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Can foreign graduating students engaged in the jobs specified in the rule in Article 4 (Specialized or technical work as in Category A) in“The Reviewing Standards and Employment Qualifications for Foreigners Engaging in the Jobs Specified in Item 1 to 6, Paragraph 1 to Article 46 of the Employment Service Act” be allowed to work in Taiwan if without any certification of working experiences?
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Cross-Border Workforce Affairs Center

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2020-09-02

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Employers employing foreigners with a bachelor’s degree or above to engage in specialized or technical work in Taiwan under Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 1, Article 46 of the Employment Service Act, the foreigner must still have two or more years of work experience after graduating from the university. However, those with one of the following qualifications are exempted from the work experience requirement:
1.Employers who acquire the “certification letter of the range of the enterprise operational headquarters,” “authorization letter of domestic and foreign enterprises’ plans to establish research & development centers in Taiwan,” “certification letter of MOEA’s Electronics and Information International Partner Firm Awards” with one year validity starting from the day after receiving the award, or belong to “any of the ten types of important strategic emerging manufacturing enterprises and technical service providers as set out under Annex 9 of Paragraph 1, Article 5 of the Regulations for Encouraging Manufacturing Enterprises and Technical Service Enterprises in the Newly Emerging, Important and Strategic Industries that had obtained the approval letter for emerging important strategic industries issued by the Ministry of Economic Affairs before the abolishment of the Regulations (the longest license is valid until December 31, 2022).”
2.Business entities in the Science Parks which hire foreigners to undertake the design, industrial technology advancement or research & development, operational management and relevant studies, business promotion in regions speaking uncommon languages and market research, and so on, for the purpose of product manufacturing or labor services.
3.Business entities within the Free Economic Pilot Zones.
4.In addition, employers employing foreigners with a bachelor’s degree or above to engage in specialized or technical work in Taiwan under Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 1, Article 46 of the Employment Service Act, those employed foreigners who are foreign students, overseas Chinese students, and other ethnic Chinese students are exempted from the work experience requirement.(Order Lao-Tung- Fa-Guan-Tzu No. 10805042841 of the Ministry on August 15th, 2019)