I’m a Californian trying to get an ARC. I’m married in ROC to ROC wife, but in USA until I can get my renewed passport, and next, hopefully an ARC in it. I have a health certificate from Taipei (they took blood and feces but not urine) and the notarial marriage certificate and the household registry and a Chinese name. I guess its easy once you’ve done it, but I’m still a bit confused, if anyone can help. Also I have some interesting info about Police Certificates (from USA) below.
Do you think the SF ROC Trade Office will give me the visa?
Then I report to the notorious police station in Taipei County and get a 1 year ARC, for $NT1000?
Do I need to have been married and spent a year in Taiwan already?
And be sure I request multiple entry?
Do I need to tell them if I leave ROC for a month?
What did you guys use for Police Certificate; I see 4 possibilities:
- from your local police department (but only covers that one city)
- $25 one from California DOJ. This one is not for Visa use though. The consulate said, oh its ok, you don’t GIVE it to us, you just LET US LOOK AT IT.
- $32 one from California DOJ. However, like 2. this only covers California. You have to phone them at 916-227-3835 to get the packet, they do not put enough of the forms on line.
- FBI Identification Record. Covers entire USA. Call 304-625-3878, or go to www.fbi.gov, then click on How Do I…, then “Request an FBI Identification Record, or rap sheet” Unfortunately, it says “Allow approximately 5-6 weeks for processing, upon receipt to the FBI” You’ll also need a standard fingerprint form (FD-258) with ink prints from your local cop shop, and a money order for $18.
PS The fee table at Ren Ai hospital had a blank for male spouse ARC health certificate. Now that’s what I call a patriarchy. Cost was $NT630.