🆔 New format for ARC/APRC number is not accepted--testing and reporting thread

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Forgot to update here:

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@fifieldt I was made aware of this on Reddit.

https://www.einvoice.nat.gov.tw/APCONSUMER/BTC251W/

Input field for ID has REGEX check
[A-Z]{1}[A-Z12]{1}[0-9]{8}

Only new ID format not accepted.

:open_mouth: :man_facepalming:

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@fifieldt I am on a roll with government websites today

https://edesk.bli.gov.tw/na/na_gsp_login.jsp

has regex check
/^([A-Z]+[1-2]+[0-9]+[0-9]+[0-9]+[0-9]+[0-9]+[0-9]+[0-9]+[0-9]+)$/

New and old format not supported! :fireworks:

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Somebody needs to re-read the chapter on regexes.

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The other REGEX also accepts invalid ID numbers
e.g. AZ12345678

The ‘correct’ old way to check would be

[A-Z]{1}[A-D12]{1}[0-9]{8}

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I got my new ID Number and updated it in the Android HSR App and the Android EZ-Way Customs App. Both accepted the new number without any problems.
The HSR App seems to accept any number now. (Had the numbers switched around A009 instead of A900. Was accepted by the system anyway.)

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Wait, what?

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I think it’s “Let’s fix it Taiwan style”
5ln809

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IMO this is actually the correct solution to the ID number issue.

Does anyone know the county Letter codes?

Edit: Found it.

The HSR App also accepts Y007123456.

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for others interested

A Taipei City(臺北市)
B Taichung City(臺中市)
C Keelung City(基隆市)
D Tainan City(臺南市)
E Kaohsiung City(高雄市)
F New Taipei City(新北市)
G Yilan County(宜蘭縣)
H Taoyuan City(桃園市)
I Chiayi City(嘉義市)
J Hsinchu County(新竹縣)
K Miaoli County(苗栗縣)
L Taichung County(臺中縣) no longer issued
M Nantou County(南投縣)
N Changhua County(彰化縣)
O Hsinchu City(新竹市)
P Yunlin County(雲林縣)
Q Chiayi County(嘉義縣)
R Tainan County(臺南縣) no longer issued
S Kaohsiung County(高雄縣) no longer issued
T Pingtung County(屏東縣)
U Hualien County(花蓮縣)
V Taitung County(臺東縣)
W Kinmen County(金門縣)
X Penghu County(澎湖縣)
Y Yangmingshan Management Bureau(陽明山管理局) no longer issued
Z Lienchiang County(連江縣)
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If I lost my APRC card and applied for a new one, would they automatically give me the new ID format along with the new card?

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Yes.

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Welcome @theyouhan! You are now one of us…one of us…one of us…

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Thank you, but no thanks. :grimacing:

No choice in that my friend!

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:tired_face:

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I’m waiting for my new card but for some reason it takes a couple of weeks to theissue the new one not sure why.
The immigration officer was very pleasant though, she outlined other options for me to apply for such as APRC next time the special citizenship process etc etc. She checked my rather complex immigration history on the computer I guess it was something semi interesting to start the day with. She even reminded me that it’s not a good idea to depend on marriage JFRV type ARC forever.

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You’re not on an APRC?

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