A New Zealand permanent resident (for 20 years since he was 12) is still using his Dutch passport as he never wanted to trade it in for a New Zealand one.
He applied for a teaching permit with the Kaohsiung City Dep. of Ed. He was refused because he had a passport from a non-English speaking country.
He then applied for one with the Kaohsiung County Dep. of Ed. and he received his teaching permit within one week – no problems at all.
I have read a law somewher which says that the ‘competent authorities’ make their policies for issuing work permits. In this case the Department of Education.
Do you have any idea why one Dep refused and the other accepted? (Beside the fact that Taiwan laws often depend on the offical handling a case).
Does each district’s department have their own policy, or is there one policy for all Departments? If so, where could I source a copy of their policies. I can not read Chinese and am therefore unable to really explore this, English translations of various laws that I have found on the internet do not cover Dep. of Ed. policies.
Do you have any info, or resources on this (English or Chinese)?