First off, thanks to anyone who reads this post. I spent some time searching for posts that would help me answer my questions, and if i overlooked any i’d be grateful to anyone who sent them my way.
OK, I’m planning on leaving my job on August 30th. I have a plane ticket back to the USA (I’m American) on October 2nd. In the meantime, my girlfriend and I have been planning to travel around Taiwan and Asia. The thing that I’m worried about is re-entering Taiwan (in late September) to get all my stuff and head home. I know that my ARC is only valid for a short period of time after I stop working, and I no longer have 30 day visa-free entry until Feb 2009 (I accidentally overstayed my 60 day visitor visa by 11 hours).
Should I ask my employer to keep my ARC going for an extra month after I leave? I’ll be leaving on good terms, within the confines of my contract (I’ve given ample notice of my leave) but I’m not sure he’d be up for this. Otherwise, would I have to apply for another Taiwan visa at my destination immediately prior to my re-entry into taiwan? Or is this something I can get straightened out now? Can I apply for another visitor visa now, while I already have an ARC?
Any advice you can give me would be really helpful.
Thanks in advance,