Allright, so I was in class and my teacher told us that law in Taiwan has changed. He said now foreigners can apply for a working permit as individuals and that we could get it for one year without questions of where we are going to work and apply to any company like that. He said also that afterwards we have to apply the normal way if the company still want to keep us after a year. Now does anybody heard something similar or knows something about it? or I have being tricked here??
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The government is studying a proposal to relax the two year experience rule to get a work permit and also to reduce the minimum salary of c. NT$48K. The Ministry of Labor Affairs opposes this proposal. It sounds like a compromise might be reached whereby foreign students who graduate from Taiwanese university with a BA may be exempt from the 2 year requirement. I'm not sure about the salary requirement.
Once the government thrashes this out, it will draft a bill and the Legislature may change it before it enacts it into law. Then it will take many more months for them to issue the regulations to implement these changes.
So the law may change in a couple of years for some foreigners. Maybe.
What Feiren said. There will be changes in interships, giving students more advantages and flexibility, but that is way down the line. She might have read about it and thought it was a given, but it is still under discussion.
"Lo urgente no deja tiempo para lo importante". Mafalda
No he is not misinformed, according to the Ministry of Education, the 2 year restriction and salery restriction will soon be lifted, fastest by June or July this year. This is good news for me, I have read from the newspaper China Times.
They are still talking about it, but it is looking like there will be some changes.
At first they were talking about lifting the two year rule for everyone. Now it is only for students who studied in Taiwan and graduates of the world's top 100 universities (however that will be determined).
It still sounds to me like that CLA is reluctant to do this but is under pressure from more powerful; departments. Don't be surprised if this is watered down further.
Still, it's a step in the right direction. Singapore has finally contributed something to Taiwan. And we thought they were only good at cupping China's LP!