Passport verification

For overseas applications, or if you have entered Taiwan but have a visa with a limited stay period and cannot be extended or visa-free, your passport will have to be inspected by the Bureau of Consular Affairs or an ROC mission/office.
  • When your application is approved and passed the qualification review, you will receive an e-mail notification to bring your passport for passport inspection. At this point, please bring your original passport to your chosen Bureau of Consular Affairs or ROC mission/office. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some overseas missions might be temporarily closed or working remotely. Please contact their office and see if passport inspections can be accepted via post.
  • After verification, you will receive an e-mail stating your passport has been inspected and the gold card application was approved. Under normal circumstances, this process should take a week.
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Latest FAQ about the application process

What fees are involved in a Gold Card application?

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.

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.

How long does the application take?

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.

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