I’ve been reading through the 10+ pages about getting married in Taiwan, but I haven’t been able to find an answer for this question.
MyTaiwanese fiancee and I are going to get married in my home country (Norway) this summer. When we return I would like to be on a marriage visa, or if I understand it correctly this is called a Joining Family Resident’s Visa . Actually, anything that I can stay on in Taiwan and extend would be allright. But the JFRV sounds like the logical choice.
But to be able to enter Taiwan on a JFRV I would first have to send the translated Norwegian marriage certificate to the Taiwanese trade office in Norway to get a stamp on it. Then send it to Taiwan to get a Taiwanese marriage certificate based on the Norwegian one, and then use this Taiwanese marriage certificate to apply for a visa in Norway. Sounds like 2 months of pushing paper around, and I don’t really have time for this. Especially since my fiancee can only stay in Norway for 30 days on her visa.
Ofcourse, I could return to Taiwan on a tourist visa. But I have been told by MOFA that I can’t change from a tourist visa to a JFRV. (someone in the marriage thread suggested to do so in a different case, but I don’t think it’s possible). I’ve had too many visa-trips to HK. I’d really like to avoid going there again. Is there a sensible way of solving this problem? :?