Service Providers

Some companies provide dedicated services to Gold Card holders, or have special certifications for foreign language ability. You may consider them while starting your life in Taiwan. More general information can be found in the Guide to Taiwan .

Banking (beta)

Four banks offer special services to gold card holders, including custom credit cards and easier access to accounts. Feel free to contact these banks directly with any questions about their offerings:

As part of the “2030 Bilingual Policy,” the Taiwan government has encouraged local banks to establish bilingual branches in order to create a more foreigner friendly financial service environment. We encourage foreign nationals to use their services, but also to first read our write-up on Taiwan banking practices Taiwan banking practices

The Gold Card Office currently gathers feedback on experiences with partner banks to improve the sign-up process. Please provide feedback in this short survey .

The “One-Stop” Banking Service has been set up by these Taiwan banks to offer a range of services when a foreign national opens a bank account in person. By presenting two forms of identification (i.e. passport, and either an Employment Gold Card or an Alien Resident Certificate), one can get the services including the application for an ATM card, a credit card, online banking access, both NTD and foreign currency accounts, pre-designated accounts for international transfers, an increased limit for foreign exchange transactions, and the convenience of online booking for One-Stop Banking Service appointments. Currently, there are five banks with a total of 172 branches in Taiwan that offer such services.

Employment Opportunities

The Ministry of Economic Affairs manages Contact Taiwan , a job recruitment platform for overseas talent.

Other local job platform options are:

English: CakeResume , 104 (English), Yourator

Mandarin: , ,

The Gold Card Office has also received help from the following Human Resource / Headhunting recruitment agencies who are eager to help you find employment. Their website and contact methods are provided; be sure to let them know you are a Gold Card holder!

Be sure to also check the Gold Card Job Board for more opportunities from CakeResume!

Real Estate Agents

The government department responsible for the rental property market has provided the below list of real estate agents that have staff that speak English, Japanese, Spanish or other foreign languages.

You can find more general information about renting a place in the Guide to Taiwan .

Medical Resource Services

Taipei Hospital , Ministry of Health and Welfare, provides comprehensive multilingual services including registration, consultation, payment, and medication pick-up. The available languages are Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, German, Filipino, and Indonesian. If individuals from any country require assistance, they can inquire at the service counter where relevant personnel will be present to provide on-site assistance.

Bilingual hospitals in each county and city, please refer to the attached document provided by Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Foreigners In Taiwan Hotline: 1990

The National Immigration Agency provides counseling services of daily needs and life adaption for foreigners and new residents in Taiwan. The services include visa, residence, work, education, culture, tax, health insurance, transportation, employment, healthcare, personal safety, parenting, welfare services, legal information, and other daily life information. Chinese, English, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, and Cambodian language services are available. Please refer to HERE .