Visa

The law stipulates that the minimal course load is 12 hours per week for international students who come to Taiwan to learn Chinese. In addition, effective of September 1st, 2008, the minimal course load will be 15 hours per week. Only those who fulfill the minimal course load are eligible to apply for resident visas.
The following information about visas is provided for students' information. Please contact the Republic of China (Taiwan) Embassy or representative office in your country before heading for Taiwan.

Visa:

When you receive admission to the Division of Chinese as Second Language, National Chiayi University, please go to the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy or representative office in your country and apply for a tourist visa. Please apply for an extendable visa, which grants a 60-day stay in Taiwan, and if necessary can be extended to a 180-day stay. Please note that before the 60-day stay expires, you need to apply for an extension from the Headquarters of Chiayi Police Station. Please also note that a visa upon arrival and non-extendable visas are not appropriate for those who come to Taiwan to learn Chinese.

Resident Visa:

If you study Chinese at NCYU for four months and intend to continue for another three months, with a satisfactory attendance record and good learning attitude, you are eligible to apply for a resident visa. This grants you up to a full year stay in Taiwan upon renewal. Those who stay in Taiwan on a tourist visa for 6 months will have to leave Taiwan and apply for another visa in order to re-enter the country.

Alien Resident Certificate Application Procedures for Students of Other Nationalities:

Related Offices:

Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

OfficeAddressTelephoneFax
Southwestern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China 2 Fl, No.184, Wufeng North Rd, Chiayi city, Taiwan(R.O.C)05- 225156705- 2255199
Chiayi Office, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2th Floor, No. 184, Wufeng N. Road., East Dist., Chiayi City05-2166100
Chiayi Office, National Immigration Agency1st Floor, No. 6, West Section, Hsiangho 2nd Road, Puzi, Chiayi County05-362376305-3621731