Taiwan: Online Process for Issuance of Alien Resident Certificates for Select Foreign Nationals

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Pilot scheme launched for foreign nationals and their family members to apply online for an Alien Resident Certificate  


The authorities of Taiwan launched a pilot scheme to offer an online application process for obtaining Alien Resident Certificates. This scheme will be available to foreign professionals and their family members beginning 1 July 2022. Eligible foreign professionals who have obtained an employment permit from the Ministry of Labor, Taiwan, will be permitted to file an online application for themselves and their family members.  

The pilot scheme is available through the National Immigration Agency’s (NIA) website.  

What are the Changes? 

Taiwan launched a pilot program for the issuance of employment permits for foreign professionals and their family members. The online application will open 1 July 2022. Applicants should ensure they hold the appropriate immigration documents to complete the application.  

Looking Ahead  

Depending on the success of the online pilot scheme, the authorities of Taiwan plan to gradually roll out further online application options for individuals who have obtained permits from the Ministry of Education and other authorities. Continue to check the authorities of Taiwan's website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.

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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.