For any foreign flag fishing vessel intending to enter into a port of the Republic of China, the agent of such vessel shall apply, five working days prior to port arrival, to the competent authority with the submission of the following documents for the port entry approval, which will be granted after examining the documents; for any foreign flag fishing vessel whose last port of departure is less than 1,600 nautical miles from the port applying for entry, and that navigates in direct route for port entry after port departure, the application may be filed three working days prior to port arrival:
(1)Advance Notice of Port Entry (format as shown in Appendix 1);
(2)Notification on Fishing, Transshipment or Landing (format as shown in Appendix 2);
(3)A copy of nationality certificate of the vessel concerned;
(4)A copy of the fishing license or fishing authorization document; or a copy of the transportation permit for a carrier vessel;
(5)A list of crew members (including name, nationality, year/month/date of birth, position on board, passport or traveling document numbers) and copies of valid Certificate of Fishing Officers;
(6)Three photos of the portside, starboard, and stern of the vessel concerned. Each photo shall display clearly and legibly the vessel name and the international radio call sign;
(7)Document(s) proving the departure from the last port of call;
(8)For carrier vessels, the following documents shall be submitted as well:
i.The fish hold layout which clearly distinguishes species and quantities of each fish hold, and a copy of the document of the transshipment details;
ii.Copies of the nationality certificates, fishing licenses, and transshipment authorization of donor vessels; and
(9)In case that the operator is not the owner of the foreign vessel applying for port entry, document(s) proving the management right shall be also provided.
In case that the documents as referred to in paragraph 1 are written in foreign language, a Chinese translation authenticated by public notary of the Republic of China shall be submitted. Such provision shall be exempted for the documents written in English.
For any foreign flag fishing vessel applying for entering Keelung Port or Kaohsiung Port, the agent of the vessel concerned shall, after obtaining the port entry approval as referred to in paragraph 1, apply for port entry from the shipping administration authority.
In case of force majeure or distress, the agent of a foreign flag fishing vessel intending to enter Keelung Port or Kaohsiung Port may apply for emergent port entry in accordance with the Commercial Port Law, and shall furnish the documents as stipulated in paragraph 1 and 2 within 24 hours after the port entry.