Taiwan – Dependent Status Can Now Be Granted to Same-Sex Spouses

Posted on June 7, 2019

Qualifying same-sex spouses are now eligible to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC). The as-yet unpublished government policy, communicated verbally, follows the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan on May 17, 2019. The policy applies to nationals of the… Read more »

Taiwan – Changes Implemented to Taiwan Act for Recruitment and Employment of Certain Professionals

Posted on March 2, 2018

  The Taiwan Act for Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals has recently undergone significant changes that took effect February 8th, 2018.  The changes relate to foreign special professions, foreign professions, and dependents. Foreign Special Professions: The criteria to define… Read more »

Taiwan – New Part-Time Work Permit for Foreign Spouses

Posted on August 28, 2017

Effective July 26, 2017, the Taiwan Workforce Development Agency has introduced a new work permit allowing foreign national spouses of foreign national employees to do part-time professional or technical work. Who Qualifies? The new work permit is available for foreign… Read more »

TAIWAN – Upcoming Relaxation of Visa Rules for Nationals of Southeast and South Asian Countries

Posted on August 28, 2017

Effective 1 June 2017, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will further relax visa rules for visitors from countries in South east and South Asia covered by the “New Southbound Policy”. What are the changes? The visa exemption trial program for… Read more »

Taiwan – Offices Closed for Mid-Autumn Festival

Posted on September 9, 2016

On September 15 and 16, all government and non-government offices in Taiwan will close in observance of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which celebrates the autumn harvests. All applicants and employers seeking work permits and other services should expect delays during this… Read more »

Taiwan – Upcoming Visa-Free Entry for Nationals of Thailand and Brunei, and Expansion of Travel Authorization Certificate

Posted on July 22, 2016

Effective 1 August 2016, nationals of Thailand and Brunei will be able to enter Taiwan visa-free for stays of up to 30 days, on a trial basis for an initial period of one year. Moreover, from 1 September 2016 the… Read more »

TAIWAN – New Online System for Work Permit Applications

Posted on December 11, 2015

Taiwan is launching an online system for the submission of work permit applications in January 2016. To avoid potential delays upon the debut of the system, employers should create an account as soon as possible. An employer may also add… Read more »

TAIWAN – Foreign Workers and Students to Benefit from Updated Requirements

Posted on December 11, 2015

As FGI previously announced, Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency will implement a new points system proposed to retain foreign workers and students, remove current restrictions and ease work experience requirements. The new system will take effect on January 1, 2016 and… Read more »

TAIWAN – Work Permit Requirements to Possibly Simplify

Posted on December 4, 2015

Taiwan may seek to facilitate work permit requirements for foreign nationals. If the criteria is indeed amended, minimum work experience and salary requirements for foreign nationals and the minimum capital requirements for employers may be reduced or entirely removed. The… Read more »