It’s really just 3 small questions with lots of other details should an apt problem solver need them. Go to the asterik’s * and ** for the basic synopsis.
Had some problem with a job last year when I arrived. Promptly quit job in a rather naive manner. Went Student Visa route. Now. It is a year and two months past the original issue date of my original and, to date, only ARC. I found a school I'm happy with and they mentioned that they thought they could get an ARC for me if I wanted one. I thought that I was more comfortable with a student visa, but then thought it would work out well for me.
So I just made an ARC application and it was rejected and the school is waiting to get back the papers to find out the reason for the rejection. ((1)) I'm guessing that the Ministry of Education black list doesn't "lose ones name" until a year after the holder (that's me) cancels the ARC by doing a trip to a place like Hong Kong and getting a visitor visa...which would make my 'in the clear' deadline in February. Does anybody know about the rule on this????
** The school recommended my using the receipt from the Ministry of Education to extend my current stay here by a month or two…while they try to find out why the application was rejected and see if they can’t -somehow - push it through.
If I use the receipt (wich I know is for an application that has already been rejected) to extend my visa for another month and then discover that the school can’t push the ARC through, then I’m going to need to get the student visa again…the current student visa happens to expire in a week.
(((2))) if I’m going to have a problem getting a student visa (should I need it) because the ARC extension stamp (should I get it stamped) in my passport is a kind of evidence that I wanted to come to Taiwan to work and not study. Is it likely that Hong Kong would give me a problem over such a detail?
The schools foreign teacher relations guy said it might be a problem getting a new ARC because I had had an ARC, then a Student Visa, and now wanted an ARC again. This sounded sort of wishy washy to me.
Either he doesn’t know what the hell he is talking about, or I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about. Hm.
(((3))) So, on the flip side…If I were to lose faith in their ability to get me the ARC and make a Student Visa run would this somehow preclude me from attaining an ARC (through the ministry of education) in the future (assuming that I ever get off the little blacklist)?
The school seems to like me alright. Really. The only thing I could see them being upset about is that when originally asked about the ARC, I told them I might only want to stay for 6 months...and now have changed my mind. Which I have, but they've been screwed over by other foreigners before so...maybe they're suspicious of my sincerity. I'm thinking I should have taken Hartzell's advice and sued the school who originally put me in this situation. Despite what is record against Taiwan courts might be.