[quote=“Captain Coconut”]If somebody quit a job, got fired, laid off etc, how long could they stay in Taiwan before they would have to do a visa run, leave the country or get another job? (Assuming they were on an ARC work visa, teaching english)
Could they just do a quick visa run afterwords, good for what is it, 60 days? (assuming Canadian or american)
I did a search and only found some answers from 2001 and 2002. It said that things were kinda vague at the time, don’t know if that’s changed.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I looked around and couldn’t find any recent answers.[/quote]
One more time:
The date you must leave depends on the date your work visa was cancelled, and this means that it depends on when your boss/company sent the paperwork to NIA/CLA etc. saying you are no longer under their employment. Standard is one or two weeks after they cancel your work permit.
[color=#FF0000]They are in no obligation to inform you of when that date is [/color]-and by they I mean your boss, NIA, CLA. If you go and ask NIA, they will give you the exact date, but they -NIA< CLA, whoever else- will [color=#FF0000]NOT[/color] inform you out of their own accord. So, [color=#FF0000]you have to find out on your own.[/color] This also comes handy if you need an extension to settle your affairs.
Now, and here comes the tricky part: the date you have printed on your ARC is just a reference. It becomes invalid the minute it is not backed up by a work permit. It does not mean you can stay until the date printed there.
You would need to get out, and come back as a visitor, then look for another job -unless you have anotehr job offer, in which case that’s another whole different deal.