After spending some 1 hour+ looking up various info regarding Work permits, resident visa, the documentation needed, the ARC, etc. my head has started to spin a little…this is after looking through this forum’s archives too. I will try and keep this as brief as possible.
First of all, during this summer I hope to work as an intern at VIA Technologies in Taipei, Taiwan. I am however, 18 years old and will only be entering college later during the fall, right now my plans are to be in Taiwan for approximately 3 months, work, and then leave.
My contact at VIA has already confirmed the fact that I can work there, however the problem is I’m an ABC although I have family in Taiwan, and have a U.S. passport. He states that I need a work permit, which in turn requires a degree of some sort and then 2 years of work-related experience. I already have 2-years of work related experience, but not a degree.
What possible ways could we go around this? For me, getting a visitor visa is very easy, but will a resident visa and then an alien resident certificate allow me to work in taiwan? Remember, I will only be there for 3 months. Because I have family in Taiwan, can I use the provision where it says I’m rejoining family in Taipei? and then get a resident visa,? What is the difference between a work permit/resident visa anyways? After going over several websites, I’m still clueless…as they appear to be the same thing…
Also, I’ve tried looking up ROC embassies in the U.S. but have not found any online…if anybody could possibly provide a phone number or an address where I can contact them for help, that would be GREATLY appreciated as well. Or if anybody is willingly to talk to me on icq @ 23261696 or email @ email@example.com I would be greatly in your debt. If my only option is to get a work permit, what ways can I get one as a 18-year old? I WILL NOT be a student, but will be under employment for only 3 months. Will I still have to pay taxes? Since I"m staying under 4 months, that means I won’t have to join the national heathcare program right?
Any type of comments, suggestions would be immensely appreciate.
Thanks in advance everybody!!