My contract finishes 31 December and although I don;t want to remain tn the present place the agent has said they will find another place in February after government permission on new contracts is received. In the meantime they will do the job of extending the ARC for me saving me a personal trip to immigration. This is good but–
- Should I leave a lot of money in Taiwan banks while the change is being made? I have my debit card, but any problems and requests to see ARC will leave me in limbo.
- Can I go to the health insurance office as soon as I have the extension and new ARC? I am covered until 31 December and apparently that is true even if the ARC is extended. The agent is saying go to the health office a couple of days after 31 December. But why leave it so late and give myself a period that is not covered? Isn’t it better to go BEFORE the current coverage expires but after the extension comes through?
- The agent wants to take my passport/ARC and get the extension now.–early December But I believe this can be done any time in the last month of the ARC. Perhaps it is better to do it myself around 15 December rather than be without passport ARC for 10 days/a week at an important time?
Any advice appreciated.