Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) 外僑居留證
Manual Application 紙本申請
The alien resident certificate servesis acts as an identification card for international students living in Taiwan. So, it is very important that you keep it properly and pay attention to its expiry date.
(1) Required Documents 應備文件
a. An application form (download the attached file, print out and fill up the details)
b. Alien resident certificate (except for first-time applicants)
c. 2-inch photo (2 photos for first-time applicants; 1 photo for ARC extension applicants.)
d. Original Passport and Resident Visa and one copy of each
e. An original copy and a photocopy of student ID or study certificate (first-time applicants are allowed to use Letter of Acceptance instead. National Immigration Agency will issue alien resident certificate with one-month validity for them. Students with temporary ARC can extend their ARC to one-year validity).
a. 申請表 1 份。(請下載附件，影印並填表)
c. 2 吋照片（初次申請者須 2 張、延長居留期限換證者須 1 張）
d. 護照及居留簽證正、影本各 1 份
e. 學生證或在學證明書正、影本各 1 份（初次申請者，得以錄取通知書替代，移民署將會先核發 1 個月效期之外僑 居留證，俟註冊取得學生證後再辦理展延居留期限至 1年）
(2) Application Processing time 辦理時間
About 14 working days 約 14 個工作天
(3) Application procedure 申請程序
The application should be carried out by the applicant personally or the consignee with the mentioned files at the local service offices of the National Immigration Agency. Declaration of entrustment should be written on the application form or a letter of authorization should be attached for the entrusted party. The first-time applicant is required to complete the application in person.
(4) Fees 費用
NTD$ 1000 (1-year of residence), NTD$ 2000 (2-year of residence), NTD$3000 (3-year of residence).
新臺幣 1,000 元（1 年期），新臺幣 2,000 元（2 年期），新臺幣 3,000 元（3 年期）。
(5) Other Rules and Regulations 其他相關規定
For details please contact National Immigration Agency詳細相關規定請洽「內政部入出國及移民署」：
No.15, Guangjhou St., Jhongjheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan 100
Taipei service office Office Hour
Monday to Friday 8 :00~17:00
|Information for Foreigners in Taiwan Domestic Landline
|(02) 2388-3929 0800-024-111 (English, Japanese, and Mandarin services available)
(6) Notice 注意事項
The following affairs are in regard to your right in Taiwan, please note the following:
a. If you enter Taiwan with Resident Certificate Visa or for those who change your Visa to Resident Visa (RV) in Taiwan, you should apply for ARC (alien resident certificate) on the second day upon your entry or within 15 days after the Date of Issuance of your RV. You should also apply Re-entry Permit when you apply for ARC, in case one would like to leave and re-enter Taiwan within Visa Validity.
b. Visa extension should be applied for at least one month earlier before the expiry date. You can have your visa extension application to be advanced to June 1st in case the expiry date is in July, Auguest, and September.
c. Applicants who apply for a new alien resident certificate due to loss or damage should pay NTD$ 500 for renewal.
d. Applicants who fail to apply for the extension of residence within validity will be asked to leave Taiwan and the resident qualification will be canceled.
e. For students who are holding ARC for pursuing study in our university will have no reason to stay in Taiwan in the case of expulsion from school or temporary suspension of studies as a result of loss of student identity. Given the above circumstance, your ARC will be invalid in 15 days upon our report to the National Immigration Agency. Therefore, you shall be leaving Taiwan ASAP or you will be imposed a penalty.
f. Graduates are allowed to stay fully to the deadline of ARC, and are eligible to extend the duration of stay to the 30th of September of the year.
a. 持居留簽證入境台灣或在台灣境內改換發居留簽證者，應於入境次日或居留簽證簽發日起 15 天內向居留地之內政部移民署各縣（市）服務站申請外僑居留證及回台簽證，以免您想在簽證期限內出境後再入境。
e. 持外僑居留證之本校退學、休學之學生，將自動被取消學籍，並失去居留台灣之正當性。鑑於上述情況，本校將通報內政部移民署，而您的外僑居留證也將於通報日起 15天後失效，因此，您必須立即離開台灣，否則將被處以罰鍰。
Online Application 網上申請
Please visit the link below for most recent information. 請到以網址以查詢申請辦法
Please select "I want to apply" at the bottom of the of the above URL website.
Students are required to register for an ID to proceed with the online application process.
Once log-in with the ID, please choose "First Time Application of ARC" under "Application" Bar and upload the neccessary documents and pay the the application fees.
You may keep track with the application progress through "Case Status Check", if you are full-time students do apply for ARC card (electornic ARC for exchange students that valid for 6 months only).
Once the application was approved you have to visit National Immigration Agency personally for card collection. (you may choose the collection venue through online system).