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Taiwan Investment Visa (For Hong Kong / Macau Passport)

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In order to boost the economy, Taiwan launched the migrant policy back into August 2008. Hong Kong and Macau residents can claim for residency at Taiwan by investing TWD 6,000,000 to set up a business. After living in Taiwan for 1-2 years, passport and identity can be applied for. Taiwan passport holders enjoy visa-free travel in 158 countries over the world.


Shirley Kuo - Taiwan Migration Specialist  ( Hong Kong Division)

As the local inhabitant from Taiwan, Ms. Shirley Kuo fully accustomed to the culture, economic, education and medical benefits of Taiwan. With her solid background as Master of Finance from Pittsburg State University and managing experience for well-known international banks and financial institutions including Credit Suisse、HSBC and ABN AMRO, she would give the best advice to you for your life decision.

Requirement 

  1. Must be HKSAR / Macau passport holder
  2. Set up business with TWD 6,000,000 initial capital
  3. Written confirmation by Taiwan citizen
  4. Pass the police check
  5. Pass the health check

Resident Requirement

After being granted the permanent residence the below requirements are needed

  1. Continuously live in Taiwan for 1 year;
    Only allow 30 days away from Taiwan each year
  2. Continuously live in Taiwan for 2 years;
    Residency Requirment: 270 days per annum

Family Sponsorship

  1. Your spouse
  2. Unmarried child below age of 20
  3. All family members must be permanent resident of HKSAR or Macau

 Procedure

  1. free consultation and assessment
  2. Set up business and client documents
  3. Visit Taiwan to open bank account & conduct health check
  4. Remit money any conduct capital inspection
  5. Process business registration
  6. Grand residence permit

Benefit

(1) Can grant Passport in short period

HKSAR and Macau residence can grant the passport as quick as 1 year and receive identity and permanent residency in Taiwan. Taiwan enjoys visa-free travel in 158 countries. Taiwan passport holders can go on travel or business trips to the U.S for 90 days without applying for a visa.

(2)  Lower investment requirement

Only TWD 6 million (HKD 1.6M) is needed to set up a business in order to obtain the identity.

(3) National Health Insurance

Taiwan has promoted its national health insurance for 18 years. All residents are required to purchase insurance in exchange for fair and high standard medical service.

(4) Culture Exchange

Similar to Hong Kong, Taiwan has a variety of culture including traditional Chinese, European, American and Japanese. The common language is mandarin which Hong Kong people would have a fundamental basis. The close and similar culture could assist foster migrants to adapt to Taiwanese culture.

(5) Quality of life, low consumer index

Taiwan ranked 19 in the “Happy index” which is higher than Japan and Korea. From the prospective of “Living standard:, “Income”, Taiwan ranked in the top 10. Generally speaking, Taiwan has a much higher score in the quality of life compared to HK and Macau. Moreover, Taiwan has a lower consumer index. According to website Expatistan in 2014, Taiwan ranked 136 in the consumer index which is a much lower index than Singapore, Japan and Korea.