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Under what circumstances will an application for work permit not be needed?
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Cross-Border Workforce Affairs Center

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2016-11-01

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1.Situations not needing to apply for work permit:
(1)Foreign worker is employed as consultant or researcher by the respective government or their subordinate academic research institutes. (Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 1, Article 48 of the Employment Service Act)
(2)Foreign worker marries a Taiwanese citizen with a registered permanent residence in Taiwan and is permitted to stay. (Subparagraph 2, Paragraph 1, Article 48 of the Employment Service Act)
(3)Foreign worker is employed at a public or registered private college/university to hold lectures or conduct academic research approved by the Ministry of Education. (Subparagraph 3, Paragraph 1, Article 48 of the Employment Service Act)
(4)Those holding only the Nationality of the Republic of China who do not have a permanent residence in Taiwan. (Article 79 of the Employment service Act)
(5)People from the Mainland Area approved to have spouse residency or long-term reidency on a case-by-case basis (Article 17-1 of the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area)
2.Entry visa viewed as work permit – holiday work: The entry visa held by a foreign worker shall be deemed as a work permit, should such visa be granted on the basis of an international written agreement specifying the foreign work permit, the number of people, and the period of residence (stay) although the primary purpose of such agreement is not to enter Taiwan to work. (Article 4 of the Regulations on the Permission and Administration of the Employment of Foreign Workers)
3.The entry visa for a period of stay that is within 30 days held by a foreign worker shall be deemed as a work permit (Paragraph 1, Article 5 of the Regulations on the Permission and Administration of the Employment of Foreign Workers)
(1)Undertaking contracts for at most 30 days.
(2)To help assist in the solution of emergency cases and related problems for the purpose of public welfare and to engage in special and technical work.
(3)Well-known experts recognized by the central governing authorities or invited by schools of the college level or higher, governments of all levels and their subordinate academic research institutes to be engaged in speeches or commercial technical advisory work.
(4)Those who are invited by the central governing authorities to be engaged in non-profit art performances or sports events.
4.The entry visa for a period of stay that is within 90 days held by a foreign worker shall be deemed as a work permit (Paragraph 2, Article 5 of the Regulations on the Permission and Administration of the Employment of Foreign Workers): A foreigner who obtains an Academic and Business Travel Card issued by the immigration authority (National Immigration Agency) to be engaged in speeches or technical advisory work.