First time poster, long time lurker. Just took a job in Taiwan. Lot of dialogue back and forth and finally a contract for me to sign. They told me I needed to cover my visa fees. I got visa and work permit confused when they told me they were actually going to pay for the permit. I thought that was taken care of until my boss asked me if I have 6300NT in cash to pay for the visa.
They just told me I’ll need 3200NT also for my ARC. That was not stated anywhere in the contract. Maybe I’m overreacting. Is this normal? Do foreign workers usually have to pay for their visa and arc? I am requesting help on the matter.
I’m technically working at the school for free. Started on Monday. The kids are awesome. Staff is quite decent. I don’t want to disappoint them, but I also need to make sure I’m not getting duped. Please help.