Current Students - ARC Extension
In order to allow foreign and overseas Chinese students to attend college and above in Taiwan, the students shall apply for a resident visa at an overseas Taiwan embassy before applying through the online registration and certification system for a resident visa at the National Immigration Agency of the Ministry of the Interior after arriving in Taiwan.
Any student with foreign nationality but not yet approved for naturalization in Taiwan may hold an admission permit/notice or certificate of enrollment and registration to fill out an application.
Foreign and overseas Chinese students who wish to attend school in Taiwan may apply through the online registration and certification system with an admission permit/notice or certificate of enrollment and registration provided by the attending school within 15 days after arriving in Taiwan.
After acquiring a residence permit upon arriving in Taiwan and getting enrolled, the foreign and overseas Chinese students who need to extend their stay in Taiwan due to academic requirements shall apply for a residence permit renewal online within 30 days before the residence permit expires.
After acquiring a residence permit upon arriving in Taiwan and getting enrolled, the foreign and overseas Chinese students who need to change their residence permit content shall apply for a residence permit alteration online.
Inquiry for Application Progress
After filling out and submitting an online application form, the foreign and overseas Chinese students may receive a set of confirmation numbers composed of 12-digit numbers. By gaining access to "application progress inquiry" under "progress inquiry", the students may key-in the conditions for inquiry so that the system will generate the relevant information automatically for the applicant to keep track of the progress.
Inquiry for Priority
After filling out and submitting out an online application form, the foreign and overseas Chinese students may receive a set of confirmation numbers composed of 12-digit numbers. By gaining access to the “priority” section, the students may select from a wide range of services provided by the system to keep track of the progress.
After the online application is reviewed and approved by the National Immigration Agency, please make your payment for the residence permit within 5 working days, with application content and price listed below:
Price of a one-year residence permit for foreign students: NT$1,000.
Price of a two-year residence permit for foreign students: NT$2,000.
Price of a three-year residence permit for foreign students: NT$3,000.
Price for alteration or re-issuance of residence permit: NT$500.
The system provides multi-payment options such as "international credit card", "ATM online", "virtual account payment", "e-government payment platform", and "payment at the four major convenience stores in Taiwan". Regarding the payment option of "International Credit Card", this platform does not support China UnionPay and American Express, and only JCB, VISA, MasterCard credit cards are used for online payment. After the payment is completed, no refund will be made.
6.E-residence Permit and Receipt Download
After the application is reviewed and approved by the National Immigration Agency and after the payment is made, foreign and overseas Chinese students who file the application will receive an e-mail automatically sent by the system informing that the e-residence permit and receipt are ready for download. By signing in to the system, the foreign and overseas Chinese students are able to download their e-residence permits and receipts from "e-residence permit download" and "receipt download" in the "download section". Take the e-receipt to the service station in exchange for the IC card as a residence permit.
*ARC Renewal can only be processed prior one month before the expiration date. If you wish to renew ARC earlier than that, you just need to submit proof (ex: Air Ticket) to prove that you cannot renew your ARC during the days.
Taichung City Office, National Immigration Agency
1F., No.22, Wenxin S. 3rd Rd., Nantun Dist., Taichung City
Information for foreigners in Taiwan ( 4 Language supported: Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Thai)