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Resident Visa

Resident Visa

Please refer to Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China(Taiwan) (boca.gov.tw).

Resident Visas for White Collar Workers  (2017-08-01)



  Application form

  Go to website : https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw.

  Fill out the application form online and print it out.

  Make sure the application form shows a bar code on it.

  Sign the application form.

  Two color passport-size photos   Paste on the application form two color passport-size photos with a white background taken within 6 months.
  Passport and one photocopy of the passport

  The passport must be valid for at least 6 months and there are blank pages left in it.

  One photocopy of the passport bio-page including the holder’s picture is required.

  Original and one photocopy of work permit issued by competent authorities of central government of the R.O.C. (Taiwan)

  1. Employers must apply for a work permit for the applicant from a competent authority.

  2. Remaining period of employment indicated on the work permit must be more than 6 months at the time of Resident Visa application.

  Other supporting documents

  To be decided on a case-by-case basis.

  Applicants who apply for a Resident Visa after having arrived in the R.O.C. (Taiwan) are required to present also one photocopy of the Visitor Visa and the immigration entry stamp.


Application Procedure

  1. Applicants outside of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) are advised to apply for the visa from an R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas mission.
  2. Applicants who enter the R.O.C. (Taiwan) on a non-extendable Visitor Visa for the purposes of employment, investment, business or tourism may apply for a Resident Visa 8 work days before the duration of stay expires.  The applicants may apply, without having to leave Taiwan, to the Bureau of Consular Affairs or any of its Central, Southwestern, Southern, or Eastern Taiwan Offices.


Flow Chart of Resident Visa Application



The Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Address:3-5F, 2-2, Sec.1, Jinan Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100219, Taiwan(R.O.C.)

TEL:(+886) 2-2343-2888

Visa application:(+886) 2-2343-2876、(+886) 2-2343-2850、(+886) 2-2343-2895、(+886) 2-2343-2921

Location: Boca Taipei Headquarter   Central Taiwan Office   Southwestern Taiwan Office   Southern Taiwan Office   Eastern Taiwan Office   Taoyuan Airport Office