ARC/APRC/Plum Blossom Card
TYPE: Work Permit／ARC／Dependent ARC／ Housemaid ARC
One of Taiwanese catering groups would like to hire a talented individual , Mr. C from Hong Kong who specializes on management consulting services in the Food & Beverage industry. However, Mr. C has family members who will accompany him including two little babies who both need a nanny to take full time care of them. Part of Mr. C’s relocation package is that the company shall apply for all of their residency visas in addition to Mr. C’s Taiwan work permit approval in order for them to move to Taiwan.
The HR department is worried if the whole family members’ ARC’s could be obtained smoothly as there are so many regulations they need to go through but it seems really hard for them to collect all of required documents for the whole family during a short time. Finally they decided to outsource their work to EZ Permit, which they found from the internet.
EZ Permit not only communicated with the family members for the HR department, but also prioritized the application work regarding which documents were needed first and what other documents can be processed at the same time. The HR department really feels relieved when everything is ready for submission and all that they needed to do is to have every page of the application stamped with their company chop resulting in the work permit approval being released quickly. Even though the ARC application stage for Hong Kong people takes a little longer than other nationalities’ , EZ Permit staff acted professionally and were very patient in communicating back and forth on every detailed item.
The HR Manager gave EZ Permit staff an oral positive feedback when all of the ARC cards were delivered in person to their office. “Now I must believe the testimonials written in your website and you deserve better ones” was their reply.
TYPE : Setting up a Company ／ Work Permit ／ ARC
There is a well-known restaurant in Taichung, the owner (who we will refer to as Mr. L) plans to expand his business by setting up a new company this year, and he wanted to hire a friend (Mr. D) from his hometown in India. However, Mr. D was employed by a company in Taipei. Mr. L didn’t know how to set up a company, how to apply for a work permit for Mr. D, and the process of transferring his friend to a new employer, so Mr. L contacted with EZ Permit.
Setting up the company involved submitting the application to government, and the process on how to import foreign capital to Taiwan… etc, which was complicated. The professional consultants of EZ Permit guided and assisted Mr. L to deal with above issues, and successfully finished the stage of setting up a company. As a follow-up, EZ Permit also helped Mr. L with things such as : analyzing with the application of the appropriate work permit for Mr. D, helping the expatriate to communicate with his previous employer regarding the timing of early dismissal and how to obtain a new ARC without having to leave Taiwan.
EZ Permit provides a professional ONE-STOP Solution – Setting up a company, Applying for a work permit, Assisting in the foreigner transferring to a new employer and obtain a new ARC, ensuring that the process complied with the Laws for hiring expatriates. EZ Permit was patient and careful in explaining the details of every single process, Mr. L was very satisfied and assured by the process, and is happy to introduce customers to EZ Permit.
TYPE ：APRC／Plum Blossom Card
EZ Permit received an enquiry from an English client who we will refer to as Mr T, requesting advice on the possibility of being able to obtain a permanent Taiwan residency visa to enable him to live in Taiwan.
An interview was set up via Skype in order for Claire at EZ Permit to assess his extensive background and working experience. As a result of the interview Claire suggested that he would most likely be eligible to obtain a Plum Blossom Card. This would enable him to live permanently in Taiwan and if he chose to find employment he would automatically qualify for the issue of a work permit.
Mr. T was happy to send to EZ Permit all of the required documents regarding his qualifications and working experience which would be needed to support his application. Upon receipt of which Claire began the task of translating everything into Chinese. This took a great deal of time as Mr T had worked for over 40 years in the aviation field. This meant that his engineering licences from several different countries and the letters of recommendation from previous employers were extensive.
Finally Claire had everything prepared and invited Mr. T to come to Taiwan for a meeting and to go through with him everything contained in his application. Also Mr. T would need to add his signature to each of the translations and to the formal application form.
Claire had already been in contact with the Taiwan Immigration department to discuss Mr T’s application and so she was fully conversant with the whole process. She had also set up a formal meeting with the department and she accompanied Mr T for a preliminary interview the day after Mr T arrived in Taipei.
During the interview Mr T was asked various questions both on his managerial experience during his career and also on his reasons for choosing Taiwan as his destination to live and possibly work. Mr T was happy to provide details on both subjects and the result of the interview was very positive, however Mr T was advised that all applications for the special Plum Blossom Card had to be reviewed by a special committee which only met once every two months and so the processing time for his application was likely to take quite some time.
This proved to be the case as on three consecutive committee meetings one particular member continued to request further details concerning Mr T’s application. Each time such information was immediately provided and finally with the help and determination of Claire the application was approved and Mr T was requested to pay a final visit to the Immigration department for the presentation of his Plum Blossom Card.
EZ Permit helps an Expatriate couple married in a third country to obtain the necessary documents related to their marriage that were recognized by the Taiwan government
TYPE: Dependent ARC／Authentication／Dual Nationality
A person holding the dual nationality of Malaysia and Australia was faced with the problem of obtaining her husband’s ARC as a dependent in Taiwan. The problem was rather complicated as her husband also had two Passports, Australian and Hong Kong. They were married in Malaysia which further complicated the problem, and had both entered Taiwan on their Australian Passports. Taiwan Immigration department required that for her husband to be classified as a dependent that their marriage must be authenticated by the Australian authorities.
This posed a major problem for the couple, however EZ Permit provided them the assistance and help that they needed. This included explaining about the process of dealing with this issue, suggesting the preparation of all required notarized and authenticated documents, and giving them guidance on how to respond and explain their situation when presenting their case to the appropriate Taiwan authority. Their applications were successful and finally they received their ARCs without any further problems.
Most local companies in Taiwan of course know exactly how to hire Taiwanese employees. The process with employment contracts and insurance sign-ups etc. runs smoothly and efficiently. But how about applying for work permits and alien resident certificates for foreign employees? Many Taiwan companies don’t need to employ many foreign employees and therefore they are less familiar with this process.
As an illustration of this the Telemarketing and Phone Services Company Enspyre is such a company. In 2010 when they wanted to hire a Swedish citizen to be their new European Account Manager. Even though Enspyre was co-founded by a Swedish national, they had no experience with applying for work permits and so they turned to EZ Permit for help.
EZ Permit quickly advised them on what papers and documents the employee and the company had to have available. They then helped to draft the contracts and job descriptions that would make the process as smooth as possible.
EZ Permit consultants were also on hand throughout the procedure of handing in the papers and documents to the authorities. They assisted in communicating with the government officials and in explaining things to both Enspyre and the employee.
Enspyre President Elias Ek says:
“I am very happy with EZ Permit’s services. They made the process as painless as it possibly could be. I have recommended them to several of my friends who have had issues related to work permits and ARCs (Taiwan Alien Resident Certificates).”
More information about Enspyre at www.enspyre.com
An international company in power and automation technologies needed to assign on an urgent basis a group of contract engineers to work at its facility in Taiwan. This would involve making the necessary applications for both work permits and subsequently ARC cards for all of them.
As their local HR department had little or no experience in handling such matters and due to a lack of time and man power and the urgency of the case they outsourced the tasks involved to EZ Permit.
EZ staff due to their extensive experience was able to handle things in a prompt and efficient manner and ensure that everything was in place in time.
A gentleman from France who we will call Mr. M was in Taiwan attending a conference on Chinese and Western Cultural Exchanges when he came into contact with a member of our EZ staff. They exchanged business cards and during their conversation Mr. M expressed his great disappointment in an incident that he had recently experienced. He had been offered a job by a Taiwan company which he was eager to accept but after some time the offer was withdrawn due to the company offering him the job not being able to apply correctly for his work permit.
Due to his current Visa expiring shortly and his lack of funds he was going to have to return to France and find a job there but he was still keen on working in Taiwan one day. In an effort to help him the EZ staff member offered to keep in touch with him via e-mail and let him know of any possible job opportunities that came up. He was assured that if EZ handled his case in the future that his application for a work permit and ARC card would be handled professionally and correctly.