greves wrote:As far as I know, you will need an FBI background check. Here's the list:
http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=186 ... e=778&mp=2
It's not listed on there, but I believe it will fall under "other requested documents" and is now standard procedure.
globalgourmand wrote:I've been researching for months about this... we're getting conflicting info from the TECO offices... I've certainly googled "dependant ARC Taiwan" (and the mistaken "dependent") many a time and read manymany a thread (including your very helpful account which occurred in Taiwan, not back home, but was so nice and clear.) I guess I'm just looking for increased confirmation about overseas applications since I still feel a little unsure. Or maybe I'm just dense!
Regardless, he's going to our local TECO in the US today to apply for whatever it is that will get him here on my ARC. Both of us with giant fingers crossed... last time she said he'd need the FBI background check which she'd never mentioned before and is not concurrent with your experience. Another office in the US said he'd need a health check, which is not concurrent with the other office or your experience. I'll report back on what happens.
greves wrote:I'm pretty sure you're wrong about this.
Check this link: https://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtop ... &p=1466308
I had also enquired about this with NIA in Kaohsiung and was told the same. It was on an official-looking list of documents required, too.
An alien joining alien family still gets a JFRV - so they will definitely need the FBI background check.
Also, it is not possible to get *any* ARC before coming to Taiwan, as ARC's are issued by local NIA offices. It is, however, possible to get the resident visa before coming, for both the employed spouse and the dependent spouse. The documentation would be exactly the same as a resident visa applied for from within Taiwan.
If it's going to be in Taiwan, which in this case would make things easier if OP's SO can get the FBI background check while still Stateside, then OP's SO should arrive on a visitor visa with "visiting relatives" as the purpose of visit and a copy of OP's ARC. I say easier because the health check will be easier to get in Taiwan than in the US with no insurance.
It really annoys me that so many people on this forum post advice of the form: "X might be true, but I don't think so because of a personal story from years ago." Laws change, and we would do well to at least look for the newest information when we post what is supposed to be helpful advice.
FYI, the health check is around $1600-1800 NT, generally. It depends on the hospital and exactly which health check form needs to be filled out.
Confuzius wrote:Be annoyed all you want, I did this last year, no FBI background check.
And you seem to not realize:
jfrv DOES NOT EQUAL dependent ARC
Have you ever gone through the process of getting a dependent arc?
I have no clue whatsoever about jfrv, never said I did.
You say "a foreign spouse joining another foreign spouse gets a jfrv",not necesarilly, they can get a dependent arc (like I did), which seems to be a hellovalot less trouble.
And I am not sure if that statement of yours is even correct, or why would I have gotten a dependent arc?
But either way, what I said is 100% accurate...if you do not know the dependent arc process, maybe you shouldnt be giving false advice about it.
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