Automatic extension of expiring ARCs

28 May, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

Foreign nationals whose Alien Resident Certificates (ARCs) are about to expire will receive an automatic 30-day extension with immediate effect due to the heightened Covid-19 situation.

The National Immigration Agency says the automatic extension will be continuously applied until Taiwan's Covid-19 alert is reduced from the current Level 3.

It says when the epidemic alert level in Taiwan is lowered to Level 2, ARC holders will have up to 30 days to visit the nearest immigration service office and renew their residence application form.

Meanwhile, foreign nationals who entered Taiwan visa-free, on a visitor or landing visa, on or before 21 March last year and have been unable to return home because of Covid-19, will also receive 30-day extensions.

However, as soon as the Covid-19 level is lowered, such visitors will have 10 days to visit the nearest immigration office to complete the paperwork for an extension.

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