In Taiwan, employers may not request unnecessary information from job applicants, including medical records, psychiatric test results, and personal information like criminal records and credit scores. They may use third parties to conduct background checks if the information is necessary for the job or required in the public interest, and if the job applicant provides their consent. Third parties are only allowed to collect publicly available data. Before any data is collected, the employer must inform the employee of the details and their rights under the Personal Data Protection Act. Foreign employees must have work permits to work in Taiwan, which must be renewed every three years, and specific industries may require additional documentation. Employers may not conduct background checks or drug tests prior to employment.

Zinc's background check turnaround times

Please note these background check turnaround times are averages for the country. Actual check times may vary and depend on a number of factors including the resident country's process time as well as the candidate's document submission speed.
Financial (mins)
20
Criminal (days)
2
Media (mins)
14
Reference (days)
2
identity (mins)
140
Education (days)
12.57
Address (days)
2
Sanctions (mins)
25

Right-to-work rules

Rules apply for citizens as well as non-citizens working in the country
National ID Accepted?
Passport
Other passport accepted?
Any other routes (any type of citizen)
Body name
Foreign Citizens
Natural citizens: Alternative routes

Background check summary

No items found.
Country details
Birthrate
12.56
Population
capital
GDP ($/capita)
23400
TLD
developed/developing
Currency
Net migration
0
Literacy(%)
96.1

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