Foreign specialist personnel
Subject: "Foreign specialist personnel with special expertise in science & technology” has been announced and shall take effect on the implementation date of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals.
with special expertise in science & technology
Basis: Article 4, Paragraph 1, Subparagraphs 2 of the Act for Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals
Foreign Special Science and Technology Professionals (FSSTPs) must meet at least one of the following conditions:
Article 1: The applicant has held, or currently holds, a position with a
most recent monthly salary of over NTD 160,000 in Taiwan
or another country.
Article 2: Those with unique talents or outstanding R&D ability or
innovation performances in such cutting-edge technological
fields as software applications, software technology,
nanotechnology, optoelectronics, information and
communication, communication transmission technology,
automation system integration technology, material
application technology, high precision sensing technology,
biological technology, resources development or energy
saving, frontier scientific research, and national defense and
Article 3: Those with unique talents , outstanding R&D ability or
innovation performances in forward-looking technologies
such as AI, IoT, AU, blockchain, VR, robots, and additive
Article 4: Nobel laureates, Tang Prize recipients, Wolf Prize recipients,
Fields Medal recipients, or recipients of other internationally-
recognized awards at an equivalent level.
Article 5: Academician at a national academy of sciences or scholar at
an equivalent national level.
Article 6: The applicant has currently or has previously been a
university chair professor, professor, associate professor, or
research institution researcher or associate research
researcher, has important academic contributions or
important professional works, or has earned recognition for
published research results during the most recent three years.
Article 7: Those who have received a Ph.D. degree and have continued
to practice in their professional field, or who perform
research at research institutions, or who perform technology
research and development or management at institutions of
science and technology for more than four years.
Article 8: Those who have special expertise or perform science and
technology research and development or management work
at institutions of science and technology, and whose
distinctive abilities are very uncommon both in Taiwan and
Article 9: Holders of a Ph.D. degree who possess special expertise that
is lacking in Taiwan.