In order to qualify for an Employment Gold Card, your skills must be related to one of nine fields: Science and Technology, Economics, Education, Culture and Art, Sport, Finance, Law, Architecture, or National Defense. 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.
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.
Use your personal check list to make it easier for you to remember if you have completed all steps of the application process.