I am currently studying in Taipei on a visitor visa and last week I had to go to Hong Kong for 2 days for a job interview. On applying for a visa in HK to let me back into Taiwan, I was charged the full sum (plus express service handling fee!) and then refused a visa, as my proof of address in the UK was too old. I did explain that I’d been living in Taipei for nearly 6 months so I had no more recent proof of address in the UK, but was not able to persuade them.
I’m now back in Taipei with no visa (UK citizens seem to be entitled to 30 days visa-free). What I need to know is: is there any way on earth to get the visitor visa here in Taiwan? Or, in the worst case scenario, if I have to leave the country again, where would be cheapest and fastest for me to go? If I miss more than 10 hours of class I lose my scholarship to study here!! Suggestions please - I am in despair! Thank you so much.