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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:2013/11/29
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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.The relevant information: the notice for people of the Mainland Area residing in the Mainland Area or overseas 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 degree of kinship in the Taiwan Area, their spouses, immigration service institutions or class-A travel agencies or above to apply.? The certificate of kinship should be provided and returned after examination.? Only those who do not have any relatives within the second degree of kinship in the Taiwan Area are eligible to authorize others 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?

I.Applicants in the Mainland Area: authorize the relatives within the second degree of kinship in the Taiwan Area, immigration service organizations, or class-A travel agencies or above to apply to the NIA.? Only those who do not have relatives within the second degree of kinship in the Taiwan Area may authorize others.

II.Applicants in Hong Kong or Macau: apply to Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong or Macau.? The addresses are as indicated below respectively:4th Fl., Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong 4th Fl., Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong

III.Overseas applicants: apply to embassies of the ROC, representative offices, offices or other institutions authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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 issued from the Mainland Area or overseas and verified by the Straits Exchange Foundation or our overseas missions.

III.A notarized document certifying the applicant's loss of original nationality. ??Those who are living in the Mainland Area or abroad can replace it with an affidavit and submit the original after entering into Taiwan.? Those supporting documents issued from the Mainland Area or overseas shall be verified by the Straits Exchange Foundation or our overseas missions.

IV.A photocopy of valid Resident I.D. of the Mainland Area or a Mainland Residents Taiwan Pass or a passport.

V.Letter of Guarantee: the dependent relatives or the relatives within the second degree of kinship holding a household registration in Taiwan shall be the guarantors.? Guarantors should carry their own I.D. and stamps and apply for guarantee to the NIA or its local service centers.

VI.A certified certificate of Criminal Records issued within the recent three months from the mainland or overseas are required and subject to the approval of the Straits Exchange Foundation or our offices abroad.

VII.A satisfactory health examination certificate issued by hospitals for health examination for foreigners in Taiwan accredited by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.? Those who are living in the Mainland Area or abroad can replace it with an affidavit and submit the original after entering into Taiwan.? The certificate should be issued within the recent three months, and comply with the list of items required for health certificate on table B.

VIII.A certificate proving the qualifications for permanent residency, i.e., the supporting documents issued as referred to in Article 16, Paragraph 2, and Subparagraph 3-6.? Those who are spouses from the Mainland Area shall also provide the original and a photocopy of a notarized certificate of marriage.? The original shall be inspected upon the collection of a photocopy.? But those who have a household registration or a household registration transcript recording the status of marriage shall be exempted.

IX.Other relevant supporting documents: If necessary, the NIA may require the applicants to submit additional documents.

X.NT$900 is for certification fee and fill in the recipient's name and address on the prepaid registered envelope.

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.

Processing time

Ten working days.

Fees

NT$ 900 for certification fee.

Guidance notes

I.The Amendment of Article 66 of the Act Governing Relations Between Peoples of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area promulgated by Presidential Order on December 29, 1993 and implemented from December 31 for the year by the Order of the Executive Yuan has canceled the qualification of those who are lineal relatives or spouses of applicants for applying for permanent residency in Taiwan, i.e. they shall not apply for permanent residency in Taiwan.

II.Attention please.? Any persons of the Mainland Area with a household registration in Taiwan who want to return to the Mainland Area for household registration or applying for a mainland passport will be deprived of their status as the people of the Taiwan Area.? For future application for permanent residency in Taiwan, they shall apply for residency again and wait for the quota imposed.

III.A photocopy of a Mainland Residents Taiwan Pass or a passport in item 2 of the preceding required documents may only apply to those applying to come to Taiwan again.

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  • Updated: 2013/11/29 17:42:00