PARC’s don’t expire…[/quote]
Sure, I know that, but what I mean is that I’m looking to apply for a PARC once my 5 years of residence as a foreign spouse arrives. Since I have been working mostly freelance, would I have to offer explanations as to how I’ve been surviving these past few years or can I, as Belgian Pie suggested, just have my wife include me as a dependent when she applies for my PARC on my behalf?
Sorry, I misunderstood.
I do know that being listed as a dependent on your wife’s income tax won’t wash; they’ll ask you to provide detailed listings from the tax office stating the origins of your combined incomes on your statements for the past 3 years. They do this precisely to see if you, not you and your wife are making double the quoted minimum wage from Labor Affairs. The parts that Feiren quoted about checking your tax records to see if you have sources of income outside of the scope of your work permit doesn’t apply to you since you are, I assume, currently on a JFRV.
The good news is, that as a spouse of an ROC citizen, you can qualify by showing the following:
The applicant’s accumulated savings in a ROC financial institution must be 24 times that of the monthly minimum wage set by the Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan (only pertinent to applicants who are spouses of ROC nationals).
Found here: iff.immigration.gov.tw/enfront/l … d=2&id=230
And, Sandman, the work permit takes 5 minutes to apply for once you have your PARC; it’s actually very easy.[/quote]
Thanks. It’s becoming clearer now. So, the next thing is this,
#1: I have only recently begun working at (just shy of a year) at a big chain school and have thus only recently been registered for tax with an accredited buxiban, however, I have worked for another buxiban that did not register my particulars with the appropriate authorities. This concerned me as I do not have any wish to act above the law. However, I was told by a certain local resident that the onus is on the employer to do the necessary paperwork regarding taxes, and that if the employer does not fulfil their obligation in this regard, then it is they, and not the employee that will bear the responsibility for this in the event of an investigation. Is this accurate?
#2: How does one go about dealing with this situation with regards to (erratic) income received?
#3 : Should I wait until three years have passed from the time of paying my first taxes until I apply for a PARC?
#4 : “The applicant’s accumulated savings in a ROC financial institution must be 24 times that of the monthly minimum wage set by the Council of Labor Affairs, Executive Yuan (only pertinent to applicants who are spouses of ROC nationals).”…Is there a minimum amount of time that these funds will have to have been in the account?
Thanks again to anyone who can assist.