To Apply for an ARC

1. To apply for an ARC you must have been studying at the MLC for at least 4 months and have already paid the following semester's tuition (one semester is 3 months of class). Go to the State Department Website and download an "ARC Application Form”. Please get one of your Taiwanese friends to act as a guarantor to help your application process go more smoothly. After filling out an ARC application form you can apply.

It takes at least 3 days to apply.

 


2. State Department
Required documents: Passport, proof of study certificate, attendance record, official transcript, statement proving sufficient financial resources (you need at least $3000 USD/70,000 NTD in a Taiwanese bank account),
health check, application fee of 3,000 NTD (Americans must pay 5,760 NTD), two 2-inch passport photos (must have a black and white background with a color photo), written study plan and your current housing contract.

 


3. National Immigration Office
After obtaining your ARC, please go to the National Immigration Office to extend your visa.
Required documents: Passport, proof of study certificate, attendance record, one 2-inch passport photo and an application fee of 1,000 NTD.

 


4. You can get a health check at the following hospitals:

Serial Number Hospital Name Location Valid Through
1 Chang Gung Medical Foundation Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Keelung Keelung City To June 30 2017
2 Presbyterian Church Foundation Mackay Memorial Hospital (Taipei Area) Taipei To December 31 2016
3 Cathay Pacific Cathay General Hospital Medical Foundation (General Hospital) Taipei To June 30 2017
4 Taipei City Hospital - Yangming Hospital District Taipei To June 30 2016
5 Taipei City Hospital - Zhongxiao Hospital District Taipei To June 30 2017
6 Taipei City Hospital - Renai Hospital District Taipei To June 30 2017
7 Taipei City Hospital - Heping Maternal and Child Hospital District (Heping) Taipei To June 30 2017
8 Shin Kong Wu Ho Medical Foundation Lions Memorial Hospital Taipei To June 30 2017
9 Tri-Service General Hospital, a clinic attached to Matsuyama Branch Service Taipei  To June 30 2017
10 Taipei City Hospital - Zhongxing Hospital District Taipei To June 30 2017
11 Presbyterian Church Foundation Mackay Memorial Hospital (Danshui School District) New Taipei To June 30 2017
12 Mr. Xu Yuanzhi Medicine Foundation Memorial Hospital Foundation East Asia Memorial Hospital New Taipei To June 30 2017
13 Catholic Cardinal Tien Hospital Foundation (Xindian General Hospital) New Taipei To June 30 2017
14 Ministry of Health and Welfare Shuanghe Hospital New Taipei To June 30 2017
15 Lo-Sheng Sanatorium and Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare New Taipei To June 30 2017