Taiwan: Amendments to Immigration Rules for Foreign Professionals

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Amendments to the immigration rules for Foreign Professionals Act expand options for foreign professionals 


On 25 Oct. 2021, the authorities of Taiwan introduced new amendments to the Foreign Professional Act. These amendments reduce the requirements for residence and work permits by: 

  • Expanding the scope of foreign professional careers recognized under the Act; 
  • Allowing foreign professionals and their dependents to apply for an Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) to work in Taiwan without needing to apply for a residence visa; 
  • Allowing foreign nationals to apply for an APRC after residing in Taiwan for an average of 183 days per year continuously for five years; and 
  • Allowing Gold Card holders to apply for up to two extensions of six months each 

For additional information click here.  

What are the Changes? 

The authorities of Taiwan made amendments to the Foreign Professional Act, effectively reducing the requirements for residence and work permits and expanding the scope of careers recognized under the Act.  

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the authority of Taiwan’s website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.