All foreigners living and working in Taiwan have an ARC with the address of their company and residence, and phone number for contact. So the authorities here can find us here easily (aided greatly by the fact that as waiguorens we stick out like sore thumbs). Now, what my question is - can we request access to this information in order to locate another foreign resident?
Now I know what you’re thinking, but no - I’m not planning on stalking anyone. Here’s the story: a friend of mine had a one-night stand with another waiguoren last month. He was just down in the city for the weekend with his mates, and works in a small town in another county in Taiwan. I think you can guess where this is leading…she’s scared because she’s late, and the doctor told her that she needs to wait for another period to skip to be sure, but most likely she’s pregnant. She’s not going to have an abortion for religious reasons and said that if she went back to her home country with a baby and no husband her family would disown her (she’s Indonesian). She’s a young girl, only 20, very naive and not very educated, a factory worker here who’s in a strange country adrift with not many close friends or family, and she’s very confused and doesn’t know what to do.
I agreed to help her find the guy who knocked her up to somehow try and settle the matter. She’s tried calling his phone number many times but he doesn’t return her calls, all she gets is his voice mail. She knows what county he works in, but not the name of the town. She knows his first and last name (thankfully…I was a bit worried that maybe she only caught his first one). I can understand his wanting to run - after all, this is every single male’s worst nightmare, to get a girl you barely know in trouble that way. Always use protection… I don’t want to give out any more specific details like real names and locations. I’m just wondering if anyone here knows if there’s any way I can go to, say, Immigration and find out where this guy works so that she can take a bus up to that town and talk to him.