i’m in process of getting JFRV.
Recently together with my wife i’ve been on interview in MOFA. They surprised me with letter where they told about interview. Before i’ve read their site and called many times about required documents and whole procedure. NO BODY told about interview. Everything looked like i’m under criminal examination. My wife and me have been interrogated independently with video and audio recording! They said there is also “safety button” in room for some cases. I felt myself being in prison and interragating before execution. Room environment had suitable condition as well. Only door haven’t been bullet-proof and window had no bars.
And for what purpose whole this theater?? Just to get TEMPORAL ARC based on marriage? Nobody stopped us from marry, the same way. By their vision we can marry but not exactly can live together. Isn’t it against basic human or family rights? Whole process looks like i’m applying for not less than citizenship. I don’t understand their procedure. Why i have to know everything about my wife? What if we just married and i wasn’t so curious about her family yet, but at the same time i want to live with my wife? That’s ridiculous to go through all MOFA’s humiliating procedures just to get temporal residency. Good that i have working visa and can stay with my wife without JFRV now, but i can’t realize how we could be together without working visa.
If they really need to be sure our marriage is true then at least they could come to our home, ask neiborhouds, ask people who i’m contacting often. Later, after so-called interview (call it as anything else than interrogating i simple can’t) me and my wife tried to match questions and found misunderstandings like: she has question “how many people are in your family” while i had “how many people live in my wife parent’s house”, which is in our case is completely different things. Either interviewer badly translated the question to english or something else. English is not my native language. In their letter it has been clearly written that i can provide translator to my language which actually i wanted to do. But just before door interviewer said that my english is good enough (although i saw interviewer first time) and didn’t let my friend to follow. In letter they asked me to prepare proof of our co-living like photos, phone-bill (how phone-bill can proof?), my financial proof. While discussion interviewer didn’t ask neither about photo nor about any other papers. I had to remind about it by myself… After all, i left disappointed by this interrogating.
They said i can take back my passport after one week. Only at that time i will know did they issue visa or not… My nervous at the edge already. After almost a year of dealing with all papers to make application JFRV possible my health is noticeably damaged.
i already started to hate this country! The only one reason why i continue to go through all this shit is my wife.
Probably if interviewer would ask me (fortunately she didn’t) “why you came to Taiwan?”, i would answer “I already don’t know” or something like “Did i?”. Sometimes i’m thinking that if i would brake with my girlfriend before marriage then it could be better for her and for me. In additional to not clear future about my presence in Taiwan (no body knows what reason government will find to deport me or refuse extend ARC because there is no acceptable condition to get citizenship) we have to start our married life from such bullshit.
Can somebody explain me why while applying for working visa i don’t need go through medical examination, but to apply for JFRV i need? May be i’m so stupid, but after long time of thinking i didn’t find difference. In both cases i can stay in Taiwan, but in case of working visa i can spread possible disease freely while in case of JFRV can’t. I simple don’t see any logic. Looks like blind copies from laws of other countries gathered together.
There is no laws in Taiwan. Every ministry can create rule by them self without worry how it correlates to official law.
Anybody want to talk about humans rights in Taiwan?
Our cat has more rights here than me!