Visitors and short-term residents of Taiwan wishing to operate an Amateur Radio station in Taiwan may apply for a Temporary Operating Permit after being sponsored by a licensed Taiwan host whose station they may operate during the period in which the issued permit is valid. Amateur Radio station licenses in Taiwan license the specific transmitting and radiating equipment operated, and the temporary permit is an operator permit only, so no transmitting equipment may be legally brought into Taiwan by visiting Amateur Radio operators.
The application for a temporary operating permit requires submission of the following information and forms. Applicants provide all except the information of Form A to their sponsor, who will fill out Form A and submit the entire application to the CTARL on behalf of the applicant. The NCC only accepts applications recommended by the CTARL, and the CTARL only recommends host sponsored applications, as final responsibility for adherence to regulations during station operation lies with the licensed Taiwan host.
Information and forms required for submission of an application for the Temporary Operating Permit:
1. Photocopy or scanned file (.jpg or .pdf) of applicant’s valid Amateur Radio license (or operator’s license if separate from station license).
2. Photocopy or scanned file (.jpg or .pdf) of applicant’s valid passport or ROC (Taiwan) visa.
3. Completed Application for Temporary Operating Permit (Form A)
To be filled out completely and submitted with Processing Fee USD10.00 (or equivalent NTD300.00) by valid ROC Amateur Radio operating and station license holder willing to sponsor this application and host operation by temporary operating permit applicant during planned stay in Taiwan.
Form A: 2008版外籍人士臨時操作電台呼號申請書(A表)
4. Completed Application for Temporary Operating Permit (Form B)
To be filled out completely by temporary operating permit applicant with required information regarding planned stay in Taiwan.
1. This temporary operating permit application must be submitted to the CTARL at least 14 days before intended commencement of operation.
2. The duration of issued temporary operating permit application shall be limited to the indicated period of intended operation, which should not exceed three months for a first-time application.
3. Applicants regularly applying for a temporary operating permit are asked to join the CTARL as associate members.
4. Permanent residents of Taiwan with valid alien resident certificates may take the NCC administered Chinese-language examination for an ROC Amateur Radio operator’s license (which obviates the need for this temporary operating permit). Upon being issued an ROC Amateur Radio operator’s license, application may be made to the NCC for a station license of the same class as the operator’s license obtained.