I have been living in Taiwan and married to a Taiwanese spouse for app. 7 years. I work at an international school. By law, the school needs to apply for and pay for labor insurance (lao bao). This is not something I want, just something the school must do. The applications for two of us have been rejected and sent back three times now for the two of us who have spouse status and didn’t need to apply for work permits. (This posed no problem for any other agency that deals with the school.)
I don’t want to break down and get a standard work permit like the labor insurance people want, simply in order to get these people to recognize current law and make things easier for other foreigners later.
I do know, though, that the foreign affairs police can note my place of employment on the back of my ARC and put a little chop next to it. Maybe this would take care of things. Anyone have a similar experience?
Also, does anyone know of anyplace online to get copies of relevant laws regarding employment for spouses of Taiwanese nationals?