Address in the ARC


#1

Good Morning everyone!

I have a particular situation and I wanted to understand what you would do if you were me or if there is something I might do and I didn’t consider.

The situation is pretty easy. I have ARC for 3 years for business related reasons.

I travel a lot in the island and sometimes abroad for just some days.

I need to have a residence in my arc but it’s not easy because for me it’s easy to rent Airbnb or hotels since I move a lot…unfortunately…

So it’s a waste of money to pay for a rent and than don’t live there. How can I do?

I don’t have friends I can ask to put my residence there…and many times if I take airbnb for maybe less than a month or two months they don’t make a contract. Also everytime would be a problem to go to NIA and change residence.

Is there a place I can put my residence for cheap and maybe recive letters and than be free to travel? What would you do?


#2

While you technically need to update your address when you move, they’ve never sent me anything through the mail or double checked to make sure that I was still there.

But still, updating your address really isn’t a pain. In fact, it’s less work than finding the new place.


#3

Does it not take weeks for them to give you your new ARC when you change your address?


#4

You’re required to report your new address within 3 months (I think?) of your move.

I’ve gotten an ARC before with just a one month contract. even though I renewed my contract which month, so my address didn’t change, NIS never asked for my new contacts. They didn’t know that I stayed at my new address but I don’t think they would have cared much if I would have moved.

Anyhow, you shouldn’t have to update your address any more than every 3 months, even if you’ve been at a bunch of places in between address changes.

If you’re just staying at a place for a few weeks or if you don’t have a contract, don’t sweat it. Just update your address when you get to a place you can stay for a month or more and have a contract.

Updating your address does take time but it’s not like you’ll be waiting there all week.


#5

within 15 days, iirc.


#6

But this depends where you live, doesn’t it? I live in Danshui, so I need to go to the New Taipei City office, which is back of beyond in Banqiao or Zhonghe. Getting there and back is most of a day.

If you live near the office, sure, it’s not a big deal, but that’s not the case for everyone.


#7

For most people it’s a pain, PITA! Never understood the reason why moving to the boondocks would make foreigners happy or even the staff working there. Kickbacks from taxi companies?


#8

Have you asked the NIA what they recommend in your case?


#9

I was told two weeks


#10

I’ve lived in Danshui and Sansia. I’ve never gone to the New Taipei office. I always go to Xiaonanmen.


#11

Huh. Interesting - thanks for posting. I’ve always assumed I needed to go to the New Taipei City office, but maybe I can go to the Taipei City one.


#12

Confirming @Marco925’s experience. Live in New Taipei, go to the Taipei office. No problems.


#13

You are required to report it within 2 weeks.

I have the direct experience since last month. This is the new regulation. It’s fine. They took 2 weeks to give me the new ARC but it’s fine.

If you leave them your ARC they send you the new one at home.


#14

Well you need to have an address. They don’t reccomend things. I would like to have a place where I can register my residence for really cheap and I can register my scooter there too.

So all the communications and all the letters go there. And I’m free to move.

But I guess this doesen’t exist. Like a super cheap place (like 500 - 3000 a month) where I can register my residence and recive all the letters


#15

Cool - thanks. I just hope I remember this the next time I’ll probably need to go, when my passport expires in six or seven years.


#16

I updated my address for the Gold ARC.
The method for this ARC type is:
Login to the Foreign Professionals Online Platform
Select Employment Gold Card Modification
Update Address/Mobile Number/Upload New Photo…
Select collection center
Submit
Pay 500NT administration fee
They will email when the new card is ready to collect.

Regards


#17

if 3000NTD is ok, I think you can rent a very cheep place with a contract.


#18

This is actually a really good advice. That’s also what I was thinking about. Something like in New Taipei City. Just a room that I can use as address and warehouse and than I can still travel.

Like P.O. Boxes where it’s possible to put the residence is not possible right? Anyway 3000 is the cheapest I think.