Bringing the Mother-In-Law in Taiwan

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Bringing the Mother-In-Law in Taiwan

Postby dasaint » 28 Oct 2011, 17:38

I am a Naturalized Taiwan Citizen with a foreign wife and two kids. Unfortunately, I'm already an orphan so my kids are missing out on the joys of having a grand parent. Would it be possible to bring over to Taiwan my mother-in-law and be granted a resident visa so she can live with us? Has anyone ever done this or had any experience of sort? Thanks!
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Re: Bringing the Mother-In-Law in Taiwan

Postby lupillus » 28 Oct 2011, 18:32

No. She can get a visitation visa, but not a family sponsored ARC. If you want her to stay more than a few months out of the year, she may have to "marry" a Taiwanese citizen.

What country does she hold citizenship in?
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Re: Bringing the Mother-In-Law in Taiwan

Postby dasaint » 28 Oct 2011, 21:30

lupillus wrote:No. She can get a visitation visa, but not a family sponsored ARC. If you want her to stay more than a few months out of the year, she may have to "marry" a Taiwanese citizen.

What country does she hold citizenship in?


Philippine citizen. When I got my citizenship, I was told by the Household Registration Office that I could bring my parents over to live with me if I wanted. Unfortunately they are both dead.
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Re: Bringing the Mother-In-Law in Taiwan

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 29 Oct 2011, 21:27

dasaint wrote:
lupillus wrote:No. She can get a visitation visa, but not a family sponsored ARC. If you want her to stay more than a few months out of the year, she may have to "marry" a Taiwanese citizen.

What country does she hold citizenship in?


Philippine citizen. When I got my citizenship, I was told by the Household Registration Office that I could bring my parents over to live with me if I wanted. Unfortunately they are both dead.


What if she adopted you?

But I think she should be able to come on yearly visitation visas, so it's just a once-yearly visa run.
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Re: Bringing the Mother-In-Law in Taiwan

Postby Mucha Man » 29 Oct 2011, 21:34

You can usually extend visas if you have family members here. My sister stayed with us for six months, renewing her visa twice.

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Parents of foreign spouses may apply for family-based visitor visa to the cousulates and missions of R.O.C. abroad.


http://taiwanwhatsup.immigration.gov.tw ... 29989&mp=2
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: Bringing the Mother-In-Law in Taiwan

Postby dasaint » 31 Oct 2011, 08:43

Muzha Man wrote:You can usually extend visas if you have family members here. My sister stayed with us for six months, renewing her visa twice.

Also:

Parents of foreign spouses may apply for family-based visitor visa to the cousulates and missions of R.O.C. abroad.


http://taiwanwhatsup.immigration.gov.tw ... 29989&mp=2


Thank you Muzha man. I was actually looking for that link! I am going to try and write a letter of appeal for a resident visa for my mother-in-law and I will keep you guys posted of any developments.
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Re: Bringing the Mother-In-Law in Taiwan

Postby Mucha Man » 31 Oct 2011, 10:56

Good luck.
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