I have so often read a posting about some new law passed that changes this, or prevents that, so I am hesitant to post this, but nevertheless, here goes.
I just received a letter from the Cram School Association that says, starting next year, foreigners who wish to change their visitor visa to a resident visa…ie. ARC…will have to leave the country. This means, no more can you simply arrive, process your papers…such as medical exam…and get the resident visa. You’ll have to leave first.
Anybody else heard this? Is this another one of those laws that never gets implemented? As I said, don’t want to breed paranoia, but it seems very black and white as I stare at this piece of paper. Feedback welcomed.