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Introduction to Republic of China (R.O.C.) Visa

R.O.C. visas are divided into four categories according to the purpose of entry and status of the applicants:

  1. Visitor Visas: Short-term visas, with a duration of stay of less than 180 days.
  2. Resident Visas: Long-term visas, with a duration of stay of over 180 days.
  3. Diplomatic Visas.
  4. Courtesy Visas.
Duration of Stay:
The duration a foreign national is allowed to stay in the R.O.C. after the he/she uses the visa is calculated from 12: 00 a .m. of the day following entry into the country.
  1. Duration of stay usually can be divided into 14-day, 30-day or 60-day categories. If a foreign national wishes to extend his/her duration of stay in the R.O.C, and he/she holds a 60-day visa with no restrictions, he/his should check and bring related documents to apply for an extension at the local service center of National Immigration Agency before the duration of stay expires.
  2. Resident visas without additional ed duration of stay: Applicants should apply for an Alien Resident Certification (A.R.C.) at he local service center of National Immigration Agency within 15 days of entry or of being issued a resident visa. The duration of stay should be in accordance with the time stated on down in the Alien Resident Certificate hold by the foreign national . Should a foreign national holding an A.R.C.A wish to exit and re-enter the country within the period of validity, he/she should apply for a re-entry permit along with the an A.R.C.
Entries:
Divided into two groups: single and multiple
Visa numbers:
Visitors should write their visa fill in the numbers in this section of the E/D card.
Remarks:

This refers to the code for the purpose of the applicants travel to the R.O.C. or the status of the visa applicant. A foreign national holding an A.R.C. should engage only in those activities which are in accordance with the permitted purpose of his/her visit. (List of Visa Remark Section Code)

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