Extremely strict AFAIK, at least when it comes to you working independently (not when sent out by a buxiban). You do have one other option, which is to get married to a local quickly, get an open work permit, and a JFRV. Then you wouldn't need to work permit to be renewed. If you and your gal were getting married soon anyway (and yes, of course, I realize that's a pretty big if), you could do this at a notary public, then hold the public wedding later as previously scheduled. You would then rush to apply for a JFRV and open work permit, and you would no longer need the work permit, and could stay. You're not being deported, after all -- it's just that the work permit isn't being renewed.
twonavels wrote:A friend got deported for teaching at a high school with an ARC only through a buxiban. It took them months before they told him that he had to leave. Hope everything works out. If you could get the buxiban to pay the fine and say that it was their bad, that you did not know, you might have some chance. Good luck!
cyberguppy wrote:Thanks for the reply! I've considered this but I heard it's a wildly lengthy process of all kinds of criminal record checks etc.
Also, If gvmnt believes I've worked here illegaly, they probably won't allow me to.
dtm30 wrote:Couple of questions regarding this situation. Your work permit may be denied by the CLA as a result. Will the CLA ever issue you a new work permit at a new location? Also, the CLA itself does not have authority over whether or not you can stay in Taiwan (although I suppose they could cancel your work-purpose related ARC). Will they forward their information to the NIA? If so, will the NIA or Ministry of Foreign Affairs deny you future visas as a result?
How is everything going for you, cyberguppy?
cyberguppy wrote:Ha Ha! I'm back in Taiwan after all the drama.
Basically, the Labour Department stuck up for me. They fined all the high schools and my buxiban.
Although I taught illegally, they nailed the schools and let me off because I wrote out a statement explaining that I wasn't aware of all the illegality.
After 4 months, I was issued a fresh working permit and allowed to come back in Taiwan. I handed in my application on the last day of extended ARC and got the new ARC. Victory is all mine after ridiculous sweating and gnashing of teeth that reached all the way to the Thai embassy in Bangkok and airports immigration as I came back into Taiwan.
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