For those looking to start a business in Taiwan and have received VC investment, an incubator residence or gained awards or government grants.
Requirements: Application form Go to website: https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw . Fill out the application form online and print it out. Make sure the application form shows a bar code on it. Sign the application form.
Two color passport-size photos Paste on the application form two color passport-size photos with a white background taken within 6 months.
Passport and one photocopy of the passport The passport must be valid for at least 6 months and there are blank pages left in it. One photocopy of the passport bio-page including the holder’s picture is required.
Documents requested by the Investment Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs Applicants should fill the requirements according to “ Examination Directions of Entrepreneur Visa Qualification for Foreign Nationals ”.
Other supporting documents To be decided on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who apply for a Resident Visa after having arrived in the R.O.C. (Taiwan) are required to present also one photocopy of the Visitor Visa and the immigration entry stamp.
(meet at least one of the criterias )
Received venture capital investment or international fundraising of more than NT$ 2 million.
Received approval to reside at a recognized innovation park or incubator in Taiwan.
Obtained patent rights or professional skills certificate.
Has been awarded in a leading startup or design competition, or has been involved in a foreigner entrepreneurship project in Taiwan.
Has been or is currently located in a startup accelerator recognized by the Taiwanese government.
The enterprise or the person in charge of the enterprise has been nominated or awarded in a film festival.
Received innovation subsidy of at least NT$ 3 million from the central government or at least NT$ 1 million from the local government.
Possesses other innovation capability specified or recommended by the Taiwanese government.
Has established enterprise with innovation capability in Taiwan and acts as its legal representative, manager or director with an investment of at least NT$ 1 million.
Foreign applicants outside of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) are advised to apply for the visa from an R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas mission. Hong kong and Macao applicants outside of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) are advised to submit their application to the Bureau of Hong Kong Affairs or Bureau of Macao Affairs, Mainland Affairs Council of R.O.C. (Taiwan).
Foreign applicants inside of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) may apply for a Entrepreneur Resident Visa within 45 days before the duration of stay expires. The applicants may, without leaving the R.O.C. (Taiwan), apply for the visa from the Bureau of Consular Affairs or any of its Central, Southwestern, Southern, or Eastern Taiwan Offices. Hong kong and Macao applicants inside of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) may submit their application to the National Immigration Agency of the Ministry of the Interior, R.O.C. (Taiwan). days
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