What are visa waiver priveledges?
Can someone tell me exactly what this means:
Foreingers who overstay will be prohibited from using visa waiver priviledges granted to residents of the U.S., UK, Canada, France, etc. for one year from their date of departure from Taiwan. Such persons will need to apply for a visa at an overseas R.O.C. diplomatic or trade office.
I am heading back to Canada next week, so instead of paying quite a bit of money to extend my visa, I decided to overstay. The fine for overstay period is significantly less than the cost to extend. I talked to the people at the Foreign affairs here in Taiwan, and they said that I will still be able to return on my current visa, even though I am overstaying, because it is a multiple entry visa.
Then, I read what I posted above. It suggests the opposite. I think I may have been misinformed (which is not all that unusual for Taiwan).
I can’t contact anyone here as it is late Friday evening, but I’m just worried that I may not be able to return on my current visa now. Can anyone explain the above?