I’m going to get a 2 month visitor visa, which should be easy to get at the Taiwan consulate in Melbourne. This should give me good time to look for work.
I am making sure that my “purpose” for the visitor visa is “sightseeing”
The reason (which you may be aware of) is that if I say the purpose is “to look for work” they will not give me a visitor visa.
This is all okay with me.
I need to get my University degree authenticated at the Taiwan Melbourne consulate too, (in the event I do get a teaching job, so that I can get a work permit and ARC).
The thing is, the application form for the authentication of my degree requires me to state the “purpose” for authentication. I cannot think of any other “purpose” to authenticate a university degree than for “work purposes”. I fear this may jeapardise my chance of getting a visitor visa, as it conflicts with my “Sightseeing” purpose.
Get the visitor visa first. Once I get the 2 month visitor visa, then get the university degree authenticated.
The thing is, I’m just afraid that they may see that I have already applied for the visitor visa, and cancel it as the “sightseeing” purpose of the visitor visa conflicts with “work” purpose of the authentication of the degree.
I hope you understand what I am saying.
Did anyone face this problem when coming to Taiwan?