Not sure what forum to post this in - I thought there was a legal forum. Anyway, Two weeks ago I went to the foreign affairs office to make the final step to getting my ARC. I had never done it on my own, so I was a little confused - after I paid the cashier, I brought the woman at window #31 my receipts. SHE TOOK BOTH OF THEM! I thought she was supposed to give me one of them, but she kept saying “hao le hao le” so I just assumed everything was fine. I came back the next week and they hassled me about the receipt which I never got. They looked everywhere for the passport. No luck. They told me to come back in a few days. It’s been two weeks. Way past the 7 working day period. They can’t find the passport and now they’re saying they have no record of me EVER GIVING THEM THE PASSPORT!!! My boss -called - nothing. We’re both rip shit. They must have a record of me paying that 5000 NT or whatever it was!!! What is this shit?! I’ve already passed the visitor’s visa expiration date, but I assumed everything would be fine because the government had my passport! My boss and I are going to the AIT to explain the situation, but right now the Foreign Affairs office has put up a solid brick wall of “mei you bang fa.” They’re experts at that.
All I can do is walk around the streets muttering to myself and kicking trashcans. Any advice, soothing words?