Foreign students enrolling in degree programs at NCCU should apply for resident visas (purpose of entry: academic study) through their local Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO).
Foreign students entering Taiwan with a visitor visa must apply for a resident visa at the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) in Taipei before their visitor visa expires.
For detailed visa application information, please clik the link.
For those already in Taiwan
Alien Resident Certificate(ARC)
Foreign students entering Taiwan on a resident visa are required to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) online within 15 days of their arrival. Failure to apply on time may incur a fine of NTD2,000-10,000.
Foreign students who apply for resident visa from BOCA must apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) online within 15 days after receiving their visa. Failure to apply on time may incur a fine of NTD2,000-10,000.
Use the bilingual (Chinese and English) National Immigration Agency (NIA) “Student Online Application System” to apply for and/or extend your Alien Resident Certificate (ARC). The system can also be used to amend personal information regarding passport data and residence information. ARC applications submitted online are typically processed in 5 working days, as opposed to 10 working days for applications submitted in person.
Online Application System: Click the link.
To facilitate the online application process, the Office of International Cooperation (OIC) has compiled a step-by-step guide (First Time Application) (Extension), including detailed instructions on how to apply for your ARC or extend your ARC, along with other useful tips.
For further information on ARC application processes and requirements, contact the Taipei City Service Center of the National Immigration Office.