Taiwan offers a smart card to adult foreign residents that can be used to verify their identity online. This allows some government services previously only available in person to be provided online, including:
- Tax return submission
- Applying for credit reports
- Accessing healthcare data from the NHI
- Requesting a police check
- Certificate of Entry and Exit dates from the NIA
- Ordering Face Masks
How to get your Credit Report from Taiwan's Joint Credit Information Center
- Get a Digital Citizen Certificate and set it up in your card reader
- Visit https://apply.jcic.org.tw/CreditQueryInput.do , download and install the setup file when prompted.
- Close your browser and re-open it (I used Chrome, for reference)
- Enter your ARC ID and the CAPTCHA, tick the box to agree to the terms and click the bottom left blue button to sign in.
- Enter your IC Card PIN when prompted, and wait … 60 seconds or so
- You’re in. You can see 5 buttons down the side: home, Review Credit Report, History View Record, Email Notification Service, Electronic Invoicing
- Click Review Credit Report and choose a Reason for inquiry (default is “Learn about credit history”), tick the box for Credit Score and optionally set a password (default is last 6 digits of ARC ID)
- Wait … enter your IC card PIN … wait …
- Save the PDF of your credit report when prompted.
- (optional) Set an email address in the Email Notification Service - you can get emailed when someone requests your credit report in certain circumstances
- (optional) Check the view history of your credit report
- (optional) Tell me what the Electronic Invoicing bit is, I don’t know!