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Alien Resident Certificate
Resident Visa holders are required to apply for Alien Resident Certificate and Re-entry Permit at the local office of National Immigration Agency within 15 days after their arrival.
Office for Application
For residents in Taoyuan, submit application to Taoyuan City Service Center.
Address: 1F. No.106, Sianfu Rd., Taoyuan Dist., Taoyuan City
  (Map: CGMH to Fu-Shin Rd, Taoyuan City Government)
  (MAP: Fu-Shin Rd to Taoyuan City Government)
Tel: 03-3310409    Fax: 03-3314811
Required Documents

For Exchange Students:

  1. A completed application form
  2. One 2-inch photo (please refer to the application form for the requirements of the photo)
  3. The original passport and Resident Visa and one photocopy of each (originals will be returned after verification).
  4. Student ID card stamped for the semester
  5. Enrollment Certificate and Accommodation Certificate (will be collected by IAC).
NOTE: IAC will submit the ARC application for new students abd exchange students only, please submit the above required documents to IAC by the designated date.
Application Fee
One year term: NT$1,000.
Application Procedure
Please prepare the above required documents and submit them to IAC before the designated date.
1.   Foreigners with Resident Visa, please apply for A.R.C. to the police department in your resident city within 15 days after arrival at the local county police headquarters nearest to your residence. Re-entry permit can also be applied at the same time.
2.   International students have to apply for A.R.C extension one month before the expired date. Those who don’t apply for extension, their residence will be ceased by the authorized agency, and they may be expelled from Taiwan.
3.   If your ARC expires in summer vacation (July, August and September ) when you are in other country, please apply for extension in June with yout flight ticket and all the required documents above.
Useful Link

For more information, please contact

National Immigration Agency
Office Hour: Monday ~ Friday, 08:00 ~ 17:30
TEL: (02)2388-9393
FAX: (02)2361-1598