My first time visit to NHI office for enrollment. Had APRC for a couple few years and attempting to enroll first time enrolling *without employer or family connection (those requirements are different). I went in assuming a penalty because the requirement is to register with in 6 months of APRC but that isn’t exactly correct. Saw advisor within 2 minutes who was very helpful and articulate at explaining details and calculations.
For initial enrollment, must remain in Taiwan for 6 months continuously with no more than one exit not to last over 30 days. NHI has access to travel records entering and departing Taiwan so was easy for them to check.
Example calculation: 107.02.22 (most recent entry into Taiwan) + 6 months = 107.08.22 (eligible to enroll) and not more than one trip outside of Taiwan up to 30 days during that period then add those days to 107.08.22 (eligible to enroll), so one 7 day trip would bring date to 107.08.29 (eligible to enroll).
Have not remained in Taiwan for 6 months continuously since APRC so probably won’t be visiting them again until that requirement met.