ARC Extension and NHI Insurance

Hi everyone,

I will be completing my work contract in a few days. I got my letter of termination and I’m planning on heading to the immigration office in a few days for an extension. I am also hoping to re-enroll in the NHI as it will no longer be partly covered by an employer. I was wondering what everyone’s experiences are as to how long the process takes?

I am withdrawing from my apartment lease and planning on taking off to travel in Taiwan for the next month or two, starting Sept 1st, so I am a bit worried about having to delay my start without having an idea of when I can get my new ARC extension and insurance cards.