1.Approved by OCAC on April 21, 1975.
2.Amendment promulgated in OCAC order Qiao Zong Zhuan Zi
No. 10607008811 on July 26, 2017, and came into effect the
3.Amendment promulgated in OCAC order Qiao Zong Qi Zi No.
10707005091 on April 18, 2018, name also changed to Directions
for Awarding Honored Friend Medals of Overseas Community
Affairs Council, and came into effect the same day.
4.Amendment promulgated in OCAC order Qiao Zong Zhuan Zi
No. 10807020531 on December 12, 2019, and came into effect the
I.Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) established these
Directions to encourage international friends to enthusiastically
assist the overseas community.
II.Any international friend who has made a concrete contribution
in terms of enthusiastically assisting overseas community,
advancing national interest, promoting bilateral or international
cooperation and exchange, can be awarded the Honored Friend Medal
(hereafter this Medal)
To request awarding this Medal, a deeds table should be filled in;
its format is shown in Annex 1.
III.The approval process for the Medal is as follows:
(1)In cases deemed to meet the circumstances described in Direction
2, OCAC can directly approve the award of the Medal.
(2)In cases R.O.C. Embassy or Economic and Cultural office deems to
meet the circumstances described in Direction 2, the case can be
submitted to OCAC for approval along with a deeds table and
(3)In places without R.O.C. Embassy or Economic and Cultural office,
when an overseas community registered according to the Directions of
Overseas Compatriot Groups Registration, or a former (current) OCAC
honorable member deems a case meets the circumstances described in
Direction 2, it can be submitted to OCAC for approval along with a
deeds table and documentary evidence.
Requests for awarding this Medal will be reviewed and approved by a
committee composed of OCAC. Following approval, the Medal will be
awarded at a public ceremony.
IV.When the Medal is awarded, a certificate will also be presented;
the certificate style and medal illustration are shown in Annex 2
and 3.The aforementioned certificate will be printed in Chinese and
foreign language versions.