This is pretty difficult one and I am looking for others with a similar problem or some expertise with the Taiwan bureaucracy( or where to find those).
My wife was illegal in Taiwan for a protracted period. She was planning to give herself up but we had delayed because it took me a long time to track down a former wife in North America and get a divorce.
She had planned to return to the Phillpines last Chinese New Year but she got caught in August 2007 and we married there in October.
It was suggested to me by the Immigration Service there would be no undue problem for her to return but this appears wrong.
However, her first opportunity to apply for a visa was summarily dismissed and she cannot apply again until August when instead of spousal visa we intend that she apply for a 30 visitor visa. The MOFA is obviously taking a different attitude than Immigration.
I know of one other case where a Filipina surrendered and returned married within six months with a baby.
We respect that MOFA is pissed but we need to establish how long this likely to persist so I need to get somewhat proactive realizing missteps could make it worse.
I can get some support from at least one KMT legislator and with a change of government this could help. What is the experience of others and what are safe things that I can do? Any legal beavers I could approach in particular?
(Of course, the Manila TECO has full information of what happened.) I have PRC status.
Thanks in advance for any ideas and info.