If she is here working and has an ARC he can get a dependent ARC, but he will not have any work rights.[/quote]
That answers my question. Cheers.
[quote=“Shimokitazawa”]1. I am in Toronto.
2. My Japanese girlfriend is in Taiwan.
3. She works and lives in Taiwan.
4. We want to get married in Taiwan.
5. I want to try to get a Resident Visa after we get married.[/quote]
Cheers, that also makes it clearer.
In Toronto, do I need to apply for an extendable Visitor Visa at the TECO that will allow me enter and stay in Taiwan longer than 30 days so that we can process the marriage certificates, etc., and then move to a Resident Visa? What documents will I need to apply for this extendable Visitor Visa at the TECO?[/quote]
Not sure. Couldn’t you find this out at the TECO office in Toronto?
[quote=“Shimokitazawa”]Where do we go to pay for and complete the necessary paperwork to get married legally in Taipei and apply for a Resident Visa?
Thanks for any info.[/quote]
I got married to a Taiwanese citizen, so not sure if it’s different. I needed:
- A certificate of non-impediment
- I’m sure there was something else, but it escapes me atm. Don’t think I needed a criminal record clearance to get married. Did need it for my JFRV, but again, your gf isn’t Taiwanese, so not sure if you’d need that for a residence visa based on her.
- Made an appointment at the court house.
- Arrived on the date, gave them all my documents. Got married and received four marriage certificates. Two in Chinese and two in English.
As far as I can remember, the marriage stuff all went through the court and the JFRV visa stuff all went through NIA. So I would imagine that after you get married your residence visa application would go through NIA, also.
I’m wondering if it wouldn’t be easier to get married in Canada or Japan. Because my immediate question is this: Will Japan recognise your marriage if it’s in Taiwan (if that matters to you at all…)?
If your girlfriend is in Taiwan, I would advise you to ask her to go to NIA (National Immigration Agency) and ask about the residence permit, and to go to the court house in her area and ask about what is needed for her to marry a foreign national in Taiwan (or basically, two foreign nationals getting married in Taiwan).