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ARC

Applying for Taiwan Alien Resident Certificate

An alien will be qualified for an alien resident certificate if applicant

  1.  invest or represent foreign corporate investors permitted by or referred to the central competent authority in charge of the business with certain amount of investment in the R.O.C.
  2.  is the responsible person of a foreign company in the R.O.C. licensed by the Company Act.

Applying for ARC by investing in Taiwan

  1.  Invest more than US$200,000 to
    1.  establish a new company, branch office, or proprietary business in Taiwan.
    2.  or hold shares issued by a Taiwanese company or contribute to the capital of a Taiwanese company.

*Business must be permitted by or referred to the central competent authority in charge of the business with certain amount of investment in the R.O.C.

*Business cannot be the one of Negative List for Investment by Overseas Chinese and Foreign Nationals.

 

  1.  Statute of extension
    1.  run the business positively
    2.  pay tax

 

 

Applying for ARC by employed in Taiwan

Taiwan does allow the employment of specialized(*1) foreign workers who are able to provide specialized knowledge and skills for competitive technologies.

 

An alien will be qualified for an alien resident certificate if applicant

  1.  be employed by legal company in Taiwan.
    1.  Applicant have to go through the vetting process of Taiwan’s government.

 

  1.  Statute of extension
    1.  run the business positively
    2.  pay tax

 

*1. Senior professionals needed in Taiwan with one of the following qualifications.

Having professional skills in emerging industries, key technologies, key components or products.

  1.  Having special and rare talents for the technical research and development of a technical institution, with remarkable achievement in nano and micro electro-mechanical systems, optoelectronics, information and communications technology, automation system integration, applied materials technology, high precision sensing technology, biotechnology, resource development or energy conservation technology and advance fundamental research that are badly needed in Taiwan and cannot be easily developed in a short time.
  2.  Having exclusive and rare talents for management or remarkable achievement in highway, high-speed rail, subway system, telecommunications, aviation, shipping, deep-water construction, meteorology, seismology, etc, that are badly needed in Taiwan and cannot be easily developed in a short time.
  3.  Having special capability in science, research, industry and/or commerce that offers effective and substantial benefits to Taiwan's economy, industry and education or welfare and currently being employed in Taiwan due to his/her professional skills.
  4.  Being currently or formerly hired as a chair professor, professor, associate professor, assistant professor in domestic or foreign universities, or being a researcher, associate researcher or assistant researcher of a research institution, or having a doctoral degree or having received an international academic award, or having written a specialized book or having engaged in research at a research institution or having conducted technical research and development at a technical institution or having been involved in management for over four years and currently employed by an educational, academic or research institution in Taiwan.
  5.  Having achieved exceptional accomplishments and won international recognition for research and development that can upgrade Taiwan's industry.
  6.  Having won a top place award (first, second or third place) in an event of the Olympic Games or the World Cup, or having won the first place in the Inter-continental Games, or having ever coached a national sports team whose members have ever won a place among the top five in an event of the Olympic Game or among the top three in the Inter-continental Games, or other special competitive achievement boosting the capability of Taiwan’s athletes.
  7.  Possessing other special skills and experiences ratified ad hoc by the central authorities in charge of the specific fields.

 

Qualification of Applicant

  1.  Foreign nations
  2.  The foreign spouse and under 20 years old children can apply together
  3.  A valid and satisfactory Health Examination Certificate
  4.  A Clear Criminal Record Document from your home country