Business Registration

Step-by-Step Guide

This guide provides a structured approach to starting various types of businesses, such as a branch office, a representative office, a private limited liability company or a company limited by shares as a subsidiary, a general partnership, a limited partnership, or a sole proprietorship for registration in Taiwan.
Step 1: Decide on a Business Structure
Step 2: Get Chinese and English Company Name Approval
Step 3: Find Premises
Step 4: Obtain Registration, Incorporation and Permit
Step 5: Taxation
Step 6: A case study: Registering a Private Limited Liability Company

Steps 4: Registration, Incorporation and Permits

Registration and Incorporation

Foreign individuals and entities are required to engage a professional agent, a Certified Public Accountant or a Lawyer to prepare documentation and file all application for the investment in Taiwan.

Business Permits and Licenses

Sometimes special licenses are needed to conduct a specific type of business and your registered company will have to apply for a business license such as.

  • Professional services such as Construction, Civil Engineering, Architect, need an occupational license
  • Permit for certain types of business activities you need to apply for Business Activity Licenses
  • Certain types of business such as travel agencies ,and foreign worker employment agencies need to apply for a Special License and provide a Guarantee Bond for operating the business.

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