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Visa and Alien Resident Card

 

As there is no “Student Visa” for International students coming to Taiwan to study, International students must apply for a valid visa (better a Resident Visa) with the official admission letter issued by Wenzao BEFORE entering Taiwan.

 

If students enter with a Visitor Visa, they are normally granted a 60-day validity and will need to extend the visa 15 days before expiration. Students come with a Visitor Visa and study for more than 180 days, they will have to change to a Resident Visa at the Bureau of Consular Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after registering at Wenzao.

 

After obtaining a resident visa, students must apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) at the local service of National Immigration Agency within 15 days after your arrival. With ARC, students can open bank accounts and apply for telecommunication services. If you want to apply for a credit card here, you need to find a guarantor.  Otherwise, you should consider to apply for an internationally recognized credit card at your home country which should be able to use in. 

 

For visa issue, please visit the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

 

 

Health Insurance

 

It is suggested that international students carry overseas medical insurance in their home countries before departure. If not, it is strongly recommended that all international students at Wenzao enroll in a student health insurance plan. The student health insurance fee is NT$293 per semester, and it covers accidental injury and hospitalization claims. When students get hurt by accident or hospitalized for illness, they could get the refunds by handing in the doctor’s diagnosis and the receipts to the health center.

 

There is a health center on campus stationed a doctor from the near hospital at 12:20~13:10 on Monday and Friday. If students get sick, they could go to the health center during these two periods for preliminary diagnosis or medical care. Other than these periods, some basic treatments for common health/medical problems are provided by school nurse.