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Regular Work Permit

update date : 2023-07-10


Work Permit Application

International students who wish to work in Taiwan (either on-campus or off-campus), MUST have a work permit before working. Please note that if you hold a job without applying for a work permit, you may be fined NTD 30,000 to NTD 150,000 and ordered to leave the country immediately!

Applying for the work permit does not mean you are permitted to work yet. Students may only start to work after the work permit has been issued.


Online work permit application system

  1. To apply online for a work permit, create an account on the Workforce Development Agency website and follow the instructions in the manuals to submit an application.

  • Website: Work Development Agency EZ Work Permit

  • Manuals: Workforce Development Agency EZ Work Permit Manual

  • "Work Permit" :If it is your first time applying or your work permit is expired, please select this item.

  • "Permit Re-issue" :If you lose your unexpired work permit, please select this item. To apply online for a work permit, create an account on the Workforce Development Agency website and follow the instructions in the manuals to submit an application.

  • IDENTITY: (Please choose one of the following) - (1) Foreign students – 4 year Universities; (2) Foreign students - Master; (3) Foreign students - Doctor.

                        [Other identities won't be detected in the school system]

  1. For the "Faculty" field in the form, please fill in the FULL department name in Chinese. For the complete Chinese name, please refer to the website of the department or your student ID card.

  2. Upload the file

(1)    Please upload student ID card file (back and front) with this semester register stamp to "Photocopy of student ID card" folder.

(2)    Please upload unexpired passport file to "Photocopy of Passport" folder. 

(3)    Please upload unexpired ARC file (back and front) to "Front and back photocopy of the resident certificate" folder. 

(4)    Please upload school required document (Working Permit Application Form for NCKU) to “others” folder. If you haven't found a job yet, please also fill in the company you want to work. After you get all stamps from your teacher and department, please upload the document.

Ex. Company:McDonald's
Job Title:Waiter

  1. Enter application information.

  2. The application fee can be paid by ATM or by post office.

  3. Send to school for review.

  4. Please go to the system (click Case Management) to check the status of the case at any time. If it shows that the document has been issued, it means that the Ministry of Labor has completed the review. If there is something that cannot be sent to the school for review or is returned or supplemented, the system will display the reason. Please correct it and send it out.

  5. Starting from January 2020, the work permit issued will be sent in electronic official document with your consent. An email will be sent to inform you whether your work permit is either approved or rejected. You have to download the official document within eight days, and if you fail to do so, the Ministry will take down the electronic document and deliver it in hard copy by registered mail.


Checking Application Status

  1. Go to "Status Check of Work Permit Application for Foreign Professionals"  

  2. In the "Number of Employer" box, enter your ARC number.

  3. In the "Submitting Date" box, enter the date you applied.


Other Regulati​ons

  1. The maximum work hours permitted are 20 hours per week, except during summer and winter vacations.

  2. According to the Employment Services Act, if you work without a work permit, you will be fined from NTD 30,000 to NTD 150,000 and ordered to leave the country immediately.

  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 in Taiwan.

  4. You should return the work permit (if valid) to the OSSS office if you are suspended or discontinue your education at NCKU.

  5. For applications made in the first semester, the work permit is valid until March 31st of the next semester; for applications made in the second semester, the work permit is valid until September 30th of the same year. The maximum validity period of a work permit is six months.

  6. For the complete regulation, please refer to: Ministry of Labor Employment Service Act .


Contact Information

  1. Email: ezwp@wda.gov.tw

  2. Website: http://www.wda.gov.tw/

  3. Tel: 0800-881-339/ (02)2380-1720

  4. Office Hour: Monday to Friday, 8:30-12:30, 13:30-17:30

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Overseas Students and Scholars Services Ms. Kuo. Email: 11202055@gs.ncku.edu.tw

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