I have some very interesting information about a shortcut Work Permit Application Procedure for those who have been residing in the ROC for five years continuously and have been legally employed during all that time (and can produce copies of all the relevant documents.)
As you know the Employment Services Act restricts foreigners to a few very narrow job categories, however if you qualify as above you can actually apply for any job you want, as long as the employer is fully registered in the Taiwan area.
My question is this: Would anyone out there be able to assist in organizing this information in Chinese-English bilingual style and then putting it into Adobe Acrobat format, so that it could be posted on some appropriate website? The data I have not only includes explanatory pages, but application forms as well.
I am unfamiliar with the technical aspects of this. If Chinese text is included in Adobe Acrobat files, will such text show up clearly on a computer without Chinese system? If not, then some other “file type” would have to be considered.
Moving on to a larger area of concern, is there anyone out there who is seriously working to promote the rights of “average foreigners” (for the lack of a better term) in Taiwan? I would like to liaison with such a person. There is a lot that could be done. Since I am married to an ROC national, my primary area of research has primarily been directed toward advancing the legal rights of “foreign spouses”, but I am interested in helping others as best I can.