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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby citizen k » 12 Oct 2009, 14:59

No. 15, Guangzhou St., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100-66, Taiwan, ROC

http://www.immigration.gov.tw/immig_eng ... /main4.asp

Call for an appointment, since there is a specific officer in charge of processing APRCs.
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby Josefus » 12 Oct 2009, 15:52

citizen k wrote:No. 15, Guangzhou St., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100-66, Taiwan, ROC

http://www.immigration.gov.tw/immig_eng ... /main4.asp

Call for an appointment, since there is a specific officer in charge of processing APRCs.


Thanks for the info.
I phoned the phone number, got passed around a few times, and finally got to talk to the right person.
He told me to just come in tomorrow(it's too late now, they close at 5:00), no need for an appointment.
So that's what I'll do.
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby bobbyanalog » 15 Nov 2009, 08:56

If your boss has claimed only 23,000 for your income over the past 5 years, would you go back to the tax office to adjust this and pay the difference or would that open up a whole new can of worms?
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 15 Nov 2009, 11:09

bobbyanalog wrote:If your boss has claimed only 23,000 for your income over the past 5 years, would you go back to the tax office to adjust this and pay the difference or would that open up a whole new can of worms?
OMG! Don't do that. Basically your boss has been a tax cheat over the past 5 years and you have also been a tax cheat over the past 5 years, too! Wait, Im assuming things. What I mean to say is this. If you are talking about you and your own personal situation and if your employer has paid you more than $23,000 per month over the past 5 years, but he's only claimed $23,000 and you knew about it, then you are a tax cheat! Nobody in the tax office or immigration department will believe that you were unaware of what your employer was doing. For god sake, don't do it! (if you're talking about yourself) :no-no:
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby rice_t » 15 Nov 2009, 13:28

Just wanted to thank everybody in this and the other APRC threads about the valuable information provided. I've been told that my APRC will be sent to me next week.

I also want to mention that the staff at NIA in Fengyuan, Taichung County, has been very helpful and nice, too.
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby A-ha » 15 Nov 2009, 16:06

rice_t wrote:Just wanted to thank everybody in this and the other APRC threads about the valuable information provided. I've been told that my APRC will be sent to me next week.

I also want to mention that the staff at NIA in Fengyuan, Taichung County, has been very helpful and nice, too.

:bravo: Welcome to the club!

I've also found the people at the NIA in Taoyuan City very friendly and helpful, but I suppose it depends on where you go. I've heard that the officials at the Tainan and Miaoli branches aren't very helpful... but that's hearsay. :whistle:
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 15 Nov 2009, 17:13

rice_t wrote:I've been told that my APRC will be sent to me next week.
Congratulations and welcome to the club! :bravo:
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby bobbyanalog » 16 Nov 2009, 18:52

Northcoast Surfer wrote:
bobbyanalog wrote:If your boss has claimed only 23,000 for your income over the past 5 years, would you go back to the tax office to adjust this and pay the difference or would that open up a whole new can of worms?
OMG! Don't do that. Basically your boss has been a tax cheat over the past 5 years and you have also been a tax cheat over the past 5 years, too! Wait, Im assuming things. What I mean to say is this. If you are talking about you and your own personal situation and if your employer has paid you more than $23,000 per month over the past 5 years, but he's only claimed $23,000 and you knew about it, then you are a tax cheat! Nobody in the tax office or immigration department will believe that you were unaware of what your employer was doing. For god sake, don't do it! (if you're talking about yourself) :no-no:


sono way to avoid having to show them 5 mil nt to get my aprc? is that correct? I can do it bu that will limit my business spending over the next year...
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby bobbyanalog » 16 Nov 2009, 19:47

Northcoast Surfer wrote:
bobbyanalog wrote:If your boss has claimed only 23,000 for your income over the past 5 years, would you go back to the tax office to adjust this and pay the difference or would that open up a whole new can of worms?
OMG! Don't do that. Basically your boss has been a tax cheat over the past 5 years and you have also been a tax cheat over the past 5 years, too! Wait, Im assuming things. What I mean to say is this. If you are talking about you and your own personal situation and if your employer has paid you more than $23,000 per month over the past 5 years, but he's only claimed $23,000 and you knew about it, then you are a tax cheat! Nobody in the tax office or immigration department will believe that you were unaware of what your employer was doing. For god sake, don't do it! (if you're talking about yourself) :no-no:


and with the 5 mil proof of funds, it would probably have to be in that account for a significant ammount of time? I'm sure they would notice a huge transfer from a business account to your checking account if it occurred not long before the aprc application...???
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 16 Nov 2009, 21:02

bobbyanalog wrote:So, no way to avoid having to show them 5 mil nt to get my aprc? is that correct? I can do it bu that will limit my business spending over the next year...and with the 5 mil proof of funds, it would probably have to be in that account for a significant ammount of time? I'm sure they would notice a huge transfer from a business account to your checking account if it occurred not long before the aprc application...???
Showing $5 million in a bank account isn't the only way to do it. That's just one of the ways to show that you possess the adequate professional skills and assets to support yourself. You can show your assets through various means. For you, if you are the sole owner of your business and it is has a value of $5 million or more, that will work. You can also show a bank account with a certain balance for the past year, or you can show your annual income for the past three years, too. Here's an excerpt from the APRC checklist. Read it and see which option would work best for you. :)

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I helped a friend apply for his APRC back in 2008 and we borrowed $5 million for one day from some people we know. We got the certificate of deposit, which is required and submitted it with the APRC application. Immigration wanted to see the bank book to see how long it had been in there. When they saw that they money had been transferred the day before, they tried to tell us that it was invalid and that the $5 million had to be in the bank for at least 3 months. We told the immigration officer that the money had been transferred from the US in order to pass the APRC requirements and that we would transfer it back to the US the next day. I demanded to see the relevant law that stipulated the 3 month requirement and they relented and let it pass because there is no such law. However, they are tightening things up a little at a time, so who knows what they will say today. Immigration officials like to make rules and "legislate from the bench" if you allow it.
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