Here is a summary of frequently asked questions regarding the Taiwan Employment Gold Card program, the application process, and other general questions regarding life in Taiwan and more.
In order to qualify for an Employment Gold Card, your skills must be related to one of ten fields: Science and Technology, Economics, Education, Culture and Art, Sport, Finance, Law, Architecture, National Defense, or Digital. You must select which ministry is most relevant, and in most cases, also select a specific qualification in that particular area for your application.
Feel free to use our Gold Card Qualification Check to check your qualification.
If any of these below are true, your application will not be accepted:
Yes, you can apply from anywhere, even within Taiwan. If you have an ARC or are on a Tourist Visa, you can still apply. The Gold Card will just replace your ARC/Tourist Visa.
There is no “general” application category. You must select a single ministry to assess your skills.
You do not need to have a high salary. Some fields have a criteria where applicants with a salary greater than NT$160,000 qualify, however, this is only one criteria. To date, other than the dedicated salary criteria, no other criteria has financial requirements.
Please check the currency rate for your salary.
As long as one of the rates meets the requirement, you are eligible to apply for the Gold Card:
Please review the List of Industries to check whether your industry is considered as under the Ministry of Economic Affairs' jurisdiction.
If you want to find out if you are eligible for the Taiwan Employment Gold Card, please refer to the Foreign Talent Act website’s information page. If you have related questions, please visit Contact Taiwan’s website as well or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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