When your application is approved and has passed the qualification review stage, you will receive an email notifying you about passport inspection. At this point, please bring your original passport to the your chosen ROC mission/office. If you are not able to visit the overseas mission in person, please contact your respective overseas mission to confirm if passport inspections can be accepted via post.
-Overseas applicants who enter Taiwan on a visa-exempt entry or another visa are able to change their passport inspection location to one in Taiwan. This can be done directly on the Online Application System. Please refer to the FAQ
After verification, you will receive an email stating that your passport has been inspected and the Gold Card application was approved. Under normal circumstances, this process should take 1 week.
In order to qualify for an Employment Gold Card, your skills must be related to one of nine fields: Science and Technology, Economics, Education, Culture and Art, Sport, Finance, Law, Architecture, or National Defense. 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.
There is no “general” application category. You must select a single ministry to assess your skills.
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.
Use your personal check list to make it easier for you to remember if you have completed all steps of the application process.