[quote=“cnelam7”]maybe you guys should check out my other post in Visa and residency Issues. Its called needing help. It seems right now I wont have a job option. I am looking into it and we are also considering trying to get my fiances company to give me some type of job. There is also the dealthat my fiance and I will NOT be married by the time we go over there so people are saying I wont even be allowed to get a residency permit. So you should check out that post and tell me what you think.
Thanks for all of the information. If we do come it seems we will be staying 1 to 2 years at least. This is our only option as far as a city goes though because its a branch of the company he already works for in Germany.[/quote]
Hsinchu is a cool place (if you get bored on weekends and want to waste money its one hour to Taichung). If you are rich and bored you can also waste more money in Taipei (one hour the other direction). Hsinchu isn’t more boring than any german city I know. Taiwanese are boring (slightly more boring than the average german). Taiwan is safe (the arms budget is one of the highest in the world) and err, Hsinchu too, even the traffic, contrary to what some people say. Just that the road here is ONLY for cars and scooters. There are some cultural activities all year long like everywhere else in Taiwan. It looks more boring here as you don’t run into ‘fun’ that easily here but you will have to check some schedules and maybe even get involved (which can probably improve the chinese you want to learn better than in Taipei).
If I summarize all your posts your “husband” will work in Hsinchu, possibly the Science Park.
Well, you won’t have trouble finding a job here (employment is high, especially in Hsinchu). If you really feel like having to be a volunteer in a hospital then there are plenty of it in Hsinchu (considering the size of this town) but most of the hospitals that look for volunteers are on the east coast (that is far). It seems you don’t have a european passport but technically you could fly to Hongkong every end of month until you find someone supporting you jobwise (if you are eligible to the 30 days visitor visa). The Science Park Administration is reponsible for work permits in the Science Park here, not the lame Council of Labour Affairs and they give out ARC’s easily if a company here backs you. Taiwanese are very friendly and I guess if your “husband” tells people here that he knows that you are looking for a job it should be easy.
Do you know anyone who is Taiwanese?
What is your nationality?