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Criminal Background Question

Postby Briyo2289 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 00:20

Hello,

I am applying for teaching jobs in Taiwan, and I have a question that I cannot seem to get a straight answer about. I was convicted of a DUI about 4 years ago, and I was put on an administrative supervision (now sealed by the state in which it occurred about 10 years ago) for possessing a small amount of marijuana when I was 18 years old. One potential employer that I have talked to said that a DUI was no problem as long as I lived in Taipei, and as far as I can gather, the arrest from when I was 18 won't matter because 1) it is older than 5 years ago, and 2) I was never convicted of anything. Is this correct?

Assuming a company will hire me, will either of these legal issues prevent me from getting a work visa or an ARC? If so, do you have any recommendations to make this situation more workable? I don't know if my situation helps, but I am a qualified University professor with a Master's degree, a great teaching background, and a TEFL certificate, not just a college graduate.

Thank you for any advice you have.
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Re: Criminal Background Question

Postby Big Vern » Fri Sep 09, 2016 09:09

Unless the regulations have changed private cram schools are not required to request a criminal record check from teachers. Yes, I know :eek: .

A few of them do, though, such as Shane English School and the British Council. In that case I guess it will depend on how far back your country searches when running a check.
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Re: Criminal Background Question

Postby Briyo2289 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 23:11

Thanks. One more question. If I have a job offer will the Taiwanese government want to see a background check when I apply for my ARC or will they not ask about background?
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