This is kind of an informational post since I found a lot of the answers already, but if anyone has advice about this situation I would appreciate it. My passport doesn't let me stay much longer in Taiwan so I want to make sure my work permit situation goes as smooth as possible.
I've been looking at non-english teaching jobs and have gotten pretty close to getting them. This week I had an interview with a startup company that went decently - but the guy sent me an email saying they couldn't get a working visa(i assume he means work permit) for me right now. I'm not sure if they're bs-ing me or if they genuinely dont meet the requirements.
Today I had an interview with a Taiwanese automotive company which seemed to go perfectly -- but they dont seem to have any experience in hiring foreigners and are unsure what the procedure is. This company is established so I believe they should meet the requirements for hiring foreigners unless there is something I don't know about.
I just wanted to ask:
-Is there any legal requirements for companies, such as Capital, or the number of foreigners they can employ?
-Is there anything i can do to make it as easy as possible for employers to get that Work permit for me? (It looks like i can do the same things I need to do for the ARC - health check, photocopies of passport & diploma. Not sure if there's anything else.)
Here is what i found so far:
-These permits seem to be handled by a subdivision of the Council of Labor Affairs, called the BEVT - Bureau of Education and Vocational Training
-They have a website where they have a lot of information about the process: http://www.evta.gov.tw/eng/home/index.asp
-Non-English teaching jobs are separated into White collar and Blue collar
-Bachelors degree and 2 years of related experience required(I have this, but I wonder how they verify it)
-The company needs to be the one to file my work permit, and they may need to be involved with helping me get my ARC as well(unclear about this part)
-Company needs to provide: my diploma, my health check, a list of foreign workers(is there a limit?), passport, contract, proof of companies' finances(capital or revenue), Business registration info,