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  •  Last Updated:2017-08-14

Foreign Employee Qualification

Foreign employees shall acquire one of the following qualifications:

  1. Acquire certificates or operation qualifications through the procedures specified in the Examinations of Specific Profession and Technician Guidelines.

  2. Acquire credentials of Master degree or above from universities in the ROC or in foreign countries or acquire Bachelor degree and with more than two years working experiences in the specific field. (Ministry of Labor has set up cousultation mechanism that foreigners with at least a bachelor degree to perform special and technical jobs have no two years work experience re strictions by the agreement of specific program. Refer to explanation of consultation mechanism, work flow and Ref. 10398016741 dated January 7, 2015.)

  3. Expatriates to the ROC that have been employed in multi-national companies for more than one year.

  4. Specialists who have been trained professionally or self-taught in the specific field and have more than five years experiences in related skills and have demonstrated outstanding performances.(Note: The ministry has established a consultation procedure for expatriates as professional and skilled workers to be exempted from the five-year work experience requirement. But those acknowledged as startup with innovation capabilities are not subject to the limit on years of work experience.)

Besides, the monthly amount of average salary for employed foreigners referred to in the preceding paragraph, if no additional regulations, shall be no less than NT $47,971. (Refer to Ref. Lao-Dong-Fa-Guan-Zi-10318099193 dated July 3, 2014.)

※Foreigners related laws and regulations refer to the Article 5, 8 in the “Qualifications and Criteria Standards for foreigners undertaking the jobs specified under Article 46.1.1 to 46.1.6 of the Employment Service Act.

Employer Qualification

The employer shall be a college or above, or an academic research institution or teaching hospital whose registration is approved by the central governing authorities pursuant to laws.

※Employer-related laws and regulations refer to the Article 32 in the “Qualifications and Criteria Standards for foreigners undertaking the jobs specified under Article 46.1.1 to 46.1.6 of the Employment Service Act.