Greetings! Please excuse me if this is a silly question, but I am having trouble finding what I need, and thought I'd ask the experts. Expats. Expert expats. Whateva.
In short: my wife is Taiwanese, I am from the US, and we are thinking about heading to the 人間的天堂. I intend to do some part-time English teaching there while pursuing some dreams on the side.
So I have been sorting through all the various info, and it looks like if I am going to apply for a visa on the basis of my wife -- the "joining family" one, methinketh -- (and follow this up with ARC on the same basis, once I'm in Taiwan), I need to have a medical exam at the time of visa application.
But there's a problem. As an uninsured new graduate, I am really really not in the mood to drop big bucks on the blood tests and exams will cost in the US of A.
Is there a way I can do this stuff in Taiwan and still apply for an ARC on the basis of my wife? I understand that a one-month visa-waiver entry will forbid that, and we've been told a tourist visa would, too.