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Mutatis Mutandis Application to Residents of Hong Kong and Macau

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Q1: Does the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals apply to Hong Kong or Macao residents?

A1: According to Article 20 of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals, residents of Hong Kong or Macau engaging in professional work or seeking employment in the Taiwan Area are subject, mutatis mutandis, to the provisions of Article 5, Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 6, Articles 7 to 10, Article 14 and Article 19. Matters concerning entry, stay and residence shall be conducted by the Ministry of the Interior in accordance with the provisions of the Act Governing Relations with Hong Kong and Macau and its related regulations. Therefore, Hong Kong or Macau residents are subject, mutatis mutandis to the partial articles and paragraphs mentioned above.

Q2: If Hong Kong or Macau residents come to work according to the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals, do their spouses and children have the rights to reside in Taiwan?

A2: According to the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals, for those Hong Kong or Macau residents come to work, their spouses, minor children, physically or mentally disabled children with age of 20 or older can't live independently, are subject to reside in Taiwan.

Q3: What are the rights of Hong Kong or Macau residents come to work according to the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals?

A3: They shall be allowed participating in the national health insurance and income tax benefits after they have residence permits.

Q4: How does a resident of Hong Kong or Macau apply for residence according to the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals? How much are the application fees?

A4:

1. Applying for Employment Gold Card:

The application of the Employment Gold Card is accepted online through the world-wide-website of National Immigration Agency, accessible either from within Taiwan or from overseas.  Click “ENGLISH” tab and choose Online Application >>9. Foreign Professionals Online Application Platform (Apply Employment Gold Card) for the platform homepage (also accessible by directly searching https://coa.immigration.gov.tw/coa-frontend/four-in-one/entry/)

The Employment Gold Card application fees are NT $3,100 for the validity period from one year to three years.

2. Applying for ordinary residence: The application of ordinary residence can be conducted online through the world-wide-website of National Immigration Agency (http://www.immigration.gov.tw/).

Please refer to the Notice on the website for Hong Kong or Macau residents applying for residence in Taiwan to submit required documents.

For those Employment Gold Card applicants, their spouses, minor children, or disabled children over 20, may apply for residence in the same way mentioned above. The application fees are NT $2,600 for the validity period from one year to three years.

 

Contact Ministry of Interior for more information.

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