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Resident visa nonsense - what now?

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
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Postby Juba » 21 Oct 2005, 15:25

llary wrote:CPA...MOEA...TRO...

You're losing us. Well, you're losing me, anyway.

llary wrote:I'm good friends with a MOEA representative...I visited the 經濟部 again today (sorry, don't even know what the hell that is in English)

In fact you are even losing yourself. 經濟部 = Ministry of Economic Affairs = MOEA = www.moea.gov.tw
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Re: Jargon

Postby llary » 21 Oct 2005, 17:06

Believe me, I lost it a long time ago.

CPA = Chartered Public Accountant (?)
TRO = Taipei [sic] Representative Office

Reminds me of the British satirist Chris Morris who used to get celebrities to support fake causes with stupid acronyms like HOECS GAMES and NONCE SENSE.

Juba wrote:
llary wrote:CPA...MOEA...TRO...

You're losing us. Well, you're losing me, anyway.

llary wrote:I'm good friends with a MOEA representative...I visited the 經濟部 again today (sorry, don't even know what the hell that is in English)

In fact you are even losing yourself. 經濟部 = Ministry of Economic Affairs = MOEA = www.moea.gov.tw
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Postby llary » 21 Oct 2005, 17:52

Just when I was about to lose all hope with Taiwan, a girl I know at Formosa TV called me out of the blue. I helped her ages ago with some documentary about Hakka awareness and she heard of my plight through a mutual friend.. anyway, the Hakka society she works for is willing to give me some kind of contract for audio-visual services so if they come good she's saved my bacon.

I have to ask though - what about people who want to bring businesses here or invest in Taiwan but give up? What about people who don't have friends or contacts high up enough? I know it's a tired point, but Taiwan just can't afford to throw away foreign investment through dodgy bureacracy.
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Woooo!

Postby llary » 18 Nov 2005, 01:15

Not that anyone cares, but I received my resident visa yesterday and can pick up my 3 year ARC on Monday. I'm very, very, very relieved. Once I got the contract it was all plain sailing. Big thanks to everyone who's helped and supported me over the past year or so!
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Postby Lord Lucan » 18 Nov 2005, 08:57

Congratulations! See, the guanxi worked! (The Taiwanese pop star thing would have worked a treat too!)
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Postby Belgian Pie » 18 Nov 2005, 09:33

Hi, I followed your missery path here and am relieved you got all your papers now ... good luck with the business :bravo:
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