Neighbor is a Brit here for his Taiwanese gf, no ARC. He’d entered Taiwan sometime in March 2018, and booked a flight with EVA Airlines for June, thinking that was 90 days. Turns out it was 92 days. According to him, when he was at the EVA counter at TPE the EVA agent told him he was one day late, but to hang on during his stay there had been a national holiday and she would check with Immigration. EVA couldn’t issue a boarding pass until this was cleared up, she said.
She came back and said everything was ok, please do more careful math next time. He got his boarding pass.
However, he was pulled out of Immigration by a supervisor and advised that he was 2 days late, not one, and that he would have to go back into the airport to pay an overstay fine.
When he left Immigration he lucked out and ran smack into the EVA agent. He explained the problem, and she said “Follow me.”
He said that the agent marched him through the line (they both had to go through the scans, again for him), and she went straight to the supervisor. They spoke briefly, he got on the phone and made a very short call … and stamped his passport. No fine, no problem. He didn’t even miss his flight.
Maybe he was lucky, but in any case the EVA agent pulled it off for him.