I have a question regarding ARC and working. I am living in Taiwan on a Dependent ARC (my wife is an English teacher at an Elementary School). while I study for my Master’s in Computer Science through an Online M.S program in America. I wanted to apply for an internship, however since an internship is a job, I am not legally allowed to work with my Dependent ARC.
I looked around on the internet and have found limited information on this issue. From my limited understanding, I would have to convert my ARC into a work ARC? When my internship is over does it just convert back to a Dependent ARC? How easy is this done? Would I need to leave the country during any of these steps?
I looked on the Ministry of Labor website and there is an Application for Spouses of Foreign Professional Worker. Should this be what I am looking for? Since I am in the middle of my Master’s education and career change I don’t have the 2 years relevant work experience it lists? Honestly, I feel like this is uncharted territory and any information on this matter will be most helpful. I don’t want to lose out on potential work/internship opportunities here in Taiwan because I am on a Dependent ARC (as the spouse of a working foreigner).