This question may belong in the Open Forum, but I figure since most everyone in this forum has gone through this, then you would be able to answer my question easily.
I’ve read that some teachers didn’t need the actual copy of their degree to get their ARC and others did. I’ve decided to bring mine with me, but have a question regarding customs. Since I’m arriving in Taiwan as a tourist, it would of course look bad if they checked my luggage and found my original degree. Why does a tourist bring their college degree? (of course they don’t. So…) What experiences have you had bringing your actual degree?
I’ve had a friend who was looking for a job in the US (she was Japanese) and had multiple copies of her resume on her person. When found, she was immediately sent back. Granted, getting in the US and getting into Taiwan are completely different situations, but with the amount of preparation I’ve gone through to get to this point, the last thing I need is some trouble with customs.
All of this is probably just last minute paranoia, but I was thinking of having someone FedEx my diploma to my school on the day I leave. I figure it would arrive about the same time I did.
Should I take it with me, hidden somewhere in my baggage…or mail it?
Thanks for the advice.