By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-Online applications for the extension of migrant workers’
contracts are available now, Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Tuesday, praising the new system for being more efficient.
To take advantage of the service, the employer have to log onto the website, which is managed by the MOL’s Workforce Development Agency, complete the application form and pay the fee, the ministry said.
The 24-hour online service reduces the processing time, removes the need to submit a paper application to the MOL during government office hours, and cuts out the part of the process that requires the approval to be mailed to the applicant, the ministry said.
The application for the extension of migrant workers’ contracts is the latest MOL service to go online, after the ministry introduced electronic applications for hiring migrant workers, work permits for blue-collar foreign workers, and reports on departures, arrivals and escapes of migrant workers. [FULL STORY]