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People of the Mainland China Area

How do those who were sent over to the Mainland Area to study on Government scholarships before the Government moved to Taiwan in 1949 and their spouses, who have entered into Taiwan, apply for a permanent residency?

  • Source:National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior
  • Date:2013/12/4
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I.Other special reasons.

II.Any servicemen of the Taiwan Area who were sent over to the Mainland Area for military service and have been staying there since 1945, and their spouses.

III.Any former officers or enlisted men of the armed forces captured in battle or in the execution of special missions after the Government moved to Taiwan in 1949, and their spouses.

IV.Those who were sent over to the Mainland Area to study on Government scholarships before the Government moved to Taiwan in 1949, and their spouses.

V.Any fishermen or crew and their spouses who, by reason of breakdown of their vessels, shipwreck, or force majeure, have stayed in the Mainland Area since any date by November 1, 1987 and had household registrations in the Taiwan Area before.

VI.Those who have entered into the Taiwan Area.

VII.The relevant information: the notice for people of the Mainland Area applying for permanent residency in the Taiwan Area as referred to in Article 16, Paragraph 2, Subparagraph 3-6 and Paragraph4.

Who will deliver those documents?

Apply in person or authorized any relatives within the second of kinship in the Taiwan Area, their spouses, immigration service institutions or class-A travel agencies or above to apply.

Who are eligible for application?

I.Any servicemen of the Taiwan Area who were sent over to the Mainland Area for military service and have been staying there since 1945, and their spouses.

II.Any former officers or enlisted men of the armed forces captured in battle or in the execution of special missions after the Government moved to Taiwan in 1949, and their spouses.

III.Those who were sent over to the Mainland Area to study on Government scholarships before the Government moved to Taiwan in 1949, and their spouses.

IV.Any fishermen or crew and their spouses who, by reason of breakdown of their vessels, shipwreck, or force majeure, have stayed in the Mainland Area since any date by November 1, 1987 and had household registrations in the Taiwan Area before.

Where to apply?

The local NIA service centers.

Required Documents

I.An application form for permanent residency and a photo in color taken within two years in 4.5cm length and 3.5dm width where the head is not wearing a hat, glasses with tinted lenses, clearly visible without any covering, between 3.2cm and 3.6cm of the image's total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.  The photo shall also be taken in full face and half body in front of the white background, printed out with thin glossy color paper, and shall not be modified or use photomontage.

II.A notarized certificate of birth verified by the Straits Exchange Foundation.

III.A notarized document certifying the applicant's loss of household registration in the Mainland Area verified by the Straits Exchange Foundation.   Those who cannot provide the document shall complete an affidavit and submit the original within three months after residing in Taiwan.

IV.A photocopy of certification from the Mainland Area, Resident I.D. of the Mainland Area or any supporting documents proving the applicant’s residency in the Mainland Area.  The original shall be inspected upon the collection of a photocopy.  Any certification collected shall provide a depository receipt.

V.An Exit and Entry Permit in the Taiwan Area.

VI.Letter of Guarantee: the relevant letter of guarantee for the Taiwan citizens who meet the following criteria should be provided:
1.Those who have attained the age of 20.
2.Those who have possess sufficient property or professional skills.
3.Those who do not have records in violation of Article 6, Paragraph 1 of the Regulations.
4.The guarantor shall provide a letter of guarantee with a signature or a stamp and submit it to the NIA for examination.

VII.A certified certificate of Criminal Records within 5 years issued within the recent three months and verified by the Straits Exchange Foundation.

VIII.A satisfactory health examination certificate issued by public or private hospitals accredited by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.  The certificate should be issued within the recent three months, and comply with the list of items required for health certificate on table B; pregnant women will be exempted from chest X-rays.

IX.Any certification meeting the requirements of permanent residency.

X.Other relevant supporting documents:
1.Must-have documents for approval: The original and a photocopy of a marriage certificate. The original copy will be returned after examination.  Those who have household registration recording marriage status shall be exempted.
2.Documents for case-by-case requirements: If necessary, the NIA may require the applicants to submit additional documents such as a certificate a certificate of marriage.

XI. Power of Attorney:those who authorize others to apply should attach a power of attorney and sign or stamp on the signature area for the representative of applicants.  Those who authorize travel agencies to send application and add the stamp of travel agencies or the representatives on the application form shall not provide a power of attorney due to travel agencies on behalf of applicants.

XII.Fill in the recipient's name, address, post code and telephone on the prepaid registered envelope.

Processing time

10 Working days.

Fees

Certification fee for applicants in Taiwan is NT$600 and NT$900 for applicants who are abroad.

Guidance notes

Note:

I.As referred to in Article 39, Paragraph 1 of the Regulations for people of the Mainland Area applying for joint-family long-term residency or permanent residency: if requiring corrected document, the application from those who do not correct, or make corrections incompletely or are not able to make corrections exceeding two months from the date of notifying to make correction shall be rejected.

II.As referred to in Article 39, Paragraph 1 of the Regulations for people of the Mainland Area applying for joint-family long-term residency or permanent residency: if requiring corrected document, the application from those who do not correct, or make corrections incompletely or are not able to make corrections exceeding two months from the date of notifying to make correction shall be rejected.

III.Those cannot submit a notarized certificate of the applicant's loss of original nationality within three months from the next day of issuing a permanent residency permit, the residency permit shall be revoked and the household registration shall be annulled by household registration authorities.

DON’T FORGET

The NIA’s contact number: (02)238-99983.

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  • Updated: 2013/12/4 16:36:00