I am a US citizen living in HK, but my Hong Kong citizen wife just got a job offer in Taiwan. The terms are very confusing. And I haven’t had time for a deep dive on the legalities. HR hasn’t told my wife the exact type of work visa/permit she would have. I’m hoping some kind souls on this forum can help me understand some general points.
My main questions:
Would I legally be able to remote freelance for companies outside Taiwan?
Would I legally be able to freelance for companies inside Taiwan?
If I move to Taiwan, will I be stuck teaching English?
It sounds like I would be eligible for a work permit. Albeit, I would have to find a TW employer for to sponsor me for either FT or PT work. Is this correct?
I’m reading that work permits for foreigners are restricted to certain industries. Except for Teaching English, most of these are quite technical or in niches I don’t qualify for. Fortunately, I qualify to teach English. However, I currently teach media/film/design, and with this move I’m considering returning to the industry (as a freelancer or perhaps FT).
I’m not fresh out of college: I have a masters degree and many years of media and teaching experience. So I could qualify for decent jobs if I’m allowed.
Hope this makes sense and you can help me.