The employment services act article 46 are the rules for getting a work permit, here is article 5 of the act:
Article 5 For foreigners employed to engage in jobs referred to in the preceding Article, in addition to the qualifications stipulated in the Standards, they are also required to have one of the following qualifications:
- Acquire certificates or operation qualifications through the procedures specified in the Examinations Act and its enforcement regulations, or acquire certificates, licenses or permits from the competent authorities for other purposes at the central government level.
- Acquire credentials of Master degree or above from universities in the ROC or in foreign countries or acquire Bachelor degree and with more than two years working experiences in the specific field.
- Expatriates to the ROC that have been employed in multi-national companies for more than one year.
- Specialists who have been trained professionally or self-taught in the specific field and have more than five years experiences in related skills and have demonstrated outstanding performances.
Now I am having a debate with my gf over #2. #2 says …acquire Bachelor degree with more than 2 yrs related work experience, but it doesn’t say that experience has to be after your degree. My gf says it does in the Chinese version of that law.
I looked up the Chinese version.
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Now I fed the Chinese version into Babelfish, which albeit is not a direct proper translation, all it told me was this:
bachelor the degree has above two years to be connected the work experience
When it says connected I am assuming related, I don’t see any clause stating and it must be after the degree or date of receiving the degree. Anyone who reads Chinese or knows the Employment law, can U clarify or tell me if I missed another statute or act that has this clause?
On a related note, does anyone know if online degrees would work for getting work permits?
I was looking at this website in particular:
If I got a Masters from there, I wouldn’t need any experience whatsoever to qualify for work permit status. Just curious if the Taiwan gov. would invalidate the degree for being from a shady online company.