I’m hoping to spend a year in Taiwan on a visitor’s visa, so I called a TECO office in the States about what I would need to do. She told me that I could get a multiple-entry Visitor visa for 60 days that could be extendable twice (so 6 months total). She also mentioned that I can extend it while I’m in Taiwan, and that at 6 months I could leave the country and come back (the Visa run) and start the cycle again. So, I guess I’m confused why so many posters to the forum talk about having to do expensive visa runs every 2 months. It doesn’t seem so bad to have to do one every 6 months. In fact, I’m sure it would be a nice excuse for a short break. Is this just a new rule or something?
Why all the Visa runs? Just wondering if I’m missing something here.