Moving Your Family To Taiwan

 Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus Podcast. Recently on the show, we heard from a couple who made the decision to move to Oman, and were off within a matter of weeks. Today’s guest has been planning his family’s move abroad for many years. In the summer of this year, 2022, … Read more

How To Register With Healthcare In Taiwan

Taiwanese healthcare operates on a two-tier system of health insurance consisting of both private and public sector provision. As an expat, you will be obliged to register with the National Health Insurance scheme (NHI, Chinese: 全民健康保險) if you have been resident for over six months, but many expats opt for private cover as well, either … Read more

How To Open A Bank Account In Taiwan

The Taiwanese economy is among the largest in the world. The Central Bank of the Republic of China (which is also technically the central bank of Taiwan) was established in 1924. It is administered under the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China Government. The central bank regulates the activities of financial institutions and banks … Read more

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Taiwan

Taiwan, an East Asian state neighbouring the People’s Republic of China to the north-west, Japan to the north-east, and the Philippines to the south, is popular among expats for a number of reasons. From its delectable local cuisine to its efficiently organised public healthcare system (it is a global leader in certain fields of medicine), … Read more

How To Apply For A Visa In Taiwan

You may wish to visit Taiwan for a number of reasons. For example, you may want to see its picturesque shrines in Taroko National Park, its verdant mountains or its modern capital, Taipei. Whatever your motivation for going, you may first need to apply for a visa. This article will walk you through your options.Visas … Read more

How To Find A Job In Taiwan

Taiwan is a successful and developing state, but it is not always easy for expats to find work and obtain an employment permit there. There are restrictions on the type of jobs that overseas personnel can apply for, due to a government policy on attracting skilled workers, although English teachers are still in high demand. … Read more

Thomas Underwood

Who are you? I’m Thomas. I’m 30 years old and from Australia and am living in Taiwan. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I’m so glad to have been born and raised in Australia. Australia has such a natural aptitude of caring and cultivating good worldly citizens.But if you want to experience everything … Read more

Larry, Taipei

Who are you? Larry. I’m Larry and I’m a foreigner in Taiwan.Where, when and why did you move abroad? I first moved abroad as a missionary for the LDS church in Taichung when I was 19, in 2011. What challenges did you face during the move? I really didn’t like the food to begin with, … Read more

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