The residence permit is the identity document used by the government to prove the legal residence of foreigners and citizens without free-area household registration in the free area. It is divided into Alien Residence Permit, Alien Permanent Residence Permit, Taiwan Residence Permit, Hong Kong and Macao Resident Residence Permit, Hong Kong and Macao. Residents stay in the exit permit, the people in the mainland rely on the residence permit, and the permanent residence permit of the people in the mainland. Issued by the Immigration Department of the Ministry of the Interior. If you come to Taiwan to apply for a visa, you can come directly to Taiwan in accordance with the "visa-free" regulations. Japan, the United Kingdom, and Ireland have a stay of 90 days, and other countries have 30 days.
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- Short-stay visa
- Long-stay visa
- Chinese professionals and their accompanying relatives:
The following nationalities can come directly to Taiwan in accordance with the "visa-free" regulations. Japan, the United Kingdom, and Ireland have a stay of 90 days, and other countries have 30 days. Visa-free countries have the following two categories:
In Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Passengers from 38 countries including Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
5 countries including India, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia with valid US, Canada, Japan, UK, EU Schengen, Australia, and New Zealand visas (including permanent residence permit).
It is expected to negotiate with Taiwan for more than 30 days, and you can hold a "consultation certificate": the company (manufacturer) in-service and dispatch letter, invitation letter from Taiwan, business correspondence and transaction records (such as letter of credit, telegraphic receipt or import and export goods) B/L, etc.), apply for a visa to stay at the resident office. If the nationality of the foreign nationality belongs to the following specific countries, the visa must be processed according to the “Special State Personnel from the Consular Affairs Bureau to apply for a stay visa procedure”.
It is a country that has to complete the guarantee formalities for applying for a visa to China: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Somalia, Syria, and other countries.
Countries that apply for a visa to China at a designated location and complete the guarantee process by domestic stakeholders: Bangladesh, Ghana, Myanmar, Nigeria, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Cameroon, Senegal.
Apply for a stay
For those who want to come to Taiwan for short-term work (less than 180 days), the employer should first apply for the "Work Permit" from the Labor Committee of the Executive Yuan and then apply for a visa to apply for a residence visa to the Chinese Foreign Affairs Office or the Consular Affairs Bureau.
If you are a foreigner and you want to invest in Taiwan, you can apply for 2 people with an investment amount or working capital of more than 200,000 US dollars. If you increase the investment amount or working capital by 500,000 US dollars, you can apply for an increase of 1 person, and no more than 7 people. You can apply for an "investment certificate" from the "Economics Investment Review Committee" and apply to the Chinese Foreign Affairs Office or the Consular Affairs Bureau with a visa application form, original passport and photocopy, investment certificate and other documents.
Apply for residence
For foreigners who want to come to Taiwan for long-term work (more than 180 days), the domestic employer should first apply for the "employment permit letter" to the "Executive Council Labor Committee", and then the applicant will hold the visa application form, the original passport and the photocopy, and the employer. Apply for a letter of employment or other documents to the Chinese Foreign Affairs Office or the Consular Affairs Bureau.
Chinese professionals come to Taiwan for service
Chinese professionals come to Taiwan to apply for professional activities, and the professionals in China come to Taiwan to conduct professional activities permitting methods. The entry and exit permits of various Chinese persons coming to Taiwan shall be submitted in accordance with the relevant regulations of ordinary Chinese professionals coming to Taiwan, and shall be examined by the Ministry of the Interior in conjunction with the relevant departments of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Chinese professionals who work in Taiwan for land-based enterprises and come to Taiwan to engage in related activities may not exceed one year during each stay or may issue multiple entries and exit permits with a one-year validity period. In order to introduce technology and industrial technology in China, those who meet certain conditions or who are accompanied by the introduction of technology will be required to apply for Taiwan. The total stay period is up to 6 years. In addition, people in China who are mobilized within multinational corporations may also apply for service from Taiwan. The initial stay period may not exceed 3 years. The stay period expires. If necessary, they may apply for an extension, and there is no limit on the number of extensions. The visa application process takes about 5 working days and is reviewed by the Ministry of the Interior and the Immigration Department and the Investment Review Committee of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Foreign spouse stays with relatives
If a foreign investor wants to bring a (spouse) to Taiwan, he or she can apply for a visa application form, original passport, and photocopy, and marriage certificate according to the "Application for Visa Procedures for Foreigners with Legal Residency". The original and the original of the document, the permanent residence permit in Taiwan, the original of the health certificate and the photocopy, etc., shall be submitted to the Chinese Foreign Affairs Office or the Consular Affairs Bureau.
Minors of foreigners stay in relatives
If a foreign investor wants to bring a (minor child) to Taiwan, he or she can apply for a visa application form and passport in accordance with the "Application for Visa Procedures for Non-Adult Children under 20 Years of Age with Legal Residents". The original and the photocopy, the original and the birth certificate, the original and the photocopy of the parent's marriage certificate, the permanent residence permit in Taiwan, the original certificate of the health check certificate and the photocopy, etc., to the Chinese Foreign Affairs Office or the Consular Affairs Bureau. Application.
Chinese professionals and their accompanying relatives:
- The above-mentioned Chinese professionals, their spouses, and children who have been allowed to stay in Taiwan for one year may participate in health insurance in accordance with the relevant provisions of the National Health Insurance Law.
- The above-mentioned Chinese professionals who have children under the age of 18 may apply to study at all levels of schools or foreign nationality schools in accordance with relevant regulations.