Taiwan Resident Certificate (ARC)


If you are not a ROC citizen, your HR Specialist will assist you and your accompanying dependent(s) to apply for Taiwan Resident Certificate (ARC). Your ARC is your personal ID in Taiwan and it is advisable that you carry it with you at all time.

Your HR Specialist will collect the following documents from you for your ARC application:

  1. Passport
  2. Original work permit
  3. One photo (white background, shows ears and eyebrows, but not teeth)






For your accompanying dependent(s), the following documents are required:

  1. Passport
  2. One photo of each dependent (refer to spec as above)
  3. Proof of relationship: marriage certificate for your spouse, and birth certificate for each accompanying child, all notarized by the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) at the issue place of the documents.
  4. Medical checkup report (not required for visa-exempt countries): Notarized or legalized medical checkup report for each accompanying dependent (or vaccination record for children under 6 years old) by the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in your home country.
  5. Employee's original ARC (if dependent’s ARC is applied after the employee’s ARC is issued).

It takes about 10 working days to get your ARC. Before your ARC is issued, you will get a residence ID number that you can use to open a bank account. The residence ID number will be the same as your ARC ID number.

Should any of your contact information (address, passport number, etc.) change, you will need to update your ARC within 15 days of the change by applying with the local Immigration Office. Otherwise, a fine will be imposed. The ARC also serves as your re-entry permit to Taiwan. Please be sure to have your ARC with you when you are returning from an overseas trip to Taiwan.

Note: After submitting the change with the immigration office, be sure to notify your bank, phone company, Motor Vehicle Office, etc.
You also need to update your ARC information to your HR Specialist


ARC Renewal

The term of validity of the ARC will be determined in accordance with the term of validity of the work permit, and can be renewed after work permit is renewed.You need to renew the ARC before the expiry date. You will receive a notification from HR, when it is time for renewal of your ARC.