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Q1. Am I able to join Taiwan’s National Health Insurance?
A1. Foreign youth participating in the working holiday program in Taiwan shall purchase sufficient commercial health insurance to cover their medical expenses during their stay in Taiwan. Nationals of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, and Slovakia are not eligible to join Taiwan’s National Health Insurance with a working holiday visa.

UK nationals participating in Taiwan’s working holiday program may apply for an Alien Resident Certificate, with which they become eligible to enroll in Taiwan’s National Health Insurance. Employees should be registered with the NHI by the employer on the first day of employment. Unemployed persons should enroll in the NHI through local government offices after having resided in Taiwan for six consecutive months. Details on insurance eligibility and benefits can be found in the Handbook of Taiwan’s National Health Insurance, which is available in six languages, i.e., Chinese, English, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, and Vietnamese.
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