NDC event on Taiwan's Gold Card

15 March, 2022


The ECCT’s Human Resources and Better Living committees jointly hosted a lunch to get an update on recent amendments to eligibility requirements, benefits and procedures to apply for Taiwan’s Employment Gold Card. Read the full event report.


The event featured presentations by Lin Gyh-mei, Director-General of the National Development Council’s (NDC) Department of Human Resources and Jonathan Liao, Director of the Taiwan Employment Gold Card Office.


In her presentation, Lin Gyh-mei gave an update on the status and achievements of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals (Recruitment Act) since it was introduced, and the main points of the amendments made in 2021.


The Recruitment Act enabled, among other things, the launch in 2018 of the Taiwan Employment Gold Card, a 4-in-1 card, that includes a resident visa, work permit, Alien Resident Certificate (ARC), and re-entry permit, which allows holders to leave and re-enter Taiwan multiple times. The card also offers tax and other benefits.


The Recruitment Act was amended in 2021 to increase the scope of foreign professionals eligible to apply for a Gold Card, improve the social and tax benefits and relax the requirements for visa applications.


In his presentation Jonathan Liao gave an introduction to the Gold Card application process and the role his office plays in promoting the Gold Card and assisting applicants to apply for one.


The NDC established the Gold Card Office in 2020 to serve as a single point of contact for the recruitment and assistance of foreign professionals working in Taiwan. The office offers a single contact window for questions about the Gold Card programme and its application process, an official Gold Card website, recruitment of global talent and potential applicants, international marketing and promotion and organises Gold Card community events.

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