Taiwan Gold Card

The 4-in-1 Card: Work Permit + Residence Permit + Alien Resident Certificate + Re-entry Permit
With Airfare and Accommodation Incentives for Digital-Industry Exchanges
Next Stop, Taiwan! Your Home in Asia.

*If you would like to get 1 on 1 help from TCA (executed agency), make sure to select Taipei Game Show 2024 in the form.
*When applying for Gold Card, please ensure to select Digital Field to specify your area of expertise.
*A more detailed application tutorial please see here.

To recruit international digital talents and accelerate the progress of domestic, industrial, and social digital transformation, the Taiwan Ministry of Digital Affairs (moda) launched “Taiwan Employment Gold Card in Digital Field”. This Gold Card combined all the convenience to be your powerful support for your industry exchanges in Taiwan.

Furthermore, the Ministry announces the launch of incentives, the "Guidelines for International Digital Economy Talents Applying for Industry Exchanges." These guidelines provide Employment Gold Card holders engaged in digital economy-related activities with incentives such as airfare and accommodation allowances to facilitate their contributions in the digital economy sector in Taiwan.

We sincerely invite you to join and see you in “Taipei Game Show 2024”!

Why Gold Card?

The Most Convenient 4-in-1 Card with Five Key Benefits plus One Bonus

Work Permit

Cardholders are allowed to freely seek employment, work, part time jobs, and switch jobs in Taiwan.

Resident Visa

Long-term visa which allows cardholders to stay in Taiwan for more than 180 days.

Alien Residence Certificate

A physical ID card proving that you can live in Taiwan legally.

Re-entry Permit

Allows unlimited entry and exit from Taiwan.

Some other benefits include:

  • Access to optimized tax benefits
  • Eligibility for national health insurance
  • Family reunion visas
  • Possibility to apply for permanent residency

Additional incentive support:

  • From now until October 31, 2024, Gold Card holders visiting Taiwan for business purposes can enjoy a one-time bonus allocation for airfare, accommodation expenses, internet fees, and other related business expenses during their stay in Taiwan.

What are the qualification requirements?

Must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • Working Seniority: Over 8 years of professional experience in the digital economy sector.
  • Compensation: Employed in a relevant field with a recent monthly salary of at least NT$160,000.
  • Academic Achievement: Graduated from a university ranked in the Top 500 worldwide and holding a doctoral degree from that institution.
  • Relevant Expertise: Included academic certifications, winning awards, or having more than 4 years of relevant work experience.

*More details about qualification requirements.
*Apply for Gold Card.

How much does the Gold Card cost?

The cost is dependent on country of citizenship and duration of the Gold Card. For US Citizens, the cost is NT $7,605-9,605 ($250-310 USD). For residents of Hong Kong and Macau, the price is NT $3,100 ($750 HKD). For everyone else, the cost is NT $3,700-5,700 ($100-200 USD).

*Please refer to the Gold Card application information page for more details.

How do I get this industry exchange travel subsidy?

Gold Card holders visiting Taiwan for“digital economy” business purposes until October 31, 2024, can enjoy a bonus allocation for airfare, accommodation, internet fees, and related expenses. The digital economy business activities include but are not limited to the following:enterprise hiring、business collaboration、consulting advisory、park residency、guiding mentor、competition judging、keynote speech、pitching in competitions、exhibition negotiations. We cordially invite you to join in“Taipei Game show” & “Asia Pacific Game Summit 2024”with Taiwan Employment Gold Card and its subsidy support for your most convenience in Taiwan.

For more details, please read Application Guideline: Coverage Items and Limits.

  • Individual Application:The applicant shall apply for the industry exchange at least 15 working days prior to their arrival in Taiwan.
    Documents Required:
    1. Proof of Employment Gold Card ownership or application.
    2. Basic personal information.
    3. Business trip agenda in Taiwan.
    4. Description of the obligations planned to be fulfilled.
  • Organizational Application:The applying unit shall apply for the industry exchange at least 30 working days before the event is held.
    Documents Required:
    1. Digital economy activities information.
    2. List of invited Employment Gold Card holders.
    3. Statement of Liabilities and Obligations.

Who can I contact about the Gold Card?

Ads of Administration for Digital Industries, moda