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Standard Operating for Processing Foreigner

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Hsin-Chu City Land Administration Office Standard Operating Procedures for Processing Foreigners" Applications for Acquirement 
(Transfer) of Title on Land and Building

Objective
Article 18 of Land Laws states that foreigners are permitted to acquire or establish land ownership in Republic of China only if nationals
of Republic of China are permitted to have
the equivalent rights in that counterpart foreign country according to treaty or laws. In order 
to implement the reciprocal principle, Taipei County government accepts and processes foreigners" application for acquirement or 
transfer of title on land and building according to Article 19 ~ Article 24 of Land Laws.

Laws and Regulations Concerned
I.  Article 17 ~ 24 of Land Laws 
II. Operating essentials for foreigners to acquire land ownership in Republic of China

Required Documents, Forms and Attachments
I. Application form for foreigners to acquire (transfer) title of land and building
II. The obligee"s identification documents
III. The obligor"s identification documents 
IV. The agent"s identification documents 
V. Reciprocity proof documents
i. When applying for acquirement or establishment of land ownership in Republic of China, the foreign applicant should present a proof 
document prepared by appropriate foreign government agencies to show that the counterpart foreign country grants Republic of China
nationals the equivalent rights. If the foreign country (for example, U.S.A.) has administrative areas independently regulate foreigners" 
land ownership, then the proof document is required to show that Republic of China nationals are permitted to acquire or establish the 
equivalent rights in the administrative areas. 
ii. If the information provided has already confirmed the related treaty or the laws of the counterpart foreign country permitting Republic 
of China nationals to acquire or establish land ownership (as listed in "Table of mutual beneficial countries for foreigners to acquire or
establish title on land in Republic of China"), the applicant is waived of additional proof documents. 
VI. Land use segmentation documents or photocopy of license of use 
VII. Photocopy of land ownership certificate or original copy of land register 
VIII. Photocopy of building ownership certificate or original copy of building register

Forms, Documents, and Attachments Used for Internal Administrative Operation
I.  HsinChu City government brief case report on foreigners" acquirement or transfer of title on lands and houses. 
II.  Amended "Table of mutual beneficial countries for foreigners to acquire or establish land ownership in Republic of China". 
III.  Laws and Regulations about examination of foreigners" application for acquirement (transfer) of title on land and building. 
IV.  Approval letter (document) to foreigners" application for bidding qualification certificate. 
V. Approval letter (document) for submission of foreigners" application for acquirement (transfer) of title on land and building to 
Ministry of Internal Affair. 
VI. Notice of approval by Ministry of Administration for foreigners to acquire (transfer) title of land and building.

Amended "Table of Mutual Beneficial Countries for Foreigners to Acquire or Establish Land Ownership"

Code Country Remark Code Country Remark
1 Korea   25 United States Country with state legislative body  
2 Japan     1 Ohio  
3 New Zealand     2 Nebraska  
4 Australia     3 Tennessee  
5 Swaziland     4 Florida  
6 Belgium     5 Massachuse  
7 United Kingdom     6 New Jersey  
8 Germany     7 Connecticut  
9 Luxemburg     8 Missouri  
10 Spain     9 Delaware  
11 Ireland     10 California  
12 Greece     11 Hawaii  
13 Honduras     12 Texas  
14 EI Salvador     13 Michigan  
15 Panama     14 New York Ministry of Internal Affair correspondence of TW-internal-affair-land-No.8102803, February 27, 1992, approved to list the State of New York in the table.
16 Dominica     15 Georgia Ministry of Internal Affair correspondence of TW-internal-affair-land-No.86087633, September 17, 1997, approved to list the State of Georgia in the table.
17 St. Lucia   26 South Africa Ministry of Internal Affair correspondence of TW-internal-affair-land-No.741118, September 15, 1989, approved to list South Africa in the table.
18 Paraguay   27 France Ministry of Internal Affair correspondence of TW-internal-affair-land-No.8606607, July 2, 1997, approved to list France in the table.
19 Ecuador   28 Netherlands Ministry of Internal Affair correspondence of TW-internal-affair-land-No.8607700, August 5, 1997, approved to list Netherlands in the table.
20 Brazil   29 Switzerland Ministry of Internal Affair correspondence of TW-internal-affair-land-No.8707194, July 14, 1998, approved to list Switzerland in the table.
21 Peru   30 Malaysia Ministry of Internal Affair correspondence of TW-internal-affair-land-No.8793808, November 23, 1998, approved to list Malaysia in the table.
22 Argentina   31 Canada(all provinces) Ministry of Internal Affair correspondence of TW-internal-affair-land-No.8803862, March 30, 1999, approved to list Canada in the table.
23 Managua        
24 Chile