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?
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.
Can a foreigner set up a joint venture with a Taiwanese or a person of a different nationality?
Yes. However, the shareholding structure of the company includes foreign investment and therefore needs to be approved by the Investment Commission(MOEA).
Can foreigners register a business in Taiwan? How to apply?
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.
Is there an age limit to apply for a Startups subsidy?
No, there is no age limit. All company registered in Taipei City and within one year can apply for it.
What is the "Registered Address" refer?
Registered Address is the company's base and commercial legal relationship, not the place of business premises.
Does the employee’s labor insurance have to be insured under the company when applying for SITI?
Can foreigners set up solely foreign-owned enterprises in Taiwan?
Yes. In addition to sole proprietorships, foreigners are also able to operate joint ventures with people from different countries or with Taiwanese.
[Subsidies & Incentives for Taipei Industry] Can the host of the subsidy program be included in the personnel expenses?
Yes, labor insurance or employment insurance materials must be attached.
How do I set up a social group (association)?
You can ask the Department of Social Welfare, Taipei City Government.(https://english.dosw.gov.taipei/)
Can I apply for an entrepreneur visa in the name of a team?
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.