20201225 Announcement of the amended “Foreign Special Professionals Possessing Special Expertise in Science & Technology”
In order to attract foreign special professionals, the Ministry of Science and Technology has amended its regulations for “Foreign Special Professionals Possessing Special Expertise in Science & Technology”.
The amendments include:
- A clarification on Article 1, a qualification for applicants [previously or currently holding a position at a technology company or in technological fields in a foreign state or in the Republic of China (hereafter referred to as “Taiwan”) with a most recent monthly salary of at least NTD160,000.] The amendment retracts the original request requiring applicants to also attach documents proving unique experience in R&D or outstanding innovation achievements. Instead, applicants need only provide documents verifying salary or income tax payment relating to employment at a technology company, or in a technological field, and a personal curriculum vitae and document verifying domestic or foreign service relating to employment at a technology company, or in a technological field.
- Added qualifications in regards to individuals who have practical innovation experience (Article 10 and Article 12)
- Added qualifications in regards to individuals who contribute to Taiwan’s science and technology fields (Article 13)
- Relaxation on certain required supporting documents. Instead of providing a [Doctorate Diploma] , a [Foreign or Domestic Diploma] will suffice.