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TAIWAN: Dependent Status Can Now Be Granted to Same-Sex Spouses

June 4, 2019

Qualifying same-sex spouses are now eligible to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC).

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CHINA: Optional Mainland Residence Card Introduced for Residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

September 7, 2018

As we reported in August, the Chinese government has abolished the work permit requirement for residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan (HMT residents). Effective 1 September 2018, HMT residents can voluntarily apply for a new mainland residence card.

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CHINA: Plans Announced to Eliminate Mainland Work Permit Requirement for Workers from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

August 7, 2018

The Chinese government announced that it plans to abolish the work permit requirement for Chinese residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan hired to work in mainland China. Further details are expected to be announced by the government within the next few weeks.

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TAIWAN: New Foreign Recruitment Law Takes Effect

February 21, 2018

The Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals (see our previous alert here) came into effect on 8th February 2018. Employment-Seeking Visa The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now issuing employment-seeking visas, valid for three months, for stays of up to six months, and for multiple entries, to qualifying applicants. To qualify, applicants must be […]

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TAIWAN: Upcoming New Foreign Recruitment Law

January 31, 2018

The Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals will come into effect on 8th February 2018, introducing various benefits for foreign nationals working in Taiwan, and for their employers. Key Changes The Act introduces three categories of foreign worker, with different qualifying criteria and benefits: foreign professional, foreign special professional and foreign senior professional. Many of […]

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TAIWAN: New Foreign Recruitment Law Passed

November 3, 2017

On 31st October 2017, the Taiwan Legislative Yuan passed the new Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals. The new law, which has no implementation date as yet, will have various benefits for foreign nationals working in Taiwan and their employers. Key Changes Foreign nationals working in Taiwan will be able to extend their […]

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TAIWAN: Philippine Nationals Visa-Exempt from 1st November 2017

October 18, 2017

Effective 1st November 2017, qualifying Philippine nationals can travel to Taiwan visa-free for stays of up to 14 days, for tourism, business, visiting relatives, or attending functions or events. The visa waiver scheme will run for an initial nine-month trial period, until 31st July 2018. Those who intend to stay in Taiwan for more than […]

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TAIWAN: Permanent Residents of Hong Kong and Macau Can Now Obtain Multiple-Entry Permit Online

October 10, 2017

Effective 2nd October 2017, permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macau, who live in one of 27 designated locations can apply for one-year or three-year multiple-entry permits for Taiwan online, rather than in person at the Taipei Representative Office. Previously, only a single-entry permit to Taiwan was available through the online platform. Obtaining a visa upon […]

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TAIWAN: New Part-Time Work Permit for Foreign Spouses

August 4, 2017

From 26th July 2017, the Taiwan Workforce Development Agency has introduced a new work permit allowing foreign national spouses of foreign national employees to do part-time professional or technical work. Who Qualifies? The new work permit is available for foreign national spouses of foreign national professionals who do “Class A” professional or technical work. The […]

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TAIWAN: New Visa Exemptions for Nationals of Latin American and Caribbean Countries

July 19, 2017

From 12th July 2017, nationals of eleven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are now eligible for visa-free entry to Taiwan for either 30 or 90 days. Who qualifies? Nationals of Belize, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Saint Vincent, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint Lucia are visa-exempt for 30 days Nationals of Paraguay, El […]

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