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how can I get a resident visa?

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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how can I get a resident visa?

Postby julianlvf » 19 Dec 2005, 00:13

I've been here for more than five years. my visa is going to expired by next year.is there any way i can stay longer.I have few questions to ask
1.can I get a resident if i buy a house in taiwan?is there any limitation of money or the ping of the house ?
2. if I get married with a taiwanese girl,how long it will take to get an ROC id?if I get an id, do I have to join the army service?
I would really appreciate if someone could answer my questions.thanks.
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Re: how can I get a resident?

Postby shifty » 19 Dec 2005, 09:51

julianlvf wrote:I've been here for more than five years. my visa is going to expired by next year.is there any way I can stay longer.I have few questions to ask
1.can I get a resident if i buy a house in Taiwan?is there any limitation of money or the ping of the house ?
2. if I get married with a Taiwanese girl,how long it will take to get an ROC id?if I get an id, do I have to join the army service?
I would really appreciate if someone could answer my questions.thanks.


As far as I understand it you are not allowed to buy a house, as for the marriage thing there are tons of great threads on that issue with every anwser and link you could ever want.

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Re: how can I get a resident?

Postby Satellite TV » 19 Dec 2005, 13:43

julianlvf wrote:I've been here for more than five years. my visa is going to expired by next year.is there any way I can stay longer.I have few questions to ask
1.can I get a resident if i buy a house in Taiwan?is there any limitation of money or the ping of the house ?
2. if I get married with a Taiwanese girl,how long it will take to get an ROC id?if I get an id, do I have to join the army service?
I would really appreciate if someone could answer my questions.thanks.


Oh Shit, after 5 years you want to become legal and hit the panic button lol...

Buying property will not get you residency. If you get married then residency is quick. Becoming an ROC national like myself takes years.

You don't get to join the Army if you get your ID card after 35... well at least I didnt and cooling tower hasnt been drafted either.

You can get residency by starting your own company too if marriage isnt what you have in mind.
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Re: how can I get a resident?

Postby miltownkid » 21 Dec 2005, 05:49

shifty wrote:As far as I understand it you are not allowed to buy a house, as for the marriage thing there are tons of great threads on that issue with every anwser and link you could ever want.

As far as I understand it you are allowed to buy a house (though it won't help the residency issue.)

To answer your original question, the ways I know are as follows:

"Continually" holding an ARC for 5 years. Continually holding an ARC based on marraige for 3 years (this is to get a passport, if that's what you mean by residency.) If you want an APRC (some kind of magical ARC that lets you stay here and not work/study/be married/preach the word/etc.) add 2 years the the values I posted.

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