The Taiwan company registration form is a document completed during the application process for registering a new Taiwanese company.
If the application process is approved, authorities stamp this form and issue the company with a registration number.
When dealing with Taiwanese companies, requesting & verifying a copy of their Taiwan company registration form is a useful step to ensure that they are a legitimate business.
To register a company in Taiwan, companies must complete a Taiwan company registration form (公司設立登記表) and submit to the Taiwanese authorities handling company registration.
There are actually many different Taiwan company registration forms available, depending on the type of company being registered.
Here are some examples:
Each form is in a similar format and is completed in traditional Chinese characters. They vary in length (typically 2 to 4 pages long) as the content changes depending on the type of company being registered.
However, the first page of each form is fairly consistent and contains the key information about the company's registration. It is this page which is typically provided by Taiwanese companies as proof of registration.
For example, this is what the first page of the Taiwan company registration form for a limited liability company looks like:
As you would expect, there is plenty of information displayed and this can be very useful for getting a better understanding of the business.
Of course the information varies form by form, but from the limited liability company registration form above (which is also used for company mergers), we can find a host of information in 3 different sections.
In the top section of the form from left to right:
The middle section of the form contains the following information labeled 1 to 8 in Chinese characters (一，二，三，四，五，六，七，八):
The bottom section of the form contains the following information:
Unlike in Mainland China, where applications must be made to the Administration for Industry and Commerce, Taiwan offers a few different options when registering a company.
Although company registrations are each recorded with the Ministry of Economic Affairs Department of Commerce, the application can also be made with the Ministry of Economic Development and at various local municipal governments, such as Taipei City Government and Kaohsiung City Government.
There is even an English language website available for registering a company in Taiwan online.
Prior to November 2001 Taiwanese companies were issued with a rather attractive business license (經濟部公司執照) which looked like this:
If you are dealing with a Taiwanese company that was registered before then, you may be given a copy of this document.
However, for Taiwan companies registered after 2001, an approved Taiwan company registration form is the closest equivalent.
Although their website is available in English, it generally should be searched in traditional Chinese, except for registered foreign companies.
A more convenient option is to order a China Checkup Taiwan Essential Verification report. Let our experts research the company and receive our PDF report direct to your inbox.
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