Short-term and long-term visas, application requirements, waiting times, advantages and disadvantages of stay vs. resident visas, who needs an ARC, and why do people opt for permanent residency
While the moderators are happy to help point people in the right direction for legal assistance and to attempt to keep these forums civil and tidy, please bear in mind that an Internet forum is not the place for providing or receiving legal advice or for the creation of any attorney-client privileges or obligations. Also keep in mind that Forumosa and the moderators cannot conduct comprehensive reviews of all laws or legal concepts referenced or discussed within these forums – laws and regulations are updated and amended, interpretations do change, and sometimes the legal landscape can change very fast. Forumosa provides these legal forums for general informational purposes only. By using these legal forums, you agree that the information does not constitute legal or other professional advice and no attorney-client or other relationship is created between you and any other posters on these forums. DO NOT CONSIDER THE FORUMS TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING LEGAL ADVICE FROM A QUALIFIED LICENSED ATTORNEY.
going home in December, coming back January 4th.
ARC is expiring January 30th.
Simple question, what to do ?
Will they let me in back to TW with just little over 3 weeks left ?
Would it be better to apply for a new ARC already before
leaving Taiwan ?
How much time will the immigration need to issue a new ARC-Card ?
Please don't tell me to inquiry about this in person, because I
indeed will do so - but before that, I am interested in your opinions
regarding this (little) matter.
- Chair-throwing Legislator (rēng yǐzi de lìfǎ wěiyuán)
- Posts: 315
- ORIGINAL POSTER
- Joined: 15 May 2006, 03:00
I'll potentially be facing a similar situation in October, unless my employer cancels my contract/ARC when I leave at the end of July. (They were not sure if they would or not, depending on whether they needed the slot.) I pass back through here on my way for a visit back to the US. Not quite sure which documentation and status to enter/exit.
Dream! Explore! Discover!
- Lost Winning Lotto Ticket (zhòngjiǎng cǎiquàn nòngdiū le)
- Posts: 2942
- Joined: 15 Jan 2008, 17:12
- 91 Recommends(s)
- 34 Recognized(s)
You will have no problem. That's a whole 26 days before expiration!
They don't care how much time is left, all they care about is that it's still valid. I have been let in at 9 pm on Friday night the day before my ARC expired. So 3 hours before expiration and a guaranteed overstay (no way to get an extension on a Friday night!). I have had 3 ARCs expire, and for every one I entered Taiwan within a week or two before expiration. This year I will enter 6 days before my ARC expires.
This is not a problem at all.
- Sidewalk Geomancer (lù biān suàn mìng tān)
- Posts: 1014
- Joined: 04 Nov 2008, 10:18
- Location: Taipei
- 10 Recognized(s)
Return to Visa & Residency Issues
Who is online
Forumosans browsing this forum: No Forumosans and 3 visitors
The swift years slip and slide adown the steep;
The slow years pass; neither will come again.
-- WILLIAM SHARP