Really? I had read on Tealit that it’s possible to have more than one work permit. So it seemed like the best thing to do would be to arrange a new job and have them apply for a second work permit while I was still working at my old job. That way, when I finished with my current job I could just transfer the ARC to my new work permit.
Does this sound accurate? Most people I’ve spoken to haven’t heard about the possibility of having multiple work permits. Maybe Tealit was wrong. Full article here:
tealit.com/arc_transfers_and … etters.htm[/quote]That Tealit piece is quite old, now. I think it was written before or just after the establishment of the NIA, who implemented new rules. It’s not really as easy as it seems to hold two work permits concurrently in the way you describe. There’s the concept of a primary work permit (your main job, at 14+ hours a week I think), and a secondary work permit (6+ hours?). A secondary work permit isn’t considered to be enough on its own to uphold an ARC. And if you hold two primary work permits, you’d better have a good reason.
The normal procedure when changing jobs is now as follows:
[ol][li]Apply for the new work permit[/li]
[li]When you have the new work permit, your previous employer should provide you with some kind of leaving document, with your last work date being the day before you start the new job.[/li]
[li]Very shortly after you start the new job (and at least within two weeks I think), you should get an employment certificate from the new job, and take that, the leaving certificate, and the new work permit to the NIA. Give them some money (around 1000 NT per year of ARC coverage), and they’ll do the new ARC for you.[/li][/ol]