Resident-visa holder must apply for Alien Resident Certificate (abbr. ARC) via the Online Application System of National Immigration Agency within 15 days after arriving Taiwan. Late application will result in extra fine.
Visitor-visa holder must prepare the required documents to Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) in Taipei to apply for resident visa. After getting resident visa, applicant must apply for ARC via the Online Application System of National Immigration Agency within 15 days. Late application will result in extra fine.
Required documents for applying Alien Resident Certificate (ARC):
|Application form (online application system)||V||V||V|
|2-inch color photo||V||V||V|
|Valid passport (digital copy)||V||V||V|
|Valid visa (digital copy)||V|
|Valid ARC (digital copy)||V|
|Student ID card or enrollment certificate (digital copy)||V||V||V|
Proof of the residence (digital copy)
|ARC Lost certificate (hand written and signed)||V|
Update May 8, 2020:
Student resident visa holders should only apply for student ARC through the Online ARC Application System (it is open for foreign students and overseas Chinese students).
Download user manual.
After the online application and payment is completed, you will receive an email notice to pick up your ARC from
Hsinchu City Service Center, National Immigration Agency
Address: No.12, Sec. 3, Zhonghua Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu City 300, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Contact number: (03)524-3517
Address: No.15, Guangzhou St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Contact number: (02)2388-9393 / 0800-024-111