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It’s a case of the blues for Taiwan’s Gold Card program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Gold Card program, highlighted by the government as a way to bring in high-caliber foreign talent, is currently at a crossroads as some holders repatriate t...

Ineligible for pandemic subsidies, foreign teachers in Taiwan feeling abandoned

TAIPEI — (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwanese government cautiously reopens its economy after more than two months of restrictions aimed at tackling the COVID-19 outbreak, foreign workers, and...

Taiwan balks at providing child subsidy to foreign resident families

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pledging to offer the same pandemic relief benefits to foreign residents as Taiwanese citizens, the Taiwan government is balking at providing child subsidies for f...

Taiwan offering part-time jobs to foreign residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Among other benefits and plans, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) will extend its part-time jobs program to foreign residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday (July ...

Taiwan's self-employed, including APRC-holders, eligible for subsidies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Monday (July 5) that self-employed workers making less than NT$408,000 (US$14,571) per year, including foreign permanent residents, w...

Details of Irishman's death on Taipei street emerge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) provided some details on the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of an Irishman last weekend. At about 8 p.m. on June ...

Letter to Editor: When Disneyland Taiwan closed its doors

On Saturday, May 15, it started almost normally. Very few clients showed up, as media-induced panic had already sent most into a frenzy. However, as I was waiting for students, the announcement cam...

Taiwan to extend COVID relief to 27,000 foreign residents in need

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (June 24) announced that it will be extending its relief benefits to permanent foreign residents who have been directly impacted by the pa...

Taiwan's legislature passes foreign talent recruitment bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Friday (June 18) passed a bill designed to recruit foreign talent by relaxing requirements for them to work in Taiwan and obtain benefits. On Fr...

Taiwan's new ARC numbers available Jan. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's change to the numbering system for the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), in order to have them "m...

Second digit of new Taiwan ARC numbers will have 8 or 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government insists that although the second digit for the new numbering system of the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) ...

Taiwan stimulus vouchers available for APRC holders until Dec. 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreigners who are permanent residents in Taiwan, as well as diplomats, are eligible to receive Taiwan's stimulus vouchers until Dec. 31. In July, Taiwan launched i...

Taiwan's new digital IDs not made in China: Deputy interior minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Minister of the Interior Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) on Wednesday (Dec. 9) stated that the inputs for Taiwan’s new digital ID cards are definitely not produced in Ch...

ARC number format to match Taiwan ID in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's planned change to the numbering system of the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) to have them match the ...

Taiwan’s Triple Stimulus Vouchers available to APRC holders until Dec. 31, 2020

The Triple Stimulus Vouchers program launched July 15 allows not only Taiwanese citizens but also foreign or Chinese spouses who have resident permits to purchase them, effectively spurring domestic c...