Alien Resident Certificate (ARC), also known as Taiwan Residence Permit, allows expatriates to live in Taiwan long-term. If the expatriate’s work period is over 6 months, will need to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC). Resident Visa holders are required to apply for ARC at the city/county police headquarters nearest to their residence in Taiwan within 15 days after their arrival.

Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) is the certificate issued by the Ministry of the Interior that certifies the holder can have a valid certificate in Taiwan. ARC can be applied for a maximum of 3 years each time. Besides the residency, ARC is also one of the criteria documents for the Taiwan driver’s license and opening bank account.

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