Taiwan eases immigration rules for graduates

18 May, 2023

Courtesy of ICRT


Minister of the Interior, Lin You-chang, announced today a significant change in immigration policy that would allow international students to stay in Taiwan for up to two years after graduation.


Current provisions allow international students to stay for 6 months to find a job, requiring a salary of NT$42,500.


Lin says this is actually unreasonable because university graduates cannot get such a salary.


The move aims to retain foreign talent and address the labour deficit.

The minister added that the government hopes these students will build their lives in Taiwan, contributing to the workforce and the community.


In addition to this, changes are being considered for blue-collar and mid-level technical foreign workers, encouraging them to stay in Taiwan and further contribute to the local labour force.

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