::: FAQ – Startup@Taipei

FAQs

Q01

What is the maximum length of time for a work permit that may be applied for a foreigner hired to work in Taiwan? Is there a maximum number of applications?

A01

The maximum length of time for each work permit is 3 years for a foreign professional, which may be extended by application at the end of the employment; there is no limit to the number of extensions.

Q02

Can a foreigner set up a joint venture with a Taiwanese or a person of a different nationality?

A02

Yes. However, the shareholding structure of the company includes foreign investment and therefore needs to be approved by the Investment Commission(MOEA).

Q03

Can foreigners register a business in Taiwan? How to apply?

A03

Yes, please refer to the Statute for Investment by Foreign Nationals and attach the approval documents issued by the Investment Board, Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Q04

Is there an age limit to apply for a Startups subsidy?

A04

No, there is no age limit. All company registered in Taipei City and within one year can apply for it.

Q05

What is the "Registered Address" refer?

A05

Registered Address is the company's base and commercial legal relationship, not the place of business premises.

Q07

Can foreigners set up solely foreign-owned enterprises in Taiwan?

A07

Yes. In addition to sole proprietorships, foreigners are also able to operate joint ventures with people from different countries or with Taiwanese.

Q09

How do I set up a social group (association)?

A09

You can ask the Department of Social Welfare, Taipei City Government.(https://english.dosw.gov.taipei/)

Q10

Can I apply for an entrepreneur visa in the name of a team?

A10

Yes. Entrepreneur visas can be applied for in the name of an individual or in the name of a team. The number of people applying in the name of a team is limited to 3 people.