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Investment Immigration

Advantages of Investment Immigration

  • You only need to invest NT$ 6 million to set up a company. Therefore, you, your spouse, and your children who under the age of 20 can come to Taiwan to live together.
  • You must join the national health insurance for six months of residence. Then, you can apply for permanent residency after one year of residence.

Basic Rules

You must be a Hong Kong person recognized by Taiwan law, and all of the following four conditions must be met:

  • hold a Hong Kong permanent identity card
  • hold a Hong Kong passport or British Overseas Passport(BNO)
  • not holding a passport other than Hong Kong passport or British Overseas Passport(BNO)
  • those born in mainland China must hold a home visit permit
  • invest more than NT$6 million to establish a company or firm, or invest in someone else’s company or firm. (investment in real estate or public market stocks in the name of an individual cannot be counted)
  • You must have an address to register the company you set up. You can find the address on the rental website yourself, and we can also help you find a business center.
  • It is necessary to apply for a good citizen certificate (a certificate of no criminal record) from the Hong Kong government.
  • You must come to Taiwan for a health examination.
  • You must find a Taiwanese as your guarantor of residence.
  • You can apply for a Resident Certificate immediately after the establishment of the company
Step 1

Register Company

  1. sign agency authorization, check company name, write business plan
  2. apply for investment license
  3. come to Taiwan to open a bank account, rent an office or shop
  4. inject investment funds from Hong Kong, foreign exchange settlement, and capital verification
  5. company registration
  6. tax registration
Step 2

apply for residency

  1. apply for a good citizen certificate in Hong Kong
  2. come to Taiwan for physical examination
  3. apply for Resident Certificate
Step 3


apply for a Resident Certificate

  • Your company must have an actual business and file taxes normally. Then, you can apply for settlement.
  • You have to live specified number of days to apply for residency.The number of days refers to any of the following conditions, you can choose a favorable way to apply:
    • lived for 335 days in the previous year that estimated from the date of application
    • lived for 270 days a year in the first two years from the date of application
  • apply for household registration and ID card
  • apply for a passport

Tax Filing:

  • If you live in Taiwan for 183 days in a calendar year, you will become a Taiwanese tax resident, and you must file tax returns like a Taiwanese.
  • Taiwan Tax Resident
    • Tax Rate: progressive tax rate 5%, 12%, 20%, 30%, 40%
    • Filing: May in every year
    • Foreign Income: the family needs to declare together, and each reporting household has an annual tax allowance of 6.7 million
  • Non-Taiwan Tax Residents (foreigners have lived in Taiwan for less than 183 days)
    • Tax Rate: salary 6% or 18% / dividend 21% / other income 20%
    • Declaration: within 10 days from the date of payment


  • The investor’s own spouse and children under the age of 20 can apply together or apply for dependent residency afterwards.
  • After you settle down and become naturalized, your spouse, parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren can apply to come to Taiwan to reside by relatives.

Buying a property:

  • You can buy real estate in the name of an individual or company, not limited to residential or commercial buildings, but you cannot buy agricultural land.


  • During the investment residence period, if you need to work for someone else or your own company, you need to apply for a work permit separately.


  • Your children under the age of 20 can apply for school after obtaining a residence permit

Driver’s license:

  • The Hong Kongdriver’s license validated by Foreign Embassy Office with holding more than one year residence permit, it can redeem Taiwandriver’s license.


  • Your company is free to hire Taiwanese employees, if you need to hire foreigners or Hong Kong people, you need to apply for permission.