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  •  Date of update:2021-08-27

Documents required for foreign professional employment work permit application(A10 Culture, Sports, and Recreation Services)

  Required Document New Hire Extension Notes
1 Original receipt for examination fee (V) (V) 1.NT $500 per case
2.Need not attached once entering the data of receipt on the system (or filling in the application form).Nevertheless, it might be requested if necessary.
2 Application  
3 Name List of the employed foreign workers  
4 Photocopy of the passport of the employed foreign worker or ARC Must be valid on the date the employment begins. 
5 Photocopy of one of the following employed foreign worker qualifications documents:
(1) Photocopies of foreigner obtained professional and technical test qualification certificate or licensing documents.

(2) (A) Photocopies of foreigner obtained bachelor’s diploma from related foreign or domestic university departments and photocopies of 2 years or more work experience documents after obtaining bachelor’s degree.(B) Photocopy of document certifying graduate degree or higher.
(3) Photocopy of document certifying assignment of foreigner, who has served in a multinational corporation for at least 1 full year, to a post in the R.O.C.
(4) Document certifying professional training of foreigner: (A) Photocopy of document certifying 5 or more years of related experience, (Foreigners employed by the startup businesses recognized as capable of innovation 
by the agreement with the central competent authorities in consultation with the central industry competent authorities are not subject to the limitation of 
five-year related experience.)(B) Photocopy of document certifying related special performance and originality (both certifying documents must be provided).
  5-(2)

※Foreigners with 2 year work experience waiver should conform to one of the following criteria: 
1.Employed foreign worker is a foreign exchange student, overseas Chinese students, and other student of Chinese origin graduated from a domestic public or government accredited private university or college starting from academic year 2001. 
2.Employer possesses one of the following qualifications: 

a. Obtained the following certificates issued by the MOEA, “certificate of the range of the enterprise operational headquarter”, “approval letter of domestic and foreign enterprises’ plan to establish the R&D centers in Taiwan”, “certificate of IPO award” (with one year validity starting from the next date of receiving award) or companies belonging to any of the 11 types of manufacturing enterprises and technical service enterprises as set out under Annex 10 of Paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Regulations for Encouraging Manufacturing Enterprises and Technical Service Enterprises in the Newly Emerging, Important and Strategic Industries, and obtained the “approval letter of the Newly Emerging, Important and Strategic Industries” before the repeal of the that regulations.
b. Business entities in Science Parks which hire foreigners to undertake the design, upgrade of industry techniques, or research & development, relevant research, business promotion of special language areas abroad and market survey and analysis for the purpose of product manufacturing or labor services.
c. Business entities meet the requirement of Directions of Recognition for Startups with Innovation Capability.
3. Those recuiting specialized or technical personnel in response to industry environment changes and assist business apporoved by the central competent authorities.

6 Copy or photocopy of the employment contract It must specify the name of the employed foreigner, nationality, job title or work
description (sufficient to tell the scope of work), employment period, wages and
compensation, and must be executed by both the employer and the employee.
7 Photocopy of applicant entity’s company owner ID card , passport or ARC    Must be valid on the date of applying.
8 Photocopy of applicant entity’s company registration or business registration     
9 Photocopy of license for specially permitted business (Applicant entity: Library Operation and Archive Preserving Industries, Museums, Historical Heritages, and Likewise Organizations)    
10 Photocopy of applicant revenue certification(Applicant Entity: Publication Industry, Motion Picture Industry, Non-cable, Cable, and Satellite Broadcasting Industries, Service Industry related to Arts, Culture, and Sports, Recreation and Service Industries) ※Doestic companies, foreign subsidiaries, or representative offices employing foreign workers in specialized or technical jobs should attach the following documents: (those that have attached documentation for the most recent fiscal year or that summit the application from September 1 to the next May 31 are exempt.)
1.For domestic companies established less than 1 year, documentation of paid-in capital of NT$5 million or more, revenue of NT$10 million or more, real import/export totals of US$ 1 million or more, or agency commission of US$ 400,000 or more; for those established 1 year or more, documentation of revenue for the most recent year or the average of the last three years of NT$ 10 million or more, average import/export totals of US$ 1 million or more, or average agency commission of US$ 400,000 or more.  (Enterprises/ institutions of the 5+2 innovative industries (Asia Silicon Valley, Biomedicine, Green Energy Technology, Smart Machinery, National Defense, High-value, Innovative Agriculture and Circular Economy), HeadStart Taiwan (the start-up business recognized as capable of innovation) can apply without being subject to the aforementioned restrictions on turnover.)
2. For foreign companies established less than 1 year, documentation of paid-in capital of NT$5 million or more, revenue of NT$10 million or more, real import/export totals of US$ 1 million or more, or agency commission of US$ 400,000 or more; for those established 1 year or more, documentation of revenue for the most recent year or the average of the last three years of NT$ 10 million or more, average import/export totals of US$ 1 million or more, or average agency commission of US$ 400,000 or more. (Enterprises/ institutions of the 5+2 innovative industries (Asia Silicon Valley, Biomedicine, Green Energy Technology, Smart Machinery, National Defense, High-value, Innovative Agriculture and Circular Economy), HeadStart Taiwan (the start-up business recognized as capable of innovation) can apply without being subject to the aforementioned restrictions on turnover.)
3. Documentation for central competent authority project licensed foreign company representative office with work performance in the R.O.C. 
4. Documentation for established central competent authority approved R & D centers and business headquarters. 
5. Those contributing to the development of the domestic economy or special situations recognized by central competent authority projects.

※Employers employing foreign workers engaged in specialized or technical jobs that are foundations, associations, or NGOs should attach the following documents:
1. Foundation: those established less than 1 year, established fund of NT$ 10 million or more; those established more than 1 year, photocopy of the most recent year or last three years’ average business expenses totaling NT$ 5 million or more. (those that have attached documentation for the most recent fiscal year or that summit the application from January 1 to May 31 the same year are exempt).
2. Association: photocopy of document certifying association members of 50 or more. (those that have attached documentation for the year of application are exempt).
3. Administrative institution: photocopies of certification documents of legally established administrative institution.
4. International NGO: photocopies of certification documents of international NGO established in the R.O.C. approved by the central competent authorities in charge of the fields.
11 Photocopy of last year’s most recent payroll withholding statement of employed foreign worker (or tax withheld at source)   (V) Need not attached .Nevertheless, it might be requested if necessary.
12 Photocopy of original employment permit    
13 When employed foreign worker is less than 20 years of age, legal representative employment consent documents and photocopy of passport of legal representative.    

※Documents required for termination of employment relationship (dismissal): 1. Application 2. Photocopy of employment permit 3. Photocopy of residence permit 4. Document certifying termination of employment relationship

※Documents required for replacement employment permit: 1. Application (please check “other” on application and write “replacement”) 2. Grounds for replacement affidavit (expressly state the case number, foreigner’s name and passport number, employment period and the reason for applying for a replacement)

※Any documents not in Chinese shall provide translation unless otherwise specified in other regulations.

※If the certificate was issued by the country in the announced list, verification from our missions shall be made first. The employer can submit the photocopy of the documents for review. However, it shall be subject to the case and the employer may be asked to provide the original documents. 

Remark: If aforementioned information and certification documents are copies, they should be marked with the words: “same as originals” and stamped with the seal of applicant entity or company owner. (Applicant shall assume legal responsibly for providing information and documents proven false through investigation)