HOW LONG DOES THE WHOLE PROCEDURE OF WORK PERMIT APPLICATION TAKE FOR HIRING FOREIGN PROFESSIONAL WORKERS?

In general, it takes one month to prepare and obtain the approval. The procedure includes 7-10 working days for the authority’s review when all the required documents are complete and correct. Upon receipt of work permit approval, there are two steps left: one is resident visa for employment purpose to apply at Taiwan embassies/consulates overseas or visitor visa for employment purpose in Taiwan for those who have entered Taiwan with visa-exempt right and it takes 1-2 weeks to obtain;the last one is to apply for ARC application for around 10 working days. The whole procedure in a perfect timeline will take at least 1 month and it normally takes 1.5-2 months to complete.

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