I love my girlfriend and all, but I really don’t feel like tying the knot at this stage. I’ve been teaching for 3 years in Taipei and now I’d like to have the freedom to work elsewhere at the same time, and to try and start up a little side-business.
Being eligible for a local credit card would be nice, too, and I hear with more than 2 years validity on an ARC, this can be done. Annoyingly, my employer only issues 1 year ARCs.
Is it possible to get a permanent ARC as an investor? If so, what kind of money are we talking about and what’s the process like? Or could I just apply somewhere for a permanent ARC? Is there anything that an immigration agency can do for me other than take fees?