Taitung is blessed with beautiful mountain and coastal landscapes where people live a simple and happy life. It’s no wonder why so many people want to live in Taitung. Here are a few different options if you would like to extend your vacation here a little bit longer!

Long-Term Residence

Suitable for:

People who intend to stay in Taitung with relatives, or those who plan to invest in property in Taitung.

Eligibility:

You are eligible to apply if you have a valid 60 day duration visa to stay in Taiwan and meet one of the following criteria below: *Special non-extendable visa or visas with special restrictions issued by the authority will not be applicable here.

  • Dependent relatives (spouse): Applicant has a legal spouse who holds Taiwanese National, or holds a household registration in Taiwan, or has been granted permanent residency in Taiwan.
  • Dependent relatives (non-spouse) : Applicants must be under 20 years old, with immediate family members who hold Taiwanese National, or holds a household registration in Taiwan, or has been granted permanent residency in Taiwan.
  • Schooling: Applicants who have applied for local admission to an educational institution in Taiwan, and have obtained a permit from the educational administration authorities
  • Work: Applicant must show proof of hire by obtaining employment certificate issued by the employer’s work organization in advance. You can work in accordance with Article 46, Paragraph 1, Paragraph 1, Paragraph 7 or Paragraph 11 of the Taiwan Employment Service Act. Click here for more information.
  • Entrepreneurship: Applicants must be verified by the Investment Review Committee of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan

Duration of Stay:

More than 180 days; under 3 years

Visa fees:

You are eligible to apply if you have a valid 60 day duration visa to stay in Taiwan and meet one of the following criteria below: *Special non-extendable visa or visas with special restrictions issued by the authority will not be applicable here.

Click here: Bureau of Consular Affairs

Staying in Taitung for English Speakers

Passport (valid for more than 6 months)

Staying in Taitung for English Speakers

Application Form

Staying in Taitung for English Speakers

Residence visa

Staying in Taitung for English Speakers

Other supporting documents

Required Documents:

Application Form
Passport (valid for more than 6 months)
Two 2-inch color photos taken within 6 months
Residence visa
Other supporting documents

Other Supporting Documents::

Dependents (foreign spouses of Taiwanese nationals with household registration in Taiwan)

  • Original and copy of marriage certificate
  • The original and copy of the residence permit or identity card of the relative
  • Original and copy of Taiwanese household registration for the last 3 months
  • Health check certificate
  • Certificate showing no criminal record

Dependents (foreign spouses of Taiwanese nationals who do not have household registration in Taiwan)

  • Original and copy of marriage certificate
  • The original and copy of the residence permit or identity card of the relative
  • Health check certificate

Dependents (children of Taiwanese nationals with foreign minors under 20)

  • Original and copy of birth certificate
  • Original and copy of parents’ marriage certificate
  • The original and copy of the residence permit or identity card of the relative
  • The original and copy of the health check certificate

Employment

Employment permit letter from the central competent authority

Starting a Business

  • The original and copy of the highest academic certificate
  • According to the requirements of the Investment Review Committee of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, relevant documents shall be submitted in accordance with the Processing of the Qualification Examination of Foreigners’ Application for Entrepreneur Visa in Taiwan. For more information: click here.

Handling Agency:

Immigration Service Station; Taitung County Service Station