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Q8. What documents do I need to prepare when applying for a resident visa for employment purpose?

1. Required documents:
(1) The original and a copy of letter of permission from the competent central authority. The employment period shall be more than six months from the day of application. The original work permit will be returned after review. 
(2) A passport still valid for more than six months with empty pages. And copies of basic-data page of passport are also required.
(3) A properly completed visa application form. You need to first access the website https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw to fill out application form online and print it out with the bar code.
You must sign the form to confirm that the information you have provided is true.
(4) Two 2"x2" photographs
*Photographs must be taken within the last six months, in color and with a white-color background.
(5) Other supporting documents depending on your purpose. If you reside outside of Taiwan, you must apply at an ROC overseas mission.
2. White-collar professionals, their spouse and children (under age 20) who hold
proper visitor visas or who all enter Taiwan on the same trip via visa exemption or landing visas can submit a work permit issued by Ministry of Labor and other relevant documents to apply for a resident visa. This application shall be submitted at the Bureau of Consular Affairs or the Central Taiwan Office, Southern Taiwan Office, Eastern Taiwan Office or Southwestern Taiwan Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at least seven working days earlier prior to the expiry date of their visas.
This regulation does not apply to blue-collar workers.