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Gold Card Office navigates newcomers to Taiwan

An onboarding booklet that navigates you through daily life in Taiwan is also the work of the Gold Card Office. “For newcomers to Taiwan, simple tasks such as where to take the trash can be conf...

Ukrainian swimmer rescued off Taiwan's north coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ukrainian man was rescued on Monday afternoon (Sept. 20) after two other foreign nationals who had gone swimming with him at a northern Taiwan beach reported him missing...

Taiwan-based sandal startup raising funds to empower slum communities in Philippines

TOUCHENG (Taiwan News) — A startup based on Taiwan's emerald east coast is launching a fundraiser Monday (Aug. 16) with the aim of selling its sandals worldwide to improve the livelihoods of...

Additional automatic 30-day visa extension announced for foreigners in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given the continued severity of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Wednesday (Aug. 11) announced an additional automatic extension f...

Taiwan’s Employment Gold Card applications increase in first half of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Development Council (NDC) in a press release on Tuesday (July 6) rebutted media reports that said foreign professionals attracted by Taiwan’s successful...

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 gives subsidies to underemployed, unemployed foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) is providing subsidies to foreigners who are underemployed or unemployed due to the serious outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Taiwan. At a press...

Taiwan grants visa extension to foreigners stranded by COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced Friday (May 28) that it will provide another 30-day extension to foreigners stranded by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Wi...

Taiwan ranked No. 1 in world for expats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has retained its title as the best place in the world for expats for the third year in a row based on a survey by InterNations. In the InterNations Expat Insider...

Salvadoran woman killed by cement mixer on Tainan street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Salvadoran woman was fatally struck by a concrete mixer while riding her scooter in Tainan Friday (May 7), and some are questioning the lack of local media coverage unti...

Japanese student emerges as soccer star in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Maezato Rikuto, a Japanese man who came to Taiwan to study Mandarin four years ago, is now one of the most dominant players in the Taiwan Football Premier League (TFPL). ...

Foreigners in Taipei to have same COVID-19 vaccine eligibility as Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Tuesday (March 23) that foreign residents of the city will have equal access to the coronavirus vaccine as their Taiwanese counterparts. ...

29-year-old boosting Taiwan's soft power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At only 29 years old, Chiayo Kuo (郭家佑) is a force to be reckoned with. Through ambition, networking savvy, and tenacity, she is slowly revitalizing interest in soft pow...

High court paves way for international same-sex marriages in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is now easier for foreign nationals who come from countries where same-sex marriage is illegal to wed a Taiwanese partner after a high court in Taiwan reversed a decisi...

Ukrainian model shares touching story behind her move to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lina Zhytielieva, a Ukrainian model who moved to Taiwan at a young age, recently shared the story behind her mother sending her to a foreign country by herself. During ...