Work Permit

For international students, who wish to work in Taiwan (either on campus or off campus), you are required to apply for and obtain the work permit before starting work.

Please note that if you hold a job without applying for the work permit, you may be fined for NT$30,000 to NT$150,000.

Required Documents for Application

  1. One copy of student ID card with the registration stamp
  2. One copy of passport
  3. One copy of ARC
  4. The receipt of examination fee from post office (the amount is NT$100)

Application Procedure


  1. The maximum work hours are 20 hours per week, except during summer and winter vacation.
  2. According to Employment Services Act, if you work without a work permit, you will be fined from NT 30,000 to NT150,000.
  3. According to the "Regulations on the Permission and Administration of the Employment of Foreign Workers", you can apply for the student work permit only if you are officially enrolled as a degree student in any university or have taken one-year language course in Taiwan.
  4. For applications made in the Fall semester, the work permit is valid until March 31th of the next year (Oct.1~March 31); for applications made in the Spring semester, the work permit is valid until September 30th of the same year (April 1~Sep.30). The period validity of work permit is 6 months at most. No matter when you apply, it will maximum issue 6 months at most each time.
  5. For those who are the graduates or extend their graduation, their Work Permits will expire on 30 June of the same year and will not be allowed to apply in the summer.