Mail Service in Taiwan
Taiwan takes great pride in its efficient postal system, which delivers mail three times daily.
You may want to print address labels with your Taiwanese address in Chinese characters, and send them out with your letters home. Your return correspondence will arrive in Taiwan much sooner if your address is written in characters, but be sure your labels say "Taiwan" in English, or they may never make it past your hometown post office.
You may find that your first visit to a Taiwanese post office is somewhat confusing, but it need not be. The green mailboxes are for domestic mail: local mail goes in the slot on the right and non-local mail goes in the slot on the left. The red mailboxes are for airmail and express mail. You can also pay your telephone, electric, water, and gas bills at the post office as long as you are paying on time.
Temporary Mailing Address
Until you get set up with your address, a very reliable way to receive mail is to have it addressed to you in the following manner:
Your Full Name
Name of City, Taiwan
The post office in the specified city will hold your mail for a number of weeks until you get there to pick it up.
Foreign Affairs Police Service
Contact one of these stations if you are involved in a traffic accident, have been burglarized, need an exit permit, need to report a missing passport, or need to renew, extend, or change your visa.
Foreign Affairs Police Service, Kaohsiung
258 Chung Cheng 4th Road
Foreign Affairs Police Service, Kaohsiung County
338 Kuan Yuan Road
Feng Shan City
Foreign Affairs Police Service, Keelung
1 Kanghsi Street
Foreign Affairs Police Service, Taichung
588 Wenhsin Road, Section 2
Foreign Affairs Police Service, Tainan
37 Nan Men Road
(06) 222-9704 or (06) 223-1101, ext. 2120 or 2121
Foreign Affairs Police Service, Tainan County
3 Chung Cheng Road
Hsin Ying City
Foreign Affairs Police Service, Taipei
96 Yenping South Road
(02) 381-7475 or (02) 381-8341