UMID Card Application available in SSS POEA for Taiwan-bound Workers

The Unified Multi-Purpose ID or UMID Card is one of the requirements for the Taiwan working visa.

Filipinos who are members of the Social Security System or SSS and who are seeking employment in Taiwan are advised to apply for their UMID Cards directly at the SSS office in POEA or the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency for faster processing.

There has been a delay in the processing of UMID Cards because SSS has been trying to improve the quality of the UMID Card by upgrading the materials used to make it more durable.

This is only a special consideration for those who are applying for Taiwan working visa because UMID Card is required by the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines.

Applicants for the Taiwan working visa may present either their SSS 2D Barcode (Biometric) ID Card or the SSS Certification of UMID Card Production, which is available until May 15, 2016.

The UMID Cards can be picked up by either the applicants themselves or the liaison officers of their respective recruitment agencies on the scheduled date of release as arranged by SSS POEA.

The processing and release of UMID Cards are based on a first-in first-out basis.


So if you are applying for a working visa in Taiwan or if you know anyone who is, feel free to share this article to them.

And if you have further inquiries about the UMID Card Application process, you may visit the nearest SSS branch. You may also contact SSS ID Card Production Department at 924-6446 to 55 or email them at (Source)


List of Available Job Orders for Taiwan at the POEA website

As of this writing, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency or POEA has released 2,348 Job Orders for Taiwan from different recruitment agencies for the month of April 2016.

Majority of these Job Orders are for Factory Workers with 1,977 Job Orders approved.

Others are for Caretakers with 351 approved Job Orders; Nursing Aide for Institution and Domestic Helpers, each with 9 Job Orders approved; and 2 Job Orders approved for Engineers.

To see the complete list of available Job Orders for Taiwan, click this link to visit the POEA website.

Important Reminder:

POEA cannot guarantee that the job vacancies are still open because the recruitment agencies may at present have already accepted qualified applicants for the listed positions. 

Make sure to verify with the agency if the Job Order is still active or not.

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