I’ve read many threads and understand the basics of how visas work. If I have missed a similar thread, I apologise and please post a link Otherwise I would greatly appreciate some advice on this decision.
I arrived in Taiwan one month ago with a 2 month visitors visa, and have familiarised myself with the place more. I have decided to try to find work here. As a high school teacher (in New Zealand) I have decided to try to find work in a school teaching English, or Physics at an international school. I have sent for my graduation certificates (degree and teaching diploma) to be sent over, which will take about two weeks, as I only have copies of my degree.
After Chinese New Year I have one month to find work, and about two weeks after my documents arrive to obtain an ARC, or do a visa run. To make things easier, I am considering doing a visa run (probably to BKK sounds best from these forums, but HK would be cheaper) to get a new 2 month visa to make settling down easier, immediately after Chinese New Year, so that it doesn’t interfere with a new job.
Is it possible to obtain a new visa with one month left already? Can anyone advise me on the best thing to do? In particular, how much chance do I have of finding a job at a secondary school, and getting an ARC in one month??? Shall I try my ouck, or get a new visa now, or book a trip for a visa run just before my old one expires, which might interfere with a new job?
Would appreciate any help.