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The Decorations of the Republic of China (Taiwan) include civilian and military orders. You can learn more about them here ["Decorations of the Republic of China (Taiwan)" under "Introduction to the Republic of China (Taiwan)"]. These include orders and decorations bestowed by the President and accepted from our allies. The Office of the President also published an illustrated compendium of the decorations of the Republic of China, which can be found at major libraries throughout Taiwan, and is available for purchase at Wu Nan Bookstore, the Songjiang Branch of the Government Publications Bookstore in Taipei City, and the Gift Shop at the Presidential Office Building. Users may also learn about "Honors ceremonies" here.

Unit in charge:The First Section, The Second Bureau

"Write to the President" is one way for the general public to get in direct contact with us at the Office of the President. To begin drafting a message, click here, or navigate to "Write to the President" and then "Start Email". Please carefully review the "Notes on comments" and fill in the required information. After sending in your message, you will receive a confirmation message in your email inbox. Please follow the instructions to confirm your message within 15 days. We will then handle your email as quickly as possible. We sincerely hope that you will provide your valuable opinions on the government's policies and measures.

Unit in charge:The Third Section, Department of Public Affairs

Please provide the purpose of your visit, the names and details of all visitors and accompanying persons, the preferred time of your visit, telephone number, and key background information on the likely topics of discussion with a one-page summary. The information must be received by this office at least 15 days (not including weekends and holidays) prior to the day of your visit.

Unit in charge:Second Section, Third Bureau

The administrative head of the Office of the President is the secretary-general to the president.

The ROC Office of the President Organization Act provides as follows:

Article 9

The Office of the President shall have one secretary-general to the president. The secretary-general shall be a special-grade political appointee and shall, under the direction of the president, take overall charge of the affairs of the Office of the President and direct and supervise all staff.

The Office of the President shall have two deputy secretaries-general to assist the secretary-general with administrative matters. One shall be a special-grade political appointee and the other a political appointee who is equivalent to a 14th-grade senior-level civil servant.
 

Unit in charge:Personnel Department

The authorized staffing at the Office of the President is from 401 to 469 persons.

Unit in charge:Personnel Department

The Office of the President is a staff agency that assists the president in the exercise of his/her functions in accordance with the ROC Constitution. (Article 1 of the ROC Office of the President Organization Act provides as follows: "The president shall establish the Office of the President in exercise of his/her functions and powers in accordance with the Constitution.")

Unit in charge:Personnel Department

In accordance with the provisions of the ROC Office of the President Organization Act, the Office of the President has the following ten units: First Bureau, Second Bureau, Third Bureau, Department of Special Affairs, Department of Security Affairs, Department of Public Affairs, Personnel Department, Accounting Department, Government Ethics Department, and Legal Affairs Committee.

Unit in charge:Personnel Department

The Central Regulation Standard Act provides in Chapter 3 (The Enforcement of the Regulation) that laws and regulations shall take effect on the third day counting from the date of promulgation or issuance. The only exceptions are when a specific date of enforcement is set out in a particular law or regulation, in which case it shall take effect on the specific date. A law promulgated on September 1, for example, will take effect on September 3 except as otherwise provided.

Unit in charge:The First Section, The First Bureau

  • The Presidential Office Building is partially open on weekdays (except for holidays) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. (Visitors should enter the building before 11:30 a.m.) Visitors shall enter the queue at the visitor entrance (Northwest corner) to enter the building. Groups of 15 visitors or more require reservations made at least three working days in advance (for instance: for a Tuesday visit, please submit reservation by Thursday the week prior). Please make your reservations via fax or our website. We will arrange volunteers to provide guide service.
    One day per month we hold a full open house (Selected dates are available on "Open house schedule.") for which no advance booking is required. We also provide guided tours on full open house days. If you would like a guided group tour, please reserve via fax.
  • All visitors shall enter the Presidential Office Building at the corner of Baoqing Road and Boai Road (Northwest corner). Visitors must show a photo ID and undergo a security check before entering the building.

Unit in charge:The Fifth Section, The Third Bureau

A link to the English version of the Organization Act (full text accompanied by the act's legislative history) can be found here, and also on the "Organization chart" page on this website.

Unit in charge:Legal Affairs Committee

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