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Title: Regulations on the Residence Qualification Determination Criteria for Countries or Regions Where it is Difficult for Foreigners to Obtain Permanent Residency,2022 Effective from January 1,2022 to December 31,2022 Ch
Date: 2021.12.16
Legislative: Issue date:December 16,2021
Issue number:Qiao Zong Zheng Zi No.1100701665
Content: Basis: 
Paragraph 2, Article 4, Overseas Compatriot Identity Certification 
Act

Announcement: 
Countries or regions where obtaining permanent residency is 
difficult in 2022 are listed below; persons who have not obtained 
permanent residency in the following countries or regions but have 
obtained the following residency eligibility are subject to the 
regulations in Item 1, Subparagraph 2, Paragraph 1, Article 4 of 
the Overseas Compatriot Identity Certification Act.

Bangladesh: 
Obtained one-time resident certificate (or visa) valid for more 
than one (1) year for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible 
for further extension of residency.

India: 
Obtained one-time resident certificate (or visa) valid for more 
than one (1) year for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible 
for further extension of residency.

Brunei: 
Obtained one-time resident certificate (or visa) valid for more 
than one (1) year for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible 
for further extension of residency.

Cambodia: 
Obtained one-time type E visa valid for more than one (1) year 
for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible for further 
extension of residency.

Indonesia: 
Obtained one-time ITAS/KITAS valid for more than one (1) year 
for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible for further 
extension of residency.

Japan: 
Obtained one-time work or family dependent resident certificate 
(or visa) valid for more than one (1) year for four (4) 
consecutive years or one-time resident certificate (or visa) 
valid for more than three (3) years for four (4) consecutive 
years, and is eligible for further extension of residency.

Republic of Korea:
 Obtained F2 or F4 resident certificate for four (4) consecutive 
years, and is eligible for further extension of residency.

Laos:
 Obtained one-time resident certificate (or visa) valid for more 
than one (1) year for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible 
for further extension of residency.

Malaysia: 
Obtained one-time resident certificate (or visa) valid for more 
than one (1) year for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible 
for further extension of residency.

Philippines: 
Obtained one-time resident certificate (or visa) valid for more 
than one (1) year for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible 
for further extension of residency.

Thailand:
 Obtained one-time NON-IMMIGRANT VISA valid for more than one (1) 
year for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible for further 
extension of residency.

Vietnam: 
Obtained one-time residency valid for more than one (1) year for 
four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible for further extension 
of residency.

Ukraine: 
Obtained one-time BUSINESS RESIDENCE PERMIT valid for more than 
one (1) year for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible for 
further extension of residency.

Malawi: 
Obtained one-time WORKING PERMIT valid for more than two (2) years 
for four (4) consecutive years or one-time BUSINESS RESIDENCE PERMIT 
(or visa) valid for more than five (5) years for four (4) consecutive 
years, and is eligible for further extension of residency.

Uganda: 
Obtained one-time resident certificate (or visa) valid for more 
than one (1) year for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible 
for further extension of residency.

Hungary: 
Obtained one-time HUNGARIAN RESIDENCE PERMIT valid for more than 
two (2) years for four (4) consecutive years and able to obtain 
an IDENTITY CARD valid for more than five (5) years, and is eligible 
for further extension of residency.

Poland: 
Obtained one-time short-term residence card ZAMIESZKANIE NA 
CZAS OZNACZONY valid for more than one (1) year for four (4) 
consecutive years, and is eligible for further extension of 
residency.

Spain:
 Obtained one-time resident certificate (or visa) valid for more 
than one (1) year for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible 
for further extension of residency.

Turkey: 
Obtained one-time resident certificate (or visa) valid for more 
than one (1) year for four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible 
for further extension of residency.