chubbypanda wrote:Cooperations wrote:The problem is the work permit (which I need for the arc), which requires a lot of paperwork, time, and hassle because it is through my company. ... Basically, as things are, I would probably need to spend about 10k to get the new and final work permit and then spend another 10k for the aprc (theoretically the very next day). I'm trying to avoid the first step if I can.
Is something missing here? Your company charges your 'about 10000 TWD' for the work permit?! This is definitely not normal. For your reference, work permit renewal application is simple (8 checklist items) paperwork procedure (with 'a proof of turnover (營業額)' being the possible most troublesome) and its fee is 500 TWD. I even remember reading on forumosa about someone who's has helped his/her company HR to get the paperwork together and and delivered the application.
My company is literally my company...I own it. Because I own it, my work permit process is a lot more of a hassle and it's costly to get this and that stamped. I could do it on my own, but my first attempt to do so was a complete failure, so I rely on my accountant to do it all, which costs money. That's why I would like to avoid it if possible.