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Can I get married with my girlfriend on Tourist Visa?

Postby vickysmackdown » 01 May 2012, 00:23

Hello Guys

I have a serious confusion. For my Visa approval my girlfriend sent me invitation letter. Now I got 14 days visa only. My purpose of Visa was Visit and Tourism. But now we are planning to get married in 14 days when I am there. I am still here in my country now and getting my Affidavit of Single Status attested by TECC. I am afraid if it is legal to get married on Tourist Visa as I didn't mention my intention to marry on my Visa application. Would it cause any problem to both of us later? As TECC gave me 14 days visa, we have a plan to get married in Taiwan and when I am back in my country I can apply for Resident Visa. Would that be alright? Please Help!

thanks to all you guys in advance.
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Re: Can I get married with my girlfriend on Tourist Visa?

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 01 May 2012, 01:57

vickysmackdown wrote:Hello Guys

I have a serious confusion. For my Visa approval my girlfriends sent me invitation letter. Now I got 14 days visa only. My purpose of Visa was Visit and Tourism. But now we are planning to get married in 14 days when I am there. I am still here in my country now and getting my Affidavit of Single Status attested by TECC. I am afraid if it is legal to get married on Tourist Visa as I didn't mention my intention to marry on my Visa application. Would it cause any problem to both of us later? As TECC gave me 14 days visa, we have a plan to get married in Taiwan and when I am back in my country I can apply for Resident Visa. Would that be alright? Please Help!

thanks to all you guys in advance.


It's fine. Congratulations to the both of you. :bow:
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Re: Can I get married with my girlfriend on Tourist Visa?

Postby vickysmackdown » 01 May 2012, 02:14

Northcoast Surfer wrote:
vickysmackdown wrote:Hello Guys

I have a serious confusion. For my Visa approval my girlfriends sent me invitation letter. Now I got 14 days visa only. My purpose of Visa was Visit and Tourism. But now we are planning to get married in 14 days when I am there. I am still here in my country now and getting my Affidavit of Single Status attested by TECC. I am afraid if it is legal to get married on Tourist Visa as I didn't mention my intention to marry on my Visa application. Would it cause any problem to both of us later? As TECC gave me 14 days visa, we have a plan to get married in Taiwan and when I am back in my country I can apply for Resident Visa. Would that be alright? Please Help!

thanks to all you guys in advance.


It's fine. Congratulations to the both of you. :bow:


Thanks for reply ..now feel bit relaxed ...I was thinking i will put my girlfriend in trouble ....thanks a lot again :) :)
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Re: Can I get married with my girlfriend on Tourist Visa?

Postby Chris » 01 May 2012, 10:58

You can get married here, but you will have to leave before the visa expires. You won;t get an automatic extension just by marrying. That paperwork will have to be worked out later.

But... you need an invitation letter to get a tourist visa??? And only 14 days at that? That surprises me.
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Re: Can I get married with my girlfriend on Tourist Visa?

Postby vickysmackdown » 01 May 2012, 11:36

Chris wrote:You can get married here, but you will have to leave before the visa expires. You won;t get an automatic extension just by marrying. That paperwork will have to be worked out later.

But... you need an invitation letter to get a tourist visa??? And only 14 days at that? That surprises me.



Thanks for reply Chris

Yes, I am surprised too, and my gf cried a lot for two days and fell sick when I told her that I only got 14 days with "No Extension" Visa. We were expecting that I will get 60 days Visitor Visa (extendable one) and then get married in Taiwan. With my application I gave them my bank statement showing $4000 and she also gave some documents proving her own house and good money in her account, to support my case. But I don't know if they even read my Covering Letter and Invitation letter with my application. I don't know why they ask the plan letter when they don't want to give that much period as we want. I guess that's to spoil the visitor's plan :D :D. I booked a round trip ticket, to return back within 55 days and my everyday plan in the letter i mentioned. Though it was all useless. Later i needed to cancel that ticket and buy another round trip ticket for 14 days. I didn't mention in the letter she is my girlfriend and we want to marry. Because many people suggested me that better I wont mention it or I can never come to Taiwan. A guy on the counter said that they only will give you 14 days visa for tourism or visiting purpose. I guess its their policy, based on nationality, though India and Taiwan has good relation and Taiwan has huge market in India. Now we are fine, and just planning to get married and spend a good time together when I am in Taiwan. When I am back I will apply for Resident Visa. I am not sure they will give me Resident Visa as I am not from native English speaking country, but still I hope for good. :)

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Re: Can I get married with my girlfriend on Tourist Visa?

Postby bigduke6 » 01 May 2012, 12:08

You can get a residence visa once you are married to national. Does not matter what country you are from.
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Re: Can I get married with my girlfriend on Tourist Visa?

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 01 May 2012, 12:14

vickysmackdown wrote:When I am back I will apply for Resident Visa. I am not sure they will give me Resident Visa as I am not from native English speaking country, but still I hope for good. :)


The resident visa will be based on joining family (your future wife). The specific title of the visa is Joining Family Resident Visa (JFRV). This has absolutely nothing to do with being from a native English speaking country. It only has to do with joining family who are Taiwan nationals, in your case, your future wife. There will be no issues with you getting a JFRV, so long as the marriage is genuine, and since you are from India, the government officials will make you jump through rings of fire to prove that your marriage is genuine and not just a marriage of convenience for economic immigration purposes.

Chris is absolutely correct. Please heed his words. Come to Taiwan for 14 days, marry your girlfriend during this time, but DO NOT overstay your 14 day visa. Leave on time and then process your JFRV in India.
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