Foreign specialist personnel with special expertise in science & technology

Must meet ONE of the following requirements:

Applicant 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 NTD 160,000.

Please attach all of the following documents:

  • Documents verifying salary or income tax payment relating to employment at a technology company or in a technological field. Note 1
  • Personal curriculum vitae and document verifying domestic or foreign service relating to employment at a technology company or in a technological field.

Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.

Those with unique talents or outstanding R&D ability or innovation performances in such cutting-edge technological fields as software applications, software technology, nanotechnology, optoelectronics, information and communication, communication transmission technology, automation system integration technology, material application technology, high precision sensing technology, biological technology, resources development or energy saving, frontier scientific research, and national defense and military strategies.

Please select either 2.1 or 2.2, and attach all documents required for the selected item:

  • 2.1. Please attach all of the following documents:

    • Domestic or foreign certificate of academic attainment
    • Verification of domestic or foreign work experience in a relevant field for three or more years Note 2.1a
    • Related academic research during the most recent three years
  • 2.2. Please attach all of the following documents:

    • Verification of domestic or foreign work experience in a relevant field for three or more years Note 2.2a
    • Documents verifying technology (such as a domestic or foreign patent certificate, etc.), proof of technology transfer (such as a technology transfer contract, etc.) or other proof of expertise (such as academic works, licenses, and documents verifying receipt of awards, etc.).

Those with unique talents, outstanding R&D ability or innovation performances in forward-looking technologies such as AI, IoT, AU, blockchain, VR, robots, and additive manufacturing.

Please select either 3.1 or 3.2, and attach all documents required for the selected item:

  • 3.1. Please attach all of the following documents:

    • Domestic or foreign certificate of academic attainment
    • Verification of domestic or foreign work experience in a relevant field for three or more years Note 3.1a
    • Related academic research during the most recent three years
  • 3.2. Please attach all of the following documents:

    • Verification of domestic or foreign work experience in a relevant field for three or more years Note 3.2a
    • Documents verifying technology (such as a domestic or foreign patent certificate, etc.), proof of technology transfer (such as a technology transfer contract, etc.) or other proof of expertise (such as academic works, licenses, and documents verifying receipt of awards, etc.).

Nobel laureates, Tang Prize recipients, Wolf Prize recipients, Fields Medal recipients, or recipients of other internationally-recognized awards at an equivalent level.

Please provide:

  • Documents verifying receipt of internationally-recognized domestic or foreign awards or prizes.

Please provide:

  • Domestic or foreign academician certificate or equivalent verifying document Note 5

The applicant has currently or has previously been a university chair professor, professor, associate professor, or research institution researcher or associate research researcher, has important academic contributions or important professional works, or has earned recognition for published research results during the most recent three years.

Please select either 6.1 or 6.2, and attach all documents required for the selected item:

  • 6.1. Please attach all of the following documents:

    • Domestic or foreign certificate verifying possession of a Ph.D. degree
    • Verification of domestic or foreign work experience in a relevant field for three or more years Note 6.1a
    • Related academic research during the most recent three years
  • 6.2. Please attach all of the following documents:

    • Verification of domestic or foreign work experience in a relevant field for three or more years Note 6.2a
    • Documents verifying technology (such as a domestic or foreign patent certificate, etc.), proof of technology transfer (such as a technology transfer contract, etc.) or other proof of expertise (such as academic works, licenses, and documents verifying receipt of awards, etc.).

Those who have received a Ph.D. degree and have continued to practice in their professional field, or who perform research at research institutions, or who perform technology research and development or management at institutions of science and technology for more than four years.

Please select either 7.1 or 7.2, and attach all documents required for the selected item:

  • 7.1. Please attach all of the following documents:

    • Domestic or foreign certificate verifying possession of a Ph.D. degree
    • Documents verifying domestic or foreign work experience in a relevant field for four or more years Note 7.1a
    • Related academic research during the most recent four years
  • 7.2. Please attach all of the following documents:

    • Domestic or foreign certificate verifying possession of a Ph.D. degree
    • Documents verifying domestic or foreign work experience in a relevant field for four or more years Note 7.2a
    • Documents verifying technology (such as a domestic or foreign patent certificate, etc.), proof of technology transfer (such as a technology transfer contract, etc.) or other proof of expertise (such as academic works, licenses, and documents verifying receipt of awards, etc.).

Those who have special expertise or perform science and technology research and development or management work at institutions of science and technology, and whose distinctive abilities are very uncommon both in Taiwan and abroad.

Please select either 8.1 or 8.2, and attach all documents required for the selected item:

  • 8.1. Please attach all of the following documents:

    • Domestic or foreign certificate of academic attainment
    • Verification of domestic or foreign work experience in a relevant field for three or more years Note 8.1a
    • Related academic research during the most recent three years
  • 8.2. Please attach all of the following documents:

    • Verification of domestic or foreign work experience in a relevant field for three or more years Note 8.2a
    • Documents verifying technology (such as a domestic or foreign patent certificate, etc.), proof of technology transfer (such as a technology transfer contract, etc.) or other proof of expertise (such as academic works, licenses, and documents verifying receipt of awards, etc.).

Please attach all of the following documents:

  • Domestic or foreign certificate verifying possession of a Ph.D. degree
  • Verification of domestic or foreign work experience in a relevant field for three or more years Note 9
  • Documents verifying technology (such as a domestic or foreign patent certificate, etc.), proof of technology transfer (such as a technology transfer contract, etc.) or other proof of expertise (such as academic works, licenses, and documents verifying receipt of awards, etc.).

Please attach both of the following documents:

  • Media coverage or other supporting information of the startup company being listed as a public traded company in a foreign stock exchange.
  • Proof of employment or resignation of the senior executive being a unit supervisor in the startup company; or proof of employment of a core research & development personnel in the startup company. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.

Please attach both of the following documents:

  • Media coverage or other supporting information of the startup company being merged or acquired with USD 5,000,000.
  • Proof of employment or resignation of the senior executive serving as a unit supervisor or any higher hierarchy in the startup company; or proof of employment of the core research & development personnel in the startup company. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.

Those who have been a senior executive of a venture capital firm or a fund, who has investment performance in an overseas startup company or a startup company that is supported by any of the Ministry of Science of Technology (MOST) programs.

Please select either 12.1 or 12.2, and attach required for the selected item:

  • 12.1. Please attach either one or both of the following documents:

    • Proof of employment or resignation of the senior executive of a venture capital firm or a fund that has USD 5,000,000 investment in a non-Taiwanese startup company/team.
    • Proof of employment or resignation of the senior executive of a venture capital firm or a fund that has USD 1,000,000 investment in a startup company / team, affiliated to any program of MOST.
  • 12.2. Please attach the following document:

    • Proof of employment or resignation of the senior executive serving as a unit supervisor or any higher hierarchy in the startup company.

Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.

  • Document explaining the applicant’s expertise or experience (such as a domestic or foreign certificate of academic attainment, or proof of work experience, academic research, technological expertise, technology transfer, or receipt of awards, etc.).

Notes:

1

Please provide ONE of the following

  • A tax statement and/or salary statements from your employer to prove your salary was above 160,000NT (eg Australia PAYG payment summary, Canada T4, Israel 106 form, Russia 2-NDFL, Poland PIT-11, UK P60, US W-2)
  • The employment contract of intended future employment in the ROC.
2.1a
  • Verifying documents must consist of proof of service or proof of resignation made out by the employing organization; an employment notice (offering letter) does not constitute formal proof of service. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.
  • When the candidate has both domestic and foreign proof of service, either one may be provided, but domestic and foreign work experience in relevant fields must total at least three years.
2.2a
  • Verifying documents must consist of proof of service or proof of resignation made out by the employing organization; an employment notice (offering letter) does not constitute formal proof of service. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.
  • When the candidate has both domestic and foreign proof of service, either one may be provided, but domestic and foreign work experience in relevant fields must total at least three years.
3.1a
  • Verifying documents must consist of proof of service or proof of resignation made out by the employing organization; an employment notice (offering letter) does not constitute formal proof of service. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.
  • When the candidate has both domestic and foreign proof of service, either one may be provided, but domestic and foreign work experience in relevant fields must total at least three years.
3.2a
  • Verifying documents must consist of proof of service or proof of resignation made out by the employing organization; an employment notice (offering letter) does not constitute formal proof of service. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.
  • When the candidate has both domestic and foreign proof of service, either one may be provided, but domestic and foreign work experience in relevant fields must total at least three years.
5
  • Includes domestic and foreign national academies of science in all fields.
  • “Academician” refers to a nation’s highest academic title in various fields of science and technology, and is a lifelong honor.
6.1a
  • Verifying documents must consist of proof of service or proof of resignation made out by the employing organization; an employment notice (offering letter) does not constitute formal proof of service. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.
  • When the candidate has both domestic and foreign proof of service, either one may be provided, but domestic and foreign work experience in relevant fields must total at least three years.
6.2a
  • Verifying documents must consist of proof of service or proof of resignation made out by the employing organization; an employment notice (offering letter) does not constitute formal proof of service. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.
  • When the candidate has both domestic and foreign proof of service, either one may be provided, but domestic and foreign work experience in relevant fields must total at least three years.
7.1a
  • Verifying documents must consist of proof of service or proof of resignation made out by the employing organization; an employment notice (offering letter) does not constitute formal proof of service. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.
  • When the candidate has both domestic and foreign proof of service, either one may be provided, but domestic and foreign work experience in relevant fields must total at least four years.
7.2a
  • Verifying documents must consist of proof of service or proof of resignation made out by the employing organization; an employment notice (offering letter) does not constitute formal proof of service. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.
  • When the candidate has both domestic and foreign proof of service, either one may be provided, but domestic and foreign work experience in relevant fields must total at least three years.
8.1a
  • Verifying documents must consist of proof of service or proof of resignation made out by the employing organization; an employment notice (offering letter) does not constitute formal proof of service. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.
  • When the candidate has both domestic and foreign proof of service, either one may be provided, but domestic and foreign work experience in relevant fields must total at least three years.
8.2a
  • Verifying documents must consist of proof of service or proof of resignation made out by the employing organization; an employment notice (offering letter) does not constitute formal proof of service. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.
  • When the candidate has both domestic and foreign proof of service, either one may be provided, but domestic and foreign work experience in relevant fields must total at least three years.
9
  • Verifying documents must consist of proof of service or proof of resignation made out by the employing organization; an employment notice (offering letter) does not constitute formal proof of service. Proof of work experience is a Certificate of Employment with your full name, company name, position, actual duration of employment, company stamp/seal, or signature of the entity by which the paper was issued.
  • When the candidate has both domestic and foreign proof of service, either one may be provided, but domestic and foreign work experience in relevant fields must total at least three years.

Summary

Last changed November 5th 2020

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