Here are some basic requirements you need to meet before you qualify for a visa and work permit in Taiwan:
You must hold a passport from a native English speaking country (valid for at least 6 months)
You must have a University degree (original copy)
You must have a job offer from a school or institution in Taiwan willing to sponsor your work permit
You must pass a criminal background check and a health check
You must provide 2 passport photos and a copy of flight itineraries
This work visa will enable you to achieve your Alien Resident Certificate, basically your ID and your visa in Taiwan, which allows you to own a scooter and rent an apartment in your name.
While the process seems lengthy, don’t worry because your employer or recruiting company will help guide you through this.
Are you looking for opportunities to teach English abroad in Taiwan? Check out our Teach English Abroad Facebook group for daily job listings.
The work hours vary upon schools. On average, you’ll teach around 20 hours a week, excluding time spent preparing your lessons. For public school positions, you’re expected to work business hours (8am to 4pm Monday through Friday or 9am to 3pm for kindergartens). Buxibans/cram schools will have evening and weekend classes.