Presentation on theme: "1 National Immigration Agency Regulations Governing the Visiting and Residence Status of Foreign Students."— Presentation transcript:
1 National Immigration Agency Regulations Governing the Visiting and Residence Status of Foreign Students
2 Outline VISA introduction Visitor VISA extension What is an ARC Terminate/Shorten exchange period Information you must know
3 Types of visas VISITOR VISA: Short term VISA with a permitted stay in Taiwan for 180 days RESIDENT VISA: Long term VISA with a permitted stay in Taiwan for over 180 days DIPLOMATIC VISA COURTESY VISA
34 A: Students with resident visa should apply for ARC within 15 days after arrival.
35 Q: What will happen if I do not apply ARC within 15 days of arrival?
36 A: Students with a resident visa who fail to apply for an ARC within 15 days of arrival could be fined 2,000NTD - 10,000NTD, depending on the length of the delay in submitting the application.
37 Q: Can I apply for ARC if I only have a visitor visa?
38 A: If you have a visitor visa and plan to stay in Taiwan for more than 6 months, you will need to go to Ministry of Foreign Affairs to change your visitor visa to a resident visa before applying for an ARC.
40 A: 1. At your local NIA service center Individual application: submit application at counters for foreign passport holders Group application: submit group applications at a reserved counter (advanced appointment by phone is required) 2. At your school (Registration Day Only)
41 National Immigration Agency on-campus services Services including: ARCs and ROC ID numbers (For submitting application only, other inquiries please contact Taipei City Service Center N.I.A. 02- 23889393 ext.3214) Date: September 12, 2014 (Friday) Time: 09:00-11:50, 13:30-16:00 Location: B1 of Core Subjects Classroom Building
42 Q: What documents should I prepare for applying ARC?
43 A: Documents for ARC Application Application Form Passport and Visa 1 photo (2”x 2” taken within a year and same format as Taiwan ID) Admission Letter (exchange period written on it) Proof of Registration (Student ID with registration stamp)
49 A: You should go to the local NIA Service Center and ask for a replacement for the lost ARC.
50 Q: What documents should I prepare for a replacement of the lost ARC?
51 A: Replacement for a lost ARC Application Form Passport 1 photo (2”x 2” taken within a year and same format as Taiwanese ID) Proof of Registration (Student ID with registration stamp) Declaration form; or proof reporting the lost ARC to the police
52 Q: How much should I pay for the replacement of a lost ARC?
53 A: You will be charge 500NTD to replace a lost ARC.
55 A: Reporting a lost passport Go to local NIA Service Center to report the lost passport in person. Prepare application form, 2 photos (2”x 2”), Documents used as proof of identity. Bring the Certificate of Lost Passport to the embassy or consulate of your home country to apply for a new passport. You need to go to NIA Service Center to update the information after obtaining your new passport or travel document.
56 Q: What will happen if I overstay in Taiwan?
57 A: You will be fined 2,000NTD to 10,000NTD depending on the length of overstay.
58 內政部入出國及移民署 Overstay PeriodFine Less than 11 daysNT 2,000 11~30 daysNT 4,000 31~60 daysNT 6,000 61~90 daysNT 8,000 Over 90 daysNT10,000 Fines for Overstay
59 Q: Is it possible to apply for an ARC extension if I have already overstayed?
60 A1: If you continue to study in Taiwan, and your period of overstay is less than 30 days, you may re-apply for ARC extension after paying the fine.
61 A2: If you overstayed for over 29 days, you cannot re-apply for an ARC in Taiwan. You must pay the penalty and leave Taiwan. Apply a new visa to re-enter Taiwan and submit a new ARC application again.
62 Q: Should I report to NIA if I change my address?
63 A: You should report change of address to NIA within 15 days. ARC holders who fail to do so will be fined.
64 內政部入出國及移民署 Violators can be fined from 2,000NTD to 10,000NTD. ViolationFine First offenseNT2,000 Second offenseNT5,000 Third offenseNT10,000
65 Q: What will happen if I drop out/quit school or shorten my exchange period?
66 A1: NIA will cancel your ARC if you drop out/quit or graduate early because the residential reason is no longer valid.
67 A2: In this case, you should return your ARC to the local NIA Service Center, and inform us the designated date of exiting Taiwan.