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Secretariat

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Description

1.Communication and liaison with all departments.

2.Arranging and scheduling the weekly meetings of the Minister, Vice Ministers and Director Generals, distribution of related meeting minutes, resolutions and decisions, and organization of follow-up meetings.

3.Coordination of communication between the Ministry and the Presidential Office, the Executive Yuan, and other government agencies.

4.Execution of special assignments for the Minister and Vice Ministers, and communication of assignment-related directives to relevant departments.

Update Date:2020/04/08

Data Source:Secretariat

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Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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Description

1. Pacific Affairs Section
2. Korean Affairs and Special Projects Section
3. Japan Political Affairs Section
4. Japan General Affairs Section
5. Japan Cultural and Educational Affairs Section
6. Southeast Asian Affairs Section
7. Regional Architecture Section
8. Indo-Pacific Affairs Section

Update Date:2021/10/20

Data Source:Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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Department of West Asian and African Affairs

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Description

1.CIS Affairs Section

2.Central Asian Affairs Section

3.Middle Eastern Affairs Section

4.East Mediterranean and North African Affairs Section

5.West and Central African Affairs Section

6.East and South African Affairs Section

7.General Affairs Section

Update Date:2021/03/24

Data Source:Department of West Asian and African Affairs

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Department of European Affairs

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Description

1.European Union Affairs Section

2.West European Affairs Section

3.Central and North European Affairs Section

4.South European Affairs Section

5.Central and East European Affairs Section

6.General Affairs Section

Update Date:2021/03/29

Data Source:Department of European Affairs

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Department of North American Affairs

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Description

1.US Political Affairs Section

2.US State and Local Affairs Section

3.US Economic Affairs Section

4.US Academic Cooperation Section

5.Canadian Affairs Section

6.Global Cooperation and Training Framework Task Force

Update Date:2020/10/30

Data Source:Department of North American Affairs

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Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs

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Description

1.Central American Affairs Section

2.South American Affairs Section

3.Caribbean Affairs Section

4.Regional and Multilateral Affairs Section

5.General Affairs Section

Update Date:2021/07/04

Data Source:Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs

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Department of Treaty and Legal Affairs

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Description

1.Treaty, Agreement and International Legal Affairs Section

2.Legal and Judicial Assistance Section

3.General Affairs Section

4.International Environmental Conventions Section

Update Date:2018/10/24

Data Source:Department of Treaty and Legal Affairs

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Department of International Organizations

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1.United Nations Affairs Section

2.APEC Section

3.Agriculture, Fisheries and Economic Organizations Section

4.Financial Organizations and International Cooperation Section

5.General Affairs Section

Update Date:2021/08/17

Data Source:Department of International Organizations

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Department of International Cooperation and Economic Affairs

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Description

1.WTO and Related Organizations Section

2.Trade and Investment Promotion Section

3.Financial Cooperation Section

4.Development Cooperation Section

Update Date:2018/08/06

Data Source:Department of International Cooperation and Economic Affairs

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Department of International Information Services

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Description

1.Planning Section

2.Media Report Section

3.Exchange and Cooperation Section

4.Project Management Section

5.Foreign Media Services Section

6.Audiovisual Materials Section

7.Art Design and Publication Section

8.Foreign Language Periodicals Section

9.Taiwan Panorama Magazine

Update Date:2021/09/11

Data Source:Department of International Information Services

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Department of Policy Planning

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1.Research and Development Section

2.Policy Management Section

3.Program Planning Section

4.Strategic Security Section

Update Date:2018/07/10

Data Source:Department of Policy Planning

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Department of Protocol

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Description

1.Protocol Section

2.Ceremonial Section

3.Privileges Section

Update Date:2021/07/16

Data Source:Department of Protocol

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Department of General Affairs

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Description

1.Document Section

2.Cashier Section

3.General Services Section

4.Management Section

5.Procurement Section

6.Logistics Support Section

Update Date:2014/11/10

Data Source:Department of General Affairs

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Department of Personnel

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Description

1.Employment, Promotion and Rotation Section

2.Appraisal and Training Section

3.Remuneration and Retirement Section

4.Organization and Coordination Section

5.General Affairs Section

Update Date:2021/09/24

Data Source:Department of Personnel

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Department of Civil Service Ethics

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Description

1.Corruption Prevention and Investigation Section

2.Administration and Security Section

Update Date:2014/11/10

Data Source:Department of Civil Service Ethics

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Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics

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Description

1.Budget and General Affairs Section

2.Overseas Missions Auditing Section

3.Financial Reporting and Domestic Expenditure Section

4.Foreign Aid Section

5.International Exchanges Section

Update Date:2017/05/24

Data Source:Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics

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Department of Archives, Information Management and Telecommunications

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I.The Department manages archives, compiles historical documents, controls information equipment, safeguards information security, and is responsible for processing telegraphs between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and overseas missions and supervising related administration and equipment. 

II. Department Sections:

1.Archives Management Division: Archives,Documents; Records Management.

2.Historical Archives Section: archives management and compilation of historical documents.

3.International Cybersecurity Cooperation Section: cultivation of new opportunities for international cooperation, promotion of participation in international meetings and organizations, formulation of cybersecurity regulations, research and analysis of cybersecurity policies.

4.Information Administration Section: information administration and general affairs.

5.Diplomatic Cables Section: cables management, control and oversight.

6.Telecommunications Section: telecommunication administration and oversight, equipment installation and maintenance.

7.Cybersecurity Surveillance and Information Management Center (task force): development and management of cybersecurity surveillance and information system technologies, IT management for MOFA headquarters and overseas missions.

Update Date:2021/09/16

Data Source:Department of Archives, Information Management and Telecommunications

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Public Diplomacy Coordination Council

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Description

1.Public Diplomacy Planning Section

2.Press Relations Section

3.Speechwriting Section

4.E-Diplomacy Section

5.English Translation and Interpretation Section

6.Non-English Translation and Interpretation Section

Update Date:2019/08/19

Data Source:Public Diplomacy Coordination Council

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Department of NGO International Affairs

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Description

1.International Participation and Evaluation Section

2.International Assistance and Cooperation Section

3.Capacity Building and Development Section

Update Date:2018/05/30

Data Source:Department of NGO International Affairs

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The Office of Parliamentarian Affairs

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Description

1.Parliamentarian Liaison Section

2.Parliamentarian Service Section

Update Date:2020/08/13

Data Source:The Office of Parliamentarian Affairs

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Bureau of Consular Affairs

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The Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) serves one of the core functions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by providing passport services, visa services, document authentication and the coordination of emergency assistance to the ROC citizens abroad. The consular services not only involve the interests and rights of the public, but also closely relate to national security, immigration policy, alien regulation, foreign labor management, military conscription administration and household registration. The BOCA also serves as MOFA’s service window to the public. The BOCA has four divisions, four administrative offices, three units and one branch office. Their functions are as follows: --- Passport Administration Division: Passport Administration Divisionis in charge of passport administrative affairs. --- Visa Division: Visa Divisionis in charge of affairs pertaining to diplomatic, courtesy, resident and visitor visas. --- Document Authentication Division: Document Authentication Divisionis in charge of document authentication and the coordination of emergency assistance to the ROC citizens abroad. --- Passport Issuing Division: Passport Issuing Divisionhandles the applications and issuances of passports. --- Offices of the Secretariat, Accounting, Human Resources and Government Ethics: These four offices handle the bureau’s administrative matters. --- Information Management Unit: The Unit is responsible for the planning,establishment and management of computers and information technology system. --- Congressional Liaison Unit. The major function of this Unit is to conduct public relations affairs with the Legislative Yuan and the Control Yuan, and to handle matters of the congressional members’ concern. --- Legal Unit: The Unit is responsible for formulating, interpreting and reviewing laws and regulations concerning consular affairs and other legal matters. --- Branch Office at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport(Emergency Call Center): The branch office deals with the applications for visas upon arrival for foreign visitors, and coordinates emergency assistance to the ROC citizens traveling abroad. The Bureau of Consular Affairs is located at 3-5Fl., 2-2 Chi-Nan Road, Sec. 1, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Update Date:2018/01/29

Data Source:Bureau of Consular Affairs

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Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs

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Programs of the institute comprise Pre-job training, On-the-job training, Professional Training Conducted for Staff of other Organizations, Extension Education for People’s Diplomacy, and Foreign Languages Training. The institute is composed of three sections as follows: the Educational Affairs Section is responsible for planning and conducting the training courses, the Discipline and Training Section promotes public diplomacy and international exchange activities, and the General Affairs Section is responsible for managing the building facilities.

Update Date:2018/05/08

Data Source:Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs

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Taiwan-Japan Relations Association

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Creation of the AssociationSince the government of the Republic of China and Japan severed their diplomatic relations in 1972, non-governmental agencies were established to handle the matters concerning the interests of the two countries. While the Japanese formed the Interchange Association (ICA), a corporate institute under Japanese law, the Republic of China created the Association of East Asian Relations (AEAR), which is the charter approved by the Ministry of the Interior as ICA`s counterpart to maintain substantive relations. These two agencies have functioned as the channel of negotiation and coordination between the two countries. On December 26 of the same year, the AEAR and the ICA concluded an agreement for allowing both parties to establish their respective liaison offices in the territory of the other country. Following the provisions of this agreement, the AEAR has set up liaison offices in Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka. In 1979, a branch of the Tokyo Office was also set up in Yokohama,Naha and Sapporo.Introduction to the Organization and Responsibilities of the Association of East Asia Relations1) The organization has 13 directors who elect one chairman, and 5 supervisors who elect one General Supervisor.2) The organization has a Secretary General who is responsible for daily operations.Under the Secretary General there are 4 Sections--Secretariat, Economy, Culture &Education and Information and 2 Vice Secretaries General who assist the Secretary General with daily operations.3) The organization is under the direct command of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All correspondence, report, information and suggestions are sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs directly. All economic and trading matters and administration reports are sent to the Ministry of Foreign affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs for review.4) The main duties of the organization are to conduct Japan and to research and analyze the politics, economics and cultural of Japan. As for matters concerning economics, trading, culture, communications, overseas Chinese and consular services, they must be handled by standard procedure. 5) The staffs of the organization are borrowed from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. If necessary, the organization may recruit its own staff.The Duties of the SectionsSecretariat Section (Department)1) Researching the political situation of Japan.2) Communicating and liaising with the Japanese ICA regarding overseas Chinese in Japan and overseas Japanese in Taiwan.3) Dealing with general affairs and expenditures of the organization.4) Responsible for the personnel and accounting of the organization.5) Administrati1ng general secretarial work and official dispatches of the organization.6) Hosting official visitors from Japan.Economy Section (Department)1) Dealing with matters relating to the study of economic and trading affairs of Japan.2) Communicating and liaising with the Japan`s ICA on economic affairs.3) Contacting government`s departments on above-said economic matters.4) Assisting in hosting official visitors from Japan.Culture and Education Section (Department)1) Research and handling affairs about culture, education and publicity concerningJapan.2) Communicating and liaising with the Japan`s ICA on related issues.3) Liaising with friendship groups, eg., Japan-Taiwan Friendship Association, and individuals.4) Contacting government`s departments on above-said matters.5) Assisting in hosting official visitors from Japan.Information Section (Department)1) Collecting, classifying, and analyzing various information about Japanese politics, economics and culture, etc.2) Distributing classified information to other sections of the organization for research.3) Archiving various information.

Update Date:2017/05/17

Data Source:Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs

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The Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs (TCUSA) was founded as the Coordination Council for North American Affairs in 1979 in accordance with an Executive Yuan administrative decree to coordinate and promote substantive relations between Taiwan and the United States. On June 6, 2019, to better reflect closer, stronger bilateral ties, the organization was renamed the Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs. The organization serves as counterpart to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), which was created by the United States in accordance with the Taiwan Relations Act to coordinate US relations with Taiwan. 

Headed by a Chairperson and operating under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the TCUSA consists of a Business Division and an Administrative Division, which maintain close contact with AIT.

Update Date:2021/03/18

Data Source:Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs

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Central Taiwan Office

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Address:No. 503, Section 2, Liming Rd, Taichung City 40873, Taiwan(R.O.C.)
Phone:(+886) 4- 22510799
Fax:(+886) 4- 22510700
Help Line:(+886) 3- 3932628
Service Hour:Monday ~ Friday 08:30~17:00
Email:taichung@boca.gov.tw

Update Date:2021/08/05

Data Source:Central Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China

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Southern Taiwan Office

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Address:3~4F., No. 6, Zhengnan St., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung City 802304, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Phone:(+886) 7- 7156600
Fax:(+886) 7- 7151001
Help Line:(+886) 3- 3932628
Service Hour:Monday ~ Friday 08:30~17:00
Email:bocakhh@boca.gov.tw

Update Date:2021/09/08

Data Source:Southern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China

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Eastern Taiwan Office

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Address:6 Fl, No. 371, Zhongshan Rd, Hualian City 970009, Taiwan(R.O.C.)
Phone:(+886) 3- 8331041
Fax:(+886) 3- 8330970
Help Line:(+886) 3- 3932628
Service Hour:Monday ~ Friday 08:30~17:00
Email:hun@boca.gov.tw

Update Date:2021/09/08

Data Source:Eastern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China

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Southwestern Taiwan Office

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Address:2 Fl, No.184, Wufeng North Rd, Chiayi City 60045, Taiwan(R.O.C.)
Phone:(+886) 5- 2251567
Fax:(+886) 5- 2255199 , 2255299
Help Line:(+886) 3-3932628
Service Hour:Monday ~ Friday 08:30~17:00
Email:yct@boca.gov.tw

Update Date:2021/08/05

Data Source:Southwestern Taiwan Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China