In the last post the Moderator stated that there might be some confusion on my documents. I think I have a JFRV visa. It is a pasted inside my passport and has and interesting background pattern with the letters “ROC” on it.
(Moderator note: I have added my comments directly to the text, preceded by three stars.)
When I applied for my first “spouse-based ARC” the officer in charge was quite adamant (almost hostile) stating that I would not be eligible for the three year ARC until I had
renewed my ARC for three more years.
***This is not what we see in Taipei.
Though I know I will win the administrative appeal, I will end up loosing since I will not be in Taiwan to personally have the expiry date on my ARC amended (since I will be leaving for the States after my renewal).
***Your wife could act as your agent.
Are there any documents written in Chinese that I can politely present to this officer if he questions my eligibility for the three year ARC. I would like to do it right the first time.
*** See Article 9 of the “Regulations Governing Visiting, Residence, and Permanent Residence of Aliens”. This says that the longest period for a foreign spouse ARC may be three years. In Taipei, we typically see three years.
Here is a time-line of important events in my stay in Taiwan.
2001/06/17 One year ARC expires
2000/06/17 Renewed Spouse ARC
2000/04/?? Left job, work ARC converted to Spouse, no extension granted
2000/04/05 JFRV issued after one-year waiting period.
1999/06/17 Current card issued after filling up all the comment fields of the old one.
1997/06/?? First started working in Taiwan; resided continuously with work permit.
If you’d like a copy of my passport and ARC etc. Please give me an address where I can send a photocopy.
(Because my wife is not entirely happy about my move, I must make this transition in the smartest possible way) I need to maximize that chance of me getting full work rights in case she is not happy with our move.
*** I don’t know what you mean in this paragraph. Here in mid-2001, in order to have “full work rights” you would have to be an ROC citizen. Is your wife going with you to the States?