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Application for First NHI Card

The issuance of the first NHI card is free of charge, and there is no handling charge. Foreigner who apply for NHI card printed with a photo, can go to any NHIA regional division (please refer to the bottom part of Home Page) with ID (original) and one 3.5x5 (cm) photograph. If you appoint a representative to apply for an NHI card on-site, that person should present their ID and your ID to NHIA staff for verification.

Besides, applicant can also fill out “Application For NHI Card” (Download the application form) to apply for first NHI card, attach a copy of national ID and one 3.5x5 (cm) photograph(photograph is optional for newborns under the age of one year old) on it, then mail the documents to the business section of any NHIA administrative office.

 

What If the NHI Card Is Damaged or Lost, or the Holder Wants to Change His / Her Name or Photo?

 
1.On-site Application and Claim
To apply for a new NHI card, you can go to any NHIA regional division with your ID (original), one 2x2 photograph, and handling fee (NT$200). If you appoint a representative to apply for an NHI card on-site, that person should present his/her ID and your ID to NHIA staff for verification.
2.Post Office Collection
Please fill out the "Application For NHI Card", paste one 2x2 photograph on the front of the form, and paste a photocopy of the ID on the back of the form. Pass the form along with a handling fee of NT$200 to the post office clerk. You will receive your new NHI card after about seven working days. Please claim the "Application For NHI Card" at the post office or download it from the National Health Insurance Administration website. Opening hours and locations of post offices nationwide are available on the Chunghwa Post Co., Ltd. website: http://www.post.gov.tw
3.Internet Applications
For Internet applicants (limited to applications for reissuing NHI cards due to damage, loss, or photograph replacement), please apply for the NHI card via one of the application platforms below:
Application Platform Multi-network coverage credential platform Personal NHI information network services NHI Mobile Access APP
Application Platform

URL

Multi-network coverage credential platform

https://eservice.nhi.gov.tw/nhiweb1/system/login.aspx

Personal NHI information network services

https://eservice. nhi.gov.tw/ Personal1/System/Login.aspx

NHI Mobile Access APP

Download from App Store or Google Play

Application Platform

Method of use

Multi-network coverage credential platform

Insurance registration unit certification along with citizen digital certificate or NHI card of assigned person

Personal NHI information network services

Citizen digital certificate or NHI card

NHI Mobile Access APP

Citizen digital certificate or NHI card already registered and bundled with a mobile device

Application Platform

Applicants

Multi-network coverage credential platform

All insured persons registered by the insurance registration unit

Personal NHI information network services

Citizen digital certificate or NHI card holder and family members

NHI Mobile Access APP

Holder of the registered NHI card and his or her dependents

4.Application through Household Registration Office
(Taiwanese Citizens only)

If you lose your ID card or want to change basic information (ID number, name, or date of birth), you can visit any household registration office nationwide to file an application for a new ID card and a new NHI card.

People may also file an application for a NHI card when applying for a new national ID card at the Household Registration Office. Once the service is paid for, your new NHI card should arrive within seven working days. 

5.Application through Township (Town/City/District) Office
For a lost or damaged NHI card, people may apply for a new card at a nearby district office. Applicants need to bring their ID card, 2-inch photograph and handling fee (NT$200). Once the service is paid for, your new card should arrive within about seven working days. If you have a representative apply for an NHI card on-site, that person should present his/her ID and your ID to NHIA staff for verification.