CHINA – Optional Mainland Residence Card Introduced for Residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

As we reported in August, the Chinese government has abolished the work permit requirement for residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan (“HMT residents”).

Effective 1 September 2018, HMT residents can voluntarily apply for a new mainland residence card.

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CHINA – Optional Mainland Residence Card Introduced for Residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

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CHINA – Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Workers Will No Longer Require a Work Permit for Mainland China

The Chinese government has announced that it will abolish the work permit requirement for employees from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

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CHINA – Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Workers Will No Longer Require a Work Permit for Mainland China

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TAIWAN – New Foreign Recruitment Law Takes Effect

The Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals (see our previous alert here) came into effect on 8 February 2018.

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TAIWAN – New Foreign Recruitment Law Takes Effect

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TAIWAN – Upcoming New Foreign Recruitment Law Relaxed Rules, Adds Benefits

The Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals will come into effect on 8 February 2018, introducing various benefits for foreign nationals working in Taiwan, and for their employers.

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TAIWAN – Upcoming New Foreign Recruitment Law Relaxed Rules, Adds Benefits

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TAIWAN – New Foreign Recruitment Law Passed

On 31 October 2017, the Taiwan Legislative Yuan passed the new Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals.

The new law, which has no implementation date as yet, will have various benefits for foreign nationals working in Taiwan and their employers.

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TAIWAN – New Foreign Recruitment Law Passed

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TAIWAN – Philippine Nationals Visa-Exempt from 1 November 2017

Effective 1 November 2017, qualifying Philippine nationals can travel to Taiwan visa-free for stays of up to 14 days, for tourism, business, visiting relatives, or attending functions or events. The visa waiver scheme will run for an initial nine-month trial period, until 31 July 2018.

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TAIWAN – Philippine Nationals Visa-Exempt from 1 November 2017

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TAIWAN – Permanent Residents of Hong Kong and Macau Can Now Obtain Multiple-Entry Permit Online

Effective 2 October 2017, permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macau, who live in one of 27 designated locations can apply for one-year or three-year multiple-entry permits for Taiwan online, rather than in person at the Taipei Representative Office.

Previously, only a single-entry permit to Taiwan was available through the online platform. Obtaining a visa upon arrival in Taiwan remains an option.

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TAIWAN – Permanent Residents of Hong Kong and Macau Can Now Obtain Multiple-Entry Permit Online

This news alert was prepared using information provided by People First Relocation.