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
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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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