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Replacing a lost or stolen passport

1. If a passport is lost or stolen in the R.O.C.: Applicants must present their R.O.C. National Identification Card when reporting a lost or stolen passport at any police station in the R.O.C. A Lost Passport Report must be obtained from a police department to apply for a replacement passport. 2. If a passport is lost or stolen abroad (including in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macao): Applicants must return to the R.O.C. before applying for a replacement passport. 3. A regular replacement passport is only valid for five years. Replacement passports issued to persons under the age of 14 at the time of application are valid for three years. 4. The regular passport application fee in the R.O.C. is NT$1,300 per person. For applicants under the age of 14 at the time of application, the fee is NT$900 per person. 5. For unmarried applicants under the age of 18 at the time of application and applicants under guardianship, a parent or legal guardian must sign the application form, attach a photocopy of the signer’s R.O.C. National Identification Card to the form, and present the signer’s National ID Card for inspection. If the applicant’s parents are not married or if the applicant has been assigned a legal guardian, the parent or legal guardian must present an R.O.C. National ID Card and proof of guardianship. (e.g., a Household Certificate or Household Registration Transcript issued within three months of the passport application date). 6. Applicants should apply in person or request that a legal proxy submit the application on their behalf. For this purpose, legal proxies are limited to the following: relatives (including same-sex partners with a valid marriage license), persons belonging to the same institution, school, company, or organization as the applicant, and consolidated or Class-A travel agencies approved by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Tourism Bureau. A notarized power of attorney document is required for any legal proxy other than those listed above. 7. If an applicant’s lost or stolen passport is recovered after being reported lost, the passport is still considered lost. It is not possible to withdraw the police report, and the lost passport is invalid for further use. However, should the applicant recover the lost passport before issuance of the replacement passport, the recovered passport may be presented to the issuing authorities and the validity period of the replacement passport shall be extended to the date of expiry of the original passport.

Replacing a lost or stolen passport 發佈單位:外交部領事事務局
application instructions
(申請說明)
1. If a passport is lost or stolen in the R.O.C.:

Applicants must present their R.O.C. National Identification Card when reporting a lost or stolen passport at any police station in the R.O.C. A Lost Passport Report must be obtained from a police department to apply for a replacement passport.
2. If a passport is lost or stolen abroad (including in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macao):

Applicants must return to the R.O.C. before applying for a replacement passport.
3. A regular replacement passport is only valid for five years. Replacement passports issued to persons under the age of 14 at the time of application are valid for three years.
4. The regular passport application fee in the R.O.C. is NT$1,300 per person. For applicants under the age of 14 at the time of application, the fee is NT$900 per person.
5. For unmarried applicants under the age of 18 at the time of application and applicants under guardianship, a parent or legal guardian must sign the application form, attach a photocopy of the signer’s R.O.C. National Identification Card to the form, and present the signer’s National ID Card for inspection. If the applicant’s parents are not married or if the applicant has been assigned a legal guardian, the parent or legal guardian must present an R.O.C. National ID Card and proof of guardianship. (e.g., a Household Certificate or Household Registration Transcript issued within three months of the passport application date).
6. Applicants should apply in person or request that a legal proxy submit the application on their behalf. For this purpose, legal proxies are limited to the following: relatives (including same-sex partners with a valid marriage license), persons belonging to the same institution, school, company, or organization as the applicant, and consolidated or Class-A travel agencies approved by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Tourism Bureau. A notarized power of attorney document is required for any legal proxy other than those listed above.
7. If an applicant’s lost or stolen passport is recovered after being reported lost, the passport is still considered lost. It is not possible to withdraw the police report, and the lost passport is invalid for further use. However, should the applicant recover the lost passport before issuance of the replacement passport, the recovered passport may be presented to the issuing authorities and the validity period of the replacement passport shall be extended to the date of expiry of the original passport.
application procedure
(申辦程序)
1. Applicants should submit the completed regular passport application form and all other documents in person at BOCA Taipei Headquarters or a MOFA branch office.
2. Applicants may request that a legal proxy appear in person with the completed regular passport application form and all other necessary documents at BOCA Taipei Headquarters or a MOFA branch office.
contact
(聯絡窗口)
BOCA Taipei Headquarters:
Tel: (+886) 02-2343-2807/2808
Add: 1-3F, No. 2-2, Sec. 1, Jinan Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 100

Central Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: (+886) 04-2251-0799
Add: 1F, No. 503, Sec. 2, Liming Rd., Nantun Dist., Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 408

Southern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: (+886) 07-715-6600
Add: 3-4F, No. 6, Zhengnan St., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 802

Eastern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: (+886) 03-833-1041
Add: 6F, No. 371, Zhongshan Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 970

Southwestern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: (+886) 05-225-1567
Add: 2F-1, No. 184, Wufeng North Rd., East Dist., Chiayi City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 600
documents required
(應備證件)
1. If a passport is lost or stolen
in the R.O.C.:
a. Any other required documents
b. Lost Passport Report (original)
2. If a passport is lost or stolen
abroad (including in the
People’s Republic of China,
Hong Kong, and Macao):
a. Any other required documents
b. An entry permit for R.O.C. nationals stating that the passport has been lost or a Household Registration Transcript confirming household registry
working day
(作業天數)
The standard processing time for regular passport applications is five business days.
2. Expedited processing is available at additional cost. A four-business-day processing fee is an additional NT$300, a three-business- day processing fee is an additional NT$600, and a two-business- day processing fee is an additional NT$900.

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