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Work Permit

International students who wish to do an internship, department research or part-time job in Taiwan (either on-campus or off-campus) are required to apply for and obtain a work permit before starting work.

Warning:If you are caught breaking the rules, you will be fined (30,000NTD~150,000NTD), and you will be deported back to your country.

A. Applicable Objects

International students, Overseas Chinese students and other international Students of Chinese origin enrolled in a public or registered private college/university

B. Online Application Procedure (Please refer to the attached file.)

  1. Link to the application website : https://ezwp.wda.gov.tw
  2. Create an account.
  3. Login, and then click “Student Application Management” to create a new application.
    1. "Work Permit":If it is your first time applying or your work permit has expired, please select this option.
    2. "Permit Re-issue" :If you lost your unexpired work permit, please select this option.

  4. Complete the application form
    1. There are two ways to pay the examination fee. One is ATM, the other one is postal remittance.
      ATM:Select "BILL PAYMENT(TAX) / OTHER PAYMENTS" option, and key in NO.
      Postal remittance:Go to a Post Office's banking section. Filll out“Giro Deposit Slip” and pay the $100NTD fee . If you have any problems as you enter information from the examination fee receipt. You could click on the“?”icon. The system will display detailed instructions to assist you.
      Please keep your receipt until you get your work permit.
    2. If you do not select the "pickup in person" option , the agency will send your working permit to the school. When OIA get it, we will send you an email.

  5. Upload the file
    1. Upload student ID card front file, tuition payment receipt or enrollment certificate file to "Photocopy of student ID card" folder.
    2. Upload unexpired passport file to "Photocopy of Passport" folder.
    3. Upload unexpired ARC file (back and front) to "Front and back photocopy of the resident certificate" folder.
    4. Upload school required document file to “others” folder (download link attached below).
      Please note:If you are currently not attached to a company or you have not yet found a job, please instead give us a general idea of the type of work you will be doing.
      Job Title:Waiter
      This is just a general outline. If you get different job, it will be OK.
      After you get all stamps from your supervising teacher and department office, please upload the document.

  6. Submit the application to school by selecting “submit to school for examination” option.
    1. Please check the application online status frequently. If your application status is retreated or shows corrections, the system will also show the reason, and please revise and submit again.


C. Other Regulations

  1. For applications made in the first semester, the work permit is valid until March 31st of the next semester; for applications made in the second semester, the work permit is valid until September 30th of the same year. The period validity of a work permit is six months at most.
  2. Except of winter and summer vacation, the maximum work hours are 20 hours per week.
  3. Students should return the work permit (if still valid) to the OIA if they suspend or discontinue their schooling.
  4. For more details and regulations, please refer to Workforce Development Agency website (http://www.wda.gov.tw/).

Document Download

Website User Manual For Work Permit


Work Permit Application for Taipei Tech International Students

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