Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Resident visa for foreign students
Visa online application
Required Documents :
1. One completed application form
2. Passport with Resident Visa
3. Student ID card or Enrollment Verification (original and copy)
4. One photo (A color photo with a glossy finish taken with a white background within the past year that should be 4.5cm x 3.5cm with an image of the head that should not be shorter than 3.2cm or longer than 3.6cm from the top of the head to the chin.)
5. Fee: NT$1,000- one year term.
Notes: Expired ARCs must be handed in when applying for extensions application:
Applicants should prepare all required documents and go to the local National Immigration Agency service center (where applicant's residence address locates) to apply IN PERSON. If not in person, the applicant will need to have a representative and sign at the bottom of the application form to authorize this person to handle the application process on their behalf.
Hsinchu Office of National Immigration Agency : No.12, Zhong Hua Rd, Sec 3, Hsinchu City/ Tel: 03-5243517 ; 5247357 ; 5246552 ; 5245978
National Immigration Agency.
Address: NO.15, GUANGJHOU ST., JHONGJHENG DISTRICT, TAIPEI CITY 100-66, TAIWAN
Tel :( 886 2) 2388-9393
Health care coverage is extremely important. International students should note that after completing registration at the university and receiving their ARC, there is a six-month waiting period before they can participate in Taiwan’s National Health Insurance program. During this six-month period, international students will need to have insurance coverage, and can apply for temporary coverage for foreign nationals at the Division of General Student Affairs.
International student health insurance is NT$3,000 per month for the six months of its duration.
Once students are eligible to participate in Taiwan’s National Health Insurance coverage, the insurance fees will be NT$749 per month.
All those who have international student insurance coverage can receive medical services by showing their proof of insurance at the University Clinic on campus. There will be a basic NT$150 charge and other charges may apply for special medication that exceeds the insurance coverage.National Health Insurance Coverage Scope:
National Health Insurance coverage includes clinic visit, regular check-ups, hospital stays, and the child birth.
If an international student transfers from another university or organization to NTHU, they need to send their insurance history to the Division of General Affairs to complete the insurance transfer.
Additional Insurance for Spouse:
Once enrolled in Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Program, international students may apply for National Health Insurance for their spouse at the Division of General Affairs. Unfortunately, spouses are not eligible for coverage under the short-term international student insurance policy.
If you have any questions regarding insurance, please contact the Division of General Affairs:
Tel: (03) 5715131 ext. 33429
In case of emergency, you may also attempt to contact the Northern Region Branch of the Bureau of National Health Insurance:
Address: 525 Chungshan East Rd. Sec. 3, 32005 Chungli City, Taoyuan County
Northern Region Branch operating hours: 8:30-12:30 AM/ 1:30-15:30 PM (Information Center on first floor is unavailable during lunch break)
National Health Insurance information services free calling number: 0800-030598
Administrative Office on Campus
|Division of Registration, NTHU||ext.31390|
|Division of Curriculum, NTHU||ext.31393|
|Clinic of NTHU||ext.62088|
|Computer & Communication Center||ext. 31000|
|Language Center||ext. 34423|
|Campus Security||ext. 33333|
|Division of Cashier||ext. 31361|
Ｗorking & Visa Information
|Ministry of Labor|
|National Immigration Agency|
|Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs|