Greetings! I know that there are a lot of threads on the JFRV and this process, but after spending literally all day on this site and others, I haven’t found the answer I am looking for (thread >10 years old, different situations, etc.). I would really appreciate your help! I’ll try to be as brief as possible.
-I am a U.S. citizen who married a Taiwanese citizen in the United States
-My spouse accepted a job in Taiwan and moved back
-In preparation of acquiring a “JFRV” we had our relevant documents authenticated/translated
-I now have all appropriate supplements to the application except the health examination
-I made the mistake on coming here on a visa-exempt status
My question is, what must I do from here for my “JFRV”?
My understanding is that I must go to a different country’s TECO and first apply for a visitor visa to Taiwan, but do I also apply for the JFRV from there? How long does this process take? Should I anticipate spending an extended amount of time there? Are there any recommended countries to do this from, based on the cost/ease (would it be easiest to return to the US?)?
Thank you all again for your help… I really screwed this up!