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Important Notification for First-Time new Immigrant national ID card Recipients

Important Notification for First-Time new Immigrant national ID card Recipients

※ National Immigration Agency Taipei City Service Center
I. Chinese spouse
1. After a Chinese spouse is permitted to take up permanent residence in Taiwan, the person should take his/her long-term resident certificate (to turn in and cancel) and Mainland China Travel Permit (if the person already obtained the certificate of original citizenship renunciation, the person must also turn in the Mainland China Travel Permit) to the National Immigration Agency Taipei City Service Center and apply for a permanent resident certificate. Within 30 days submit the permanent residence certificate and the original copy of household registration or house ownership documents to a household registration office to to register for a household.
2. To leave Taiwan for the first time, the person should apply for an R.O.C. passport bearing a national identification number from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, using the national ID card.
3. Make sure to submit the certificate of original citizenship renunciation notarized by the Straits Exchange Foundation and the Mainland China Travel Permit within three months starting the day after the Chinese spouse is permitted to permanently take up residence in Taiwan. Those that do not submit the documents will have the permit for permanent residence revoked.
II. Foreign spouse
1. After a foreign spouse is permitted to take up permanent residence in Taiwan, the person should take his/her foreign passport and alien resident certificate (to turn in and cancel) to the National Immigration Agency Taipei City Service Center and apply for permanent resident certificate. Within 30 days submit the original copy of household registration or house ownership documents to a household registration office to register for a household.
2. To leave Taiwan for the first time, the person should re-apply for an R.O.C. passport bearing a national identification number from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, using the national ID card.
III. Spouse from Hong Kong or Macau
1. After a spouse from Hong Kong or Macau is permitted to take up permanent residence in Taiwan and the resident certificate is canceled, the person should submit the original copy of household registration or house ownership documents to a household registration office to register for a household within 30 days.
2. To leave Taiwan for the first time, the person should apply for an R.O.C. passport bearing a national identification number from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, using the national ID card.
IV. Remarks
After obtaining Taiwanese citizenship and completing the household registration, the person's rights and obligations (such as paying taxes, military service, international traveling, rights to education, health care, suffrage, and benefits and resources) shall comply to relevant Taiwanese laws and regulations.

※ The Bureau of Labor Insurance
I. Important Labor Insurance payment information
1. If a new immigrant enrolls in labor insurance using a resident certificate, passport, or uniformed identification number before receiving a national ID card, the insured person or an assistance service can fill out the Application Form for Changes in Insured Persons, attach front and back photocopies of the national ID card, and provide the information from the previous enrolled insurance (English name and resident certificate or passport number) to the Bureau of Labor Insurance to apply for information amendment. The number of insured years prior and after the amendment will be combined.
2. If new immigrants use the Internet or an ATM to query personal insurance information, the person should send the aforementioned documents to the Bureau of Labor Insurance and renew the Citizen Digital Certificate. Because the Citizen Digital Certificate contains old information, if the old certificate is used to query personal insurance information, the data will not match up and the search will yield no information. If you also hold a Labor Protection Card and a Chunghwa Post debit card, remember to inform the issuing bank and post office of the information change. Be sure to stay aware of your personal insurance situation at all times; don't forget to exercise your rights.
3. To query personal insurance information, you can use the following channels:
(1) Query personal insurance information through the Internet (including Citizen Digital Certificate inquiry, Labor Protection Card inquiry, and the Bureau of Labor Insurance mobile app).
(2) Query through ATM using the Labor Protection Card.
(3) Query through post office ATM using the Chunghwa Post debit card.
(4) Query at the counter
(5) Query over the phone (only for the total accumulated years)
II. Important Labor Insurance application information
1. When a new immigrant who has received a national ID card for the first time is applying for labor insurance pension payment to the Bureau of Labor Insurance, the person should make sure that his/her national identification number has been updated with the financial institute for the provided bank account so that the remittance will not be returned.
2. In the event a new immigrant already applied for labor insurance pension payment from the Bureau of Labor Insurance before obtaining a national ID card, the person should actively provide photocopies of the national ID card to the Bureau of Labor Insurance after receiving it.
III. Important Labor Pension payment information
1. In the case of new immigrants who originally used the resident certificate to contribute to the labor pension but have received a new national ID card, their employers should apply for information change with the Bureau of Labor Insurance.
(1) New immigrants who joined labor insurance and are contributing to the labor pension should fill out the 3-in-1 Health and Labor Insurance and Labor Pension Insured Person Information Change Form (http://www.bli.gov.tw/en/) and attach photocopies of the front and back of the national ID card.
(2) New immigrants who only contributed to the Labor Pension (including self-employed persons that volunteered to contribute to the retirement pension), please fill out the Labor Pension Labor Information Change Form (http://www.bli.gov.tw/en/) and attach photocopies of the front and back of the national ID card.
2. New immigrants who use a Citizen Digital Certificate, Labor Protection Card, or Chunghwa Post debit card to query personal labor pension account information should contact the household registration offices, card issuing bank, or post office for card re-issuance or process change after receiving a National Identification Card for the first time.
3. To query personal labor retirement pension account information, you can use the following channels:
(1) Query personal insurance information through the Internet (including Citizen Digital Certificate inquiry, Labor Protection Card inquiry, and the Bureau of Labor Insurance mobile app).
(2) Query through ATM using the Labor Protection Card.
(3) Query through post office ATM using the Chunghwa Post debit card.
(4) Query at the counter
IV. Important National Pension Insurance payment and payment receipt information
In the case of new immigrants over the age of 25 and under the age of 65 who have their household registered in Taiwan and are not receiving Labor Insurance old-age benefits, Civil Servant and Teacher Insurance retirement pension or Military Personnel Insurance retirement payments, and who have not joined Labor Insurance, Farmer Health Insurance, Civil Servant and Teacher Insurance, or Military Personnel Insurance, the Bureau of Labor Insurance will automatically place them in National Pension Insurance. Persons who joined National Pension Insurance and have paid insurance premiums may apply for Old-Age Pension Benefits at the age of 65, according to the accumulated period of insurance. Furthermore, if an incident happens to the insured while he/she is participating in National Pension Insurance, the insurance will also provide maternity benefits, disability pension payment, survivor pension, and funeral benefits.
V. Why do new immigrants who originally joined Labor Insurance using an Alien Resident Certificate or passport number start to receive National Pension Insurance payment slips after receiving a national ID card for the first time?
1. Persons who are insured by Labor Insurance are not eligible for National Pension Insurance. If you have a job and have joined Labor Insurance using an Alien Resident Certificate or passport number, be sure to request insured units to fill out the Labor Insurance - Application Form for Changes in Insured Persons once you receive a national ID card. Attach a photocopy (front and back) of the national ID card or transcript of the household registration and apply for information change with the Bureau of Labor Insurance to change the ARC or passport number to a national ID number. This will allow you to avoid receiving the National Pension Insurance payment slip while you are enrolled in Labor Insurance.
2. Furthermore, if you already received a National Pension Insurance payment slip, please do not worry. As long as the insured unit made the aforementioned changes, National Pension Insurance will renew the information and automatically cancel your enrollment and insurance premium.
VI. Important information regarding new immigrants who are receiving Survivors Pension Payment from National Pension Insurance
1. In the event a new immigrant is receiving National Pension Insurance Survivors Pension Payment before obtaining a national ID card, the person must submit identification documents or residential documents to the Bureau of Labor Insurance for review every year. However, after receiving a national ID card, the person only has to provide a copy of the household registration to the Bureau of Labor Insurance. Once the document is provided, the person does not have to submit relevant documents every year; instead, the Bureau of Labor Insurance will compare the information with the household registration agency's information.
2. Furthermore, new immigrants who applied for Survivors Pension Payment and provided a personal bank account to the Bureau of Labor Insurance for remittance of payment should also apply to change the ID number with the post office or financial institution to ensure the remittance will be received.
3. National Pension Insurance Survivors Pension Payment hotline: (02) 2396-1266 ext. 6022.
VII. New immigrants who have received a national ID card applying for Farmer Health Insurance
1. Applicant: Persons who have already registered a household, possess a national ID card, and actually work in the agricultural industry may apply to join Farmer Health Insurance at a local farmer's association in person.
2. Eligibility: Please visit the Bureau of Labor Insurance's website (http://www.bli.gov.tw) and click on [Farmer's Health Insurance] > [Insurance] > [Insured Person - Enrollment] > [Eligibility].
3. Document: Please visit the Bureau of Labor Insurance's website (http://www.bli.gov.tw) and click on [Farmer's Health Insurance] > [Insurance] > [Insured Person - Enrollment] > [Application Process].
4. After the person has enrolled in Farmer Health Insurance, if the insured person's eligibility condition changed or is lost, the person should report to the farmers' association where his/her household is registered.

※ Taipei City Motor Vehicles Office
I. Domestic driver's license (https://tpcmv.thb.gov.tw/English/ServicesEng/LicenseEng/)
II. Driver’s license information change (https://tpcmv.thb.gov.tw/English/ServicesEng/LicenseEng)
III. Information regarding applying for driver's license information change (name, national ID number, birth date, and address changes)
1. Required documents: One of the following identification documents:
(1) Taiwan citizens who registered their households in Taiwan should provide a national ID card or military ID card.
(2) Foreigners, Mainland Chinese, or Taiwan nationals who did not register their households should provide visitation documents or resident certificates that are valid for more than one year.
(3) Residents of Hong Kong or Macau should provide resident certificates that are valid for more than one year or proof that they will exit Taiwan. However, starting on Jan. 1, 2005, resident certificates that are valid for more than one year should be provided.
2. Original copy of the original driver's license
3. Those who are changing names and ID numbers together should also provide household registration (limited to registration that is valid within the next three months) for review.
4. Those who are changing registered ID numbers must provide proof from the household registration agency showing that the ID number has been changed.
5. Two 1-inch headshots of the applicant, taken within the last six months. The photo should have a single color background and clearly present the facial structure of the person, and the person cannot wear a hat (not required for changing address).
IV. Application notification:
1. Handling fee: NT$ 200
2. Processing time: Immediately upon arrival
3. Acceptance: Accepted at the counter
V. Application method:
1. Apply in person, or with a proxy (if applying with a proxy, the proxy must bring his/her national ID card for review).
2. Handling department: Driver's License Section, Taipei City Motor Vehicles Office
Telephone: (02)2763-0155 ext. 201 and 203
Fax: (02)2766-8690
Address: No.21, Sec. 4, Bade Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City 10561
3. Shilin Supervision Station Driver's License Team, Taipei City Motor Vehicles Office
Telephone: (02)2763-0155 ext. 726 and 727
Fax: (02)2831-4278
Address: No.80, Sec. 5, Chengde Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 11169
VI. Remarks:
1. If there is any violation and a ticket has been issued, please visit the Traffic Adjudication Office or Taipei City Motor Vehicles Office to pay for the tickets in order to receive a new driver's license.
2. When a professional driver who joined a private motor vehicle company is applying for name or address change, the person should report to Taipei City Public Transportation Office first (4F., No.300, Songde Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City, (02)2727-4168).
3. If the person's professional driver's license is about to expire, the person is required to take a renewal exam.
4. Those who are changing names and ID numbers together must provide household registration. Those who are changing the national ID number must provide proof of change from the household registration agency.