4S1F3 Work Permit and the Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC)

This episode was quickly patched together while in the middle of Super Typhoon Soudelor (8/8/2015). I wanted to get this episode out before the heavy part of the storm hit the island and as a result a lot of tongue twisting occurred.

 In this episode I present a very brief overview of getting a Taiwan work permit and an Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC).

I would also like to make a correction. I referred to the Taiwan National Immigration Agency (NIA) as the National Immigration Association more than a few times in this episode, which isn’t the correct title of the NIA.  

4S1F2 Coming to Taiwan and the Alien Resident Certificate

First off, please excuse my “Ahhh”, “Humms” and twisted tongue in this episode. Here is some fast paced information for people planning to come to Taiwan. Here, I’ll quickly talk about what is needed to apply for a visit or a stay. Most of the information I present here in this episode can be found at the Taiwan Nation Immigration Agency (NIA) website at these links:

Visa-exempt entry:


Applying for an Alien Resident Certificate:


In a later podcast episode I will cover how to obtain a work permit and later down the line an Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (ARC). Feel free to preview the NIA website and if you have any questions drop me a note at this link and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction.

4S1F1 Podcast Introduction

Zheng Cheng Gong (鄭成功) 1624 - 1662

Zheng Cheng Gong (鄭成功) 1624 - 1662

Have you ever wondered how your life would be if you suddenly had to travel or live abroad? How would you adapt? How would you communicate? How would you make friends? This is the podcast to learn about living overseas as an expatriate. Tune in and learn about the ups and downs to cultural and social adaptation when living abroad.