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Lord Lucan wrote:15 Guangzhou Jie, near Yan Ping.
Walk in through door. Bear left. At counter, present passport and photocopy of passport data page, and ask for a Tong Yi Zheng Hao, or "ID number for foreigners". Fill in the form, which is in English and Chinese. Takes about 15 minutes. If you need a photocopy there is a machine directly to the right of the counter and I think it's 2 kuai a copy.
If, as your Forumosa location indicator states, you are in San Francisco, the TECO can do it too, but they will probably take a long time. Better perhaps to wait until you're in Taipei, where it takes minutes.
CraigTPE wrote:This solution has been discussed in several threads about banking on Forumosa, as well.
It was my experience when I moved here 5 years ago. I went to the Foreign Affairs Police, which is now known as the National Immigration Agency, told them that I needed some document from them so I could open a bank account and they printed out the Record of ID Number on normal letterhead. There is no charge for this document.
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