Card Collection

After your application has been approved, you will receive an e-mail notifying you to collect your Gold Card. Please bring your original passport and relevant documents to your selected location for picking up your Gold Card.

1. Domestic Applicants
  • Please go to the “Download” area on the online application platform and print out the “Payment Electronic Receipt” and take the receipt and your original passport to the previously chosen National Immigration Agency Service Center to pick-up your card.
2. Overseas Applicants
  • Please go to the “Download” area on ​​the application platform to print out the “Republic of China Employment Gold Card Overseas Approval Certificate.” You can enter Taiwan with this certificate. Within 30 days of the day after you enter Taiwan, you must bring this certificate and the original passport to the previously designated National Immigration Agency Service Center to pick up the Gold Card.

If it is not convenient to pick it up in person, you can ask a friend or agent. In that case, you need to provide them with a power of attorney form, please refer to FAQ .

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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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