I got my PARC a few months ago, since I had a valid ARC for seven consecutive years without a single day without ARC. If only one day was missing I had to restart the seven years…
However today I saw on the MOI website (www.moi.gov.tw) that there are three ways to count:
1… 7 years with ARC (not a day without!)
2… Married and been here for 5 years
3… Been here 8 years during the past 15 years
Since I have been here legally 11 years (1992/93/94 and 1996-2003) I was here only 175 days in 1995 due too much business travel that year.
So if I leave Taiwan for a year or two, normally my PARC would expire since I’m not here for 183 days a year. But according to the 15year/8 year rule could I reapply? Or does this law in fact state that I need to have been here legally more than 15 years and 8 of those years should be more than 183 days?