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Application for Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate (for People with ROC Nationality)

1.The Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate is issued by the Overseas Community Affairs Council to overseas compatriots of the ROC who return to Taiwan to make an investment, buy and sell real estate, receive an inheritance, open bank accounts, pay taxes, take exams, enter and reside in Taiwan, etc. 2.An ROC national who resides in a foreign country and meets any of the following criteria may apply for the Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate:  (1)He/she currently resides in a country or region granting permanent residency and meets the following requirements:   A.Has gained permanent residency in such a place of overseas residence;   B.Has lived overseas for a cumulative total of at least four (4) years;   C.Has spent six (6) consecutive months in such a place of overseas residence or spent at least eight (8) months each year in the last two (2) years in such a place of overseas residence.  (2)He/she currently resides in a country or region that does not grant permanent residency, or where it is difficult for foreigners to obtain permanent residency, and meets the following requirements:   A.Has gained temporary residency in such a place of overseas residence for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible for extension of residency;   B.Has lived overseas for a cumulative total of at least four (4) years;   C.Has spent six (6) consecutive months in such a place of overseas residence or spent at least eight (8) months each year in the last two (2) years in such a place of overseas residence.  (3)He/she departed from Taiwan, has legally stayed in his/her place of overseas residence for ten (10) consecutive years, has been legally employed in such a place of overseas residence for four (4) years or more, and is eligible for further extension of residency. 3.Level of difficulty in gaining a country's permanent residency, as referred to in Subparagraph 2 above, is determined by the OCAC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who update the list every year online and on the Executive Yuan Gazette.

Application for Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate (for People with ROC Nationality) 發佈單位:僑務委員會
application instructions
(申請說明)
1.The Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate is issued by the Overseas Community Affairs Council to overseas compatriots of the ROC who return to Taiwan to make an investment, buy and sell real estate, receive an inheritance, open bank accounts, pay taxes, take exams, enter and reside in Taiwan, etc.
2.An ROC national who resides in a foreign country and meets any of the following criteria may apply for the Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate:
 (1)He/she currently resides in a country or region granting permanent residency and meets the following requirements:
  A.Has gained permanent residency in such a place of overseas residence;
  B.Has lived overseas for a cumulative total of at least four (4) years;
  C.Has spent six (6) consecutive months in such a place of overseas residence or spent at least eight (8) months each year in the last two (2) years in such a place of overseas residence.
 (2)He/she currently resides in a country or region that does not grant permanent residency, or where it is difficult for foreigners to obtain permanent residency, and meets the following requirements:
  A.Has gained temporary residency in such a place of overseas residence for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible for extension of residency;
  B.Has lived overseas for a cumulative total of at least four (4) years;
  C.Has spent six (6) consecutive months in such a place of overseas residence or spent at least eight (8) months each year in the last two (2) years in such a place of overseas residence.
 (3)He/she departed from Taiwan, has legally stayed in his/her place of overseas residence for ten (10) consecutive years, has been legally employed in such a place of overseas residence for four (4) years or more, and is eligible for further extension of residency.
3.Level of difficulty in gaining a country's permanent residency, as referred to in Subparagraph 2 above, is determined by the OCAC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who update the list every year online and on the Executive Yuan Gazette.
application procedure
(申辦程序)
Bring the required documents and apply in person to the Overseas Community Affairs Council counter
contact
(聯絡窗口)
Office:Certificate Section, Department of Policy Research and Development, Overseas Community Affairs Council
Contact person:Chang, Chia-sheng
Phone:(02)2327-2929
Fax:(02)2356-6385
Address:3F., No.5, Xuzhou Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 10055, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
documents required
(應備證件)
1.Application form;
2.Personal identification, including the household registration transcript, the household certificate, the national identification card, the ROC (Taiwan) passport, or identity documents issued by other countries;
3.Overseas residence certificate;
4.Documents of duration of stay in your overseas residence;
5.Documents to prove you have Taiwan nationality;
6.Other relevant documents.
working day
(作業天數)
Half a day
remarks
(備註)
1.Adults aged over 18 or married minors under 18 can apply for an Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate or Overseas Compatriot Identity Endorsement on their own.
2.Minors who are over 7 years old but under 18 need to present a written consent by a legal guardian when applying for an Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate or Overseas Compatriot Identity Endorsement.
3.Minors who are under 7 years old or persons under guardianship need their legal guardians to apply for Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate or Overseas Compatriot Identity Endorsement on their behalf.
4.When there are more than two legal guardians, the consent or application can be carried out by any one of the guardians; when a legal guardian cannot apply in person, he/she can appoint an agent to make the application.
reference url
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