1.Promulgated by the Ministry of Finance on September 18, 1995 per Order Ref. No. Taiwan-Finance-Monetary-84733946
2.Abolished on June 29, 1998
These Rules are stipulated pursuant to Paragraph 3 of Article 10 of the Statute Governing Relations between People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area
The Competent Authority of these Rules shall be the Ministry of Finance.
The terms in these Rules are defined as follows:
1."Financial Professionals of the Mainland Area": persons who reside in the Mainland Area or moved to a third area from the Mainland Area, and engage in scholastic research or education in the field of finance or banking with excellent achievement or contribute greatly in the related practice.
2."Finance Related Activities": visits, conference, or seminar, etc., which relate to finance, taxation, banking, credit card, insurance, securities, futures, accounting and other related matters.
3."Certificate of Financial Professional": honors, prizes, diplomas, publications, and other documents received by Financial Professional of the Mainland Area evidencing Professionalism.
4."Certificate of Service": work certificate, the letter of appointment, or other related documents issued by the entity which employs the financial professional of the Mainland Area.
A Financial Professional of the Mainland Area intends to come to Taiwan to engage in financial related activities shall submit the application for permission to the Competent Authority, through the inviting or host entity in Taiwan, two months before the scheduled arrival date.
The above-mentioned inviting or host entity shall be a bank, insurance company, integrated securities firms, credit card center approved by the competent authority, or other finance related foundation, association, society, club and the credit cooperative under the direct supervision of provincial (city) government or above.
The Financial Professionals of the Mainland Area who apply for the permission for engaging in Finance Related Activities in Taiwan shall submit two copies of the following documents:
1.Activities plan specifying the reasons for the visit; the scheduled activities; the source of the funding; and itinerary for the visit period.
2.Application form for travel permit;
3.Resident identity card of the Mainland Area or other identification documents sufficient to prove identity;
5.Invitation letter or reception letter;
6.The registration card of the inviting or host entity issued by the competent authority;
7.The Certificate of Financial Professionals or the Certificate of Service;
8.The re-entry visa or the residence permit effective for the third area, or the identity card of the Hong Kong and Macao Area resident.
9.The name list of the group which visits the Taiwan Area; and
10.Other related documents.
The Competent Authority may form a committee to review the qualification of the applicant and other related matters. The above reviewing committee shall be formed by the related competent authorities.
The Competent Authority may limit the number of Financial Professionals of the Mainland Area who apply to visit Taiwan for engaging in the Finance Related Activities.
The period which the Financial Professionals of the Mainland Area stay in Taiwan for engaging in Finance Related Activities may not exceed one month. If it is deemed necessary, an extension may be grated. However, the aggregate staying period may not exceed two months.
When extension are applied under the preceding Paragraph, the inviting or host entity shall submit a copy of the original permission and letter specifying reason for extension to the Competent Authority for transferring the case to the Bureau of Entry & Exit of the National Police Administration, Ministry of the Interior, for extension twenty days before the expiration date of the original approved staying period.
The inviting or host entity shall be responsible for the reception and the arrangement of the activities for the Financial Professionals of the Mainland Area during the period which he is in the ROC to engage in Finance Related Activities. It shall also submit the activities report to the Competent Authority within two months of the end of the activities.
The Financial Professionals of the Mainland Area shall not violate the ROC National Security Law and other laws and may not engage in activities which are not in line with the approved purposes during the period which he is in the ROC to engage in Finance Related Activities.
If the Financial Professionals of the Mainland Area violate the restriction set forth above, or the application documents submitted to the Competent Authority are found to be untruthful or fraudulent, the Competent Authority may revoke the approval or transfer the case to the related authority to handle in accordance with the laws. The Competent Authority may reject the subsequent re-entry application of such persons who were deported resulting from the above-mentioned violation.
If the inviting or host entity violates the provisions of Article 9, the Competent Authority may reject its subsequent applications for the next year; the same shall apply where the persons being invited or hosted violate the provisions of Paragraph 2 of the preceding Article.
These Rules shall come in force as from the date of promulgation.