Ok, so great site! I have found a lot of useful info here. I do have a question or two that I cannot find the answer to though. Any help?
Ok, so here it goes…
situation: We are getting married (in about 5 days) and we have a baby on the way. Like most people on here, the marriage is not a problem, but the visa may be. My problem is that I was not too smart about my entrance. We were living in Japan, and when we decided to come back to Taiwan, I enetered on a “landing visa” which is actually “visa-exempt” which I guess technically means that I don’t have a visa. We talked to BOCA and the guy at the counter said that I need to returm to America to change my visa. So…
my questions are:
- Do I need to leave Taiwan and apply for a visitors visa…re-enter Taiwan with that and then get it changed to a JFRV if all goes well?
- Can I apply for a resident visa when I leave since we will be married?
- The BOCA rep. said I HAD to go back to AMERICA. Why not Korea? Would Guam be okay since they are a US territory and have a Taiwan Consulate?
I did teach here in 2005, so my passport has a visitors visa that was changed into a resident visa. Will that cause me to have problems securing another visitors visa if that’s the route I need to take?
Please, any help would be great. I know I asked a lot of questions, but like many before, the various offices involved all give me different information, or no information at all.