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Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)
Resident Visa holders are required to apply for the Alien Resident Certificate(ARC) and Re-entry Permit at the local service centers of National Immigration Agency within 15 days after their arrival. 
 
Photo Booth around CGMH: map , make sure to select photo for Alien Resident Certificate (居留證).
 
Local Service Center of National Immigration Agency
For residents in Taoyuan, submit application to National Immigration Agency Taoyuan City Service Center.
Address: 1F. No.106, Sianfu Rd., Taoyuan Dist.,Taoyuan City
Transportation: please download the PDF for more information.
 
Residents in other cities, please go to the local service centers in your resident cities.  
 
Required Documents 

For New Students:  

  1. application form (download ARC application form with CGU address ).
  2. One 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm color photo (please refer to the application form for the requirements of the photo). Taken within the last 12 months and in front of a white background. Printed on glossy photo quality paper.
  3. The original passport, Resident Visa and one photocopy of each (originals will be returned after verification).
  4. Enrollment Certificate and Housing Certificate (will be collected by IAC).

* Those who live off-campus, please submit the lease you signed with your landlord or the Household Registration if you live with relatives or friends.  

NOTE: IAC will submit the ARC application for new students living in Taoyuan City only, please submit the above required documents to IAC by the designated date. From the second year, please submit the application to Immigration Agency by yourselves.

For Continuing Students (extension):

  1. A completed application form (download ARC application form with CGU address ).
  2. One 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm color photo (please refer to the application form for the requirements of the photo). Taken within the last 12 months and in front of a white background. Printed on glossy photo quality paper.
  3. The original passport and ARC. One photocopy of each (originals will be returned after verification).
  4. Enrollment Certificate (can be purchased from the automatic machine on the 2nd floor, First Medical Building). Or the original student ID card and a copy of it (bring the copy to Ms. Lin of Graduate Studies Section for the stamp). (please refer to sample). 
  5. Housing Certificate (not required if your address is the same)
  • ​If youou live in CGU's dormitory, please see Ms. Wang of Housing Office  for the housing certificate.
  • Those who live off CGU campus, please use the original lease you signed with your landlord and a copy of it or the copy of Household Registration if you live with relatives or friends. 
  1. Prepaid self-addressed envelope 掛號回郵信封 (purchased at the post office, NT$29), the Immigration Service Center will send your ARC card to the address on the envelope. If you wish your ARC card to be sent to IAC, please paste CGU's address (click to download Chinese address)onto the envelope.  

NOTE: For continuing students, please submit the above required documents to the Local Immigration Service Center by yourselves one month before your ARC is expired. (For example: if your ARC expires on September 10th; the extension application can be submitted from August 10th to September 10th).   

Whose ARC will expire while you are abroad during winter or summer break, please apply for ARC extension before you leave Taiwan.  Fill out the below form and submit ARC extension application documents along with your E-ticket(return tickets) to the Taoyuan Service Center. You can use the receipt issued by National Immigration Agency as the re-entry permit to enter Taiwan if you don't receive ARC card before you leave.

Early Application for Extension of Alien Resident Certificate

For New Graduates

  1. After graduation, you may apply for ARC extension with the degree certificate(dipolma) if you wish to stay in Taiwan to search for a job.
  2. The max extension will be 6 months. CGU's Housing Section will not issue you housing certificate; you will need to find  a place to live by yourselves.  
  3. The purpose of residence will be "others" instead of study, and it CANNOT be extened again for the purpose of study.
  4. If you are accepted by another university, please use the original "admission/ acceptance letter" from that university to apply for ARC extension.  
Fee
 1-year term: NT$1,000
Application Procedure
Please prepare the required documents and go to the Taoyuan City Service Center. The process can be done in person or by a representative.
Notice

1.  If your residence address changes, please apply for information change within 15 days.

2.  International students have to apply for ARC 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 before you leave Taiwan with your flight ticket and all the required documents above.

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For more information, please contact National Immigration Agency

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