switching schools: the process

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switching schools: the process

Postby clickety_clack » 09 May 2012, 21:57

Could someone with experience please give me a brief outline of the process for changing schools, without having to leave Taiwan?
I currently work at a cram school/kindy. Once I have completed my current contract, I hope to start teaching at a different school. I have no idea of what sort of timeline I could follow, and what sort of beurocratic red tape to expect.
How many months before the expiration of my current contract should I start looking for, and secure a new job?
Will I have to re-submit all my documents, like criminal record check, degree? etc etc
Would I keep my old ARC and health card? What's the process for changing all the info, like employment details and address, on it? Would I have to do another medical exam?
Any other details would be appreciated!
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Re: switching schools: the process

Postby Realgroovychick » 01 Jul 2012, 22:51

I really hope someone answers this post as I have the same question. The date on my ARC is also different from the date of my contract....
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Re: switching schools: the process

Postby Charlie Jack » 02 Jul 2012, 01:08

I've switched jobs twice since I've been here, but that was a long time ago, so I don't remember the details very well, and both times I wasn't very orderly in the way I did it.

This looks like a good discussion of the issue, from 2010:

http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph ... 8#p1145118

Here's a somewhat similar discussion:

http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph ... 2#p1436012

The post linked immediately above links in turn to these Tealit pages:

http://www.tealit.com/article_categorie ... g#changing

http://www.tealit.com/article_categorie ... le=leaving

Here's another discussion along somewhat similar lines:

http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph ... 7#p1291507

Here's something from 2008:

http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph ... 29#p900929

Maybe someone will come along and add, correct, or clarify.

Hope this helps.


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Re: switching schools: the process

Postby Puppet » 03 Jul 2012, 12:21

Whether you stay or go, the process will be similar.

--Get your health check now. (Or at least once you finish reading this post). The health check is good for 6 months, but sometimes takes a while to get the results.

--Go to the tax office and have them print out a form showing that you paid your taxes last year.

--Take the health check, passport (don't let them keep the passport), photos, and tax form to the new or old employer. They'll file for your work permit.

--Take all the stuff to immigration once you have it to get your ARC

Just give your school enough notice to make sure they have time to find a teacher and you stay on good terms with them.
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Re: switching schools: the process

Postby Whole Lotta Lotta » 30 Jul 2012, 19:38

Here's one way you could do it:
Step one, get an APRC. Step two, change schools whenever you want.
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