How to apply for a work visa
Step 1: You will need a signed employment contract between you and your employer
Step 2: Your employer will need to submit the work permit application to the Ministry of Labor of Taiwan
Step 3: Once approved, the Ministry of Labor will issue you an employment permit
Step 4: If you are currently outside of Taiwan, you should apply for a Resident Visa at your nearest ROC’s representative office before entering Taiwan. Once you’ve entered Taiwan, you will need to apply for a residence permit with the National Immigration Agency (MOI).
If you are already in Taiwan with a Resident Visa, You can contact your nearest MOI (Field office Application For Domestic All Service Points) about the alien residence permit application procedure.
*If you are already in Taiwan on a Visitor Visa, you should contact the Bureau of Consular Affairs, MOFA to apply for a Resident Visa after you receive the work permit.
** If you entered Taiwan without a visa or with a Landing Visa, you will need to leave Taiwan to apply for a Resident Visa. For detailed information, visit www.boca.gov.tw. The section “Taiwan Visas” also has further information on visas