Resident-visa holder must apply for Alien Resident Certificate (abbr. ARC) in Hsinchu City Service Center of National Immigration Agency within 15 days after arriving Taiwan.
Visitor-visa holder must prepare the required documents to Bureau of Consular affairs in Taipei to apply for resident visa. After getting resident visa, applicant must apply for ARC in Hsinchu City Service Center of National Immigration Agency within 15 days.
Required documents for applying Alien Resident Certificate (ARC):
|Application form (applicant can obtain in the service center)||V||V||V|
|2-inch color photo||V||V||V|
|Valid passport (Original and copy)||V||V||V|
|Valid visa (Original and copy)||V|
|Valid ARC (Original and copy)||V|
|Student ID card or enrollment certificate (Original and copy)||V||V||V|
Proof of the residence
|ARC Lost certificate||V|
Update May 8, 2020:
Online ARC Application System is now open for foreign students and overseas Chinese students!
Download user manual.
It is suggested to submit your application online to avoid waiting in long queue at the service center.
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