I'm American, but I live in Asia, which student visa requirements do I follow?

QuestionsCategory: Student PermitsI'm American, but I live in Asia, which student visa requirements do I follow?
vagabond asked 1 year ago

I have a really odd situation with a couple of questions. I am an American citizen, but I currently live and reside in Asia legally. I applied for the auxiliar program last January and was accepted, but I used my US address in the form. Does this mean I have to return back to America to start the visa process? The next question I have to ask is for applying for the student visa, I noticed the requirements are a little different from my consulate (Los Angeles) and the one here in Taipei. The item I\’m most worried about is the criminal record certificate. In the Los Angeles requirement, I have to get a FBI and state fingerprinting. But in Taiwan, they stated that they need one for Taiwan, and one for any other country I took residence in the past five years (of which, includes America). Which background checks do I need to complete?

Shaheen S.Shaheen S. Staff replied 7 months ago

You should apply in the country/district where you are a legal resident. If you currently legally reside in Taiwan, then most likely you need to apply in Taipei. Only that consulate’s requirements apply to you. You should contact them directly to confirm.

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Shaheen S.Shaheen S. Staff answered 6 months ago

You should apply in the country/district where you are a legal resident. If you currently legally reside in Taiwan, then most likely you need to apply in Taipei. Only that consulate’s requirements apply to you. You should contact them directly to confirm. (Note: I had previously mistakenly written this as a \”reply\” rather than an \”answer\”!)