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Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

Please refer to https://www.immigration.gov.tw/5475/5478/141465/141808/141970/.

How does a foreigner renew or apply for an ARC? (Serial No. 0902)  (


Receiving units : The local NIA’s service center 


National Immigration Center Service Center

Hsinchu County Service Center  

  • address:1F., No.133, Sanmin Rd., Zhubei City, Hsinchu County 302, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Tel:03-551-9905
  • fax:03-551-9452

Prospective applicants :

     1. A foreign national who obtains Alien Resident Certificates (hereinafter ARC) after entering Taiwan by the inspection of National Immigration Agency with a valid passport or a valid travel document(s) under the visa waiver program, or holding a visitor visa.

     2. A foreign national who enters Taiwan with a residency visa, and modifies the reasons of residency to be joining family, employment or investment.

Required documents (verify the original and take its copy) :

     1. A completed application form

     2. ARC (the first petitioner shall appear at the local service center personally)

     3. A passport with resident visa. ( A foreign national applying for modifications in the reasons for residency pursuant to Paragraph 2 of Article 23 of the Act, is exempt from being examined for an entry visa)

     4. Related documents for residency :
         Employment or investment (Including foreign nationals applying for modifying reasons of residency pursuant to Paragraph 2 of Article 23 of the Act) : An approval letter issued by the competent authority and an In-service Certificate

     5. One 2’’ x 2’’ colored photo, front head and shoulder, taken within six months

     6. A foreign national who applies for an ARC reissuing shall submit Declaration of Loss of ARC or a Crime Report

     7. Fees :
       (1) One-year term : NT$1,000
       (2) Two-year term : NT$2,000
       (3) Three-year term : NT$3,000
       (4) Overseas Chinese students : NT$500

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