I’m here! Welcome to town. You’ll see it’s raining today. Does that a lot here .
A good point, that I hadn’t really thought of. BUT I got everything done today, just got to pick up the police check up on Tue. So then we went back to NIA, and discussed the application. Different person on the desk, different answer .
[quote=“Icon”]They usually give extensions while the new ARC is processing. Can’t they extend your old ARC enough like a week? That is not very friendly service.
I’d run, tout de suite, to get the paperwork in with plenty of time -at least a week or more- for them to give me an extension based on the fact that they would be already processing the stuff or at least have it in their possession. Yes, there is a clout of applications, even here in Taipei it takes longer than usual.[/quote]
And yes, that’s pretty much what today’s guy said. They’ll accept the application next week, and then if it’s not processed in time and it’s getting close to my ARC expiry date, they’ll contact me. Then I’ll either get a temporary extension on my existing ARC, or a new 1 year ARC. He wasn’t exactly clear there, but we’ll deal with that if/when.
Although I’m relying on house ownership to get the APRC, he’s advised that we include my wife’s bank statement (as I’m her dependent, in this application). When asked how much they wanted to see in the account, he plucked a figure of $430,000 from thin air. My UK bank statement was inadmissable as evidence of ability to support myself in Taiwan.