*Due to the pandemic, Office Hours will be closed until further notice.
*From 7/27 to 8/9, R.O.C. (Taiwan) Overseas Missions will halt the processing of visa applications (including the Passport Inspection Stage of the Gold Cards).
Please upload a color copy of your passport, and a color photo of you (White background) according to the specifications on this page.
Use the Automatic photo cropping tool if you are unsure.
Attach relevant supporting documents. Documents need to correspond to the requirements based on the qualification you choose to apply through.
If your birthplace is in Mainland China, the National Immigration Agency will require you to upload the following documents:
If you choose to apply as a Hong Kong citizen, you will be required to give up your other citizenship. You must give up your foreign citizenship according to Article 4 of Laws and Regulations Regarding Hong Kong & Macao Affairs, the “Hong Kong Residents” as used herein refers to persons who qualify for permanent residency in Hong Kong and who do not hold a travel document other than a British (Overseas) passport or a Hong Kong passport. However, if you apply as a foreign citizen, you would only have to sign an affidavit stating that you will only use the designated passport you chose to enter Taiwan.
If the provided documents are neither in English nor Chinese, please attach a translation to English or Chinese.
If your documents are issued by the following countries/regions, additional verification is needed:
For more information, please refer to the detailed instructions .
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.
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.