Our client, a large US-based healthcare entity for whom we had already provided services in China, set a goal to expand their presence in the Chinese and Taiwanese markets in the years 2020 and 2021. The company’s director of operations, a US citizen born in Taiwan, found himself stranded in his native country on a visit to his family, due to the Coronavirus. Taking advantage of the situation, the company appointed him to be their local brand ambassador to Taiwan.
As a US citizen, the newly appointed brand ambassador had visited his native country on a short-term tourist visa. He did not have a registered household in Taiwan, making him ineligible to work there long-term. The timeframe to apply and receive a work visa in Taiwan is normally 3 to 4 weeks. Our client wanted to expedite the legal process, so their employee could begin work as soon as possible.
Thanks to Acumen’s Express Global Employment solution, we were able to fast-track the visa application process, so the company’s brand ambassador could quickly step into his new role. Under normal circumstances, acquiring a long-term work visa entails a 3-step process:
- Work Permit
- Visitor Visa/Resident Visa
- Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)
To cut corners, we began by collecting the necessary documents, including:
- Academic credentials
- Job description
- Employment contract
With documents in hand, we immediately applied for a work permit, completing the process within a week and enabling the employee to begin work.
But we didn’t stop there. Once our client’s employee received his work permit, we immediately applied for a resident visa and an Alien Resident Certificate (ACR), which took less than10 days, cutting the normal application time in half.*
Acumen International successfully expedited a smooth and compliant in-country immigration procedure, providing an effective remote hiring solution for our client. As a result, the company is now planning to expand its Taiwanese and Chinese workforce, relying on Acumen’s Global Employment Solutions to help meet their goals for global expansion.*
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*Note: In this particular case, the employee was a high-profile US professional born in Taiwan, which helped to streamline the visa application process. Results for in-country immigration procedures vary from case to case, based on a variety of factors including the employee’s nationality. Visit our website for more information, or contact our team.