開學日僑外生擠爆移民署 居留證線上申辦懶人包 | Foreign students can apply for residence permits online: NIA

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The National Immigration Agency (NIA) said the applications for residence permits were three times more than usual, and applicants usually have to wait for more than two hours in the office. (Courtesy of the NIA)
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) said the applications for residence permits were three times more than usual, and applicants usually have to wait for more than two hours in the office. (Courtesy of the NIA)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】今(9)日是各大學的開學日,欲申請居留證的外國籍學生在這一兩勤跑移民署,就為了趕在九月趕緊辦妥居留證。也因此,移民署的大廳擠滿國際學生,案件數爆增三倍,平均等候時間超過2小時。  

Foreign students flocked to the National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Monday to apply for their residence permit. As most of the universities started their new semester, the NIA said that students usually aim to settle administrative matters before the end of the month. Accordingly, authorities stressed that there were three times more applications for residence permits than usual, meaning that applicants had to wait in line for up to 2 hours in the Taipei office. 

其實,移民署已經推出了「外國與外僑學生線上申辦系統」,國際學生們不必在親臨櫃,就能利用網路完成申請、延長、變更登記或資料異動等功能。  

Most people don’t know, howeverthe NIA has launched an online application system that allows foreign students apply online for various issues, including registering or extending residence permit, as well as changing the registration information. 

移民署已經推出了「外國與外僑學生線上申辦系統」| Foreign students can apply for residence permits online. (Courtesy of the NIA)
移民署已經推出了「外國與外僑學生線上申辦系統」| Foreign students can apply for residence permits online. (Courtesy of the NIA)
居留證線上申辦懶人包 | Instruction for foreign students to apply for residence permits online (Courtesy of the NIA)
居留證線上申辦懶人包 | Instruction for foreign students to apply for residence permits online (Courtesy of the NIA)

而臨櫃申請需等十天下證,網路申辦只需五天,大大縮短下證時間。為了緩解移民署眾多排隊人潮,和節省學生們寶貴的時間,移民署呼籲國際學生可多加利用線上申辦  

Applying for a residence permit in person can take up to ten days to processwhile applying online only takes five days, said the NIA who called on international students to make good use of this convenient system and save time, instead of waiting endlessly in the NIA office.

Click here if you want to apply for residence permits online

By 4-Way Voice Liana Lai (賴正琳) | Translated by Carol Kan