I just received my copy of the third edition of The Handy Guide for Foreigners in Taiwan, a 112-page booklet published by the central government's Research, Development & Evaluation Commission. I served as one of five English-language advisers (by far the most eminent of whom was Doris Brougham) updating the book. Rather than go through the booklet word-by-word, line-by-line, we made suggestions as to what should and shouldn't be included, and how the layout could be improved.
The guide is packed with useful telephone numbers and website addresses, and explains to expatriates and visitors how to travel around the island (public transportation and self-driving), as well as studying, investing, and health care.
Copies should be available at local branches of the National Immigration Agency. If you go to this page and scroll down, you'll see a link to the pdf of the English-language edition.
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