Article 21 of the Ministry of Education dictates that: "upon arrival to Taiwan, foreign students should have a minimum of four months medical insurance coverage remaining from their country of origin". Foreign students must be able to provide this documentation to the proper officials.Students who intend to stay longer than 6 months must apply for Taiwan medical insurance after receiving their resident visa. The cost of this insurance will be 750 NT per month.

The following are the recommended steps for applying:

  • Step one: Please bring your ARC (resident visa) to your local District Office.
  • District OfficesAddressTelephone
    East District Office, Chiayi CityChiayi City East District Wu Phoenix North Road No. 184 4th Floor05-2289019
    West District Office, Chiayi City The 3rd floor of No. 28, street two of Jinzhou of Chiayi 05-2840860
  • Step two: Please bring your residence permit, add insurance policy, and two passport photos, to the Central Authorities the Chiayi Liaison.
  • OrganizationAddressTelephone
    The insurance bureau of the central health - the liaison office of ChiayiRoad No. 131 Dean of Chiayi 05-2336930

The Standard Operating Process of National Health Insurance (NHI) Applicaion: