I’m in a bit of a dilemma. Last year I left Taiwan to teach in South Korea. I couldn’t process my tax refund at the time because of timing issues. But I accepted I could get the tax refund later in August by just using the debit card outside Taiwan. However, this also means my ARC was canceled.
A week after I arrived in Korea, my wallet was stolen thus losing both the ARC and debit card. I called the bank and gave them the details. They notified me that my bank account did receive the money, but since I don’t have a debit card I can’t withdraw from abroad. They said I would need to return to Taiwan, get a new ARC, and then I would be able to withdraw the money.
I am planning to return to Taiwan for traveling, and was planning on using the money to fund it. However, if i can recall correctly, I need to find a job to get a new ARC.
Is there some work around for this? I really don’t want to find a new job just to receive my money. I have my passport, the bankbook, the receipt for filing my taxes last year, and a copy of my old ARC.
EDIT1: It is Taiwan Citibank.