Changing a Visitor Visa to a Resident Visa
If students intend to continue studying for more than three months in Taiwan, you may apply to change a Visitor Visa (single or multiple entries) to a Resident Visa after studying for four consecutive months at the CLC.
Applying for a Resident Visa
Step 1: Pay the tuition for the upcoming term.
Step 2: Collect required documents
Step 3: Go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at least two weeks before your current visa expires.
- Passport (valid for at least six months with blank pages)
- Two copies of Certificate of Enrollment at the CLC(with attendance record)
- A copy of Record of Study at the CLC
- Study Plan (Chinese or English)
- Proof of sufficient funding (at least NT$70,000, e.g. financial statement, exchange documents or scholarship documents)
- Health Certificate (issued within the last three months)
- Two passport-size photographs.
- NT$3,000 (NT$ 4,400 for U.S. Citizen)
Applying for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)
Step 1: Collect required documents
Step 2: Go to National Immigration Agency Taipei City (or County) Office
- Resident Visa
- Four photos
- Study Plan (for students who have studied Mandarin in Taiwan for more than two years)
- Aliens who have changed their domiciles during their residence shall register the change with National Immigration Agency Taipei City /County Office. Otherwise, you will be fined NT$3,000~5,000.
- Aliens who have a Resident Visa for more than four months should apply for National Health Insurance with an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) at the local District Office. Otherwise, you will be fined NT$3,000 ~ 15,000 and be charged with the insurance fee from the date you are qualified for application.
- The health certificate should include: an x-ray lung examination (large photo)；an HIV check；a stool examination for intestinal parasites (such as Entamoeba histolytic)；a regular medical examination (including a psychological evaluation)；And a leprosy check. Female students aged between 15 and 49 should also have a medical report showing immunity to rubella or proof of vaccination against rubella. (For more information or to find hospitals that perform health examinations, please refer to the website of the Department of Health’s Center for Disease Control).
Multiple Purpose Application Form for Foreigners
Items Required for Health Certificate (Type B)
Health Check Service (Chinese)
Information Regarding Procedures by Studying Chinese Language