Renewal & Validity

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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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Cardholders may reapply for a new Employment Gold Card 3 months before the expiration date on the Foreign Professionals Online Application Platform. After re-entering your personal information, the platform will automatically transfer your documents from your previous application**(you will not be able to preview or download your previous documents)**. Please refer to the details below:

Please note that if you switch to a new Field or regulation, or there are new regulations for the Field of the previous application, the platform will not be able to transfer your documents from your previous application.

By default, between one and three years. If you are concerned your card (or underlying visa/work permit) may have become invalid or expired, you can check with the National Immigration Agency.

If the validity period of your Employment Gold Card is about to expire, to ensure the renewal of your residence period, it is recommended that you apply for the “Employment Seeking Resident Certificate” at the National Immigration Agency’s Service Center while you wait for the Gold Card review process (after obtaining the Employment Seeking Resident Certificate, you cannot work in Taiwan) or have your employer apply for a work permit for you at the Ministry of Labor.

You can apply to renew your card within 3 months of the card’s expiration. If you need to apply before this time, please attach an extra document explaining why you need to renew early.

When the application is officially approved. You will receive an email from the application portal. Importantly: your cards’ validity can start before you enter Taiwan or pick up your card. Keep this in mind when planning your move to Taiwan.

For all foreigners whose foreign residence stay (including the Employment Gold Card) is about to expire, the National Immigration Agency Service Center will send a notification one month before the expiration date. A letter of notice will be sent to your residence address, but if the address is incorrect, the notice will not be received. If you wish to change your residence address, please visit the Foreign Professionals Online Application Platform to update it.

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