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Re: Moving to Taiwan and other questions

Postby bluenitsuj » 30 Apr 2012, 01:08

Quote" You won't qualify for an APRC for 5 years. You will get a JFRV. Both come with OWPs. You can get a job in a buxi with either, regardless of your lack of formal education. You will make better money doing that than anything else short of setting up your own business. Noodle stands can make 100K a month.[/quote]

What is the difference between a APRC and a JFRV and if I had a JFRV would I need to get a APRC after 5 years. Also, what is OWPs. Sorry if I am being thick.
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Re: Moving to Taiwan and other questions

Postby Toe Save » 30 Apr 2012, 01:19

bluenitsuj wrote:Quote" You won't qualify for an APRC for 5 years. You will get a JFRV. Both come with OWPs. You can get a job in a buxi with either, regardless of your lack of formal education. You will make better money doing that than anything else short of setting up your own business. Noodle stands can make 100K a month.


What is the difference between a APRC and a JFRV and if I had a JFRV would I need to get a APRC after 5 years. Also, what is OWPs. Sorry if I am being thick.


JFRV means you are sponsored by your wife's family. You get a divorce and it's like being fired from your job and out you go.

APRC you control your own destiny, but must stay in country 183 days every calendar year. There is a one time exemption of what I believe can be up to 2 years. May be more???

After 5 years of JFRV, you can apply for APRC, but why would you if you have a solid marriage? JFRV allows you to come and go as you please.


OWP is open work permit. You can work at 7 11 if you want.
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Re: Moving to Taiwan and other questions

Postby bluenitsuj » 30 Apr 2012, 01:27

Toe Save wrote:
bluenitsuj wrote:Quote" You won't qualify for an APRC for 5 years. You will get a JFRV. Both come with OWPs. You can get a job in a buxi with either, regardless of your lack of formal education. You will make better money doing that than anything else short of setting up your own business. Noodle stands can make 100K a month.


What is the difference between a APRC and a JFRV and if I had a JFRV would I need to get a APRC after 5 years. Also, what is OWPs. Sorry if I am being thick.


JFRV means you are sponsored by your wife's family. You get a divorce and it's like being fired from your job and out you go.

APRC you control your own destiny, but must stay in country 183 days every calendar year. There is a one time exemption of what I believe can be up to 2 years. May be more???

After 5 years of JFRV, you can apply for APRC, but why would you if you have a solid marriage? JFRV allows you to come and go as you please.


OWP is open work permit. You can work at 7 11 if you want.


Thanks Toesave

Is an OWP a separate thing to a JFRV, or is a JFRV used as am OWP?

IGNORE: Just re read and you have already answered that question.
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Re: Moving to Taiwan and other questions

Postby Petrichor » 30 Apr 2012, 05:51

bluenitsuj wrote:
That school looks good but are there such schools which are not mainly American taught,( nothing against Americans ) are there any english curriculum schools?


As Tomthorne says, only TES. There are far more Americans than British in Taiwan. I've been here eight months and haven't met a single other Brit face to face. (I heard a British accent once at a foreigners picnic and it was quite discombobulating.)

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Re: Moving to Taiwan and other questions

Postby bluenitsuj » 01 May 2012, 19:01

When is the best time to apply for a JFRV, we are getting married in August, I presume we will have to register our marriage in taiwan, then apply for a JFRV. Can we not apply before we go next summer, and if we have to apply only when we get there, am I unable to work until I get it, or is there some sort of temporary work permit/visa that I should use.
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Re: Moving to Taiwan and other questions

Postby Feiren » 01 May 2012, 20:27

bluenitsuj wrote:When is the best time to apply for a JFRV, we are getting married in August, I presume we will have to register our marriage in taiwan, then apply for a JFRV. Can we not apply before we go next summer, and if we have to apply only when we get there, am I unable to work until I get it, or is there some sort of temporary work permit/visa that I should use.



There is no temporary permit. Registering your marriage in Taiwan requires a lot of paperwork and usually takes time. You need to read around these fora--all the information on marriage is here.

Have you been to Taiwan? I love living here, but it can be a bit of an adjustment for some people--especially people who moved here to be with their Taiwanese partner since their connection to Taiwan is only through their partner. Most 'trailing' partners don't seen to do well here. Of course I know some who have thrived and I hope you are one of them.

Good luck and welcome!
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Re: Moving to Taiwan and other questions

Postby bluenitsuj » 01 May 2012, 21:15

Feiren wrote:
bluenitsuj wrote:When is the best time to apply for a JFRV, we are getting married in August, I presume we will have to register our marriage in taiwan, then apply for a JFRV. Can we not apply before we go next summer, and if we have to apply only when we get there, am I unable to work until I get it, or is there some sort of temporary work permit/visa that I should use.



There is no temporary permit. Registering your marriage in Taiwan requires a lot of paperwork and usually takes time. You need to read around these fora--all the information on marriage is here.

Have you been to Taiwan? I love living here, but it can be a bit of an adjustment for some people--especially people who moved here to be with their Taiwanese partner since their connection to Taiwan is only through their partner. Most 'trailing' partners don't seen to do well here. Of course I know some who have thrived and I hope you are one of them.

Good luck and welcome!


Hi Feiren,

Yes I have been to Taiwan, my third time was back in February. I met my to be wife in England when she was studying to learn English over 10 years ago, she now speaks fluent English with no accent! I absolutely love Taiwan, from the buzz of the markets and nightlife to the quiet villages down south. My fiancee's family are all over Taiwan and are extremely welcoming ( even though there is the language barrier ). Her brother is the nicest guy I have ever met, there is nothing he would not do for you. My main worry is finding a job, my fiancee should not have any trouble as her family own several large businesses throughout Taiwan, and we shall hopegully get them to put a word round to find any work going.

The reason for our move is because I am being made redundant next April so thinking of the phrases " You only live once" and " things happen for a reason " we have decided now is the time to give it a go.
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Re: Moving to Taiwan and other questions

Postby Meadows » 01 May 2012, 22:38

Nothing more to add than I hope you have a good time! I'm English too (and have a long-term Taiwanese partner). Never lived in Taiwan but I've visited quite a few times, and I agree, the Taiwanese are unshakably helpful in every way.
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Re: Moving to Taiwan and other questions

Postby PigBloodCake » 01 May 2012, 23:25

Toe Save wrote:
bluenitsuj wrote:Quote" You won't qualify for an APRC for 5 years. You will get a JFRV. Both come with OWPs. You can get a job in a buxi with either, regardless of your lack of formal education. You will make better money doing that than anything else short of setting up your own business. Noodle stands can make 100K a month.


What is the difference between a APRC and a JFRV and if I had a JFRV would I need to get a APRC after 5 years. Also, what is OWPs. Sorry if I am being thick.


JFRV means you are sponsored by your wife's family. You get a divorce and it's like being fired from your job and out you go.

APRC you control your own destiny, but must stay in country 183 days every calendar year. There is a one time exemption of what I believe can be up to 2 years. May be more???

After 5 years of JFRV, you can apply for APRC, but why would you if you have a solid marriage? JFRV allows you to come and go as you please.


OWP is open work permit. You can work at 7 11 if you want.


So how do you go from APRC to getting a Taiwan citizenship? Do you really have to renounce your birthplace citizenship in order to get a TW passport?
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Re: Moving to Taiwan and other questions

Postby jimipresley » 01 May 2012, 23:39

PigBloodCake wrote:
So how do you go from APRC to getting a Taiwan citizenship? Do you really have to renounce your birthplace citizenship in order to get a TW passport?

http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 66&t=19697

http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 67&t=80053

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