Our family plans to move to Taiwan in mid-2010 and we want to enroll the kids in local schools for the fall semester. Mom and Dad plan to study Mandarin at NTU (both speak a bit already). We’ve been working for fifteen years in Asia, and can support ourselves while in Taiwan (i.e. we don’t need jobs) but we have visited several local schools and they’ve said for the kids to attend they have to have ARCs BEFORE they can even get onto wait lists.
Problem though, is how to get an ARC without having first lived there for a while - it takes at least four months from what I read on forums of living there as a “student” before you can apply for an ARC. We don’t want the kids to have to wait around six months to start school!
Is it possible to get ARCs without first living in Taiwan? Can anyone point me to an immigration lawyer or other person that maybe able to provide professional advice on the subject?