||1.Promulgated by Order of OCAC No.09030028524 dated July 25, 2001.
2.Amended by Order of OCAC No.10701015171 dated April 2, 2018
(revised directions take into force from April 2,2018)
3.Directions 6 and 7 amended by Order of OCAC No. 1110100280 dated
January 24, 2022; effective immediately.
||1.The Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) sets these Directions
to enhance contact and interaction with overseas compatriot groups
and handling of overseas compatriot group registration matters.
2.The OCAC can accept application for registration from any overseas
compatriot group that recognizes the government of the ROC and
supports national policy.
3.Applications for registration from an overseas compatriot group
should be passed to the OCAC for handling by an overseas
representative office of the ROC or overseas-based compatriot
Applications in the previous paragraph should submit the following
documents in duplicate:
(1)Registration application form (appendix).
(3)List of person in charge, staff and members.
When the documents in the previous paragraph are not complete,
the OCAC shall notify the applicant to provide the required documents;
if an applicant fails to do this after being notified, the application
will not be accepted.
4.The OCAC should respect the legally-registered name of the overseas
compatriot group, charter, internal organization and way of doing
things in the country of residence and allow registration. However,
if the overall interests of the ROC are clearly violated or compatriot
affairs policy is obstructed by a group, the OCAC can refuse to accept
5.If the name of an overseas compatriot group is the same or similar to
that of a group already registered, the OCAC can refuse to accept the
6.If, after registration, an oversea compatriot group changes its
name, holds re-election, is restructured, relocated, dissolved
or the charter is altered, the matter should be reported to the
OCAC via the local representative office of the ROC or overseas-based
compatriot affairs staff and be put on file.
When the situation in Direction 4 and the previous direction applies
to the application in the previous paragraph or the situation in the
previous paragraph applies but no application is made, the OCAC
should request supplementation or application within a set period;
if supplementation or application are not provided within the set
time, the group registration can be revoked.
7.The OCAC can request the overseas representative offices of the
ROC or overseas-based compatriot affairs staff to contact and
provide guidance to an overseas compatriot group for registration
and filing, and to report its operating situation, its opinions
on compatriot affairs and other information to the OCAC on a regular
8.When required for compatriot affairs policy promotion, the OCAC can
request a registered overseas compatriot group to assist with matters
relating to compatriot affairs work that does not involve the exercise
of public power.
With regard to the funds required for the work in the previous paragraph,
the OCAC can provide grants in accordance with the Subsidy Directions for
Overseas Compatriots Group.
After an overseas compatriot group has registered, the previous paragraph
will not apply if the overall interests of the ROC are clearly violated
or compatriot affairs policy is obstructed by the group.