I have lived in Taiwan for 6 years, have a registered business here, got accepted to NCKU for IMBA, and have a job. I gave my boss my tax receipts and other docs 2 days before my ARC expired (june 30 expiry date) so that she could get the work permit going. I apologized for being so late and asked if I needed to leave the country knowing that the work permit would take longer than I had left on my ARC - she said that she would inquire and then came back to me with everything is fine and I don’t need to leave. She gave me the work permit today and I went to the immigration office in Banciao today and the guy told me I have to leave b/c I overstayed.
Can someone give me some advice - what I need to prepare and the best way to handle this. I want to go to school and continue working in Taiwan and everything I have is now here. I am now 7 days overstayed and I plan to leave Monday - do I go to Hong Kong, Thailand…? I have never done the visa run.
Any good advice would be much appreciated… what are the chances of me being banned for a year… that is not an acceptable outcome!