JFRV and Work Rights for Foreign Spouses

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Re: JFRV and Work Rights for Foreign Spouses

Postby adguy » 16 Mar 2012, 18:14

we did look into getting married here... however, as you mentioned, we needed a document proving that we are single, which of course, we are not — because we're already married! it's a catch-22.

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Re: JFRV and Work Rights for Foreign Spouses

Postby SJD » 16 Mar 2012, 23:32

Geez adguy, I feel for you. That sounds like a nightmare. I hope we don't run into all that nonsense.

Belgian Pie wrote: As long as you produce the required documents when changing to a JFRV and later on ARC, and do the medical, no one here will say a thing.


This is the tricky bit. Adguy can't seem to obtain the required documents, and I'm not sure whether the govenment in Taiwan will accept the new Canadian citizen 90 day no-visa visa, or whether I need to request what should be an unnecessary 60 day tourist visa. :ponder:
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Re: JFRV and Work Rights for Foreign Spouses

Postby cfimages » 17 Mar 2012, 07:21

adguy wrote:they got a tote bag because it is a MIRACLE that someone secured a JFRV.

i got my fbi check back finally. I have my marriage license, and I have both translated. the teco office in the states said that I need to surrender my actual official marriage license to them AND have it notarized in the states... which is illegal. i actually flew back to the states to do it in person, and got nowhere with the teco office in los angeles. finally i just tried to get two notaries to do it anyway but they both said they absolutely cannot notarize a vital record... it is by its nature, notarized automatically. they also said that i should never give away my vital records, just for some office to keep the original. also, the la teco office also said that the fbi document must be authorized by the teco office in washington d.c. only and it will take about 30 days.

month six... still no jfrv. so yes, if you can actually pull this off, you should get a tote bag at the very least. :fume:


Can't you just get another official copy of your marriage certificate and give them that? I'd assume TECO would give it back pretty quickly anyway but even if they lost it, it wouldn't be a big deal as you'd have another for yourself. Getting a JFRV is a very simple procedure that has been done by countless others before. There's really no reason for you to have difficulties with it.
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Re: JFRV and Work Rights for Foreign Spouses

Postby Belgian Pie » 17 Mar 2012, 08:28

To be honest, I've never heard of a TECO that wants and keeps the official document, they are normally only interested in a notarized copy plus the original to check if they are the same document ... Think about a drivers license that you want to have stamped in a TECO for verification, they can not keep your original.

In Taiwan you get 3 official copies of your marriage license, in English and Chinese ... So total six.
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Re: JFRV and Work Rights for Foreign Spouses

Postby ceevee369 » 06 Apr 2012, 16:03

sandman wrote:You got a tote bag? Damn! Times have changed.


We got a tote bag, my wife bargained for another one (for the kids la)

When we stepped out, 2 tote bags, 2 mugs, a 2012 calendar and the little guide about the foreign spouses helpline when we get beaten up by our partners :thumbsup: Taiwan rocks
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Re: JFRV and Work Rights for Foreign Spouses

Postby bismarck » 07 Apr 2012, 02:50

ceevee369 wrote:
sandman wrote:You got a tote bag? Damn! Times have changed.


We got a tote bag, my wife bargained for another one (for the kids la)

When we stepped out, 2 tote bags, 2 mugs, a 2012 calendar and the little guide about the foreign spouses helpline when we get beaten up by our partners :thumbsup: Taiwan rocks

Yeah, don't let that little woman beat you up, man! You call that hotline, sailor!! :thumbsup:
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Re: JFRV and Work Rights for Foreign Spouses

Postby Yoda » 05 Jul 2012, 19:52

I really need some clarity on the issue. My wife is an American citizen working here with an ARC. I'm also an American citizen and I would like to be a dependent under her ARC. Do I need to get a FBI background check? Also will I be applying for a JFRV? Or will I be applying for something else? Thanks!
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Re: JFRV and Work Rights for Foreign Spouses

Postby bismarck » 06 Jul 2012, 14:46

Yoda wrote:I really need some clarity on the issue. My wife is an American citizen working here with an ARC. I'm also an American citizen and I would like to be a dependent under her ARC. Do I need to get a FBI background check? Also will I be applying for a JFRV? Or will I be applying for something else? Thanks!

All I can say with certainty is that you will not be applying for a JFRV. JFRV stands for Joining family Residence Visa, and AFAIK, that is only when your spouse or family is Taiwanese.
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Re: JFRV and Work Rights for Foreign Spouses

Postby Confuzius » 07 Jul 2012, 00:39

bismarck wrote:
Yoda wrote:I really need some clarity on the issue. My wife is an American citizen working here with an ARC. I'm also an American citizen and I would like to be a dependent under her ARC. Do I need to get a FBI background check? Also will I be applying for a JFRV? Or will I be applying for something else? Thanks!

All I can say with certainty is that you will not be applying for a JFRV. JFRV stands for Joining family Residence Visa, and AFAIK, that is only when your spouse or family is Taiwanese.


True.

And you do not need an FBI background check for a dependent ARC (which is what you will apply for, NOT a JFRV). Did it last year with my wife when she was the only one with a job.
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Re: JFRV and Work Rights for Foreign Spouses

Postby zigmun » 11 Aug 2012, 16:15

Hi everyone!

I'm new here, first post :)

I have few questions and this seems the appropriate topic to ask.
I have a job offer in Taichung and will get an ARC visa, to stay with me my wife would need a JFRV right?
I'm French and she's Chinese, I understand there are different rules for Chinese citizens to get that JFRV, I've read mixed feedback on internet and not really up to date as visa regulations between Taiwan and China are changing quite fast.

So does anyone have recent info about a similar case? I'll be glad to hear it thanks!
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