I always go to get my own arc- that's easy. The problem is the work permit (which I need for the arc), which requires a lot of paperwork, time, and hassle because it is through my company. If it was as easy as paying 1,000 NT and going to renew my arc, I would have no problem. Basically, as things are, I would probably need to spend about 10k to get the new and final work permit and then spend another 10k for the aprc (theoretically the very next day). I'm trying to avoid the first step if I can.