Taiwan Employment Gold Card

What is the Employment Gold Card?

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).

Benefits of the Employment Gold Card

  1. This card is an open-end work permit issued to employment-seeking individuals that require neither pre-confirmed hiring by or application through any employer.
  2. There are income tax benefits in terms of income tax deduction and exemption.
  3. Lineal relatives can apply for visitor visas with a maximum stay of up to one year.
  4. Spouses and children can apply for residency in Taiwan as well.
  5. Employment Gold Card Holders are eligible for National Health Insurance. Cardholders who are not employed in Taiwan professionally are subjected to a 6-month waiting period. Cardholders’ spouse, children under the age of 20, and adult children who cannot live independently due to physical or mental disability are subjected to the same rules.

Who can apply for the Employment Gold Card?

To know if you are qualified, use this link for Qualification Quick Check CLICK HERE

Regarding qualification, professionals from eight different industries are eligible to apply for the Gold Card program.

Please select which single ministry is most relevant, and in most cases also select a specific entry on the list of qualifications in that particular industry for your application.


For more information about application ►CLICK HERE


Required Documents

  1. Color copy of your passport with at least 6-month validity remaining.
  2. 2- inch color passport/identification photo, taken within six months. Please check the specification on the application form
  3. Supporting documents corresponding to the requirements of the regulation under which you are applying.
  4. Your previous Taiwanese visa and residence permit (if any) 

With all the correct documentation submitted, it can take over 60 business days to complete the entire Employment Gold Card application process. If you are applying from Taiwan, please make sure that you have enough time remaining on your existing visa, If not, you may need to leave and re-enter the country, even if you are currently applying for a Gold Card.


Apply at the Foreign Professionals Online Application Platform ► CLICK HERE


(The picture is from the official website of The Employment Gold Card)

Taiwan Employment Gold Card Office

For any questions or concerns, please contact Taiwan Employment Gold Card Office.

Help Desk
+886 2 7733 7660
Service Hours (GMT+8) 10:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00

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