How to apply and obtain Taiwan passport? Types,Procedure,documents required 1


Procedure to apply and obtain a Taiwan passport

Applying for the first passport in Taiwan: in-person application at BOCA or any MOFA branch offices

  • Candidates must show up in person.
  • The original copy of the “Written Consent Form” (found at the bottom of the “Short passport application form”), signed by the applicant’s legal guardian, must be submitted by unmarried, minor applicants who are under the age of 18 or who are guardians.
  • Additionally, applicants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. A third-degree relative must be present if the legal guardian is unable to attend the visit. The “Letter of Appointment Type B” must be signed and the accompanying family or legal guardian must show legal documentation proving their link to the applicants.
  • Legal guardianship applicants must come in person with them. Proof of guardianship must be provided by the legal guardian. The applicant must be accompanied by another adult if the applicant’s legal guardian is unable to make the visit. The accompanying adult must show a “Letter of Appointment Type C” that has been signed by the legal guardian as well as documentation of that guardianship.
  • For further details check here.
  • Download the form front page and back page.
  • The “Short passport application form (applying for a passport in Taiwan)” must be filled out and submitted in person at BOCA or any MOFA branch office, along with all necessary paperwork and any pertinent certifications.

Contact Offices :
BOCA :
Tel: +886-2-2343-2807/2808
Add: 1-3F, No. 2-2, Sec. 1, Jinan Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 100219

Central Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-4-2251-0799
Add: 1F, No. 503, Sec. 2, Liming Rd., Nantun Dist., Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 408205

Southern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-7-715-6600
Add: 3-4F, No. 6, Zhengnan St., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 802206

Eastern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-3-833-1041
Add: 6F, No. 371, Zhongshan Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 970009

Southwestern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-5-225-1567
Add: 2F-1, No. 184, Wufeng North Rd., East Dist., Chiayi City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 600016

Document Required

  • The applicant must upload a photo of themselves. The images must meet ICAO specifications for biometric passports.
  • The most recent edition of the ROC (Taiwan) National ID card must be presented by applicants who are over 14 or under 14 with a National ID card.
  • The original copy of the household certificate or household registration transcript produced within three months is required for applicants under the age of 14 who do not have a ROC (Taiwan) National ID Card.
  • Original identification cards for the applicant, the guardian, and any accompanying adults.
    Original copies of all necessary certificates and papers.
  • On the day of the application, the applicant will receive their original paperwork and any other pertinent certificates they provided—but not the photos.

What is the processing time?

  • For new passport applications, the processing time is typically 4 working days.
  • A service fee will be assessed for an expedited processing service based on the anticipated number of days for processing. The new passport can be picked up as early as one working day after the application for accelerated processing has been approved.

What is the cost?

  • The cost to apply for a passport is NT$1,300 for each passport. Due to a reduced validity period for applicants under the age of 14, the charge is NT$900 per passport.

Applying for the first passport in Taiwan: in-person identity verification at any household registration office for authorizing an entrusted agent for passport application

  • Candidates must show up in person.
  • In order to apply for identity verification or the “One-stop Passport Application Service” at any household registration office, applicants who are unmarried, younger than 18, or under guardianship, must bring the original copy of the “Written Consent Form” that has been signed by their legal guardian.
  • Additionally, applicants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. A third-degree relative must be present if the legal guardian is unable to attend the visit. A signed “Letter of Appointment (applying for identity verification or “One-stop Passport Application Service” at any household registration office)” and official documentation proving the applicant’s relationship with the guardian or accompanying relative is required.
  • The applicant (or legal guardian) must complete a “Letter of Appointment Type A, Type D, or Type E” after applying for identity verification and appointing an entrusted agent to apply for a passport. The applicant’s passport application may be submitted by an authorized agent. The following is the only scope of the approved agent: Relatives of the applicant, People associated with the applicant’s institution, company, school, or other government-registered entity; or qualified travel agents that have been given the go-ahead by the Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, A notarized power of attorney paperwork is required for any additional agents not mentioned above.

Contact Offices :
BOCA :
Tel: +886-2-2343-2807/2808
Add: 1-3F, No. 2-2, Sec. 1, Jinan Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 100219

Central Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-4-2251-0799
Add: 1F, No. 503, Sec. 2, Liming Rd., Nantun Dist., Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 408205

Southern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-7-715-6600
Add: 3-4F, No. 6, Zhengnan St., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 802206

Eastern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-3-833-1041
Add: 6F, No. 371, Zhongshan Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 970009

Southwestern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-5-225-1567
Add: 2F-1, No. 184, Wufeng North Rd., East Dist., Chiayi City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 600016

Document Required

  • The applicant must upload a photo of themselves. The images must meet ICAO specifications for biometric passports.
  • The most recent edition of the ROC (Taiwan) National ID card must be presented by applicants who are over 14 or under 14 with a National ID card.
  • The original copy of the household certificate or household registration transcript produced within three months is required for applicants under the age of 14 who do not have a ROC (Taiwan) National ID Card.
  • Original copies of all pertinent documents and certificates. Original identification for the applicant, the legal guardian, and any accompanying adults.
  • On the day of the application, the applicant will receive their original paperwork and any other pertinent credentials they provided, minus the photographs.

What is the processing time?

  • On the same day as the application, the household registration office completes the process for confirming identity.
  • For new passport applications, the processing time is typically 4 working days. A service fee will be assessed for an expedited processing service based on the anticipated number of days for processing. The new passport can be picked up as early as one working day after the application for accelerated processing has been approved.

What is the cost?

  • Identity verification service is provided without charge. The cost to apply for a passport is NT$1,300 for each passport. Due to a reduced validity period for applicants under the age of 14, the charge is NT$900 per passport.

Applying for a first passport in Taiwan: In-person application at any household registration office through “One-stop Passport Application Service”

  • Candidates must show up in person.
  • In order to apply for identity verification or the “One-stop Passport Application Service” at any household registration office, applicants who are unmarried, younger than 18, or under guardianship, must bring the original copy of the “Written Consent Form” that has been signed by their legal guardian.
  • Additionally, applicants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. A third-degree relative must be present if the legal guardian is unable to attend the visit. A signed “Letter of Appointment (applying for identity verification or “One-stop Passport Application Service” at any household registration office)” and official documentation proving the applicant’s relationship with the guardian or accompanying relative is required.
  • When submitting the application at the household registration office, the applicant has the option of picking up the passport there or having MOFA mail it to a specified address using regular mail. Upon delivery, the postage is the applicant’s responsibility.
  • Please visit the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs for more information on passport applications as well as to download the documents “Short passport application sheet” and “Written Consent Form/Letter of Appointment” (for requesting identity verification or using the “One-stop Passport Application Service” at any household registration office).

Contact Offices :
BOCA :
Tel: +886-2-2343-2807/2808
Add: 1-3F, No. 2-2, Sec. 1, Jinan Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 100219

Central Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-4-2251-0799
Add: 1F, No. 503, Sec. 2, Liming Rd., Nantun Dist., Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 408205

Southern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-7-715-6600
Add: 3-4F, No. 6, Zhengnan St., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 802206

Eastern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-3-833-1041
Add: 6F, No. 371, Zhongshan Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 970009

Southwestern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.
Tel: +886-5-225-1567
Add: 2F-1, No. 184, Wufeng North Rd., East Dist., Chiayi City, Taiwan (R.O.C.), 600016

Document Required

  • The applicant must upload a photo of themselves. The images must meet ICAO specifications for biometric passports.
  • The most recent edition of the ROC (Taiwan) National ID card must be presented by applicants who are over 14 or under 14 with a National ID card.
  • The original copy of the household certificate or household registration transcript produced within three months is required for applicants under the age of 14 who do not have a ROC (Taiwan) National ID Card.
  • Original copies of all pertinent documents and certificates. Original identification for the applicant, the legal guardian, and any accompanying adults.
  • On the day of the application, the applicant will receive their original paperwork and any other pertinent credentials they provided, minus the photographs.

What is the processing time?

  • For new passport applications, the processing time is typically 8 working days.
  • For accelerated processing, applicants must speak with BOCA or any of the MOFA branch offices and pay a NT$900 service charge. After the application for accelerated processing has been approved, the new passport can be picked up 1 business day later.

What is the cost?

  • The cost to apply for a passport is NT$1,300 for each passport. Due to a reduced validity period for applicants under the age of 14, the charge is NT$900 per passport.

Types of Passport

Nationals of the ROC receive passports. Passports cannot be provided to residents of Hong Kong, Macau, or the Mainland Area until they become citizens of the Taiwan Area unless the Competent Authority determines differently.

  • Diplomatic: Passports for official and diplomatic purposes must be issued by the competent authority. The Competent Authority or Overseas Missions shall be authorized to issue ordinary passports.
  • official: official passports are issued free of charge
  • ordinary: Ordinary passports are good for ten years. Ordinary passports, on the other hand, are only good for five years if you’re under the age of 14.

Is the Taiwan passport ranked as the most powerful passport in the world?

  • According to the Guide Passport Ranking Index, the Taiwanese passport is now ranked 31st out of all passports worldwide. The Taiwan passport’s rating is a result of the level of international admission it provides to its holders, who can visit 147 countries without a visa but must obtain one in order to enter 57 other nations.

How many countries you can travel to visa-free with Taiwan passports?

  • Albania
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Caribbean Netherlands
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mayotte
  • Micronesia
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Gambia
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Eswatini

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One thought on “How to apply and obtain Taiwan passport? Types,Procedure,documents required

  • Ray Tsai

    Highly suggest to create a hyperlink in “passport application form” statement above. I had difficulty in finding the form to download.