1. Work Permits:
Applications for work permits must be submitted to the Ministry of Labor for foreign ﬁlm crewmembers who have employment relationships with Taiwan-based investors or organizations or companies involved in the ﬁlmmaking project, or who have been invited by them to work on the project. Processing of applications requires 7-10 working days. Work permits are not required for the shooting groups who do not have such relationships.
• Visa applicants with a work permit: They are required to be issued the permit, which must be submitted along with visa application to an R.O.C Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereinafter referred to as "MOFA") consular office abroad. Based on the work permit, the consular office will issue an entry visa or a residence visa for the purpose of accepting employment. Upon arrival in Taiwan, such visa holders may then immediately commence work.
• Visa applicants without a work permit: They are required to submit appropriate documentation issued by the employing foreign motion picture/television dramas production company together with their visa applications to an R.O.C consular office abroad. Applicants whose work requires them to enter and exit Taiwan multiple times, or to reside in Taiwan for more than 6 months, must seek the assistance of the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development of the ROC Ministry of Culture (hereinafter referred to as "BAMID"), which will apply to the MOFA for visas on their behalf.
Visa categories and periods of validity are as follows:
(a) Visa-free Entry: Allows citizens of countries with which Taiwan has a visa-waiver agreement to enter and reside in Taiwan for a period of 30-90 days without the need of visa application.
(b) Entry Visa: Grants residency for a period of 60-180 days.
(c) Residence Visa: Grants residency for a period of more than 180 days to applicants who have a work permit with a validity period exceeding 180 days.
(d) Multiple-Entry Visa: Issued to applicants whose work requires them to enter and exit Taiwan multiple times.