Gold card applications still ongoing during the pandemic, apply now!
Please visit the website of the Online Application Platform and set up an account. Please make sure that your email address is correct. It will be difficult to change later. Check your email to access the verification link, then use the login details to login into the portal.
Due to information security laws and regulations, your password must be changed every three months after your initial application. Please be sure to remember your account username and password. If your account username and password is entered incorrectly five times, you will not be able to change it. You will then need to notify the National Immigration Agency at email@example.com
Please refrain from using ProtonMail when registering your account because you will not be able to receive messages from the National Immigration Agency.
Please carefully read the information on the Bulletin Board of the Foreign Professionals Online Application Platform.
Your name in English needs to be consistent with the name on your passport you are using to enter Taiwan.
There is an application fee, which is paid through the Gold Card application portal. There are no separate visa or work permit fees.
The application fees vary depending on if you have applied domestically or abroad, the duration of the visa, and your nationality. Please check the Fees for Employment Gold Card section of the application portal.
There are currently 6 online payment methods, including international credit cards, domestic credit cards, E-government payment platform, virtual account payment, 4 major convenience store payments, and Web ATM (card reader payment). The government will pay for the remittance fee if the payment is made by credit card, but the applicant will be responsible for the remittance fee if the payment is made by E-government payment platform, virtual account payment, 4 convenience store payment, or Web ATM. Please note that it will take 2-3 working days to receive a payment success notification after paying through a virtual account or through the 4 major convenience stores. If you wish to use a Debit Card, you must choose the Web ATM payment option.
If you are unable to make your application payment with an international credit card, it may be due to the following reasons:
Please try using JCB, VISA, or MasterCard. Do NOT use AMEX or China UnionPay
Please follow the instruction to pay your application fees online.
There is no “general” application category. You must select a single ministry to assess your skills.
A perfect application takes at least 30 days, if your supporting documents are accepted the first time. If you are asked to provide additional supporting documents, expect 50-60 days.
*Note: Due to the pandemic, expect your application process to take at minimum 60 days.
Use your personal check list to make it easier for you to remember if you have completed all steps of the application process.