Taiwan Tips

Whether you are contemplating a move to Taiwan or you have already arrived, The Center is here for you. We offer services and programs that can provide people on “look see” trips with information to help them make important decisions about moving to Taiwan. We also play a vital role helping newcomers adapt and settle into their new home.

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Police 110
Fire and Ambulance 119

Foreign Affairs Police:

Taipei (English Speaking) (02)-2556-6007
Hsin-Chu (03)-524-2103
Tainan (06)-222-9704
Kaohsiung (07)-215-4342
Taiwan Adventist Hospital (02)-2771-8151
Veterans General Hospital (02)-2871-2121, ext. 3530
Shin Kong Memorial Hospital (02)-2833-2211 ext. 0
Lih Der Clinic at Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center (02)2897-0320 (English Speaking contact)
Jen Ai Hospital (02)2709-3600
Chung Shan Hospital Primary Care Center (02)2708-1166 ext. 377
Tong Yuan Hospital (Hsin-Chu) (03)-552-7000
Cheng Kung University Hospital (Tainan) (06)-235-3535
Overseas Operator 100
Directory Information in English (02)-2311-6796
Directory Assistance 106
English Hotline for Taxi Service 0800-055-850 ext 2

Strong earthquakes can occur anywhere in Taiwan. Taiwan is also often hit by typhoons, usually from July to October.

These potential disaster scenarios do not play a big role in the day-to-day life of the Taiwanese or expats. People generally acknowledge the threat, but get on with their lives. It is, however, wise to expect that you may experience some sort of emergency situation during your time in Taiwan, and it’s a good idea to be prepared.

General Emergency Preparedness Tips

The Center’s Taipei Living provides comprehensive information for emergency preparedness planning for residents of Taiwan. Download a emergency preparedness information excerpted from Taipei Living. If you would like more information about Taipei Living, including how to purchase a copy, please click here.

U.S. Citizens, sign up for the free Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest travel updates and information: https://step.state.gov/step/
Forumosa http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/
Parent Pages http://www.taiwanease.com/parentpages
Taiwan Ho! http://www.taiwanho.com/
Taiwanease http://www.taiwanease.com
 Le thé francophone  http://thefrancophone.canalblog.com/
A Toddler in Taipei  http://www.atoddlerintaipei.com/
American Chamber of Commerce http://www.amcham.com.tw/
Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce http://www.anzcham.org.tw/
British Chamber of Commerce http://www.bcctaipei.com/
Canadian Chamber of Commerce http://www.canchamtw.com/
European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan http://www.ecct.com.tw/
French Chamber of Commerce and Industry http://www.ccift.org.tw/
German Cultural Center – Goethe Institut Taipei http://www.goethe.de/ins/cn/tai/deindex.htm
German Trade Office Taipei http://www.taiwan.ahk.de/
Spanish Chamber of Commerce http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/Paginas/inicio.aspx
China Post http://www.chinapost.com.tw/
International Community Radio Taiwan (ICRT) http://www.icrt.com.tw/
Radio Taiwan International: Chinese To Go http://english.rti.org.tw/program/
Radio Taiwan International: Classic Shorts http://english.rti.org.tw/program/?recordId=711
Taipei Times http://www.taipeitimes.com/
Taiwan News http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/index_en.php
Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council http://www.baphiq.gov.tw/homeweb5.php
Bureau of Consular Affairs http://www.boca.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=2
Bureau of National Health Insurance http://www.nhi.gov.tw/English
 Department of Health  http://www.mohw.gov.tw/English
Information for Foreigners http://iff.immigration.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=iff_en
Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/default.html
Ministry of the Interior http://www.moi.gov.tw/english/index.aspx
National Police Agency http://www.npa.gov.tw/NPAGip/wSite/mp?mp=4
Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission http://www.ocac.gov.tw/OCAC/Eng/Default.aspx
Taipei City Government http://english.taipei.gov.tw/MP_100002.html
Taipei National Tax Administration http://www.dot.gov.tw/en/
Taiwan E-Government Portal for Foreigners http://www.taiwan.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=1001

American School in Taichung (Formerly Lincoln American School) http://www.ast.tc.edu.tw/

Dominican International School http://www.dishs.tp.edu.tw/

Grace Christian Academy http://www.gcataipei.com/

Hsinchu American School http://has.hc.edu.tw/

Hsinchu International School http://www.hdis.hc.edu.tw/

Kaohsiung American School http://www.kas.kh.edu.tw/

Morrison Academy  – Taipei Campus http://taipei.mca.org.tw/

Morrison Academy – Kaohsiung Campus http://kaohsiung.mca.org.tw/

Morrison Academy – Taichung Campus http://taichung.mca.org.tw/

Taipei Adventist American School http://taas-taiwan.com/

Taipei American School http://www.tas.edu.tw/

Taipei European School http://www.taipeieuropeanschool.com/

Taipei Japanese School http://www.tjs.tp.edu.tw/

Trade Offices & Embassies 

American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) http://www.ait.org.tw/en/

Australian Office http://australia.org.tw/tpei/

Austria in Taiwan http://www.austria.org.tw/

Belgian Office Taipei http://www.beltrade.org.tw/

Commercial Office of Brazil to Taipei http://www.braziltrade.org.tw/

British Trade and Cultural Office http://ukintaiwan.fco.gov.uk/zh/

Canadian Trade Office http://www.canada.org.tw/taiwan/

Chilean Trade Office http://www.chile-trade.com.tw/

Czech Economic and Cultural Office http://www.mzv.cz/taipei

The Trade Council of Denmark http://taipei.um.dk/

Finland Trade Center http://www.finpro.fi/web/english-pages

Bureau Francais De Taipei http://www.fi-taipei.org/

German Institute in Taiwan http://www.taiwan.ahk.de/

Hong Kong Trade Development Council http://www.hktdc.com/

Hungarian Trade Office http://www.hungary.org.tw/

Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei http://kdei-taipei.org/id/

Institute for Trade and Investment of Ireland http://www.idaireland.com/

Israel Economic and Cultural Office http://embassies.gov.il/taipei/Pages/default.aspx

Italian Economic, Trade and Culture Promotion Office http://www.italy.org.tw/

Japan Interchange Association Taipei http://www.koryu.or.jp/kaohsiung/

Korea Trade Center http://www.kotra.or.kr/

Manila Economic and Cultural Office http://www.meco.org.tw/

Netherlands Trade and Investment Office http://www.ntio.org.tw/

New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office http://www.nzcio.com/

Singapore Trade Representative Taipei Office http://www.singaporetradeoffice.gov.sg/content/singaporetradeoffice/taipei.html

South African Liaison Office http://www.southafrica.org.tw/

Swedish Chamber of Commerce Taipei https://sites.google.com/a/swedchamtw.org/www/

Thai Trade Center http://www.thaitrade.com/home

Trade Office of Swiss Industries www.eda.admin.ch/taiwan

Moving to Taipei

The friendly staff and volunteers at The Center extend a welcoming hand to newcomers by providing information and referrals on a drop-in basis (by visiting, calling or emailing us). Stop by and ask us your questions. If we don’t have the answer, we’ll do our best to help you find someone who does.

The Center offers Newcomer Orientation and Cross Cultural Training programs. Additionally, The Center publishes Taipei Living, which provides practical advice about preparing for your move and living in Taipei.

To help you prepare for your move we’re happy to share with you topics about which many newcomers have questions. This information is excerpted from our guidebook Taipei Living, available for sale through The Center.

Community Groups Directory

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Website
American Club in Taipei  http://americanclub.org.tw
Amnesty International 02-2709-4162 Website Email
Association des Francais a Taiwan http://www.aft.tw
British Chamber of Commerce 02-2720-1919 Website
Canadian Society 02-2757-6977 Website
Casa de Espana en Taiwan http://www.casaespanataiwan.com/
Christian Salvation Service 02-2729-0265 Website
Democrats Abroad (Tammy Turner)  Website Email
Dutch Speaking Association (VNT) Website  Email
East West Culture Project EWCP Website
Expat Women www.ExpatWomen.com/
Gateway 02-2833-7444 Email
Goethe-Institut Taipei 02-2506-9028 Website
India- Taipei Association 02-2542-8091  Website Email
International Community Choir 02-2533-4272 Email
La Leche League (Breastfeeding Support) Website
lé the francophone Website Email
Lions Downtown Club Taipei, English speaking (Peter Wu) 02-2701-1811 Website
POW Camps Memorial Society (Michael Hurst) 02-8660-8438 Website
Republicans Abroad Taiwan Email
Shilin District Office 02-2882-6200 Website
Spanish Chamber Of Commerce 02-2518-4901~3 Website
Tagalog Hotline 02-2834-4127 Email
Taipei International Women’s Club 02-2331-9403 Website
TYPA (Taipei Youth Program Association) 02-2873-1815 Website
Taiwan International Worker’s Association www.tiwa.org.tw
Biking Site in Taiwan Website
Hash House Harriers 0952-025-116 Website
International Golf Society of Taipei Website
K3 Squash Club 0987-275-919 Facebook
Scottish Country Dancing (May Chen) 02-2706-3179 Email
Taipei Women’s International Golf Group (TWIGG) 02-2459-6018 Facebook Email
Tai Tai’s Women’s Touch Rugby 0981-180-020 Email
Taipei Baboons Rugby Club – Taiwan 0952-67-1995  Website Email

Country Representatives Directory

Argentina 2757-6556

Australia 8725-4100

Austria  2712-8597

Belgium 2715-1215

Belize    2876-0894

Bolivia   2723-8721

Brazil     2835-7388

Britain   8758-2088

Brunei   2506-3767

Burkina Faso 2873-3096

Canada 8723-3000

Chad     2874-2943

Chile     2723-0329

Costa Rica 2875-2964

Czech Republic  2722-5100

Denmark 2718-2101

Dominican Republic 2875-1357

El Salvador 2876-3509

Fiji          2757-9596

Finland 2722-0764

France  3518-5151

Gambia 2875-3911

German Institute 2501-6188

Guatemala 2875-6952

Haiti       2876-6718

Honduras 2875-5512

Hungary 8501-1200

India      2757-6112

Indonesia 8752-6179

Ireland   2725-1691

Israel     2757-9692

Italy        2725-1542

Japan    2713-8000

Jordan   2871-7712

Korea    2725-2324

Malaysia 2713-2626

Mexico  2757-6566

Netherlands 2713-5760

New Zealand 2757-6725

Nicaragua 2874-9034

Nigeria  2757-6987

Norway 2543-5484

Oman    2722-0684

Panama 2509-9189

Paraguay 2873-6310

Peru      2757-7017

Philippines 2723-2527

Poland  7718-3300

Russia  8780-3011

Saudi Arabia 2876-1444

Senegal 2876-6519

Singapore 2772-1940

Slovak Republic  8780-3231

South Africa 2715-3251

Spain    2518-4901

Swaziland 2872-5934

Sweden 2757-6573

Switzerland 2720-1001

Thailand 2723-1800

Turkey   2757-7318

United States 2162-2000

Vietnam 2516-6626

Worship Directory

For full details of services please refer to Taipei Living or contact the church organization directly. If you would like to update the details included in this page, please contact us.

3F., No. 21 Chang Chun Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
02-2598-1009 (office)
Email – agape@fedtech.net
Website – www.agapeicataipei.org

Anglican Episcopal Church
Church of the Good Shepherd
509 Zhong Zheng Road, Shilin
Email – marylaurareyes@gmail.com (English info)
Website – www.EnglishChurchTaiwanGoodShepherd.com

Calvary International Baptist Church
No. 21, Section 2, Yang De Blvd., Taipei,
Taiwan 11149

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Friendship Presbyterian Church
5, Lane 269, Roosevelt Rd., Sec. 3
Email – fpchurch@friendshiptaipei.com
Website – www.friendshiptaipei.com

Grace Baptist Church


Mother of God Catholic Church

New Apostolic Church

New Life International Seventh-day Adventist Church
4F.,  Health Center, Taipei Adventist Hospital
424 Bade Rd. Sec. 2, Taipei

Oasis Bread of Life Christian Church
10F., 55 Zhongcheng Rd., Sec. 2
(DaYeh Takashimaya, Tianmu)
02-2831-0299   Fax: 02-2831-7214

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Roman Catholic
11:00 am English Mass
22 Hsin Hai Road, Sec 1
near the corner of Roosevelt Road
MRT TaiPower – Exit 1

Saint Christopher’s Church
(02) 2594-7914

Saint John Bosco Parish Church
(02) 2715-5287

English Ministry @Suang-Lien Presbyterian Church
111 Zhongshan N. Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei
02-2541-5390  Fax: 02-2523-1361

Taipei Revival Church
No. 16, Lane 15, Section 6, Xinyi Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110

Taipei International Church

Jewish Community
For information call Ahrony Yoram on 0939-763-135

Taipei Jewish Services

Taipei Grand Mosque
Add.: No. 62, Sec. 2, Shin Sheng S. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan.
02 2392 7364