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Date of Commencement: October 1, 2003
Code Reason or capacity Qualification
A
1. Managerial-level staff engaged (as office employees) by, or investing in, foreign companies recognized under the Corporate Law of the ROC
2. Fulfilling agreements or contracts
3. Foreign cultural or artistic groups performing in the ROC
1. Employment as permitted Under Clauses 1 to 7 and 11 of Item 1 of Article 46 of the Employment Service Law;
2. Applicable to Article 19, V of the Implementation Regulations of the Employment Service Law;
3. Applicable to the Ministry of Educationˇ¦s Regulations Governing the Permission and Management of Foreign Nationals Employed for Artistic Performances; or
4. With the permission of other competent authorities at the central-government level
B Business Engaged in commercial activities
P

Touring, visiting, 

visiting relatives

Undertaking non-commercial or unremunerated work, general social visits, touring, and other activities for which permits are not required
DC Diplomats and consular officials stationed in the ROC, and their dependents Foreign missions referred to Article 2 of the Privileges and Immunities of Diplomatic Missions and their Staff in the Republic of China Act
Officers of intergovernmental organizations in the ROC, and their dependents Foreign missions referred to Article 2 of the Privileges and Immunities of Diplomatic Missions and their Staff in the Republic of China Act
FO Employees of foreign institutions stationed in the ROC, and their dependents Foreign missions referred to Article 2 of the Privileges and Immunities of Diplomatic Missions and their Staff in the Republic of China Act
FD Contract employees of foreign  institutions stationed in the ROC, and their dependents In accordance with Article 49 of the Employment Service Law
ER Cases of emergency rescue In accordance with Subparagraph 4 of Article 7 of the Enforcement Regulations for the Issuance of Visas to Foreign Passport Holders
IM Participating in international conferences, Commercial, Exhibitions or other events An ˇ§international conferenceˇ¨ is a multilateral meeting involving parties from three or more countries, yet which is not necessarily organized by an international organization
FS Foreign students Pursuing studies in accordance with the Regulations Governing Foreign Students Studying in the Republic of China at institutions
FC Overseas Chinese students Holding foreign passports and pursuing studies in accordance with the Regulations Governing Overseas Chinese Students Studying in the Republic of China
FR Conducting research
1.

Studying Chinese

2. Pursuing religious studies in accordance with the Ministry of the Interiorˇ¦s Instructions for Foreign Nationals Wishing to Apply for a Visa to Pursue Religious Studies in the ROC
3. Other permitted research activities
FT Undertaking internships or training courses
1. Undertaking internships at foreign institutions in the ROC, or with the permission of the competent Central Government authorities
2. Training must be ratified by the Ministry of Economic Affairsˇ¦ Investment Commission (Applications to train workers will be made in accordance with the Principles Governing Local Enterprises that have Invested Abroad, or Moved Manufacturing Operations Offshore).
FL Foreign workers Foreign workers coming to the ROC in accordance with Subsections 8 to 10 of Article 46 of the Employment Service Law
R Religious advocacy Implemented in accordance with the Employment Service Law
TS Foreign spouses of ROC nationals with household registration in Taiwan  
TC Foreign minors who are the children of ROC nationals with household registration in Taiwan Single persons under the age of 20
OS Foreign spouses of ROC nationals without household registration in Taiwan  
OC Foreign minors who are the children of ROC nationals without household registration in Taiwan Single persons under the age of 20
HS Foreign spouses of Hong Kong or Macau residents Foreign spouses of Hong Kong or Macau residents who have legally acquired residence in Taiwan
HC Foreign minors who are the children of Hong Kong or Macau residents Single persons under the age of 20 who are the children of Hong Kong, or Macau residents who have legally acquired residence in Taiwan
SC Foreign spouses of persons from the mainland area Foreign spouses of persons from the mainland area who have acquired residence in Taiwan
CC Foreign minors who are the children of persons from the mainland area Single persons under the age of 20 who are the children of persons from the mainland area.
SF Foreign spouses of foreign nationals Foreign spouses of foreign nationals who have legally acquired residence in Taiwan
CF Foreign minors who are the children of foreign nationals Persons under the age of 20 who are the unmarried children of foreign nationals who have legally acquired residence in Taiwan
J International exchanges Academic and cultural exchanges based on treaties or agreements, or permitted by central government agencies
V Volunteers Permitted by the competent authorities in accordance with Subsections 1 and 11 of Paragraph 1 of Article 46 of the Employment Service Law and the Provisions of the Volunteer Service Law
O Persons engaged on official duties Diplomatic and courtesy visas issued in accordance with Articles 6 and 7 of the Enforcement Regulations for the Issuance of Visas to Foreign Passport Holders
T Travelers in transit  Staying briefly at an airport or port before traveling on to other countries or areas
TR Changing a visitor visa to a resident visa Originally entering Taiwan on a  visitor visa
VF Changing visa-exempt status to a visitor visa Visa-exempt entry into Taiwan
VL Changing a landing visa to a visitor visa Entering Taiwan on a landing visa
WH Persons undertaking part-time vacation employment According to Subsection 2 of Paragraph 1 of Article 19 of the Enforcement Rules of the Employment Service Law, no working permit is required
X Others Visiting (residing in) Taiwan with the permission of the competent authorities
Note:

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