Yes, we are still required to update our OWP to reflect our new passport number.
No. Whether or not the NIA shares information with the labor department is irrelevant and highly unlikely anyway. Here is Taiwan and the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.
@GoldenEagle Please don’t make irresponsible suggestions. Why? Because then the thread will devolve into the tiresome, “But I have a Taiwanese spouse and therefore have unrestricted work rights so I don’t need an OWP with my APRC” nonsense false argument.
So, just to put a stop to any possible bad information from starting for the millionth time…
All APRC holders MUST update their APRC to reflect their new passport number when it gets renewed.
All APRC holders MUST have an OWP in order to legally work in Taiwan regardless of marital status to a Taiwanese citizen.
All APRC holders who have an OWP are required to renew their OWP whenever their passport number changes, if they wish to engage in legal employment in Taiwan.