Hong Kong & Macau Residents

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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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Applicants can apply for a Gold Card through their Hong Kong and Macau status. The identity confirmation letter means that people with a HKSAR passport and a BNO passport can apply.

Article 4, Item 1 and Item 2 of the Laws and Regulations Regarding Hong Kong & Macao Affairs states that the term “Hong Kong Residents” refers to persons who qualify for permanent residency in Hong Kong and who do not hold a travel document other than a British (Overseas) passport or a Hong Kong passport.

The National Immigration Agency’s “ Notice for Delivery of Employment Gold Cards for Special Professionals from Foreign Countries or Hong Kong and Macau ” does not require Hong Kong and Macao applicants to provide a Good Citizen Certificate, Letter of Guarantee, Police Record, or Health Check Certificate.

Hong Kong and Macao applicants must download the “Hong Kong or Macao Resident Confirmation Document” and the “Residence Declaration Form for Hong Kong and Macao Residents”. Signatures must be in Chinese. Please refer to the links to download the necessary documents: 香港或澳門居民身分確認書.pdf香港澳門居民申請居留定居申報書.pdf

Your parents must visit the National Immigration Agency’s website to learn about the application process and apply online through https://coa.immigration.gov.tw/coa-frontend/overseas-honk-macao.

According to Article 17 of the Regulations Governing Permits for Hong Kong and Macao Residents Entering the Taiwan Area and Setting up Residence or Registered Permanent Residence in R.O.C , Hong Kong or Macao residents applying for residency in Taiwan must prepare the following documents and submit them to the National Immigration Agency:

  1. Resident Application Form.
  2. Hong Kong or Macao Permanent Resident Certificate.
  3. Letter of Guarantee.
  4. Police Criminal Record Certificate within the last five years. Those who have been granted permission by NIA are exempt.
  5. Health Examination Certificate.
  6. Other relevant documents.

Instructions for Hong Kong and Macao residents applying for residency in Taiwan, please visit https://www.immigration.gov.tw/5385/7244/7250/7296/%E5%B1%85%E7%95%99/148063/

The Employment Gold Card Online Application Portal is only for the applicant to apply for the Gold Card and not for their dependents. Once the applicant’s application has been reviewed and approved, the accompanying family members can only apply after he/she enters Taiwan. According to Article 16, Item 2 of the Laws and Regulations Regarding Hong Kong & Macao Affairs , family members of the applicant who apply for residency separately must wait for the applicant to be granted entry and residence.

Hong Kong and Macao applicants who were born in Mainland China must upload one of the following documents:

  1. A certificate of non-household registration in Mainland China verified by the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF).
  2. Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents (Home Return Permit)
  3. The notarized certificate of cancellation of Mainland China household registration verified by the SEF.

If you choose to apply as a Hong Kong or Macao citizen, you must give up your other (foreign) citizenship according to Article 4 of Laws and Regulations Regarding Hong Kong & Macao Affairs, the “Hong Kong Residents” as used herein refers to persons who qualify for permanent residency in Hong Kong and who do not hold a travel document other than a British (Overseas) passport or a Hong Kong passport.

Should you choose to apply with your other (foreign) citizenship, you must provide a signed affidavit stating that you will only use your foreign passport (not Hong Kong or Macao passport) to enter Taiwan.

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