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.