catfish13 wrote:DDL980 wrote:There is in fact an explicit law. I don't have the link BUT if you call up the ROC immigration agency they will in fact tell you, that you cannot get an ARC. I was recently denied an ARC renewal last month. This is article 18. Truth be told, Dual Nationals were not suppose to be given an ARC in the first place. But, the military service office has told immigration to up the monitoring.
May I ask under what purpose your ARC was issued in the first place? Did you apply as a dependent or was it work-related? If you were denied a renewal for a work visa wouldn't your position also be terminated?
Simply put it doesn't matter what reason you got........the fact is . You can't get an ARC anymore if you are TW male that has never done military service, lest you are 36 years old. Also my work contract was terminated. But my boss just said I was taking a two week break. I came back and now I am working in TW as a TW citizen.
Honestly, if Taiwan were soooo concerned with us being leeches. I honestly would just let many dual nationals use ARCs. Since with an ARC You only get second class citizenship benefits, pay overall higher taxes, but still are eligible for military service. Now I am back here working, I am pretty much doing the same shit. On my ARC i still flew out every four months,but now I pay a lower tax rate. lower health insurance rates, and I can also do investments in TW, get a cell phone plan that isn't that rip off prepaid stuff, apply for Credit cards. So in revoking my renwal for an ARC, the only thing they did to me was make me miss two weeks of work, but now I am back and I can be an even bigger leech than I was before. Ironic isn't it?