The huge ‘Marriage in Taiwan’ thread that was on this or the Human Rights forum seems to have vanished. This was about 5 pages long and full of useful information. Richard, can you retrieve it? I’m sure it’s not there, and it seems a bit unfair to keep telling people that their questions have been answered in detail elsewhere, when those details aren’t there anymore.
I wanted to check about the police giving 1 year for Joining Family Residents Visas the first time and then 3 years later. Richard, I remember you saying that this was challengeable, and I remember some people saying they got three years in Gaoxiong or somewhere. The Taipei City Police today told me that only 1 year was possible first time, no exceptions, the law gave them the discretion to grant up to 3 years and their departmental rules, which govern the whole of Taiwan only allow 1 year for the first time. She gave me a copy of the relevant page of regulations.
Richard is this challengeable by administrative appeal, or would it be a court action? Is it even worth challenging? (I seem to remember you had it on a list a while ago). Any successful appeals so far?
PS It seems that getting married in Taiwan is not a problem anymore. MOFA now accepts a Taiwan marriage certificate. No need to prove registration in your home country, which is great news. More details in a larger psot, when I’ve completed everything.