How do I change my address?

Please log into the Foreign Professionals Online Application Platform and update your details within 30 days of moving. Address changes are free, no service fee required. Please note that starting today, the online application platform requires applicants to provide a contact mobile phone number in Taiwan (starting with 09XXX).

Please follow the steps below:

  1. Log into the [Foreign Professionals Online Application Platform] and select Request a Change of Information on Employment Gold Card.
  2. Type in your address (must be written in Traditional Chinese). Please select the city and district from the drop-down menu, and type in the rest of your address in Chinese (do not type in the city and district).
  3. Upload proof of address (i.e., proof of accommodation, lease contract , or water/electricity bill), as well as additional documents (passport, Gold Card, and photo taken within 6 months).
  4. Receive an automated email stating “Successful submission, review pending”
  5. It takes approximately 1-2 weeks for the National Immigration Agency (NIA) to review your application. Please keep an eye on your application status.
  6. When you receive an email from the NIA informing you that “Your Card is Ready to Collect”, bring your passport, current Gold Card, and electronic payment receipt to the NIA to claim your new Gold Card.

If you have moved house and not made an address change online within 30 days, the NIA will impose a fine of NT$2,000 to NT$10,000. The actual amount of the fine is determined based on the number of violations. For the first offense, a fine of NT$2,000 will be imposed, NT$5,000 for the second offense, and so on. If the Gold Card application is returned by the NIA due to the aforementioned penalty, the applicant should bring their passport, Employment Gold Card/Alien Residence Certificate, and lease agreement to the NIA to pay the fine. After uploading the payment receipt on the Foreign Professionals Online Application Platform, the review process will continue.