What does an Employer need to do to employ my American butt?

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What does an Employer need to do to employ my American butt?

Postby danger » 16 Sep 2011, 20:52

Hi guys,

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.
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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:
-What is involved from the company's perspective in hiring a foreigner like my American butt? Mostly answered below and on EVTA's site.
-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,
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Re: What does an Employer need to do to employ my American butt?

Postby bumclouds » 18 Sep 2011, 01:23

danger wrote:but they dont seem to have any experience in hiring foreigners and are unsure what the procedure is.

The HR guy / boss can contact labor affairs and they can give him all the info he needs. Tell him it's easy if you meet the requirements.

danger wrote:-Bachelors degree and 2 years of related experience required(I have this, but I wonder how they verify it)

Not sure how they verify it. Maybe it's a letter of recommendation or a certificate from your previous boss(es). Call labor affairs or 'information for foreigners' to find out :).

danger wrote:-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)

Once you receive your work permit, you need to apply for a resident visa by yourself (at immigration or MOFA, can't remember). Once you receive your (working) resident visa you must apply for an ARC within 15 days.

Lots of running around, but the biggest hurdle is the work permit. Once you have that, it's smooth sailing.
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Re: What does an Employer need to do to employ my American butt?

Postby odysseyandoracle » 31 Dec 2011, 17:10

This thread is a bit old, but I just wanted to add that the 2 years of experience must be post-degree. And no, I don't think you have to worry about anyone checking up on your references. Mine weren't. Just provide signed documents with contact info on some kind of letterhead (one of mine was personal) with some basic details on the job and the dates worked.

Additionally, this may depend on the type of job, but I didn't need a health check.
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Re: What does an Employer need to do to employ my American butt?

Postby TainanCowboy » 31 Dec 2011, 17:35

What does an Employer need to do to employ my American butt?

Shouldn't this be in the LBGTVCSXYZ thread?

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