Getting ready to head over to Taiwan and had a couple more last minute questions and then I should be feeling pretty set. Thank you to all who have already responded previously! SO helpful!
It’s my understanding that once hired by a school you have to get them to apply for the work permit and that it is illegal (and thus can get you deported) to teach before the school has the permit. (and also, demos are illegal. wtf?) But then again, I’ve also heard that it is very common for schools to pressure you to work before then.
- I’m wondering if it is feasible to hold off working until the permit comes in. I want to do things as legally as possible as the prospect of getting deported is terrifying when you’re literally packing everything up and moving across the world. Will schools just move on to the next applicant at that point?
Also reading here : https://acs.ait.org.tw/employment.html
says "Processing a work permit application can take several months. " … Months? Can someone please confirm that this is more like a couple weeks?
and 2. Is it okay to work once the permit is issued but BEFORE you get an ARC? These are two different things yes?
and finally… 3. I hear of people complaining about a lack of hours at their job. Is it common for a school to offer 20-25 hours and THEN pull back hours or is it just hard to find a job that offers that many (20-25) in the first place?
Thank you so much to anyone who can shed some light on this! It’s a bit nerve wracking but I’m looking forward to it all.