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Taiwan - Lost or Stolen Passport

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Procedure[edit]

  1. File a police report.
  2. Apply for a new passport.
  3. Fill up the application form.
  4. Submit form along with all the required documents.
  5. Pay the passport application fee.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • A passport loss report issued by the local police authorities
  • A completed passport application form
  • Two identical passport photos (45x35 mm or 1.77x1.38 inches, color)
  • The fee is US$36 for general passports; US$50 for e-passports or the equivalent in the local currency.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Bureau of Consular Affairs

Address: 3-5 Fl, No. 2-2, Section 1, Jinan Rd, Taipei City, Taiwan(R.O.C)

Phone: (+886) 2- 23432888

Fax: (+886) 2- 23432968

Help Line: (+886) 3- 3932628

(+886)3-398-2629

(+886)3-398-5805

Service Hour Monday ~ Friday 08:30~17:00

Email post@boca.gov.tw

For Directions and Location Map: http://www.boca.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=1499&mp=2


Central Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China

Address No. 503, Section 2, Liming Rd, Taichung City, Taiwan(R.O.C)

Phone (+886) 4- 22510799

Fax (+886) 4- 22510700

Help Line (+886) 3- 3932628

Service Hour Monday ~ Friday

Email taichung@boca.gov.tw

For Directions and Location Map: http://www.boca.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=1664&mp=2


Southwestern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China

Address 2 Fl, No.184, Wufeng North Rd, Chiayi city, Taiwan(R.O.C)

Phone (+886) 5- 2251567

Fax (+886) 5- 2255199 , 2255299

Help Line (+886) 3-3932628

Service Hour Monday ~ Friday

Location Map: http://www.boca.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=5923&mp=2


Southern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China

Address 2 Fl, No. 436, Chenggong 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan(R.O.C)

Phone (+886) 7- 2110605

Fax (+886) 7- 2110523

Help Line (+886) 3- 3932628

Service Hour Monday ~ Friday

Email bocakhh@boca.gov.tw

For Directions and Location Map: http://www.boca.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=1665&mp=2


Eastern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China

Address 6 Fl, No. 371, Zhongshan Rd, Hualian City, Taiwan(R.O.C)

Phone (+886) 3- 8331041

Fax (+886) 3- 8330970

Help Line (+886) 3- 3932628

Service Hour Monday ~ Friday

Email bocahun@ms21.hinet.net

Location Map: http://www.boca.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=1666&mp=2



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Eligibility[edit]

Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.



Fees[edit]

Within the Republic of China

The fee for an ordinary e-passport is NT$1,300 for applications made within the Republic of China (ROC). But for applicants under 14, male applicants who turned 14 and apply an e-passport before December 31 of the year they turn 15, and male applicants who apply an e-passport after January 1 of the year they turn 16, are obligated to serving in the military, and the passport validity term would be shortened due to their service in the military, the fee for an ordinary e-passport is NT$900.


Applications made abroad

  1. E-passport: US$45 for each e-passport. But in instances otherwise stipulated in the preceding paragraph, the fee for each application is US$31.
  2. General passports:
  • For applicants who lost their passports and couldnt wait for a re-issuance of an e-passport, or for the passports issued in accordance article 20 of the Passport Statutes for ROC nationals to return home from abroad, the fee for each general passport is US$31.
  • For applicants who cannot wait for the approval and re-issuance of e-passports, instead, obtain a general passport with one-year validity, the fee for the general passport is US$10.

Before collecting the fee in local currency, the overseas embassies, consulates or representative offices shall determine the exchange rates from US dollars into local currencies and have them approved by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For applications made abroad by mails, applicants may in person or authorize others to pick up the passport; otherwise, a stamped envelope or equivalent delivery fees should be attached.


Applicants who apply for passports in Taiwan and request expedited service

Applicants shall pay an extra charge, unless the request for that service is due to a disaster, an accident or official use approved by the Bureau of Consular Affairs. The extra charges for expedited service are:

  1. NT$300 for obtaining a passport one working day earlier than normal processing time. A partial working day shall be regarded as a full working day.
  2. NT$600 for two working days earlier than normal processing time.
  3. NT$900 for three working days earlier than normal processing time.

Those who have applied for passports and decide later to request expedited service and are approved by the Bureau of Consular Affairs shall be charged in accordance with subparagraph 3 of the preceding paragraph.

The Bureau of Consular Affairs may announce to suspend partially or entirely the expedited service depending on the actual operational situation.


To know more about local currency conversion rates and rules on refund: http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=1297&CtNode=765&mp=2


NOTE:

  • Diplomatic and official passports are issued gratis.



Validity[edit]

Diplomatic passports and official passports are valid for up to five years. Ordinary passports are valid for up to ten years. For people under fourteen years of age, ordinary passports are valid for up to five years only.

The validity of passports specified in the preceding paragraph may be prescribed by the Competent Authority (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Passports shall not be extended after expiry.

In regards to ordinary passports held by males who have not yet fulfilled their compulsory military service, the validity, required annotated stamps, application for replacement and re-issuance, and endorsement of overseas Chinese status shall be prescribed by the Competent Authority after consultation with other relevant authorities.

Items and the methods by which they are entered in passports shall be prescribed by the Competent Authority.



Documents to Use[edit]



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Sample Documents[edit]

Guidelines for ePassport Photographs



Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	



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Instructions[edit]

If your passport is lost or stolen abroad, you must report it immediately to the local police authorities and contact the nearest ROC Overseas Missions for a new passport.



Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

A passport is a document, issued by the national government. It certifies the identity and nationality of the holder for travel abroad. It contains information about the holder; like name, gender, date and place of birth.

This document does not in itself entitle the passport holder entry into another country, nor consular protection while abroad nor any other privileges. However, it does normally allows the passport holder to return to the country where the passport was issued.

Rights to consular protection arises from international treaties, while the holder's return to the issuing country depends on the laws prevailing in that country.

Passports issued in Taiwan are categorized as diplomatic, official and ordinary.

It is the responsibility of the passport holder to report the lost of his/her passport or if someone stole it.



Information which might help[edit]

Details about the ePassport Photographs:

  1. The photograph must be less than 6 months old.
  2. The photograph must measure 45 x 35 mm in size (1.77 inches long x 1.38 inches wide) and show a close-up of the head and top of the shoulders. The chin to crown (crown is the position of the top of the head if there were no hair) must be between 32 mm and 36 mm (70 to 80 per cent of the vertical height of the picture). Head or any part of hair must not touch the frame of the photograph (female applicant's hair is permitted to touch the bottom frame of the photograph).
  3. The photograph must be color neutral, with no ink marks or creases.
  4. The photograph must show the subject facing square on and looking directly at the camera, with eyes open and clearly visible. A neutral expression (no smiling, mouth closed) and a natural skin tone are required. The photograph must have appropriate brightness and contrast.
  5. There must be no hair across the eyes. Both edges of the face must be clearly visible. #The photograph must not show the subject looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or with head tilted to one side or backwards or forwards. Ears, moles, birthmarks or scars must not be covered. An applicant with microtia is allowed to conceal the ears, but both edges of the face must be clearly visible.
  6. The photograph must have a plain white background. The lighting must be uniform with no shadows or reflections on the face or in the background. The subject's eyes must not show red eye.
  7. The photographs must be at high resolution and printed on plain, high quality photographic paper. The image must be clear, sharp and in focus. Resampling of the original image or alteration of the image's size before printing is not permit


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.


External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

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