1. Flawless 5 years + 7 months in a row in Taiwan on ARC, no breaks, no problems, not our country for more than 3 months, - English teacher 4.5 years, most recent year from March 2012, white collar corporate job- Sales manager for Engineering firm.
cyberguppy wrote:Early 2012, I was doing some job hunting and not really working
If you were on an employment based ARC during this time, but not working, that would not be legit.
2. There was some work involved. Salary in each month but about $10k per month for Jan-March 2012.
cyberguppy wrote:I asked the NIA if I was legit last time I applied for my ARC and I got a positive yes but they didn't ask for tax, salary etc.
This makes no sense.
[b]The NIA gave me sheet of paper with the requirements and told me to go check - their sheet says salary certificate OR tax statement (possibly outdated info)
Last year September I crossed the 5 year mark.
Single, just on an ARC.[/b]
cyberguppy wrote:From Mar 2012- April 2013 I realized my salary averaged 70k per month.
Irrelevant for applying for the APRC in 2013 as you can't use the January through April 2013 income.
How so? The law doesn't specify dates as far as I can see. It states the "most recent year" - does not state tax year. My company can't seem to provide a tax statement from Jan - April 2013, only for all of last year
cyberguppy wrote:Why they'd only accept a tax year (Jan-Dec) seems to point to laziness rather than wanting to add up numbers.
It's just the rules. Nothing personal.
I will accept it if I can find it written in the rules. So far, it seems like a grey area.
cyberguppy wrote:In my case, my high paying salary job started at a time other than the first of January. I don't see why I should be disadvantaged and have to work 1.8 years instead of 1 year to get this APRC. The law is really unclear here and I can't seem to see where it states the the "last year" must refer to a Jan- Dec period.
It's always been this way since the APRC first came into being in 2000.
Perhaps that is so but it's not stated.
Thanks for the advice and comments thus far.
The law's rationale seems to be that if you've earned your due in terms of meeting salary requirements + other criteria, you should be fine. IMHO it should take into account partial years too since it hasn't specified a Jan - Dec period as far as I can see.
I'd be curious if someone else has managed to succeed. Any advice on how to approach the NIA with this case would be most welcome too.