Bureau of Consular Affairs (Taiwan)

The Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA; Chinese: 外交部領事事務局; pinyin: Wàijiāobù Lǐngshì Shìwùjú) is the agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (ROC) which provide passport services, visa services, document authentication and the coordination of emergency assistance to the ROC citizens abroad.[1]

Bureau of Consular Affairs
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Agency overview
JurisdictionRepublic of China
HeadquartersZhongzheng, Taipei, Taiwan
24°59′02″N 121°32′29″E / 24.983751°N 121.541369°E / 24.983751; 121.541369Coordinates: 24°59′02″N 121°32′29″E / 24.983751°N 121.541369°E / 24.983751; 121.541369
Parent MinistryMinistry of Foreign Affairs

Organizational structureEdit

  • Passport Administration Division
  • Visa Division
  • Document Authentication Division
  • Passport Issuing Division
  • Offices of the Secretariat, Accounting, Human Resources and Government Ethics
  • Information Management Unit
  • Congressional Liaison Unit
  • Legal Unit

Branch officeEdit


The BOCA building is accessible by NTU Hospital Station of the Taipei Metro on the Red Line.


  1. ^ "Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - About Us". boca.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-03-12.

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