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Taiwan Employment Gold Card

Taiwan Employment Gold Card


The Taiwan Employment Gold Card is part of the 〈Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent〉 , implemented in October 2017. It is part of a more comprehensive government initiative to attract highly-skilled foreign talent to Taiwan.


Launched in 2018, the Taiwan Employment Gold Card is a 4-in-1 card, that includes a resident visa, work permit, Alien Resident Certificate (ARC), and re-entry permit, which allows you to leave and re-enter Taiwan multiples times over the course of 1-3 years. Applicants can apply online without sponsorship.



◦Work Permit: Allows cardholders to seek employment freely, obtain employment at any time, work any part-time job legally, and freely change jobs.

◦Resident Visa: Long-term visa which allows cardholders to stay in Taiwan for more than 180 days.

◦Alien Resident Certificate: A physical ID card proving that you can live in Taiwan legally.

◦Re-entry Permit: Allows unlimited entry and exit from Taiwan (even during COVID-19).


Qualification is based on an assessment of your professional skills. You don’t need to have already secured a job in Taiwan. The Gold Card costs anywhere between USD 100 and USD 310 depending on your nationality and the duration of the card.


A perfect application takes 30-days, however, if additional supporting documents are requested, expect a time frame of 50-60 days.


to get more information: https://goldcard.nat.gov.tw/en/


Last Modified : 2023/08/09