Wow! That sounds exactly what I have in mind. Hope it’s okay if I throw a couple more questions.
Is it okay to apply for an APRC months before your ARC expires? And while on APRC, how often do you need to be in Taiwan to keep your status?[/quote]
With an APRC you have an open work permit and don’t even need to work.
If you let your ARC expire then you reset the clock to get your APRC to another 5 years. However it is really easy to get a 6 month extension when you leave your job and I was told (but it hasn’t been verified) that the time spent on this extension counted towards your 5 years.[/quote]
Hmm, I guess I better inquire about it with the NIA then.
My ARC would expire this coming December, and at that time my stay in Taiwan would be 4 yrs and 11 months already. I was hoping that, instead of renewing my ARC for the same purpose (I don’t plan to immediately quit anyway haha) maybe I’ll try to apply for an APRC instead…
OR, should I just re-apply my ARC again, make sure I hit the 5-year mark first, then finally apply for an APRC? :eh:
(reread the 2nd option and it seemed more practical haha, but feel free to let me know your thoughts)