That guy is nearly in the same situation as I was one year ago, so I think my information
might help him.
There is no student-visas. It is just an extendable 60 days visitor visa, twice extendable
to up to 180 days, then you have to leave Taiwan or you apply for an ARC.
This ARC is based on studying at a approved school. You stop your studying,
and you must immediate leave Taiwan.
Those kind of things have a nickname: Student-visas and student ARC.
The OP says he currently organized his working-visa. From my understanding, it
is not possible to change a (student) Visitor-visa into a working-visa.
Both are visitor-Visas, but you see a difference on the bottom of it.
E.g. students got a remark FR, which is a indication of studying in Taiwan.
You can get a working-visa, if you originally applied for a normal 60 days
tourist visa in general (both extendable and not extendable), but if you went
originally for a FR student one, you MUST leave Taiwan and apply for a new one.
A japanese friend is actually doing this RIGHT now, and believe me, if he don’t
have too, he would not do it.
That japanese guy is in the same situation like the OP, now a student, starting
work next week >> little vacation in Japan.
Third (my case)
I had a (student) ARC and I changed it to joining-family resident visa.
I had to go to Hongkong, any discussions worthless. The system is stupid, but
please, you have to accept it !!!
There are however 2 ways you don’t have to go abroad.
If you have a current work-related ARC, you can change that one into a
JFRVisa (joining family resident-visa) within Taiwan.
But please refer to my first point, you must get out to get a work-ARC !!
This way maybe works for you :
If your wedding date is before the officials issued your (student) ARC-Card,
yes, then you can apply for a joining-family-resident ARC
The officer was very sure about this, even asked her leader.
I don’t see where is the difference when (before or after wedding), you get
your student-ARC, but that is Taiwan…
However, if you already have your student-ARC Card, and got married then,
well >> you loose.
I think you still don’t have your ARC (as you wrote 2nd extension at the end
of the month), so try this way.
But doing this way requires the change of student-Visa to resident JFR-Visa.
(Yes, in this case you can apply for a visa change without leaving Taiwan)
Again, I dount, with your current Visa (with FR-remark) you are able to get
a work-related ARC - but maybe I am wrong - wish you good luck
My officd is in Kaohsiung, and believe me, I went through this procedure for
many days with endless discussions. Also took a bilingual friend with me, so
there were no communications errors at all.