Blaquesmith wrote:Icon wrote:finley wrote:I recall from the application procedure that there is such a thing as an APRC based on marriage, which (I assume) replaces the old JFRV. I'd guess most of the people who apply for it a women from S.E.Asian countries who don't have work that meets the salary threshold for a 'regular' APRC.
Yes, it means that they have been here X amount of time and instead of their assets, the family -well, the husband's assets- are considered when meeting the minimum. They "use" the marriage condition to get the APRC. Once they get their APRC, the women can divorce and at least stay in Taiwan to see the kids from afar. Doesn't matter if they have no job or no place to stay, they have the APRC, they can stay in the island and clean houses for 100 ntd an hour or dishes for 70 mtd. Contrary to the other option, divorcing before getting an APRC, getting kicked out of the country because they have no visa, no job, no assets.
What I mean is to correct Tommy's assumption that the APRC is "based" on marriage as if when the marriage ends, so does the APRC. That is incorrect. Only the JFVC ends if the marriage ends.
What really sucks is that the foreign parent gets expelled in case of a divorce, and thus, forcefully separated from his offspring. There should be a way for the parent to claim an APRC based on the grounds that he/she has a child living in the island.
If the law is biased to give the Taiwanese parent the custody, at least they should offer the opportunity for the parent to stay with his child.
Not all the time, but South East Asians stand none to little chance. It takes an Act of God. Whites ain't got it easy, either.