First of all, thanks @Lee_Kohl and @quanbuidoan for the great resource. I’ve decided to establish a representative office, and completed the necessary steps at the MOEA. However, I encountered some difficulty applying for the work permit at the CLA.
It’s wasn’t entirely clear which application form I should fill out, so I filled out the “B00 Overseas Chinese or Foreign Investment Officer” application.
Today I received a message saying that my application was incomplete. Besides wanting to see a translation of the employment contract and a copy of the company registration, they also wanted me to have something related to investment(請檢附投審會核發之僑外投資事業核准函影本).
I will likely call their office tomorrow to figure out the situation, but if anyone has any insight on what application form should actually be filled out, please let me know. If I do succeed in getting a visa through my rep office, I’ll post a 2018 update