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The employer is a business of Startups with Innovation Capability, what are the differences in the regulations of applying to employ foreigners? What are the documents to be submitted?
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1.If the employer is a business of Startups with Innovation Capability, applying to employ a foreigner who has obtained a bachelor’s degree, the two years of work experience is exempted; foreigners employed in accordance with Paragraph 4, Article 5 of the “Qualifications and Criteria Standards for Foreigners Undertaking the Jobs Specified under Subparagraphs 1 to 6, Paragraph 1, Article 46 of the Employment Service Act” are not restricted by needing at least five years of related experience. In addition, for the employer qualifications, the capital, turnover volume, and work performance are exempted.
2.Employer that is a business entity complying with definitions of a “startup with innovation capability” and submits verifying documents proving the establishment has not exceeded five years and other relevant documents proving one of the following qualifications in accordance with the Company Act or Business Registration Act of Taiwan:
(1)Those business entities that have obtained funds amounting to over NT$2,000,000 from venture capitals inside or outside Taiwan.
(2)Those business entities that have completed registration at the Go Incubation Board for Startup and Acceleration Firms (GISA) of the GreTai Securities Market.
(3)Those business entities that have obtained an invention patent from Taiwan or have obtained the patent rights through authorization or transfer of control with registration completed at the MOEA’s Intellectual Property Office (TIPO).
(4)The business entities that have set up offices at the Taipei Expo Park which is assigned as a new cluster for startups by the Executive Yuan, the incubators that are managed by or in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the incubators that have been rated excellent by said Ministry within three years.
(5)Those applying business entities or their person in charge that has ever won any of the venture or design contests inside or outside Taiwan.
3. For documents to be submitted for Startups with Innovation Capability recognition, head to the EZ Work Taiwan, Workforce Development Agency website (website: https://ezworktaiwan.wda.gov.tw/en/)

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