I think that this topic applies to more than one forum.
I am an American, just married to a Taiwanese National. I have been talking to a few people (Namely Richard, and the local Foreign Affairs Police here in Taichung) and the information that I have and understand for ANYONE (Regardless of where you are from) if you get married to a Taiwan National is this:
After you meet the requirements for actually getting married (These vary a little from country to country ..... and this is not the topic I am talking about since I am married now and already went thru all of that business - I actually got married here in Taichung and am not planning on "Getting married" in the USA since the USA recognizes foreign marriages with no problems) So, once you actually are legally married to a Taiwan National, as of MID MAY 2003 ? you, as a foreigner - are now allowed to work in Taiwan - period - No JFRV, no work visa from any employer, no personal work permit, etc
Here's the scoop
According to the new revised Article 48 of the Employment Services Act (Which changed as of mid-May 2003 - This year - If you are married to a local national and have permanent residency rights
based on that marriage - then you no longer fall into the Article 51 Category and NO LONGER NEED A WORK PERMIT or VISA to work in Taiwan.
I did not apply for any special JFRV - as I get the impression that they no longer exist. From this document there are now two kinds of work permits in Taiwan. A "Personal Work Permit" and an "Employer based work permit" and you need neither of them - or any work permit if you are married to a local national and have permanent residency rights based on that marriage.
This information also reinforces the information that I got when I was applying for and picking up my ARC (I asked BOTH times and got the same answer BOTH times) - I told them I wanted to live and work here with no restrictions and no employer based work permit. - The 1st time I was there, the guy went into the back to talk to someone with more updated information I suspect - and he came back and he simply stated to me that After I got my ARC, I could work in Taiwan. - I said, that's it.. He said yes - "Things just recently changed"
The second time I was there (Picking up my ARC) I asked them again ? different person and shockingly, the same answer ... Yes, you can now work in Taiwan, you need nothing more to work in Taiwan .... I asked when this information changed ? the lady said, "This year" she did not know what month.
Si this supports the information of Article 48 of the Employment Services Act.
Here is the link:
So, I pose the question to the forum .... Is this information true?
Can people that are married to Taiwan Nationals and have permanent residency rights based on that marriage now freely work in Taiwan without any kind of Work Permit, Work Visa, Personal work visa etc????
Thanks in advance