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Taiwan Employment Gold Card (foreign professional talents) to apply for work in Taiwan

Work in Taiwan! Here is how you can apply for the Taiwan Employment Gold Card

The Regulations is formulated pursuant to Article 8, paragraph 3 of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”). To attract more foreign professional talent to work in Taiwan, invest, or start businesses, the government introduced 3 types of employment cards, [Employment Gold Card], [Employment PASS Card], and [Entrepreneur Visa]. These various employment cards will allow foreign professionals to explore new ground in Taiwan.

Taiwan Employment Gold Card (foreign professional talents) to apply for work in Taiwan

Foreign professional talents have 3 options when deciding to work in Taiwan: Employment Gold Card, Employment PASS Card, and the Entrepreneur Visa.

Foreigners willing to work, invest and start businesses in Taiwan have 3 card options: Employment Gold Card, Employment PASS Card, and the Entrepreneur Visa

 

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4-in-1 card Work Permit Resident Visa Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) Re-entry Permit It's really so convenient!

The [Employment Gold Card], [Employment PASS Card], [Entrepreneur Visa], integrate necessary documents to work in Taiwan. These cards are open-end work permits issued to employment-seeking individuals that require neither pre-confirmed hiring by nor application through any employer.

 

The [Employment Gold Card] and [Employment PASS Card] have different application methods. Foreign special professionals applying for [Employment Gold Card] shall submit their application to the online “Foreign Professionals Application Platform” implemented by the NIA.

Those who have not yet entered the State, foreign professionals or employers or designated agents shall prepare required documents for a resident visa, working permit, alien resident certificate, and re-entry permit application and application fee and apply to overseas embassies, representative office, or office (hereinafter the Overseas Office). Those who have already entered Taiwan shall prepare required documents for a resident visa, working permit, alien resident certificate, and re-entry permit application and duties and apply to NIA.

When a foreign national applies for an Entrepreneur Visa, the examination of the applicant's qualifications for the issuing of an Entrepreneur Visa shall be conducted by the Investment Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). Foreign entrepreneurs can go to the Consular Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Entrepreneurs from Hong Kong and Macau can apply through the National Immigration Agency (NIA) of the Ministry of the Interior.

 

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Taiwan Employment Gold Card (foreign professional talents) to apply for work in Taiwan
Taiwan Employment Gold Card (foreign professional talents) to apply for work in Taiwan

Employment Gold Card 7 Industries that are eligible to apply for the Taiwan Employment Gold Card: Science & Technology Economy Education Culture & Arts Sport Finance Law Architecture

The Employment Gold Card is based on the provisions of Article 8, paragraph 3 of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals. The system is designed for those qualified and approved by the central competent authorities varying per business field.

 

A document consisting of the work permit, resident visa, alien resident card (ARC), and re-entry permit is provided.

 

The "Employment Gold Card" is applicable to foreign professionals reviewed by the central competent authorities varying per business field. There are 7 industries eligible for the Employment Gold Card: Science & Technology, Economy, Education, Culture & Arts, Sport, Finance, Law, Architecture.

 

Each application period is 1 to 3 years.

 

Apply for the [Employment Gold Card] by submitting you application to the online “Foreign Professionals Application Platform” implemented by the NIA.

 

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Employment PASS Card Applicable to general white-collar foreign professional talents whose fields include specialized or technical work, teachers, academic consultants, or research, etc.

The Employment PASS Card is also a 4-in-1 certificate (work permit, resident visa, alien resident permit, and re-entry permit).

 

Eligible applicants are those engaged in jobs specified within the territory of the Republic of China in accordance with subparagraphs 1 to 6 of paragraph 1 of article 46.

 

Fields including specialized or technical jobs, overseas Chinese or foreign business supervisors, schoolteachers, full-time foreign language teachers, sports coaches or athletes, religious, artistic, and show business work, and lastly, those in consulting or research works invited by governments in all levels and their subordinated academic and research institutions.

 

Those who have not yet entered the State, foreign professionals or employers or designated agents shall prepare required documents for a resident visa, working permit, alien resident certificate, and re-entry permit application and application fee and apply to overseas embassies, representative office, or office (hereinafter the Overseas Office). Those who have already entered Taiwan shall prepare required documents for a resident visa, working permit, alien resident certificate, and re-entry permit application and duties and apply to NIA.

Taiwan Employment Gold Card (foreign professional talents) to apply for work in Taiwan
Taiwan Employment Gold Card (foreign professional talents) to apply for work in Taiwan

Entrepreneur visas are applicable to foreigners, and those from Hong Kong and Macau with innovative skills in technology with a one-year resident visa provided.

Entrepreneur visas are applicable to foreigners, and those from Hong Kong and Macau with innovative skills in technology with a one-year resident visa provided.

Applicants may apply as individuals or in groups. The individual application must meet 1 out of 8 conditions, such as obtaining a foreign invention patent, domestic invention patent, or design patent, or the business or the responsible person is important in Taiwan and abroad and has been nominated or won awards for important film festivals.

Group applications are limited to 3 persons a group, and if they are applying for separate businesses that have not been established in Taiwan. Through the "Entrepreneur Visa", holders may obtain a 1-year residence permit. After starting a business, the card holder may apply for an extension for residency for another 2 years.

When a foreign national applies for an Entrepreneur Visa, the examination of the applicant's qualifications for the issuing of an Entrepreneur Visa shall be conducted by the Investment Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). Foreign entrepreneurs can go to the Consular Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Entrepreneurs from Hong Kong and Macau can apply through the National Immigration Agency (NIA) of the Ministry of the Interior.

5 Benefits of the Employment Gold Card An open-end work permit Income tax benefits in terms of income tax deduction and exemption. Lineal relatives can apply for visitor visas with a maximum stay of up to one year. Spouses and children can apply for residency in Taiwan as well. Employment Gold Card Holders are eligible for National Health Insurance.

Holders of Employment Gold Card enjoy the following rights and interests

  1. The card is an open-end work permit issued to employment-seeking individuals that require neither pre-confirmed hiring nor by application through any employer. The card provides the convenience of free job searching, technical consultation, lectures, part-time jobs, and job change.
  2. Income tax benefits in terms of income tax deduction and exemption according to Article 9 of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals.
  3. The maximum duration of stay of visiting lineal ascendants of the cardholder is expanded to 1 year. According to Article 13 of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals, lineal ascendants of a cardholder may apply for a multiple-entry visitor visa valid for one year for staying up to six months per entry.  The application should be made to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or one of its overseas missions.  The visa may be extended upon expiration for a 1-year-maximum duration of stay in each extension.
  4. The spouse and minor children of the Employment Gold Cardholders are eligible for residence in Taiwan.
  5. For the holders of Employment Gold Card who are employed in professional work in Taiwan, their spouse, minor children, and adult children who are unable to live independently due to physical or mental disability, having obtained documentary proof of residence, will no longer be subject to a 6-month wait for inclusion in NHI coverage.
Taiwan Employment Gold Card (foreign professional talents) to apply for work in Taiwan

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