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Visa Information for Nationals of the Designated Countries

Visa Information for Nationals of the Designated Countries

Students coming from the following countries are required to submit the “Letter of Guarantee for Visa Application” with visa application. For more information, please visit Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cameroon
  • Gambia
  • Iraq
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Pakistan
  1. India Identity Certificate & Nepal: only at Taipei Economic & Cultural Center in New Delhi
  2. Ghana & Nigeria: only at the Taipei Trade Office in the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Application Procedures:

Visa application will take several weeks. Therefore, it is highly suggested once you receive the documents from CGU, submit the visa application as soon as possible.
  1. After you complete the online admission confirmation form, you will receive the scanned copies of the following documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance
    • Letter of Guarantee for Visa Application to the Republic of China (signed by the professor)
    • Cover Letter (signed by the professor)
  2. Please submit the required documents of visa application (please refer to the next page) to ROC Embassies and Missions Abroad. After your visa application has been accepted, please contact the ROC Embassies and Missions Abroad for the application number (V number, C number or a telegraph number).
  3. Send the above number and the following documents to OIA via email. Then CGU will be able to submit your documents to Bureau of Consular Affairs in Taipei for further review. Bureau of Consular Affairs in Taipei WILL NOT accept the application without the above number.
    • Financial certificates or bank statement (issued within 1 month): according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, tuition waiver may be part of your financial certificates; however, the total amount must be more the NT$ 200,000. If the documents are not under your name, the sponsor must be your relative within third degree of relationship. And birth certificate or household registration will be required to prove your relationship.
    • Authenticated Health Certificate (make sure you have positive measles and rubella antibody titers or measles and rubella vaccination)
    • Authenticated transcripts and diploma (by ROC Embassies and Missions Abroad)
  4. After the review has been done by both sides, the ROC Embassies and Missions Abroad will inform you the result.

Required documents of Resident Visa:

  • Requirements


    Application Form

    1. For full-time degree students, please apply for the Resident Visa. Fill out the application form online and print it out (please select: general visa applications → select resident visa & single entry).
    2. Please read the Q&A (p.4-6) before filling out the form.
    Letter of Guarantee Chang Gung University will send the color scanned file to you via email.
    Cover letter Chang Gung University will send the color scanned file to you via email.

    Two color passport-size photos

    Two color passport-size photos with a white background taken within 6 months.

    Passport and one photocopy of it

    The passport must be valid for at least 6 months with blank pages left in it. One photocopy of the passport bio-page including the holder's picture is required.

    Original and one photocopy of Health Certificate

    1. The health certificate should be issued within 3 months by one of the local hospitals designated by the Centers for Disease Control of Ministry of Health and Welfare of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) or by an authorized foreign hospital. Health certificates issued by foreign hospitals must be authenticated by an R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas mission.
    2. Please visit Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control forthe list of authorized hospitals overseas or contact the ROC Embassies or Missions in your home country for the approved physician list.
    3. The health certificate may need to be notarized by the government agency in your country before submitting to Taiwanese Embassy / Representative Office for authentication.

    Original and one photocopy of admission permit

    Please submit the Letter of Acceptance issued by Chang Gung University and its copy.

    Original and one photocopy of highest education diploma and transcripts

    1. For diplomas and transcripts (mark sheets) in languages other than Chinese or English, a Chinese-translation or English-translation is also required.
    2. The transcript should contain the records of all courses you have taken.

    Original and one photocopy of proof of financial support

    Please use a recent bank statement indicating the account balance. Please confirm with the Taiwan (R.O.C.) embassy in your home country about the amount.

    Other supporting documents

    The Documents listed below are required optionally (required on a case-by-case basis)
    1. The purpose for visiting Taiwan
    2. Consent from parents and the guardian in Taiwan
    3. Guarantee letter
    4. Police Criminal Record Certificate
    5. Language ability certificate
    6. Photocopies of the Visitor Visa and the immigration entry stamp

    Please note “visa issuance is an act of sovereignty. According to the “Statute Governing Issuance of R.O.C. Visas in Foreign Passport” and “Enforcement Rules for the Issuance of R.O.C. Visas to Foreign-Passport Holders,” the R.O.C. reserves the right not to issue a visa and is under no obligation to disclose the reason. Application fee for non-issuance cases is non-refundable.”

  • Remarks:
    1. If you just graduated from other Taiwanese universities, please be sure to file to extend you current ARC with CGU’s admission letter and send a copy of it to Office of International Affairs.
    2. From our experience, some embassies or missions may issue visitor visa (with mark FS) to degree students instead of resident visas. In this case, students can enter Taiwan with it first. After the registration, you can apply for the resident visa with the above required documents in Taiwan.
    3. Personal bank statement: it is highly recommended that students get it in their home country.
    4. If the financial statement is not in the name of the applicant, a declaration with signature from the sponsor must be included, mentioning the relationship between the sponsor and the applicant and guarantee to be responsible for the applicant’s whole expenses in Taiwan.
    5. Resident Visa holders (with remark of FS) must apply for Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) within 15 days after your arrival. CGU will submit the applications for all new students only (residents of Taoyuan) after the registration day, please pay attention to CIAC’s notification. Students living in other cities please submit the ARC application by yourselves.

Alien Resident Certificate

Students entering Taiwan with resident visa must apply for ARC within 15 days of your arrival. Re-entry permit can also be applied at the same time. Information on ARC application will be provided later with the registration guideline.

Taiwan ID Number

Students entering Taiwan with visitor visa (can’t apply for ARC directly) could apply for ID numbers for banking or cell phone service.


Note for applicants of R.O.C. (Taiwan) visas who have resided in or visited Afghanistan, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Israel for four weeks or longer in the past year: in accordance with World Health Organization recommendations, applicants for R.O.C. (Taiwan) visas must submit proof of having been administered the oral polio vaccine (OPV) or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) within the past year if they have resided in or visited countries at high risk of polio outbreaks (namely, Afghanistan, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Israel) for four weeks or longer within the past year. Such visa applicants must provide their International Certificates of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (Yellow Book) issued by a hospital or healthcare professional with their polio vaccinations recorded therein as proof.