For legal sticklers, when I said “dependent ARC to working ARC”, I was being succinct. I mean an ARC based on dependent status to an ARC based on a work permit. That was too long for the title. It might be called something different, but the question is about the following.
What needs to be done when one holds an ARC based on dependent status to an ARC based on holding a white collar job, in this case teaching. Does one need to leave Taiwan, or to cancel their current ARC before applying for a work permit and/or ARC? Or can one simply apply for a job, sign a contract, have the school submit documents to the Dept. of Ed., get a work permit, and apply for an ARC like most foreign teachers who get a job while already in Taiwan on a visitors visa?
Also, if anyone knows what a Filipino specifically would need to do, please tell. I know the process for Filipino direct-hire applicants apply from within the Philippines, and it’s long and difficult, but I’m hoping one can get a job first and apply to the OEC later without going through the process of having degrees and contracts verified and all the rest.