Going to taiwan for the summer (April -> September) and want to enroll in one of the chinese language schools there both to learn mandarin and be able to renew my visa (as I hear tourism for 4-5 months doesn’t seem to be a good reason). Going to just study there and tour with a friend. I have enough funds to require not working for those 4-5 months.
My question is, should I apply for a Visitor or Resident visa when going to study in Taiwan? When trying to gain entrance to a Taiwanese school, what would I typically have to go through? Health screening etc? Would the visa office extend my visa based on the fact that I will be studying mandarin there?
And lastly, how do visa runs work? Say if I go touring in Taiwan for 3 months, my visa expires, and I go to HK and simply say I want to get another visitor visa for 3 months? Do I need a valid reason? Would they deny me another visa if they see that my old one is about to expire in a few days? This is assuming I’m not working or going to school in Taiwan and simply want to stay there for 5 months (no real valid reasons).
I wish Taiwan visitor visas lasted 6 months