I have a rather unique circumstance that I would like to get some clarity on before pursuing moving to Taiwan. Hopefully someone here has some advice.
Currently, I live in Los Angeles and was born in the US.
I have a 14 year old son. My son’s father (who was born in Taiwan and who I am NOT currently married to) and I are having some serious problems with our son that require removing him from this environment. We feel that moving to Taiwan would be beneficial to our family.
Obviously, my son and his father would be able to enter the country with no problems. I would also like to come along and teach English.
The way I see it, I have two options. My son’s father did offer to get married, so I could enter Taiwan as a Citizen, but wouldn’t that set me up for less pay? I could also obviously enter as a US Citizen and probably fairly easily get a job teaching English with foreigner pay (or so I’ve heard) since I am light-skinned with green eyes and English is my native language. Would the higher pay justify all the red tape I’d have to deal with in terms of work visas and such? I’m not worried about food or a place to stay or anything like that, as the family in Taiwan has already welcomed me with open arms.
If you were me, what would you do? One thing I’d like to mention is that we’d like to make this move ASAP - within 6 months or less.