Foreign residency permits automatically extended 30 days, unlimited during Level-3 and above epidemic alert

Foreigners in Taiwan whose residency permits are about to expire do not have to apply for an extension, as an automatic 30-day validity period has been implemented during the Level-3 epidemic restrictions, the National Immigration Agency announced today, May 28.

The NIA stated that, based on the priority of epidemic prevention, and the safety and rights of foreign residents, for those whose residence permit validity is about to expire, the residence period will be automatically extended for 30 days, for unlimited times during the current Level-3 restrictions.

The automatic extension/s will be valid until 30 days after the epidemic alert level is dropped to Level 2. Until that time, foreign residents will not be required to go to NIA service centers, thus reducing people movements and person to person contacts.

For those wanting to extend their permits after the epidemic alert drops to Level 2, they are advised that they can go to the Immigration Office from 10 days from the day following the Level 2 epidemic alert being implemented.

At the time of writing, the announcement has not been posted on the English Language version of the NIA, but is available in Chinese.

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