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Here is a summary of frequently asked questions regarding the Taiwan Employment Gold Card program, the application process, and other general questions regarding life in Taiwan and more.

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Since you are now in Taiwan, you will be exempted from verifying your passport overseas and your application will be reviewed by the National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior. Please refer to this FAQ to see how to update your passport inspection location information.

If your Gold Card application is approved, you can print out your Resident Authorization for Overseas Applicants (found under the download section of the application portal) and present it upon entering Taiwan. After entering Taiwan, please bring your Resident Authorization for Overseas Applicants, electronic payment receipt (also found under the download section of the application portal), and your passport to your selected National Immigration Agency (NIA) service center to pick up your Gold Card.

NIA is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:00 through the lunch hour, please refer to the link to find your chosen NIA service center: https://www.immigration.gov.tw/5475/5478/141386/127061/127076/

You can still enter Taiwan, but you must present your new and old passport, and Resident Authorization Certificate.

Please also remember to update your new passport number through the online application platform after you pick up your Gold Card.

Login to the Foreign Professionals Online Application Platform → Application → Apply to Change Passport Inspection or Card Collection Location.

Please note that:

  1. The passport inspection and pick-up location can be changed on the online platform before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) finishes reviewing your application. If you want to change to enter Taiwan with a visa for domestic inspection, you need to change the passport inspection location after entering Taiwan. If you have not entered Taiwan, but chose to undergo domestic inspection, your application will be returned due to the lack of entry documents.

  2. After you pass the MOFA’s review, you can no longer change the passport inspection or pick-up location.

  3. It is not possible to change the location of the overseas passport inspection to Taiwan during or before the review stage of the Workforce Development Agency.

    Change Passport Inspection Location

You must physically be in Taiwan if you want someone to pick up your Gold Card for you. If you cannot pick up your Gold Card personally, you can have a friend or family member pick it up for you. That person will have to bring the following to pick up your card:

  1. Their ID/ARC
  2. Your Application Receipt
  3. Your Resident Authorization Certificate (You must present your Resident Authorization Certificate when entering Taiwan. If you apply domestically and ask someone else to pick up your Gold Card, it is not required.)
  4. Photocopy of your Passport
  5. An Affidavit written by you stating that you have authorized this person to pick up your Gold Card for you.

Please refer to attached instructions to download your application receipt and resident authorization certificate.

receipt download

download resident authorization for overseas applicants

Should you have any concerns about pickup process, please contact your local National Immigration Agency’s service center .

Please download and print out your R.O.C. Resident Authorization Certificate from the Application Portal to enter Taiwan, then pick up your physical card at the National Immigration Agency Service Center that you chose when you first applied.

Login to the Foreign Professionals Online Application Platform → Case Status Check → Preview → Location of Collection

Please refer to THIS link for the list of National Immigration Agency’s Service Centers

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