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Welcome to the Visa & Consular Department

The Netherlands Trade and Investment office is the formal representation of the government of The Netherlands in Taiwan, and handles all visa applications and consular matters for Taiwan. It also offers services for residents and citizens of The Netherlands, and serves as a point of contact and information in case of emergencies.

VISA INFORMATION

Information on travel visa and residence visa for the Netherlands, as well as information about Dutch citizenship.

CONSULAR SERVICES

The NTIO is the official representation of the government of The Netherlands in Taiwan, and provides consular assistance to Dutch citizens.

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Visa and travel information

Do I need a visa to travel to The Netherlands?

In general, Taiwanese citizens who travel to The Netherlands for business, personal visits or recreational purposes do not require a visa for a stay shorter than three months. If you plan on staying longer, or if you do not have a valid Taiwanese passport, see the visa section below for more information.

TRAVEL VISA FOR THE NETHERLANDS

The visa waiver

Do you require a Schengen Visa?

Whether a prospective visitor requires a Schengen Visa depends on his nationality and how long he intends to stay in the Netherlands

Countries whose nationals do not require a visa for a stay of three months or less:

A.

Andorra
Argentina
Austria
Australia
Bolivia
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany (Federal Republic)
Greece
Guatemala
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway

Panama
Paraguay
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela

B. Holders of Hong Kong (SAR CHINA) or Macao (SAR CHINA) passports.
C. Holders of a "family member" residence permit issued by another E.E.A. member state and Switzerland.

For more information :

Government of the Netherlands
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding to Schengen Visa Waiver (FAQ)

Schengen visa

The Netherlands is one of the 26 European countries forming the "Schengen Area" which have no border controls between them. These countries issue a common visa called the Schengen visa. Schengen Countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Foreign nationals subject to visa requirements for the above countries are eligible to apply for Schengen visitor visas at one of the offices of the member states in Taipei. Such visas are valid for all of the aforementioned countries. However, visas for the French overseas departments and territories may only be applied for from the French Institute. Applications have to be submitted in person to the office of the member state constituting the main destination of the intended journey (as defined by the length of stay in the different member states). Should no main destination exist, visas are to be applied for at the office of the member state being the first point of entry into the territory of the Schengen member states.

To apply for a Schengen Visa, applicant must apply visa in person. In general, the required documents are as the followings:

  • The original and one photocopy of the current passport, signed by the holder and valid for at least three months beyond the last day of intended stay in the Schengen countries
  • One application form, signed by the applicant. You can download the form here
  • One itinerary form
  • A sponsor declaration. This is a statement that a family member or some other relation is sponsoring your stay in the Netherlands. This is only required if you do not have sufficient means of support. In that case the inviting party (referent in the Netherlands) or a third party must complete and sign a sponsor declaration. Always use the standard form ‘Proof of Sponsorship and/or private accommodation’. This form can be downloaded from www.ind.nl or www.government.nl.
  • Two recent color passport sized photographs on a white background
  • Photocopy of the national ID card or Alien Resident Certificate.
  • For business trip and stay longer than 30 days, a Guarantee Letter from Taiwan company stating the nature of the activities to be performed by the applicant and mentioning that no activities will be undertaken by the applicant during their stay in the Netherlands for which a work-permit is required.
  • For your information, holders of valid business visa need a work permit to work in the Netherlands. Only in very specific cases is the obligation of a work permit waived.
  • Proof of the Travel Medical Insurance, valid for the entire period of stay in the Schengen territory and the minimum coverage of Euro 30,000 for repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment.
  • For minors only: written authorization by the parents or legal guardians, including photocopies of their ID cards as well as a photocopy of the household registration.
  • For transit (arriving and departing from/to Non-Schengen countries with max. 5 days stay) one should present proof of admittance in the next country (by presenting a valid visa or other entry document).
  • If NTIO deems it necessary, other documents may be requested.
  • A visa fee is payable at the time of application. If the visa application is refused, however, the handling fee will not be refunded. Visa fee is payable in NT$ and subject to change based on the NT$ - EURO rate. For a list of current fees, click here
  • Processing time: 15 calendar days (Some nationals' applications may take 2-4 weeks.)
  • Application time: Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Airport transit visa (ATV)

Nationals of certain countries also need an airport transit visa to change aircraft at an airport in a Schengen country. See the list of countries whose nationals need an airport transit visa on the official website of the government of The Netherlands.

Caribbean Parts of the Kingdom

On 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles has been dissolved as a political entity. The Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will henceforth consist of the countries of Aruba, Curacao and St Maarten and the Dutch public bodies of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba (the BES islands). Travelers who want to visit more than one Caribbean country will need only to apply and pay for a single visa. Note that none of the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom, including the BES islands, will join the Schengen Area.

How to apply a Visa for Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean (Aruba, Curacao, St Maarten, Bonaire, St Eustatius, Saba)

  1. Completed application form. The form can be downloaded here
  2. Two color passport sized photos on a white background, taken recently.
  3. Original and photocopy of the passport; passportmust be valid throughout at least 6 months of intended stay.
  4. Photocopy of the ARC
  5. Other evidence:
    - Invitation for business trip.
    - Hotel and Flight reservations.
  6. Applicant has to apply in person.
  7. The visa fee is payable at the time of application and is non-refundable. For a list of current fees, click here. The visa fee is based on the current NT$- EURO exchange rate.
  8. Processing time: 4 weeks
  9. Visa type and validity: Tourist/Business visa for short stay: not longer than 30 days.
  10. The foregoing is not an exhaustive list, each applicant may be asked to provide additional documentation.
  11. The visa requirement applies to all children, regardless of age. Each must have their own visa sticker, which means that they must have their own passport as well. Fees do not need to be paid for visa applications for children under the age of six.
  12. Even if married to a Dutch national, an alien whose nationality requires him or her to have a visa is still required to apply for a visa and pay the visa application fee.

For a complete list of countries whose nationals do not require a visa for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, click here.

RESIDENCE VISA FOR THE NETHERLANDS

MVV: introduction

What is the MVV (Provisional Residence Permit)?

Taiwanese citizens wishing to stay in the Netherlands for longer than three months, must apply for a Provisional Residence Permit (Machtiging tot Voorlopig Verblijf, MVV). This MVV visa will allow you to travel to the Netherlands. This MVV application will be evaluated based on the conditions that are applicable to a residence permit in the Netherlands. After arriving in the Netherlands, you must go to the local government office (Gemeentehuis) in the municipality where you will reside in order to register yourself in the Municipal Personal Records Database (GBA). Within 2 weeks of your arrival in the Netherlands, you can collect your residence document from the IND.
Please note: On 15 March 2006, the civic integration Examination abroad was introduced as a condition for the MVV for certain categories of applicants. Please refer to the section below for information about the Civic Integration Exam.
For more information: IND, the organization for entry into the Netherlands, Residence Wizard

MVV Work

There are various categories for a residence permit for work related purposes:

  1. paid employment
  2. cross-border service provision
  3. to spend leave on board a dutch seagoing vessel or offshore platform
  4. paid employment as non-privileged military personnel or as non-privileged civilian
  5. to gain work experience
  6. seasonal labour
  7. to work on a self-employed basis
  8. to look for a job after having completed a study (orientation year)
  9. personal

MVV application

Please go to: IND, the organization for entry into the Netherlands.

MVV Family

There are various categories for a residence permit for the purpose of staying with family members and relatives:

  • Spouse/registered partner/unmarried partner
  • Minors (children under the age of 18)
  • Adopted children/foster children

Please note: On 15 March 2006, the civic integration examination abroad has been introduced as a conditions for MVV. Please refer to the section below for information about the Civic Integration Examination.

MVV application

Please go to: IND, the organization for entry into the Netherlands.

MVV Study

If you wish to study in the Netherlands for more than 90 days, you have to apply for a residence permit.

To obtain such a residence permit, you should contact the educational institution where you want to study. The educational institution will decide whether you will be admitted to the educational programme of your preference and will subsequently apply for the residence permit to the IND. The educational institution can only submit an application for a residence permit if the institution is recognized as a sponsor by the IND.

For more information:

Civic Integration Examination

Certain foreign nationals wishing to settle in The Netherlands for a prolonged period who require a provisional residence permit (MVV) will have to take the civic integration examination. This requirement applies to persons between the ages of 18 and 65 who wish to form a family with someone in The Netherlands or to be reunited with family members already living in The Netherlands. Religious leaders coming to The Netherlands for employment, such as imams or preachers, will also have to take the civic integration examination.

Passing the "Civic Integration Examination" is one of the criteria for being granted a provisional residence permit (MVV), which is required to travel into The Netherlands and in turn is a requirement for being given a residence permit entitling you to settle in The Netherlands.

For more information: IND Residence Wizard

The Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad consists of three tests:

The individual test fees are as follows:

  • The Knowledge of Dutch Society: euro 40.-
  • The Spoken Dutch test: euro 60.-
  • The Reading Comprehension test: euro 50.-
  • You can find more information at www.naarnederland.nl/en/

    Preparation:
    Candidates for the Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad can now purchase preparation assistance.

    For more information, see www.naarnederland.nl

    Registering for the Examination:
    You can register yourself, your partner or someone else for the Civic Integration Examination Abroad using the digital registration form.

KOMPAS: een zaak van levensbelang

In geval van nood, zoals bij een natuurramp of (dreigende) onrust is het essentieel dat de officiële vertegenwoordiging van de Nederlandse overheid zijn burgers kan bereiken en/of informeren.

Het Kompas online crisis registratiesysteem van het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken bewaart en beveiligt uw gegevens. Ze worden uitsluitend gebruikt om contact met u op te nemen en u te helpen in een noodgeval. Registreren is geheel vrijwillig, gratis, kost minder dan 5 minuten van uw tijd en hoeft slechts eenmaal gedaan te worden. U hoeft daarna alleen nog uw gegevens te wijzigen als u op reis gaat of verhuist.

Het NTIO adviseert de Nederlanders in Taiwan met klem om zich aan te melden. Voor aanmelding en nadere informatie raden wij u aan de website van het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken te bezoeken: https://www.kompas.buzaservices.nl/registration

Consular services

INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

Opening hours

The Visa and Consular section is open on Monday through Wednesday 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

Visa applications:

Monday through Wednesday, 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

Documents legalizations :

Monday through Wednesday, 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

Dutch passport application:

Monday through Wednesday, 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. (By appointment).

There is no telephone service on Mondays through Wednesdays, 9:00 to 11:00.

Please send your request by email to: consular@ntio.org.tw

Notification

The Netherlands Trade and Investment Office will be closed in the following dates of the year 2017

New Year

January 2

Chinese New Year

January 27 - February 3

Peace Memorial Day

February 27 - 28

Tomb Sweeping Day

April 3 - 4

Dragon Boat Festival

May 29 - 30

Mid - Autumn Festival

October 4

National Day

October 9 - 10

Christmas (2nd day)

December 25 - 26

In case of emergency please contact Mr. Andre Verkade at 0905317759

Dutch citizenship

Request for Dutch Citizenship:

click here to visit Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Passport and travel documents

How to apply for a Dutch Passport.

  1. All applicants (if under age 18, see below) have to apply in person (No exceptions possible), and an appointment is required.
  2. Paspoortaanvraagformulier - application form to be filled out. See our forms and documents section below.
  3. Submit two color pictures.
    The picture must meet the following requirements: full-face, mouth closed, eyes looking directly into camera and
    a light grey, light blue or white background.
    For details please visit www.paspoortinformatie.nl.
    Photo size: 35 mm x 45 mm (w x h)
    Face size (for 11 years and older):
    Width: from start of ear to start of ear, a mimimum of 16 mm and a maximum of 20 mm.
    Length: from chin to crown, a minimum of 26 mm and a maximum of 30 mm.
    Please make sure you follow the instruction for the picture, if it does not match the measurements your application can not be processed.
  4. All travel documents currently in your possesion, both Dutch and foreign if you have more than one nationality.
  5. Proof of legal stay: Copy of visa, copy of ARC.
  6. To add the marital status and the name of your spouse or civil partner:
    legalized marriage or registered partnership certificate/legalized decree absolute/legalized death certificate
    (unless the name is already in the current Dutch passport).
  7. Police Record for Passport, Lost or Stolen, issued by Alien Police, if you have lost your current passport.
  8. All passports will be processed at a central location in the Netherlands; therefore, it will take up to about 3 weeks before your passport is ready. All applicants, including children, have to appear in person at our office. This means that it is no longer possible to apply for a passport by mail.
    Original documents and a copy of each document must be submitted. If no copies are submitted, original documents will not be returned.
    The old passport will be returned invalidated except for the pages holding valid visa.
  9. Dutch Passport Fees - vary according to the exchange rate, charge upon application.
  10. Application Time:
    Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00 am
    Please call or email for an appointment

    Also see our forms and documents section below

How to apply for a Dutch passport for minors (under age 18)

  1. When applying for a passport, minors must always be accompanied by at least one parent. Applications must be submitted in person (no exceptions possible), and an appointment is required.
  2. First passport application: Legalized Birth Certificate(less than 6 months old) of the child stating the names of the parents. The child’s name must be mentioned correctly on it; this name will be copied in the passport as the baby's name.
    Legalized Marriage Certificate of parents (less than 1 year old)/divorce certificate/custody papers/death certificate/declaration of acknowledgement/parental power certificate/Dutch adoption papers. Also see Legalization of Documents.
    In case only 1 parent has parental power: proof of sole custody.
  3. Renewal passport application: The copy of Birth Certificate of the child and the copy of Marriage Certificate of parents.
    In case only 1 parent has parental power: Proof of sole custody.
  4. Photocopy of the first page of the passports of both parents (picture signature have to be shown).
  5. Paspoortaanvraag - application form (with both of the parents' signatures).
  6. Two color pictures.
    The picture must meet the following requirements: full-face, month closed, eyes looking directly into camera and a light grey or light blue or white background.
    Details please access to Potomatrix Model 2007http://www.paspoortinformatie.nl
    Photo size: 35 mm x 45 mm (w x h)
    Face size: 11 years and older:
    Width: from start of ear to start of ear, a minimum of 16 mm and a maximum of 20 mm.
    Length: from chin to crown, a minimum of 26 mm and a maximum of 30 mm.
    Face size: up to 11 years:
    Width: from start of ear to start of ear, a minimum of 16 mm and a maximum of 20 mm.
    Length: from chin to crown, a minimum of 19 mm and a maximum of 30 mm.
    Please make sure you follow the instruction for the picture, if it does not match the measurements your application will not be processed.
  7. If applicable, current foreign passport(s) of the minor, if the minor has more than one nationality.
    Proof of legal stay: copy of visa, copy of ARC parent(s)
  8. All passports will be processed at a central location in the Netherlands; therefore, it will take up to about 3 weeks before your passport is ready.
    Original passports/documents and a copy of each document must be submitted. If no copies are submitted, original documents will not be returned.
    The old passport will be returned invalidated except for the pages holding still valid visa while the new passport issued.
  9. Dutch Passport Fees: vary according to the exchange rate, change upon application.
    Application Time:
    Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00 am
    Please call or email for an appointment

    Information about the registration of foreign Birth certificates in the Netherlands is available on request.

Passport lost or stolen

If you have lost your passport in Taiwan, you have to report to National Immigration Agency (NIA):
Address: No. 15, Guang Chou St., Chong Cheng Dis. Taipei
Tel: (02) 2388-9393
Next, you must obtain a new travel document (passport).
Report stolen or lost:
Procedure at National Immigration Agency:
  1. Fill out an application form.
  2. Submit 2 two-inch photos.
  3. Show other identification documents.
  4. Application Fee: Free.
    Working Period: 1 hour. (As soon as possible)
    Application process: Application must be made in person except minors
    Link to the website of: Information for Foreigners

Driver license

Driving in Taiwan

Visitors to Taiwan may rent a car at the airport upon presentation of a valid International drivers license, a valid passport and must have a contact person (company) in Taiwan. A copy of a credit card needs to be submitted for automatic payment of any traffic fines. The maximum allowed period is 30 days after the date of the first arrival in Taiwan.
  • Visitor's private: Driving a car with a Dutch license is not allowed, and not recommended, since the insurance is unlikely to pay any claim in case of an accident.
    With a valid Dutch International Drivers License , driving is allowed up to 30 days after first arrival in Taiwan. You may apply for an extension at the Motor Vehicles Office until either the International drivers License or the Alien Residence Certificate (ARC) expires, for up to a maximum of one year.
  • Residents: Dutch residents in Taiwan should apply for Taiwanese drivers license.
  • For more information see website:
    - Motor Vehicles Office Taipei City Government
    - Information For Foreigners

Converting a Dutch drivers License to a Taiwanese drivers License

You must prepare the required documents as follows:
  • Alien Residence certificate original and copy, for which the period of validity is at least 1 year.
  • Dutch drivers license, original and copy.
  • Chinese or English translation of the drivers license(see our website for translators)
  • Dutch drivers license and the translation must be authenticated by Taipei Representative Office in The Netherlands or by NTIO in Taiwan.
    Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands
    Address:Van Stolkweg 23, 2585 JM, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    Tel: 002-31-70-346-9438
    Fax: 002-31-70-360-3836
  • photo x 2 ,recently made (not longer than 6 months).
  • drivers license application Form 21 with medical checkup by a public hospital. Form 21 is available to download from Vehicle Registration Office.
  • Passport original and copy
  • Exchange for Taiwan drivers license is based on mutual beneficiary contract.
    For more information is available on websites:Motor Vehicles Office Taipei City Government

Dutch drivers Licenses - Renewal or Extension

Netherlands Trade and Investments Office does not take in requests for Dutch drivers license renewal or extensions. If you are residing in a non-EU/EER country, renewal or extension of your Dutch drivers license needs to be processed by the appropriate authority in the Netherlands, the RDW (Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer). An application form for renewal of the document can be obtained by contacting the RDW. What you need from NTIO:
Your application form needs to be accompanied by a Statement of Residence, that document can be issued by NTIO.
What to submit for the Statement of Residence:
- Copy of valid Dutch passport, including the picture page and arrival stamp page
- Visa or Alien Residence Card for Taiwan
More information RDW contact details:
Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer (RDW)
PO Box 9000
9640 HA Veendam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 598 - 693333
Fax: +31 598 - 699289
Website: http://www.rdw.nl and www.rijbewijs.nl

Convert Taiwanese drivers License to Dutch drivers License in the Netherlands

Taiwan nationals can convert your Taiwanese drivers License into Dutch drivers License at the municipality you reside in the Netherlands.
What should you bring along?
At least the following:
- valid proof of identity (passport)
- your valid Taiwan driving licence
- two identical passport photographs
-a Certificate of Suitability, issued by the Cental Department of Driving Licences (CBR-Centraal Bureau Rijvaardigheids-bewijzen)
- a special (green) application form
- a valid residence permit
More information is available on website:
www.rijbewijs.nl/

Legalization of documents

Documents, issued by Taiwan authorities, to be used in the Netherlands, need to be authenticated by a local district court or public notary, and legalized by Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. Thereafter, NTIO's statement will be attached as a cover letter.
Applicant has to furnish the required original and copies.
Step 1:
An English translation shall be authenticated by a local district court/ a notary.

Step 2:
An English language and a Court/Notary verified document needs to be legalized by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.

Step 3:
Documents, authenticated by a local district court/Notary and legalized by Bureau of Consular Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs ROC, submit to Consular Section, NTIO for getting an office statement with NTIO stamp. One extra copy set of the dcoment(s) is required for our filing.
- Birth Certificate (can be substitued by an English Extract of Individual Household Registration)
- Adoption Documents
- Child Recognition Documents
- Proof of Single Status (Household Registration Transcript + Affidavit to Single Status Fact)
- Marriage Certificate
- Divorce Decree
- Death Certificate
Working day:3 days (Document(s) will be sent back to the applicant by a collect mail.)

For fees, forms and document please see the sections below.

For further information, please link to:
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The local district courts details are as follows:

1. Keelung Local District Court
176, Tungshin Road, Keelung City
Tel: (02) 2465-2171
E-Mail: kldaide@judicial.gov.tw

2. Taipei Local District Court
Hsintien Lotary Public Office
248, ChungHsin Road, Sec 1,
HsinTien City, Taipei County
Tel: (02) 8919-3866

3. Shihlin Local District Court
Shihlin Lotary Public Office
2, ChungKing N Road, Sec 4,
Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2813-1289

4. Panchiao Local District Court
138, Ching Yun Road, Tucheng City,
Taipei County
Tel: (02) 2261-6714
E-Mail: pcdaide@judicial.gov.tw

5. Taoyuan Local District Court
1, Fa Chih Road, Taoyuan City
Tel: (03) 339-6100
E-Mail: tydaide@judicial.gov.tw

6. Hsinchu Local District Court
136, Chung Cheng Road, Hsinchu City
Tel: (03) 521-0022
E-Mail: scdaide@judicial.gov.tw

7. Miaoli Local District Court
1149, Chung Cheng Road, Miaoli City
Tel: (037) 333-275
E-Mail: mldaide@judicial..gov.tw

8. Taichung Local District Court
91, Sec. 1, Tzu Yu Road, Taichung City
Tel: (04) 2223-2311
E-Mail: tcdaide@judicial.gov.tw

9. Changhua Local District Court
240, Sec. 2, Chung Shan Road,
Yunlin, Changhua County
Tel: (04) 834-3171
E-Mail: chdaide@judicial.gov.tw

10. Nantou Local District Court
759, Chung Hsing Road, Nantou City
Tel: (049) 224-2590
E-Mail: ntdaide@judicial.gov.tw

11. Chia-I Local District Court
94, Chung Shan Road, Chia-I City
Tel: (05) 278-3671
E-Mail: cydaide@judicial.gov.tw

12. Yunlin Local District Court
38, Ming Cheng Road, Hu Wei,
Yunlin County
Tel: (05) 633-6511
E-Mail: uldaide@judicial.gov.tw

13. Tainan Local District Court
308, Sec. 3, Chien Kang Road,
Tainan City
Tel: (06) 295-6566
E-Mail: tndaide@judicial.gov.tw

14. Kaohsiung Local District Court
188, Ho Tung Road, Kaohsiung City
Tel: (07) 216-1418
E-Mail: ksdaide@judicial.gov.tw

15. Pingtung Local District Court
9, Pang Chiu Road, Pingtung City
Tel: (08) 755-0611
E-Mail: ptdaide@judicial.gov.tw

16. I-Lan Local District Court
51, Wei Shui Road, I-Lan City
Tel: (039) 324-190
E-Mail: ildaide@judicial.gov.tw

17. Hualien Local District Court
15, Fu Chien Road, Hualien City
Tel: (03) 822-5144
E-Mail: hldaide@judicial.gov.tw

18. Taitung Local District Court
128, Po Ai Road, Taitung City
Tel: (089)310-130
E-Mail: ttdaide@judicial.gov.tw

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)


1. MOFA in Taipei
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Authentication Division, Counter 29 & 30
3F, 2-2, Sec. 1, Chi Nan Road, Taipei
Tel: (02) 2343-2913 ~ 5
E-Mail: post@www.boca.gov.tw

2. MOFA in Taichung
9F, 216, Ming Chuan Road, Taichung
Tel: (04) 222-2799
E-Mail: bocatxg@ms22.hinet.net

3. MOFA in Kaohsiung
2F, 436, Cherng Kung 1st Road, Kaohsiung
Tel: (07) 211-0605
E-Mail: bocakhh@ms22.hinet.net

4. MOFA in Hualien
6F, 371, Chung Shan Road, Hualien
Tel: (03) 833-1041 E-Mail: bocahunn@ms21.hinet.net

Marriage

Marriage in Taiwan

Since 23 May 2008, a marriage in Taiwan shall come to effect in written, which requires the signatures of at least two witnesses, and the married couple in person has to register at the local Household Registration Office.
Required Documents:
1. Taiwan national: Household Registration Record, ID card and seal.
2. Foreigner: valid passport, Proof of Single status (Foreign language and Chinese translation to be legalized by ROC embassy/consulate/trade office aboard)
3. Marriage License (Download form from website of Household Registration Office)
Remark:
Proof of Single Status-
Dutch citizen shall apply an Extract from the register of population at the Municipality last resided in the Netherlands.
The Extract is valid for 6 months and shall be legalized by Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the Netherlands.
Add: Van Stolkweg 23, 2585 JM, The Hague
Tel: 31 70 346 9438
Website: http://www.taiwanembassy.org/nl/mp.asp?mp=127
For more information:
·  Information for Foreigners

Registering a Foreign Marriage in the Netherlands

Registering a marriage with the municipal personal records database (GBA) is compulsory if you live in the Netherlands. A foreign marriage can be registered in the Netherlands only after the foreign marriage certificate has been legalised.
In addition you are strongly advised to register your foreign marriage certificate with the civil register of the municipality of The Hague (Foreign Documents Department, in Dutch Afdeling Landelijke Taken). This can be done even if you live abroad. For more information, contact the Foreign Documents Department of the municipality of The Hague, telephone: +31 (0)70 353 3000 (between 8.00 and 20.00). In the Netherlands you can reach The Hague Municipal Contact Centre on 14 070. You can also consult the information in Dutch on the website of the municipality of The Hague. On the website you can download a Dutch-language booklet on registering foreign documents in The Hague.
For more information see website :
·  Registration of Marriage in the Netherlands See Legalization of Documents
Visa for Taiwan

Duration of stay: 90 days
(no visa required, no extension is permitted)

  • Visa Free Entry.
  • Requirements:
    1. a passport valid for at least six months after departure for Taiwan.
    2. a confirmed return ticket or/and a visa for the next destination.
    3. no criminal record verified by the airport or seaport police.
  • Fee: Free of Charge.
  • Disembarkation ports: C.K.S. International Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport, Keelung Harbor, Hualien Harbor, Taichung Harbor and Kaohsiung Harbor.

Duration of stay: longer than 90 days

  • Visitor Visa - submit application at Taipei Representative Office in The Netherlands.
  • Requirements:
    1. a passport valid for at least six months.
    2. an outbound ticket by air or ship.
    3. a duly completed application form with two photos.
    4. documents verifying the purpose of visit.
    5. other relevant documents.
    6. visa fee
  • Remark: Visitor Visa holders who are permitted to stay in Taiwan for sixty or ninety days and whose visas bear no such remark as "no extension will be granted" may apply at the nearest city/county police headquarters for a maximum of 120 or 90 days of extensions.

For other visas and further information, please link to :

Or consult the Taipei Representative Office in The Netherlands.

Taipei Representative Office in The Netherlands
Address: Van Stolkweg 23, 2585 JM, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Tel: 002-31-70-346-9438
Fax: 002-31-70-360-3836
E-mail: tperep@xs4all.nl

Employment Act

Dutch nationals and other foreigners legally married to a Taiwanese national and living in Taiwan with a valid residence permit do not longer require a Working Permit, according to The Employment Service Act, Article 51,amended on January 21, 2002.
For further information please link to :
Workforce Development Agency
Information for Foreigners

Tax Preferences and Non-Tax Incentives for Foreign Professionals in Taiwan

To creat a favorable environment for attracting outstanding foreign professionals to work in Taiwan, Taiwan Government introduced some preferential measures, including tax and non-tax incentives beginning in June of 2007.
  • Foreign professionals who stay in Taiwan for less than 183 days within a fiscal year can now enjoy simplified income tax rates.
  • Foreign professionals staying over 183 days and their dependents will be able to deduct their travel expenses, moving expenses, utilities fees, telephones fees, rents, and scholarships for children from their personal taxable income.
  • Relaxed the regulations on the enrollment of foreign specialists's children in elementary and high schools in Taiwan.
  • In terms of internship opportunities in Taiwan for foreign students, the government has called for the relevant agencies to draw up regulations governing applications.
  • Foreign professionals can apply for new credit cards by bringing their Alien Residence Certificate (ARC) to banks in Taiwan.
  • For further information please link to :
    eTax Portal, Ministry of Finance
    Information for Foreigners
Non-criminal record

The Certificate of Good Behaviour (VOG) can be applied for at the Population/Public Affairs Department of the municipality where you are registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (GBA). A form in the Dutch language and an explanatory brochure in English can be downloaded from this website link.

Exclusively when you are not registered in the GBA you can apply for a VOG directly at the Central Body for the Certificate of Good Behaviour (COVOG). This usually concerns Dutchmen who emigrated years ago and foreigners who used to live in the Netherlands for some time. The direct application will only be dealt with if the points mentioned below are met:
- a completely filled out application form has been received;
- a well readable copy of your identitypapers has been received;
- COVOG has received the legal charges (including a copy of the receipt prevents delay);
- besides, Dutchmen living outside the Netherlands must state the date of departure *)
*) If you departed after October 1994, please contact the Municipality you lived in last. They have your GBA data. You are registered with this municipality but not a resident.

For more information:
COVOG
Postbus 16115
2500 BC Den Haag
E-mail: frontdesk.justis@minjus.nl
Tel: 070 370 72 34
Internet:Rijksoverheid

For general information and to request brochures,
Please contact the information line of the joint ministries.

Postbus 51 Infolijn
Telefoon: 0800 8051 (gratis)
Openingstijde :maandag t/m vrijdag 08.00-20.00 uur
Internet: www.rijksoverheid.nl
E-mail: vragen@postbus51.nl
Information (in Dutch only) : Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag
After receipt of this document NTIO can issue an additional statement of good conduct for the period you resided in Taiwan.

Civic record

CIVIL RECORDS OF BIRTH / MARRIAGE / DIVORCE / DEATH (IN TAIWAN)

If you are out of Taiwan and you need a certified copy of the above-mentioned documents, which were issued in Taiwan:

  • A.You can send one of your relative with his/her own Identification card to apply for the certificate at the district Household Registry. Charge:
  • B.Or you can appoint one of your friends to apply for the certificate for you. In that case, you need to apply a letter of Attorney at the ROC embassy or consulate or the Taipei Representative Office.

The appointed representative will apply for the certificates at the district Household Registry. Thereafter the documents need to be translated to English language and verified by the local court/a notary then to be legalized by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (See the Legalization of Documents) Because the translator must apply the verification in person at the court, we suggest that you can assign one translation agent to handle all the necessary procedure.

REGISTRATION OF BIRTH / OF MARRIAGE / OF DEATH ABROAD ( FOR DUTCH CITIZENS ONLY)


Why register?
Registration saves you time and money in furture. If the certificate is admisistered at the registry, at all times you can request official copies of the certificate. International copies come in 5 different langes (Dutch, Englilsh, French, German, Spanish). The validity of (certified copies) of certificates generally is 3 to 6 months. For this reason official institutions always ask for recently issued opies of the certificate concerned. Therefore it could be more effieient in time to request certified copies of certificates from the Hague Registry than having to go over the extensive legalization procedure.

Costs of registration?
Registration is free of charge except for mailing costs. Official (international) copies of the registration need to be paid for.

How to register?
Send all required documents by mail to the address below. After registration the submitted documents will be returned to you.
City Hall of The Hague
Department DBZ
PO BOX 12620
2500DL DEN HAAG
THE NETHERLANDS
Due to the large number of requests the procedure of registration will take approximately 3 to 6 months to be completed.


For more information:
City Hall of The Hague
Department DBZ
Tel: +31 70 353 3145/2816/2813 (between 08.00 and 16.00 Dutch time)
Fax: +31 70 353 2898
website: www.denhaag.nl
Buitenlandse geboorteakte omzetten in een Nederlandse akte

** Documents, issued by Taiwan authorities, will be used in the Netherlands, need to be authenticated by local district court/notary and legalized by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. Thereafter, NTIO needs to stamp on the documents.

Foreign Divorce decrees can not be registered with the Municipality of The Hague. Divorce Agreements issued from Taiwan district court and legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC can be accepted by the authorities in Holland, but not be registered.

Dutch citizenship

Request for Dutch Citizenship:
click here to visit Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

Translation services
Fees

Consular Fees 

  Click here for an overview of the consular fees.

INFORMATIE IN HET NEDERLANDS

Openingstijden

De consulaire afdeling is geopend van maandag tot en met woensdag van 9:00 tot 11:00.

visumaanvragen:

maandag tot en met woensdag van 9.00 tot 11.00.

legalisering van documenten:

maandag tot en met woensdag van 9.00 tot 11.00.

paspoort aanvragen:

maandag tot en met woensdag van 9.00 tot 11.00.(op afspraak).

Op maandag tot en met woensdag van 9.00 tot 11.00. is de consulaire afdeling NIET telefonisch bereikbaar.

Afpraak maken? Vragen? Stuur een email naar consular@ntio.org.tw

aangepaste openingstijden:

In 2017 zal de NTIO op de volgende dagen gesloten zijn:

Nieuwjaar

2 januari

Chinees Nieuwjaar

27 januari - 3 februari

Peace Memorial holiday

27 – 28 februari

Qingming (Tomb Sweeping Day)

3 – 4 april

Drakenbootfestival

29 – 30 mei

Midherfstfestival

4 oktober

National Day

9 – 10 oktober

Tweede Kerstdag

25 – 26 december

Indien het NTIO gesloten is, kunt u in noodgevallen contact opnemen met Andre Verkade at 0905317759

Kompas Registratie

In geval van nood, zoals bij een natuurramp of (dreigende) onrust is het essentieel dat de officiële vertegenwoordiging van de Nederlandse overheid zijn burgers kan bereiken en/of informeren.

Het Kompas online crisis registratiesysteem van het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken bewaart en beveiligt uw gegevens. Ze worden uitsluitend gebruikt om contact met u op te nemen en u te helpen in een noodgeval. Registreren is geheel vrijwillig, gratis, kost minder dan 5 minuten van uw tijd en hoeft slechts eenmaal gedaan te worden. U hoeft daarna alleen nog uw gegevens te wijzigen als u op reis gaat of verhuist.

Het NTIO adviseert de Nederlanders in Taiwan met klem om zich aan te melden. Klik hier om naar de website van het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken te gaan.

Paspoort en reisdocumenten

Paspoort aanvragen of vernieuwen

Alle aanvragers(voor onder de 18 jaar zie hieronder) dienen persoonlijk aanwezig te zijn voor de aanvraag. Uitzonderingen zijn helaas niet mogelijk en u dient eerst een afspraak te maken.

U dient het volgende mee te nemen:

  1. Paspoortaanvraagformulier. Klik hier om het formulier te downloaden.
  2. Twee pasfotos
    *LET OP* De pasfotos moeten strikt aan de onderstaande eisen voldoen. Indien uw fotos niet aan ALLE voorwaarden voeldoen, kan uw aanvraag helaas niet in behandeling worden genomen.
    • van voren genomen
    • het gelaat geheel zichtbaar
    • mond gesloten
    • ogen recht in de camera kijkend
    • een lichtgrijze, lichtblauwe of witte achtergrond is noodzakelijk
    • zorg ervoor dat er voldoende contrast is tussen het hoofd op de foto en de achtergrond. Meer informatie over het juiste contrast kunt u vinden op deze webpagina van de Rijksdienst voor Identiteitsgegevens.

    Voor meer algemene informatie over pasfotos klik hier voor het fotomatrix Model 2007 of ga naar http://www.paspoortinformatie.nl voor meer informatie.

  3. Alle reisdocumenten in uw bezit, indien u meer dan een nationaliteit heeft.
  4. Verblijfsvergunning zoals een kopie van uw visa of uw ARC.
  5. Indien u in uw paspoort vermeld wil hebben “echtgenote van”, “geregistreerd partner van”, “weduwe van” dient u een recent bewijs van uw huwelijkse staat (maximaal 6 maanden oud) te overleggen (een uittreksel uit de Gemeentelijke Basis Administratie).
  6. Bewijs van aangifte van de lokale politie in geval van een gestolen paspoort.

U wordt geadviseerd om ruim voordat uw paspoort verloopt of voor de datum waarop u reist of uw visum of verblijfsvergunning moet verlengen uw paspoortaanvraag in te dienen. Houdt u er rekening mee dat voor sommige landen uw paspoort nog minimaal zes maanden geldig moet zijn op datum van terugreis.

U dient rekening te houden met een verwerkingsdatum van maximaal 4 weken (wettelijke termijn). Deze periode heeft te maken met het feit dat reisdocumenten in Nederland worden geproduceerd. In de praktijk kan een paspoortaanvraag 2 tot 3 weken duren.

Voor tarieven klik hier

Paspoort aanvragen of vernieuwen voor minderjarigen (onder de 18)

Als aanvrager dient u persoonlijk bij de ambassade of het consulaat te verschijnen zodat uw identiteit kan worden vastgesteld. Dat geldt ook voor kinderen. Er dient ten minste een van beide ouders of voogden bij de aanvraag aanwezig te zijn. Uitzonderingen hierop zijn helaas niet mogelijk.

Voor een eerste paspoortaanvraag dient u de volgende aanvullende documenten mee te brengen:

  1. Een gelegaliseerde geboorte-akte (document mag niet ouder zijn dan 6 maanden) van het kind dat de namen van beide ouders vermeldt. De naam van het kind moet juist vermeld zijn omdat deze naam letterlijk zal worden overgenomen in het paspoort. Let op: de geboorte-acte die u van het ziekenhuis in Taiwan krijgt is rechtsgeldig, maaru dient dit document eerst te laten certificeren door bijvoorbeeld een notaris, en vervolgens te laten legaliseren door het Taiwanese Ministerie van Buitenlandse zaken.
  2. Een gelegaliseerde huwelijksacte van de ouders (document mag niet ouder zijn dan 12 maanden) of echtscheidingsdocumenten, voogdijdocumenten, overlijdingsacte(s), verklaring omtrent de ouderlijke macht of bewijs van adoptie.
  3. in geval slechts een van de ouders de ouderlijke macht heeft, dient u bewijs daarvan mee te nemen.

Voor vernieuwing van een paspoort van een minderjarige aanvraag dient u mee te brengen:

  1. Een kopie van de geboorte-akte van het kind dat de namen van beide ouders vermeldt. Dit document hoeft niet recenter dan 6 maanden te zijn; het moet echter wel volledig gelegaliseerd te zijn.
  2. Een kopie van de huwelijksacte van de ouders of echtscheidingsdocumenten, voogdijdocumenten, overlijdingsacte(s), verklaring omtrent de ouderlijke macht of bewijs van adoptie. Dit document hoeft niet recent te zijn uitgegeven; het dient echter wel volledig gelegaliseerd te zijn.
  3. in geval slechts een van de ouders de ouderlijke macht heeft, dient u bewijs daarvan mee te nemen.

Beide ouders of voogden moeten het paspoortformulier ondertekenen. Als één van beide niet persoonlijk aanwezig kan zijn bij de aanvraag, dient men het originele paspoort van de andere ondertekenaar mee te nemen ter verificatie van de handtekening.

Verder dient u het volgende mee te nemen:

  1. Paspoortaanvraagformulier. Klik hier om het formulier te downloaden. Beide ouders/voogden dienen te ondertekenen. Als één van de ouders/voogden niet persoonlijk aanwezig kan zijn bij de aanvraag, dient men het originele paspoort van de andere ondertekenaar mee te nemen ter verificatie van de handtekening.
  2. Twee pasfotos
    *LET OP* De pasfotos moeten strikt aan de onderstaande eisen voldoen. Indien uw fotos niet aan ALLE voorwaarden voeldoen, kan uw aanvraag helaas niet in behandeling worden genomen.
    • van voren genomen
    • het gelaat geheel zichtbaar
    • mond gesloten
    • ogen recht in de camera kijkend
    • een lichtgrijze, lichtblauwe of witte achtergrond is noodzakelijk
    • zorg ervoor dat er voldoende contrast is tussen het hoofd op de foto en de achtergrond. Meer informatie over het juiste contrast kunt u vinden op deze webpagina van de Rijksdienst voor Identiteitsgegevens.

    Voor meer algemene informatie over pasfotos klik hier voor het fotomatrix Model 2007 of ga naar http://www.paspoortinformatie.nl voor meer informatie.

  3. Alle reisdocumenten in uw bezit, indien u of de kinderen meer dan één nationaliteit hebben.
  4. Verblijfsvergunning van de ouders, zoals een kopie van uw visa of uw ARC.
  5. Bewijs van aangifte van de lokale politie in geval van een gestolen paspoort.

U wordt geadviseerd om ruim voordat uw paspoort verloopt of voor de datum waarop u reist of uw visum of verblijfsvergunning moet verlengen uw paspoortaanvraag in te dienen. Houdt u er rekening mee dat voor sommige landen uw paspoort nog minimaal zes maanden geldig moet zijn op datum van terugreis.

U dient rekening te houden met een verwerkingsdatum van maximaal 4 weken (wettelijke termijn). Deze periode heeft te maken met het feit dat reisdocumenten in Nederland worden geproduceerd. In de praktijk kan een paspoortaanvraag 2 tot 3 weken duren.

Voor tarieven klik hier

Paspoort gestolen, vermist of vernietigd

Indien uw paspoort gestolen, vermist of vernietigd is, raden wij u aan om contact op te nemen met onze consulaire afdeling.

Rijbewijs

Driving in Taiwan

Visitor rentals:
Visitors to Taiwan may rent a car at the airport on presentation of a valid International driver's license, a valid passport and a contact person (company) in Taiwan. A copy of a credit card needs to be submitted for automatic payment of traffic fines, max period 30 days after first arrival in Taiwan.
  • Visitor's private: Driving a personal car with a Dutch license is not allowed. When involved in an accident the insurance is unlikely to pay any claim.
    With a valid Dutch International Driver's License is allowed up to 30 days after first arrival in Taiwan.You may apply the extension at Motor Vehicles Office until either the International Driver's License or the Alien Residence Certificate (ARC) expires, up to a maximum of one year.
  • Residents: Dutch residents in Taiwan should apply for Taiwanese driver's license.
  • For more information see website:
    - Motor Vehicles Office Taipei City Government
    - Information For Foreigners

Convert Dutch Driver's License to Taiwanese Driver's License

You must prepare the required documents as follows:
  • Alien Residence certificate original and copy, which the period of validity is at least 1 year.
  • Dutch driver's license original and copy.
  • Chinese or English translation of the driver's license(see our website for translators)
  • Dutch driver's license and the translation must be authenticated by Taipei Representative Office in The Netherlands or by NTIO in Taiwan.
    Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands
    Address:Van Stolkweg 23, 2585 JM, Den Haag, The Netherlands
    Tel: 002-31-70-346-9438
    Fax: 002-31-70-360-3836
  • photo x 2 ,recently made (not longer than 6 months).
  • Driver's license application Form 21 with medical checkup by a public hospital. Form 21 is available to download from Vehicle Registration Office.
  • Passport original and copy
  • Exchange for Taiwan driver's license is based on mutual beneficiary contract.
    For more information is available on websites:Motor Vehicles Office Taipei City Government

Dutch Driver's Licenses - Renewal or Extension

Netherlands Trade and Investments Office does not take in requests for Dutch driver's license renewal or extensions. If you are residing in a non-EU/EER country, renewal or extension of your Dutch driver's license needs to be processed by the appropriate authority in the Netherlands, the RDW (Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer). An application form for renewal of the document can be obtained by contacting the RDW. What you need from NTIO:
Your application form needs to be accompanied by a Statement of Residence, that document can be issued by NTIO.
What to submit for the Statement of Residence:
- Copy of valid Dutch passport, including the picture page and arrival stamp page
- Visa or Alien Residence Card for Taiwan
More information RDW contact details:
Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer (RDW)
PO Box 9000
9640 HA Veendam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 598 - 693333
Fax: +31 598 - 699289
Website: http://www.rdw.nl and www.rijbewijs.nl

Convert Taiwanese Driver's License to Dutch Driver's License in the Netherlands

Taiwan nationals can convert your Taiwanese Driver's License into Dutch Driver's License at the municipality you reside in the Netherlands.
What should you bring along?
At least the following:
- valid proof of identity (passport)
- your valid Taiwan driving licence
- two identical passport photographs
-a Certificate of Suitability, issued by the Cental Department of Driving Licences (CBR-Centraal Bureau Rijvaardigheids-bewijzen)
- a special (green) application form
- a valid residence permit
More information is available on website:
www.rijbewijs.nl/

Legaliseren van documenten

Documents, issued by Taiwan authorities, to be used in the Netherlands, need to be authenticated by a local district court or public notary, and legalized by Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. Thereafter, NTIO needs to stamp on the documents as well.
Applicant has to furnish the required original and copies.

Step 1:
An English translation shall be authenticated by a local district court/ a notary.

Step 2:
An English language and a Court/Notary verified document needs to be legalized by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.

Step 3:
Documents, authenticated by a local district court/Notary and legalized by Bureau of Consular Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs ROC, submit to Consular Section, NTIO for getting an office statment with NTIO stamp. One extra copy set of the dcoment(s) is required for our filing.
- Birth Certificate (can be substitued by an English Extract of Individual Household Registration)
- Adoption Documents
- Child Recognition Documents
- Proof of Single Status (Household Registration Transcript + Affidavit to Single Status Fact)
- Marriage Certificate
- Divorce Decree
- Death Certificate
Working day:3 days (Document(s) will be sent back to the applicant by a collect mail.)

Opening Hours
Forms Download
Fee
For further information, please link to:
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The local district courts details are as follows:

1. Keelung Local District Court
176, Tungshin Road, Keelung City
Tel: (02) 2465-2171
E-Mail: kldaide@judicial.gov.tw

2. Taipei Local District Court
Hsintien Lotary Public Office
248, ChungHsin Road, Sec 1,
HsinTien City, Taipei County
Tel: (02) 8919-3866

3. Shihlin Local District Court
Shihlin Lotary Public Office
2, ChungKing N Road, Sec 4,
Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2813-1289

4. Panchiao Local District Court
138, Ching Yun Road, Tucheng City,
Taipei County
Tel: (02) 2261-6714
E-Mail: pcdaide@judicial.gov.tw

5. Taoyuan Local District Court
1, Fa Chih Road, Taoyuan City
Tel: (03) 339-6100
E-Mail: tydaide@judicial.gov.tw

6. Hsinchu Local District Court
136, Chung Cheng Road, Hsinchu City
Tel: (03) 521-0022
E-Mail: scdaide@judicial.gov.tw

7. Miaoli Local District Court
1149, Chung Cheng Road, Miaoli City
Tel: (037) 333-275
E-Mail: mldaide@judicial..gov.tw

8. Taichung Local District Court
91, Sec. 1, Tzu Yu Road, Taichung City
Tel: (04) 2223-2311
E-Mail: tcdaide@judicial.gov.tw

9. Changhua Local District Court
240, Sec. 2, Chung Shan Road,
Yunlin, Changhua County
Tel: (04) 834-3171
E-Mail: chdaide@judicial.gov.tw

10. Nantou Local District Court
759, Chung Hsing Road, Nantou City
Tel: (049) 224-2590
E-Mail: ntdaide@judicial.gov.tw

11. Chia-I Local District Court
94, Chung Shan Road, Chia-I City
Tel: (05) 278-3671
E-Mail: cydaide@judicial.gov.tw

12. Yunlin Local District Court
38, Ming Cheng Road, Hu Wei,
Yunlin County
Tel: (05) 633-6511
E-Mail: uldaide@judicial.gov.tw

13. Tainan Local District Court
308, Sec. 3, Chien Kang Road,
Tainan City
Tel: (06) 295-6566
E-Mail: tndaide@judicial.gov.tw

14. Kaohsiung Local District Court
188, Ho Tung Road, Kaohsiung City
Tel: (07) 216-1418
E-Mail: ksdaide@judicial.gov.tw

15. Pingtung Local District Court
9, Pang Chiu Road, Pingtung City
Tel: (08) 755-0611
E-Mail: ptdaide@judicial.gov.tw

16. I-Lan Local District Court
51, Wei Shui Road, I-Lan City
Tel: (039) 324-190
E-Mail: ildaide@judicial.gov.tw

17. Hualien Local District Court
15, Fu Chien Road, Hualien City
Tel: (03) 822-5144
E-Mail: hldaide@judicial.gov.tw

18. Taitung Local District Court
128, Po Ai Road, Taitung City
Tel: (089)310-130
E-Mail: ttdaide@judicial.gov.tw

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)


1. MOFA in Taipei
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Authentication Division, Counter 29 & 30
3F, 2-2, Sec. 1, Chi Nan Road, Taipei
Tel: (02) 2343-2913 ~ 5
E-Mail: post@www.boca.gov.tw

2. MOFA in Taichung
9F, 216, Ming Chuan Road, Taichung
Tel: (04) 222-2799
E-Mail: bocatxg@ms22.hinet.net

3. MOFA in Kaohsiung
2F, 436, Cherng Kung 1st Road, Kaohsiung
Tel: (07) 211-0605
E-Mail: bocakhh@ms22.hinet.net

4. MOFA in Hualien
6F, 371, Chung Shan Road, Hualien
Tel: (03) 833-1041 E-Mail: bocahunn@ms21.hinet.net

Verkiezingen

Stemmen vanuit het buitenland.
Bent u Nederlander, woont u (tijdelijk) buiten Nederland en wilt u stemmen? Dat kan. U vindt meer informatie op de website van de Rijksoverheid.

Huwelijk en geboorte

Marriage in Taiwan

Since 23 May 2008, a marriage in Taiwan shall come to effect in written, which requires the signatures of at least two witnesses, and the married couple in person has to register at the local Household Registration Office.
Required Documents:
1. Taiwan national: Household Registration Record, ID card and seal.
2. Foreigner: valid passport, Proof of Single status (Foreign language and Chinese translation to be legalized by ROC embassy/consulate/trade office aboard)
3. Marriage License (Download form from website of Household Registration Office)
Remark:
Proof of Single Status-
Dutch citizen shall apply an Extract from the register of population at the Municipality last resided in the Netherlands.
The Extract is valid for 6 months and shall be legalized by Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the Netherlands.
Add: Van Stolkweg 23, 2585 JM, The Hague
Tel: 31 70 346 9438
Website: http://www.taiwanembassy.org/nl/mp.asp?mp=127
For more information:
·  Information for Foreigners

Registering a Foreign Marriage in the Netherlands

Registering a marriage with the municipal personal records database (GBA) is compulsory if you live in the Netherlands. A foreign marriage can be registered in the Netherlands only after the foreign marriage certificate has been legalised.
In addition you are strongly advised to register your foreign marriage certificate with the civil register of the municipality of The Hague (Foreign Documents Department, in Dutch Afdeling Landelijke Taken). This can be done even if you live abroad. For more information, contact the Foreign Documents Department of the municipality of The Hague, telephone: +31 (0)70 353 3000 (between 8.00 and 20.00). In the Netherlands you can reach The Hague Municipal Contact Centre on 14 070. You can also consult the information in Dutch on the website of the municipality of The Hague. On the website you can download a Dutch-language booklet on registering foreign documents in The Hague.
For more information see website :
·  Registration of Marriage in the Netherlands ·  Legalization of Documents
Visa voor Taiwan

Duration of stay: 90 days
(no visa required, no extension is permitted)

  • Visa Free Entry.
  • Requirements:
    1. a passport valid for at least six months after departure for Taiwan.
    2. a confirmed return ticket or/and a visa for the next destination.
    3. no criminal record verified by the airport or seaport police.
  • Fee: Free of Charge.
  • Disembarkation ports: C.K.S. International Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport, Keelung Harbor, Hualien Harbor, Taichung Harbor and Kaohsiung Harbor.

Duration of stay: longer than 90 days

  • Visitor Visa - submit application at Taipei Representative Office in The Netherlands.
  • Requirements:
    1. a passport valid for at least six months.
    2. an outbound ticket by air or ship.
    3. a duly completed application form with two photos.
    4. documents verifying the purpose of visit.
    5. other relevant documents.
    6. visa fee
  • Remark: Visitor Visa holders who are permitted to stay in Taiwan for sixty or ninety days and whose visas bear no such remark as "no extension will be granted" may apply at the nearest city/county police headquarters for a maximum of 120 or 90 days of extensions.

For other visas and further information, please link to :

Or consult the Taipei Representative Office in The Netherlands.

Taipei Representative Office in The Netherlands
Address: Van Stolkweg 23, 2585 JM, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Tel: 002-31-70-346-9438
Fax: 002-31-70-360-3836
E-mail: tperep@xs4all.nl

Werk en inkomen

Dutch nationals and other foreigners legally married to a Taiwanese national and living in Taiwan with a valid residence permit do not longer require a Working Permit, according to The Employment Service Act, Article 51,amended on January 21, 2002.
For further information please link to :
Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training
Information for Foreigners

Tax Preferences and Non-Tax Incentives for Foreign Professionals in Taiwan

To creat a favorable environment for attracting outstanding foreign professionals to work in Taiwan, Taiwan Government introduced some preferential measures, including tax and non-tax incentives beginning in June of 2007.
  • Foreign professionals who stay in Taiwan for less than 183 days within a fiscal year can now enjoy simplified income tax rates.
  • Foreign professionals staying over 183 days and their dependents will be able to deduct their travel expenses, moving expenses, utilities fees, telephones fees, rents, and scholarships for children from their personal taxable income.
  • Relaxed the regulations on the enrollment of foreign specialists's children in elementary and high schools in Taiwan.
  • In terms of internship opportunities in Taiwan for foreign students, the government has called for the relevant agencies to draw up regulations governing applications.
  • Foreign professionals can apply for new credit cards by bringing their Allien Residence Certificate (ARC) to banks in Taiwan.
  • For further information please link to :
    eTax Portal, Ministry of Finance
    Information for Foreigners
Bewijs van goed gedrag

The Certificate of Good Behaviour (VOG) can be applied for at the Population/Public Affairs Department of the municipality where you are registered in the Municipal Personal Records Database (GBA). A form in the Dutch language and an explanatory brochure in English can be downloaded from this website link.

Exclusively when you are not registered in the GBA you can apply for a VOG directly at the Central Body for the Certificate of Good Behaviour (COVOG). This usually concerns Dutchmen who emigrated years ago and foreigners who used to live in the Netherlands for some time. The direct application will only be dealt with if the points mentioned below are met:
- a completely filled out application form has been received;
- a well readable copy of your identitypapers has been received;
- COVOG has received the legal charges (including a copy of the receipt prevents delay);
- besides, Dutchmen living outside the Netherlands must state the date of departure *)
*) If you departed after October 1994, please contact the Municipality you lived in last. They have your GBA data. You are registered with this municipality but not a resident.

For more information:
COVOG
Postbus 16115
2500 BC Den Haag
E-mail: frontdesk.justis@minjus.nl
Tel: 070 370 72 34
Internet:Rijksoverheid

For general information and to request brochures,
Please contact the information line of the joint ministries.

Postbus 51 Infolijn
Telefoon: 0800 8051 (gratis)
Openingstijde :maandag t/m vrijdag 08.00-20.00 uur
Internet: www.rijksoverheid.nl
E-mail: vragen@postbus51.nl
Download Brochure : Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag
After receipt of this document NTIO can issue an additional statement of good conduct for the period you resided in Taiwan.

Actes en officiële documenten

CIVIL RECORDS OF BIRTH / MARRIAGE / DIVORCE / DEATH (IN TAIWAN)

If you are out of Taiwan and you need a certified copy of the above-mentioned documents, which were issued in Taiwan:

  • A.You can send one of your relative with his/her own Identification card to apply for the certificate at the district Household Registry. Charge:
  • B.Or you can appoint one of your friends to apply for the certificate for you. In that case, you need to apply a letter of Attorney at the ROC embassy or consulate or the Taipei Representative Office.

The appointed representative will apply for the certificates at the district Household Registry. Thereafter the documents need to be translated to English language and verified by the local court/a notary then to be legalized by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (See the Legalization of Documents) Because the translator must apply the verification in person at the court, we suggest that you can assign one translation agent to handle all the necessary procedure.

REGISTRATION OF BIRTH / OF MARRIAGE / OF DEATH ABROAD ( FOR DUTCH CITIZENS ONLY)


Why register?
Registration saves you time and money in furture. If the certificate is admisistered at the registry, at all times you can request official copies of the certificate. International copies come in 5 different langes (Dutch, Englilsh, French, German, Spanish). The validity of (certified copies) of certificates generally is 3 to 6 months. For this reason official institutions always ask for recently issued opies of the certificate concerned. Therefore it could be more effieient in time to request certified copies of certificates from the Hague Registry than having to go over the extensive legalization procedure.

Costs of registration?
Registration is free of charge except for mailing costs. Official (international) copies of the registration need to be paid for.

How to register?
Send all required documents by mail to the address below. After registration the submitted documents will be returned to you.
City Hall of The Hague
Department DBZ
PO BOX 12620
2500DL DEN HAAG
THE NETHERLANDS
Due to the large number of requests the procedure of registration will take approximately 3 to 6 months to be completed.


For more information:
City Hall of The Hague
Department DBZ
Tel: +31 70 353 3145/2816/2813 (between 08.00 and 16.00 Dutch time)
Fax: +31 70 353 2898
website: www.denhaag.nl
Buitenlandse geboorteakte omzetten in een Nederlandse akte

** Documents, issued by Taiwan authorities, will be used in the Netherlands, need to be authenticated by local district court/notary and legalized by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. Thereafter, NTIO needs to stamp on the documents.

See Legalization of Documents.
Foreign Divorce decrees can not be registered with the Municipality of The Hague. Divorce Agreements issued from Taiwan district court and legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC can be accepted by the authorities in Holland, but not be registered.

Nederlands staatsburgerschap

Meer informatie over het aanvragen en verkrijgen van Nederlands staatsburgerschap kunt u vinden op de website van het Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken.

Vertaalservices
Kosten en leges

Klik hier voor een actueel overzicht van de kosten en leges.

In geval van nood

Natuurgeweld en voorbereiding op natuurrampen

In Taiwan kunnen van mei t/m november typhoons voorkomen en daarnaast wordt het land regelmatig getroffen door aardbevingen. Doorgaans veroorzaakt dit natuurgeweld relatief weinig schade, maar de kans op omvangrijke schade door extreem natuurgeweld is altijd aanwezig. Met het oog op uw eigen veiligheid en die van dierbaren adviseert het NTIO u om er voor te zorgen dat u een 'overlevingspakket' binnen handbereik heeft met daarin de volgende artikelen: kaarsen en lucifers, batterijen, een zaklantaarn, eerste-hulp verbanddoos, ingeblikt voedsel, flessen water, plastic zeil en stevig plakband (duct tape). Voorts is het verstandig om te allen tijde uw paspoort dan wel een kopie van de houderpagina van uw paspoort en contant geld bij de hand te hebben. NTIO adviseert u om in geval van natuurgeweld naar de radio te luisteren (ICRT Engelstalig op 100.7 FM) en de website van het Taiwan Central Weather Bureau (www.cwb.gov.tw) te raadplegen voor de meest recente ontwikkelingen. NTIO kan geen coördinerende rol vervullen t.a.v. hulpverlening aan de Nederlandse gemeenschap en u dient dan ook met het oog op uw eigen welzijn de aanwijzingen van de Taiwanese autoriteiten op te volgen.

Registreer met Kompas

Gaat u tijdelijk of permanent naar het buitenland? Dan kunt u zich registreren bij het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. Dit is niet verplicht. Maar in geval van nood (bijvoorbeeld een natuurramp of politieke onrust) is het belangrijk dat uw gegevens bekend zijn. De locale Nederlandse vertegenwoordiging (ambassade, consulaat of in het geval van Taiwan, NTIO) kan u in dat geval bereiken.
Het Kompas online crisis registratiesysteem bewaart en beveiligt uw gegevens. Ze worden alleen gebruikt om contact met u op te nemen en u te helpen in een noodgeval. Registreren is gratis, kost minder dan 5 minuten van uw tijd en hoeft maar 1 keer. U hoeft daarna alleen nog uw gegevens te wijzigen als u op reis gaat of verhuist.
Website Kompas: https://www.kompas.buzaservices.nl/registration/

Paspoort gestolen of vermist

In geval van vermissing van uw paspoort adviseren wij u om altijd aangifte te doen bij de lokale politie. Vraag een schriftelijk bewijs van aangifte in verband met de verzekering. Het is mogelijk dat de NTIO u kan helpen met bijvoorbeeld de aanvraag van een noodpaspoort of advies over hoe uw familie geld kan overmaken, maar het NTIO leent nadrukkelijk geen geld om advocaten, hotels of apotheken te betalen. Ook betaalt de Nederlandse vertegenwoordiging in Taiwan geen vliegticket voor uw terugkeer naar huis.

Contact in noodgevallen

Het 24/7 BZ contactcenter is altijd en overal bereikbaar. U kunt 24 uur per dag, 7 dagen per week bellen met +31247247247. U kunt hier vragen stellen over consulaire zaken: bijvoorbeeld over paspoorten, reisadviezen en legalisaties. Maar ook in geval van nood. Bijvoorbeeld als u in een buitenlands ziekenhuis terechtkomt of uw paspoort verliest. Het 24/7 BZ contactcenter is op diverse manieren bereikbaar: Telefonisch Het telefoonnummer van het 24/7 BZ contactcenter is +31 247 247 247. Vanuit Nederland belt u tegen lokaal tarief, buiten Nederland belt u tegen internationaal tarief. Bent u in het buitenland? Dan kunt u ook tegen lokaal tarief bellen naar de Nederlandse ambassade in uw regio. In veel gevallen krijgt u dan ook het 24/7 BZ contactcenter aan de lijn. Op Twitter Het Twitteraccount van het 24/7 BZ contactcenter is @247BZ. Via de app De 24/7 BZ Reisapp bevat onder meer actuele reisadviezen. U vindt er ook contactgegevens van alle Nederlandse ambassades, consulaten en honorair consuls. Met deze app kunt u direct contact opnemen het 24/7 BZ contactcenter. U kunt de 24/7 BZ Reisapp downloaden in Google Play en de App Store.