Well, this winter I will go to Taiwan to study Chinese (regarded as a full time student with 10 hours per week) at a goverment approved language school.
I will stay by my longtime girlfriend. To make things much more easier we both think about to marry due to a JFRV (with that I won’t have any problems regarding work and stay etc …)
Anyway, we both consider not to marry as well. Due to this great forum here I know I can extend my 60 day visitor visa twice and then get a resident Visa. As I arrive in Taiwan I won’t leave it for a very long time because my study and (money of course too …)
I want to study 2 or maybe even 3 years, how long would my resident Visa and my ARC been valid and (if) in which intervals I have to do extensions ?? Every time the University terms will finish ??
And most important, am I allowed to work part time in Taiwan legally just with a Resident Visa and an ARC ?? I think about work definately less than 15 hours weekly. This point I take very serious, because I don’t have any interest to get some trouble for the wedding-time later.
I know things would be much more easier with a wedding, but it is too early for that and we won’t want to give the “papers” too much meaning … And we never lived together more than 3 months, so we also want to take these time period as a test about our relationship.
Your answers are kindly apprecciate, thank you …