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How do your get an ARC using with a courtesy visa?

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How do your get an ARC using with a courtesy visa?

Postby johnjack » 30 May 2015, 15:19

Ok. I have a courtesy visa based on someone else position, (I am a family member). I have being in Taipei for years. I do not have ARC, I have a diplomatic ID, again based on someone else. I recently got offered a Job, and just got a work permit. My Diplomatic ID is expiring very soon (in 4 days), I still have my Courtesy valid for another 2 weeks. I could renew my Diplomatic ID and visa based on the person I am with in Taiwan. But since I now have a Job offer and work permit (white collar job), I would like to be in Taiwan based on my own rights. So now, do I need to get and apply for a resident visa first, before applying for an ARC? or can I just apply for an ARC directly? and can I do all of this in Taiwan or do I need to do them from outside the country? also do I need to re enter Taiwan(maybe on a visitors) to get a resident visa? I would like to submit the relevant document to the relevant government agency as soon as possible (monday), so any help would be appreciated.
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Re: How do your get an ARC using with a courtesy visa?

Postby jamie.yang » 08 Jun 2015, 12:32

What kind of job offer? Some job offers you can directly apply for ARC but most no.
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Re: How do your get an ARC using with a courtesy visa?

Postby Icon » 08 Jun 2015, 14:21

Go to the nearest National Immigration Office with your passport and relevant documents. Must include the contract you have already signed -I assume- with the new company. And a couple of passport size photos, in the best case scenario. You have to ask them directly what you need. as part is what you have, and part is what the company that wants to hire you has. Moreover, they are the ones who decide, based on nationality and other issues, whether you have to leave the country and come back or process the ARC here.

Are you sure you already have a work permit? The work permit never yours, it belongs to your employer. It is only relevant to where you are working, which means that you cannot carry the old work permit into the new company. The new company has to apply for a work permit on your behalf, and it belongs to them, not you.
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