[quote=“violet”]Oaky, so I’m planning to show up in Taipei to look for a job, and of course I’ll enter on a tourist visa. If I don’t find a job within a month, I assume I have to take a brief trip to some other country and come back to do it again.
How much of a hassle is it? Do I have to visit a gov’t building or is the airport good enough?
Sorry for the stupid questions. I got my first teaching job over the internet, so I am new at this.[/quote]
Assuming you’re doing it coming in on a tourist stamp once a month, or on a two-month multiple entry tourist visa, here’s how it is:
It’s only a hassle during CNY, when it’s near impossible to book a flight out.
Otherwise it’s a matter of flying to a nearby country (e.g. HK, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Japan), getting your passport stamped into that country, and stamped back out of thay country. Make a quick holiday of it - don’t spend that airfare for nothing. Pick a different country each time for some variety, explore the city for a few days, and come back.
Once you get your work permit you’ll be allowed to stay here for a year. Then you have to apply for another year’s stay.