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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Fire and Ambulance119

Foreign Affairs Police:

Taipei (English Speaking)(02)-2556-6007
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 Operator100
Directory Information in English(02)-2311-6796
Directory Assistance106
English Hotline for Taxi Service0800-055-850 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/
Parent Pageshttp://www.taiwanease.com/parentpages
Taiwan Ho!http://www.taiwanho.com/
 Le thé francophone http://thefrancophone.canalblog.com/
A Toddler in Taipei .atoddlerintaipei
American Chamber of Commercehttp://www.amcham.com.tw/
Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commercehttp://www.anzcham.org.tw/
British Chamber of Commercehttp://www.bcctaipei.com/
Canadian Chamber of Commercehttp://www.canchamtw.com/
European Chamber of Commerce Taiwanhttp://www.ecct.com.tw/
French Chamber of Commerce and Industryhttp://www.ccift.org.tw/
German Cultural Center – Goethe Institut Taipeihttp://www.goethe.de/ins/cn/tai/deindex.htm
German Trade Office Taipeihttp://www.taiwan.ahk.de/
Spanish Chamber of Commercehttp://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/Paginas/inicio.aspx
China Posthttp://www.chinapost.com.tw/
International Community Radio Taiwan (ICRT)http://www.icrt.com.tw/
Radio Taiwan International: Chinese To Gohttp://english.rti.org.tw/program/
Radio Taiwan International: Classic Shortshttp://english.rti.org.tw/program/?recordId=711
Taipei Timeshttp://www.taipeitimes.com/
Taiwan Newshttp://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/index_en.php
Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Councilhttp://www.baphiq.gov.tw/homeweb5.php
Bureau of Consular Affairshttp://www.boca.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=2
Bureau of National Health Insurancehttp://www.nhi.gov.tw/English
Department of Health http://www.mohw.gov.tw/English
Information for Foreignershttp://iff.immigration.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=iff_en
Ministry of Foreign Affairshttp://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/default.html
Ministry of the Interiorhttp://www.moi.gov.tw/english/index.aspx
National Police Agencyhttp://www.npa.gov.tw/NPAGip/wSite/mp?mp=4
Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commissionhttp://www.ocac.gov.tw/OCAC/Eng/Default.aspx
Taipei City Governmenthttp://english.taipei.gov.tw/MP_100002.html
Taipei National Tax Administrationhttp://www.dot.gov.tw/en/
Taiwan E-Government Portal for Foreignershttp://www.taiwan.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=1001

American School in Taichung (Formerly Lincoln American School) https://www.astaichung.com/

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) www.ait.org.tw/en/

Australian Office www.australia.org.tw/tpei/

Austria in Taiwan www.austria.org.tw/

Belgian Office Taipei www.beltrade.org.tw/

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

British Trade and Cultural Office www.gov.uk/world/taiwan

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

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

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

The Trade Council of Denmark www.taipei.um.dk/

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

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

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

Hong Kong Trade Development Council www.hktdc.com/

Hungarian Trade Office www.hungary.org.tw/

Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei www.kdei-taipei.org/

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

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

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

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

Korea Trade Center www.kotra.or.kr/

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

Netherlands Trade and Investment Office www.nl.org.tw

New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office www.nzcio.com

Singapore Trade Representative Taipei Office https://www.mfa.gov.sg/taipei

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

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

Thai Trade Center 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 Taipeihttp://americanclub.org.tw
Amnesty International02-2709-4162WebsiteEmail
Association des Francais a Taiwanhttp://www.aft.tw
British Chamber of Commerce02-2720-1919Website
Canadian Society02-2757-6977Website
Casa de Espana en Taiwanhttp://www.casaespanataiwan.com/
Christian Salvation Service02-2729-0265Website
Democrats Abroad (Tammy Turner) WebsiteEmail
Dutch Speaking Association (VNT)Website Email
East West Culture Project EWCPWebsite
Expat Womenwww.ExpatWomen.com/
Goethe-Institut Taipei02-2506-9028Website
India- Taipei Association02-2542-8091 WebsiteEmail
International Community Choir02-2533-4272Email
La Leche League (Breastfeeding Support)Website
lé the francophoneWebsiteEmail
Lions Downtown Club Taipei, English speaking (Peter Wu)02-2701-1811Website
POW Camps Memorial Society (Michael Hurst)02-8660-8438Website
Republicans Abroad TaiwanEmail
Shilin District Office02-2882-6200Website
Spanish Chamber Of Commerce02-2518-4901~3Website
Tagalog Hotline02-2834-4127Email
Taipei International Women’s Club02-2331-9403Website
TYPA (Taipei Youth Program Association)02-2873-1815Website
Taiwan International Worker’s Associationwww.tiwa.org.tw
Biking Site in TaiwanWebsite
Hash House Harriers0952-025-116Website
International Golf Society of TaipeiWebsite
K3 Squash Club0987-275-919Facebook
Scottish Country Dancing (May Chen)02-2706-3179Email
Taipei Women’s International Golf Group (TWIGG)02-2459-6018FacebookEmail
Tai Tai’s Women’s Touch Rugby0981-180-020Email
Taipei Baboons Rugby Club – Taiwan0952-67-1995 WebsiteEmail

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
English service at 9:00 a.m.
No. 21, Section 2, Yang De Blvd., Taipei,
Taiwan 11149

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
English service at 10:30 am
No. 256, Aiguo East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
http://lds.org.tw/ or https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/

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

Grace Baptist Church
Service schedule

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

Roots Church (both English & mandarin services)
English Service at 9:00 a.m. Sunday
Mandarin at 11 a.m. Sunday
Childcare provided from newborn to 8 years old
9F, No. 35, Dexing West Road
Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111

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