If I do not have an NHI card yet, how will going abroad affect my eligibility?

If you are neither self-employed nor employed in Taiwan, to qualify for NHI you will need to spend a full 6-months period in Taiwan. You are allowed to make one trip abroad, the trip abroad should not exceed over 30 days. During this time, your waiting period of 6 months will be “paused,” and will resume upon your return to Taiwan. If you go abroad on more than one trip, or if your trip is longer than 30 days, then you will have to wait another 6 months from the time you re-enter Taiwan to be eligible for an NHI card. For more information pertaining to the examples for foreign nationals to calculate their length of stay in order to enroll in the NHI, please refer to Here .