MECO's Assistance to Nationals (ATN) Section is committed to securing the welfare of the Filipino community in Taiwan, particularly the promotion of their well-being, protection of their rights, and continued ability to benefit from the Taiwanese economy as they contribute their talent, skills and hard work to it.
MECO will promote, protect and defend the rights and interests of all Filipinos in Taiwan, whether they are residents or transients, to the fullest extent possible within the parameters of Taiwan and international law particularly in cases of oppression, injustice, discrimination and curtailment of freedom.
On purely private matters like personal loans or marital disputes/relationships, MECO will not intervene unless they also relate to a criminal offense or violation of human rights.
The Assistance to National (ATN) section does not deal with problems/disputes arising out of employer/employee relationship, broker/employee relationship, enforcement of labor laws, rules and regulations and labor contracts as this is handled by the MECO Labor Office. If the problem involves a criminal offense or violation of human rights, the ATN section will coordinate with the MECO Labor Center Office to address your needs.
The Assistance to Nationals Section is on call 24 hours, 7 days a week, to attend to urgent needs of Filipinos in Taiwan particularly in cases of oppression, injustice, discrimination and curtailment of their freedom.
MECO will work on ensuring the rights of our Filipino Nationals are protected, however Taiwan-based Filipinos are still reminded to:
MECO's Assistance to Nationals (ATN) Section is committed to securing the welfare of the Filipino community in Taiwan and will promote, protect and defend the rights and interests of all Filipinos in Taiwan to the fullest extent possible within the parameters of Taiwan and International Law particularly in cases of oppression, injustice, discrimination and curtailment of freedom.
Specifically, the Assistance to Nationals provides the following services:PROCESSING OF TAIWAN POLICE CLEARANCE
The ATN section assists with the processing of the Taiwan police clearance for Filipinos who have previously stayed in Taiwan.
For Filipinos who are still residing or working in Taiwan, they are advised to file the request with the Taiwanese Police directly.
For Filipinos who have returned to the Philippines, the application can be made at the MECO Manila office.
For more information on how to process the Taiwan Police Clearance, please refer to the link below:
The ATN section responds to urgent requests for assistance made by Filipino Nationals that involve the police, immigration and local authorities.
Actions taken by the ATN Section include, but are not limited to:
If you or if someone you know is in need of such assistance, please Contact Us and email your request under the inquiry title "Repatriation and Legal Counsel”.Repatriation of Remains of a Filipino National
Should the family or next-of-kin wish to repatriate the remains or ashes of a Filipino National, a Consular Mortuary Certificate and Report of Death should first be processed at MECO.