Even though I’m new here I’ve been lurking for awhile. I’ve also read tons of posts here and information elsewhere about my question. The problem is I’m still confused.
I recently married a Chinese lady and we live in Taiwan. I’m in the final stages of getting my JFRV and ARC - health check is Monday and FBI report is on its way back from the Taiwan consulate in Washington.
I understand that once all that gets settled then I can legally work in Taiwan as I don’t need a work permit. Even though I don’t really need to teach English it would be a good way to make a little extra money and like most people - extra money is good especially starting a new life and new family. I do not have a 4 year degree. As you can imagine I don’t want to get deported for illegally teaching English.
I understand that my ARC is different than someone who is coming here for work. I also understand the difference between the word “okay”. It’s okay for me to teach in a cram school because they won’t deport me because I’m married to a citizen (but still illegal and they COULD deport me) is different than it’s okay for me to teach in a cram school because it’s 100% perfectly legal.
I know that if a school applies for the ARC for you then they have to show the required degree for the work permit. But I don’t need one. I can’t find anything on government websites that says to teach in a private English school you have to have a degree besides those people coming specifically to be teachers.
I know there are differences in the limits between work and marriage ARCs too. For example I believe that if I could teach legally that I could teach without limit to the number of hours or number of schools I teach at. I also know I could get a legal job at a 7-11 or selling TVs at a store or whatever.
The bottom line here is this: I’ve got a new family. This is my home for the foreseeable future (several years at least). I’d love to have the option to make some extra money but not at the risk of being separated from my family. I also know from past experience it’s hard to get a straight answer on a lot of things in Taiwan.
Thanks in advance.