My company’s telling me that I don’t need a work permit. I would work for them part-time and unpaid as an intern (non-specialized work) with a tourist visa. I recently graduated with my bachelor’s; so, I’m not a student, I have less than two years of professional experience, and I don’t have my Master’s. There is no contract in sight. Is this legal?
Follow-up question: Is there a way to work for them legally?
Nationals of Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, (South) Korea, New Zealand, Poland, and Slovakia are given a multiple-entry visitor visa valid for one year.
Nationals of the UK are given a single-entry resident visa valid for three months.
Nationals of Austria are given a multiple-entry visitor visa valid for six months.
The company could pay you (not always do, it’s not their obligation to do so).
Thank you for your response and the links! From what you said, I can’t do the Youth Mobility Visa because I’m not a university student, and as my country isn’t one of those listed for the Working Holiday visa, I’m also out of luck there.
I guess I’ll just be vacationing in Taiwan for a while Thanks again!
You don’t need to be a student to get a youth mobility (aka working holiday) visa, though you would need to wait for your country to be added to the list. But supposing you had a WHV, your status as a student would (apparently) just be an extra detail employers could use to avoid minimum wage etc. (I’m not convinced that this practice is legal.)
More info about WHV’s here:
There is also such a thing as an internship visa, as explained in this thread:
Also, some kinds of volunteer work are now permitted, but apparently not for tourists: