Taiwan Gold Card
The 4-in-1 Card: Work Permit + Resident Visa + Alien Resident Certificate + Re-entry Permit
With Airfare and Accommodation Incentives for Digital-Industry Exchanges

To recruit international digital talents and accelerate the progress of domestic, industrial, and social digital transformation, the Ministry of Digital Affairs (moda) launched “Taiwan Employment Gold Card in Digital Field”. This Gold Card combined all the convenience to be your powerful support for your industry exchanges in Taiwan.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Digital Affairs (moda) announced the launch of incentives, the "International Digital Economy Talents Industry Exchanges and Taiwan Connection Program".
The program offers incentives, such as airfare and accommodation allowances, to Employment Gold Card holders engaged in digital economy-related activities, facilitating their contributions to the digital economy sector in Taiwan.

We sincerely invite you to join and see you in “InnoVEX 2024”!

Why Gold Card?

The Most Convenient 4-in-1 Card with Five Key Benefits

Work Permit
Cardholders are allowed to freely seek employment, work, part time jobs, and switch jobs in Taiwan.
Resident Visa
Long-term visa which allows cardholders to stay in Taiwan for more than 180 days.
Alien Residence Certificate
A physical ID card proving that you can live in Taiwan legally.
Re-entry Permit
Allows unlimited entry and exit from Taiwan.
Benefits for Gold Card Holders
Open Work Permit
Resident Visa for Family
Eligibility for national health insurance
Possibility to apply for permanent residency
Income Tax Reduction
From now until October 31, 2024, Gold Card holders visiting Taiwan for digital economy-related activities can enjoy a one-time bonus allocation for airfare, accommodation expenses, internet fees, and other related business expenses during their stay in Taiwan.
What are the qualification requirements?

Meeting ANY ONE of the following criteria.

  1. Eight Years of Relevant Experience: Accumulate eight years of experience in digital economy-related fields to demonstrate your expertise.
  2. Salary Requirement: Your most recent monthly salary in a digital economy role, in Taiwan or abroad, must be at least NT$160,000.
  3. Ph.D. from Top 500 University: Hold a doctorate from a university in the top 500 of international rankings (QS, Times Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report).
  4. Expertise and Recognitions: Possess expertise in digital economy-related products or services, a doctoral degree in the field, and either recognized awards or four years of relevant work experience.

Notes: Please ensure you have the necessary documentation for your chosen qualification. More details about qualification requirements.

How much does the Gold Card cost?

The cost depends on the applicant's country of citizenship and the duration of the Gold Card. The application fees may change over time, please refer to the website for the latest information on application fees.

How do I get this industry exchange travel incentive?

Gold Card holders visiting Taiwan for“digital economy” business purposes until October 31, 2024, can enjoy a bonus allocation for airfare, accommodation, internet fees, and related expenses. The digital economy business activities include but are not limited to the following:enterprise hiring, business collaboration, consulting advisory, park residency, guiding mentor, competition judging, keynote speech, pitching in competitions, exhibition negotiations. We cordially invite you to join in “InnoVEX 2024” with Taiwan Employment Gold Card and its incentive support for your most convenience in Taiwan.

For more details, please read Application Guideline: Coverage Items and Limits.

  1. Individual Application:The applicant shall apply for the industry exchange at least 15 working days prior to their arrival in Taiwan.
  1. Documents Required:
  2. 1. Proof of Employment Gold Card ownership or application.
  3. 2. Basic personal information.
  4. 3. Business trip agenda in Taiwan.
  5. 4. Description of the obligations planned to be fulfilled.
  1. Organizational Application: The applying unit shall apply for the industry exchange at least 30 working days before the event is held.
  1. Documents Required:
  2. 1. Digital economy activities information.
  3. 2. List of invited Employment Gold Card holders.
  4. 3. Statement of Liabilities and Obligations.
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