During a discussion in which Taiwan’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang, Matters’ co-founder and current CEO Zhang Jieping, and Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin participated, an unexpected finding was made.
When Minister Tang was discussing Taiwan’s policy on the distribution of 6,000 yuan, he made a slip of the tongue that revealed Vitalik Buterin’s status as a bearer of the Taiwan Employment Gold Card. This information was made public by mistake.
The Taiwan Employment Gold Card is a one-of-a-kind program that was developed to persuade talented individuals from other nations to come to Taiwan and contribute to the economy of the country. This program was meant to attract workers who had degrees or certifications in a certain field.
The Card is a comprehensive document that integrates four essential permits: a work permit, a residence visa, an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC), and a re-entry permit. This integration allows the cardholder to legally work, live, prove their residency status, and travel in and out of Taiwan without the need for separate documents.
Cardholders can reside in Taiwan for a period exceeding 180 days. The card itself is valid for a duration ranging from 1 to 3 years. One of the significant advantages of this card is the flexibility it offers in terms of travel. During its validity period, the holder can exit and re-enter Taiwan an unlimited number of times without any restrictions.
This integrated approach simplifies the administrative process for professionals, making it more convenient for them to work and live in Taiwan. It reflects Taiwan’s commitment to attracting and retaining global talent by offering a streamlined process.
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