I am tentatively planning not to renew my contract for my teaching job when it expires in November. I came to Taiwan to study Chinese, and I want to be a full-time student at Shi Da.
What I am wondering is what I will need to do to switch from my current working status to student status. Will it suffice to go to the Taipei police station after my registration at Shi Da with proof that I am registered as a student there? I am assuming they will give me a 60 day visa which I can then renew for up to 6 months. My understanding is that Shi Da gives students an ARC after 4 months of study there.
Or, after my school cancels my ARC when I don’t sign another contract will I have to go to Hong Kong to get a new 60 day tourist visa?
Is it necessary to leave Taiwan to switch my status?
Any advice would be much appreciated.