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APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby Chris » 16 Nov 2009, 21:25

Do they still have this requirement of having this insane amount of savings? I thought they had abolished this requirement.

I don't exactly have NT$5 million (that's over US$150,000!!!) lying around.
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 16 Nov 2009, 23:14

Chris wrote:Do they still have this requirement of having this insane amount of savings? I thought they had abolished this requirement.

I don't exactly have NT$5 million (that's over US$150,000!!!) lying around.
Showing $5 million in a bank account isn't the only way to show that you possess the adequate professional skills and assets to support yourself. You can show this through various ways. Here's an excerpt from the APRC checklist. Read it and see which option would work best for you.

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When I applied for my APRC I simply showed my annual income statements which proved that I made over 2x the basic wage for each of the three previous years before applying for it. Easy easy easy.
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby bobbyanalog » 17 Nov 2009, 09:04

you mentioned that you can show them a certain bank balance if it has been consistent for a year....anyone know the magic number?...how much do you need sitting in your account for the last year to get past both the (2x local salary) and the (5millon ) rule?
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby bobbyanalog » 17 Nov 2009, 09:09

also, I've been told that the degree I originally attached to my arc application years ago is no longer recognized in Taiwan...fortunately every year they have simply renewed my arc and have not looked into it...will this come up in the interview for the aprc? or will they probably do what they have done for the last 5 years, see that I've been with the same company and at the same address and overlook the rest?
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 17 Nov 2009, 10:39

bobbyanalog wrote:you mentioned that you can show them a certain bank balance if it has been consistent for a year....anyone know the magic number?...how much do you need sitting in your account for the last year to get past both the (2x local salary) and the (5millon ) rule?
PLEASE READ EXERPT FROM THE APRC CHECKLIST BELOW. It's option "C". However, this option is ONLY for those who have a Taiwanese spouse.

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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby bobbyanalog » 17 Nov 2009, 19:09

...and about the degree that is no longer recognized?...is that something that will likely be a factor in me getting my aprc?...as I said, it hasn't come up each year I renew...
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 17 Nov 2009, 21:03

bobbyanalog wrote:...and about the degree that is no longer recognized?...is that something that will likely be a factor in me getting my aprc?...as I said, it hasn't come up each year I renew...
When I applied for mine and one other friend's, it was during the Foreign Affairs Police era and they didn't want to see or make a copy of anything regarding my educational level, just my tax forms to show that I made at least 2x the basic wage and faithfully paid my taxes for the previous three years to applying for the APRC. Same for my friend's who applied through the FAP. For two other friends, we applied after the new Immigration agency was in charge and they too didn't want to see or make copies of anything regarding education. In fact, both of those friends haven't gone to college and don't possess a college diploma. Before getting their APRCs, one had a JFRV ARC and the other had an employment based ARC.

In conclusion, four APRC applications and subsequent approvals which I personally processed, didn't require a college diploma.

However, what's the policy now? What will the immigration officer that you get tell you at the time you apply? Who knows? Submit for it and see what happens. Be like Ted Kennedy. Drive off that bridge when you come to it!

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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby citizen k » 17 Nov 2009, 22:54

bobbyanalog, read all the NIA literature about documents required to apply for an APRC. There is no mention of a degree. Your question is answered.

Chris, it needn't be cash instruments only; it can be property, as well.
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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby Mucha Man » 28 Nov 2009, 02:15

According to the latest NIA info from Oct you only need to show income tax statements for the past year.

Either Income Tax (or Tax-exempt) Certificates for the past year or Certificates of skill, talent, or financial assets.


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Re: APRC Application Procedures (Official Checklist)

Postby bobbyanalog » 28 Nov 2009, 11:12

Thanks, Mucha...
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