Foreign residents in Taiwan can now register for YouBike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a social outcry from foreigners in Taiwan over the new YouBike rental policy, the Taipei City Department of Transportation announced Tuesday (Dec. 17) that expat...

Taiwan extends scope of tax concessions for foreign professionals

The government has relaxed the interpretation of the scope and mechanism of tax concessions stipulated in the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals to assuage concerns over t...

ARC number format to match Taiwan national ID in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government's planned change of the numbering system for its Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) to match the Taiwan national identification card is to go into ...

A short bridge between Taiwan and India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On a hot summer’s night in Taipei, Priya Lalwani Purswaney meets up with friends at a small restaurant. Her Chinese is so flawless that she blends in with the locals...

South African woman becomes first legal foreign same-sex spouse in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As hundreds of same-sex couples married legally for the first time in Taiwan today (May 24), a South African woman became the first foreigner legally joined in Taiwan as a same...

New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format by June 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior's (MOI's) planned change of the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificates (ARCs) to match that of the Taiwan national identification ca...

New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior (MOI) yesterday announced that it is going to change the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificate (ARC) in Taiwan to have them match the format...

Breaking News: American English teacher arrested for suspected role in grisly New Taipei murder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American male English teacher has been identified as the fourth suspect in the gruesome murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher and was arrested in his sleep...

Taiwan Employment Gold Card proves popular in Silicon Valley

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Employment Gold Card is proving a hit with creative and entrepreneurial talent from Silicon Valley in the United States, the government said Tuesday. Pre...

Divorced mothers of new immigrant children can stay in Taiwan: NIA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Monday evening (July 2) reiterated that new immigrant mothers who have children born in Taiwan but have been divorced can apply to stay...

Taiwan’s draft legislation now open to foreigner input

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's online platform that allows for citizens to have their say on public policy, Join (公共政策平台) will now enable foreigners to have their voices heard, reported CNA...

First Employment Gold Card issued to YouTube co-founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the legislation for attracting foreign talent to work and live in Taiwan went into force on February 8, the first Employment Gold Card has been issued to YouTube co-...

Taipei urges foreign care workers to get free flu vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei City’s Department of Health (DOH) announced on Friday that a total of 6,000 flu vaccines would be available at designated MRT stations and Taipei City Hospital-...

Employment restrictions on foreign workers should be lifted: ECCT

Taipei, Nov. 15 --Taiwan should lift employment restrictions and relax eligibility requirements for foreign workers to better address the shortages of professional talent, the European Chamber of Comm...

Top 10 incentives included in new foreign talent act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Tuesday (Oct. 31), Taiwan’s Legislature passed the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent (外國專業人才延攬及僱用法) in an bid to attract and reta...