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  • Choose your validity period for the Taiwan Employment Gold Card. The price of the application varies for longer validity periods. Extensions are not possible.

  • Please choose the preferred location for collecting your Gold Card.

  • You will pick up the Gold Card in Taiwan. You will enter the country on a temporary certificate that you print yourself and collect the card after you arrive. For detailed instructions to pick up your Gold Card, please refer to Card Collection.

  • If you currently don’t have a work address, you can temporarily leave it out during the application and review stage. You may leave your Taiwan relative/friend’s resident address if you have no residence address. However, you must provide a residential address within 30 days of arriving in Taiwan.

  • Please fill in the UI No. (ARC no.) if you have had an ARC in Taiwan. If you forgot your UI No., please contact NIA’s service center .

  • Domestic applications require a residential address when applying. When entering the Taiwanese address in Chinese, only Chinese symbols and Arabic numerals can be used, no English letters allowed. Please refer to the FAQ .

    • Incorrect:台北市中正區寶慶路No. 3, 2F
    • Correct:台北市中正區寶慶路3號2樓

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Latest FAQ about the application process

Do I qualify?

In order to qualify for an Employment Gold Card, your skills must be related to one of eight fields: Science and Technology, Economics, Education, Culture and Art, Sport, Finance, Law, or Architecture. 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.

Is there a “general” application criteria or must I select a specific field?

There is no “general” application category. You must select a single ministry to assess your skills.

Do I need to have a high salary to apply for a Gold Card?

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.

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