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Looking for advice following divorce threat

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Re: Looking for advice following divorce threat

Postby 林镇浦 » 15 May 2016, 11:42

StiffUpperLip wrote:I've not been here continuously - just two and a half years this time around.

It depends how long you've been outside of the country for each of those years. If you've been in the country for at least 183 days for each of the preceding 5 years, you should be able to get an APRC. You also need to have earned a certain level of income, though.
I would apply for an APRC anyway, regardless of how long you've been in the country for each year. The worse that can happen is that they say no. But if they do decide to grant it, then you're home free.
If your application gets rejected this time around, do as others have suggested and unofficially separate from your wife and apply again in another two and a half years' time. Make sure your wife does not have access to your name seal.
Your college degree from back home is not 'useless'. If worse comes to worse, you could come back to Taiwan as an English teacher, you have a degree and a UK passport, so you will have no problem getting an English teaching job. At least this way you will have a steady source of income, and possibly an apartment and Mandarin lessons included. You could be looking for a more permanent film job in Taiwan while maintaining a safety net of being an English teacher.
I think even if you get divorced, these past two and a half years you've been in Taiwan for will count towards the 5 year requirement for the APRC as long as you don't leave for more than 183 days, easily achievable if you decide to be an English teacher.
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Re: Looking for advice following divorce threat

Postby Yang Gui Zi » 16 May 2016, 08:55

林镇浦 wrote:I would apply for an APRC anyway, regardless of how long you've been in the country for each year. The worse that can happen is that they say no.

Do they return the 10,000 NT if it's rejected? Just curious, my coworker also asked me as he is looking to apply for his.
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Re: Looking for advice following divorce threat

Postby Icon » 16 May 2016, 09:08

Yang Gui Zi wrote:
林镇浦 wrote:I would apply for an APRC anyway, regardless of how long you've been in the country for each year. The worse that can happen is that they say no.

Do they return the 10,000 NT if it's rejected? Just curious, my coworker also asked me as he is looking to apply for his.


You do not pay until it is accepted. So no risk.
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Re: Looking for advice following divorce threat

Postby isaj » 16 May 2016, 14:48

I found much of the "relationship language" in Taiwan passive aggressive and threatening. Maybe it is possible to have a serious talk to know what your partner really thinks?

If it comes to that, a teaching job with ARC application is not too difficult to find. One of my friends is looking for a content writer for their advertisement at this moment as well if you'd like to try...
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Re: Looking for advice following divorce threat

Postby Yang Gui Zi » 16 May 2016, 15:25

Icon wrote:
Yang Gui Zi wrote:
林镇浦 wrote:I would apply for an APRC anyway, regardless of how long you've been in the country for each year. The worse that can happen is that they say no.

Do they return the 10,000 NT if it's rejected? Just curious, my coworker also asked me as he is looking to apply for his.


You do not pay until it is accepted. So no risk.

They asked me to pay when I filed my application (late last year). Maybe they saw that there would be no issues and assumed I would be accepted?
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Re: Looking for advice following divorce threat

Postby Icon » 16 May 2016, 15:53

Yang Gui Zi wrote:
Icon wrote:
Yang Gui Zi wrote:
林镇浦 wrote:I would apply for an APRC anyway, regardless of how long you've been in the country for each year. The worse that can happen is that they say no.

Do they return the 10,000 NT if it's rejected? Just curious, my coworker also asked me as he is looking to apply for his.


You do not pay until it is accepted. So no risk.

They asked me to pay when I filed my application (late last year). Maybe they saw that there would be no issues and assumed I would be accepted?


Probably, but it's weird. The procedure says you signs each copy of all you give them, hand in the stuff. Then they call you to pay and hand in a photo you can live with, as per their instructions. Then wait.

Anyways, they almost never reject people. People do not qualify right from the start, that is something else, and most of the time, it is because their time requisite is not completed. If they have their 5 years completed without hiccups, and have paid their taxes acordingly, there is no big impediment. Most people who do not have their time are told right away when they ask whether they qualify or not, which is why we tell people not to assume they have enough time to fulfill the requisite, but GO FIRST to NIA and ask to have their timeline reviewed. The "rejected" cases are mostly people who skip this, prepare the documemhtation, get there... and discover they still are a few month sor years behind as they have a lapse or overstay.
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