ironlady wrote:80sStar wrote:ironlady wrote:Good luck if you get picked up by someone with a bone to pick against you, and you've been seen volunteering/working remotely/whatever. Until it happens to you, and the police show up at your door, you have no idea.
They can have a bone to pick all they want. If OP is performing tasks on his computer for a foreign company, which is located in a foreign country and is being paid in a foreign country, local authorities would have trouble proving that he was even doing work of any sort, much less work in Taiwan.
Volunteering, accepting local employment, freelancing for local companies, and other related matters are covered under local work permit regulations. Do any of those and you possibly would be vulnerable to someone "with a bone to pick with you."
It's so cute when folks believe actual proof is needed to get you deported. What's next, articles about the contributions of foreign residents in the Apple Daily?
So, if OP is subject to random arrest and deportation, why are we even having this discussion? Surely the legality, or illegality, of what OP is proposes is moot. According to you, he'd better watch his back in this wild-eastern outpost! The bad ol' FAP cum NIA are out to get us whities. There's a new sheriff in town, y'all. Nonsense.
I've managed to live 10+ years without a single issue with regards to my residence. I understand that things used to be different. ARCs were rare, spouses of ROC nationals had no work rights, APRC didn't exist and basically all foreigners were illegal. Those days are long gone. ARC is readily available for legal foreign employees with proper qualifications. Permanent residence and open work rights are available after 5 years. Open work rights are granted from day one to spouses of ROC nationals now. I do not now, nor have I ever lived in fear of random arrest or deportation. Never even been asked for my ID outside of traffic matters. It's as I wrote in the FAP thread: Those of us who live within the law have nothing to fear from it.