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 Order Masks using your Digital Citizen CertificateDuring epidemics, Taiwan has a system where you can order surgical face masks online for delivery to your local convenience store. It's very straightforward and takes only a few minutes to order
- Get a Digital Citizen Certificate and set it up in your card reader
- Login to the eMask Ordering System by clicking the button under "Citizen Digital Certificate.
- Click through the component check, installing any missing pieces if necessary
- Enter your ID number, name, cell number, email and select the store you from which you wish to collect the masks
- Within a week, the mask system will conduct a lottery and notify you by SMS how many masks you can collect and when to collect them.
- Log back in to the eMask Ordering System to process payment
- Go to your convenience store and follow the instructions of the staff