tommy525 wrote:If he has a APRC based on marriage , wouldn't he lose that status once divorced? And if so, he would not only not have a basis for staying in Taiwan but certainly would not be able to help his mistress stay either. And we never heard if the mistress has a legal right to stay in TAiwan or is she staying illegally?
That is the beauty of the APRC. He can divorce, not work, whatever, he's here permanently. That is why so many divorce after getting their APRC or stay married just long enough to get it. Once they got it, they are free men and women, and it doesn't matter if they divorce or not. The APRC is not based on marriage or work, it is just a condition of being in Taiwan 183 days a year. The APRC is not based on marriage. I have an APRC and I am single. It is based on my time on The Island and my earnings. To get an APRC, you have to prove you have a certain income, for example. This is not a condition for ROC nationality, for instance. Married people have to prove they have enough time here in Taiwan plus certain income/assets in order to get their APRCs.
Now, there could be trouble if there have been allegations of being it a paper marriage for the sake of the visa. If his wife is loaded and has a smart lawyer, she could make these allegations and get him into real trouble, because he is being unfaithful while married, and if there is some kind of proof, she can use the force of the Law to make life miserable for him. Don't know if it can come to lose his APRC but wouldn't be surprised if they can take it away from him. Hell's got no fury and all that jazz.