfu Rd., Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County , Taiwan, 330
Tel:+886-3-331-4830, +886-3-331-0409, +886-3-331-1098, +886-3-331-8243
Website: is external)

Ming Chuan University Office of International Student Service -Taipei Campus (Ms. Nancy Wang)
Tel:+886-2-2882-4564 ext. 2697, 2698
Fax:+886-2-2882-4564 (After the tone, please dial 2699)

Ming Chuan University Office of International Student Service -Taoyuan Campus(Ms. Betty Chuang)
Tel:+886-3-350-7001 ext. 3311, 5313