I really need your help.
Background: Belgian citizen, living in Hong Kong, with Bachelor and Master Degrees from the UK.
I'm moving in 2 weeks to Taipei. I have job lined up and the company that is hiring me is helping to get the work permit application started. First they have told me that I need to get my diplomas "authenticated" overseas. After some discussion, they said I could use the notary service of the British Council in Taipei to have it notarized.
But... I just discovered there are no notary services in the British Council in Taipei. I checked here in Hong Kong... notary services are only for UK nationals.
I can't even find any clear info about this need for authentication or certification. I found this on Taiwanese governmental website
http://hirecruit.nat.gov.tw/TopMenuEng. ... ssid=02#q2
Q11: Should the documents to be included in a work permit application be provided in the original copy or a duplicate copy? Is certification required?
Except for proof of health (required only from foreign language teachers working for after school institutions), duplicate copies may be used for all documents to be included in a work permit application. The Ministry of Labor currently has a list of countries and regions and all documents prepared in these countries and regions must be certified by the local Overseas Office of the Republic of China (the list of countries can be found on the website of the Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor). As for the other countries, the Ministry of Labor will require foreigners to submit the documents for certification by the local Overseas Offices of the Republic of China as needed for review purpose.
I don't even understand that last paragraph...
Any useful links about this problem would be very highly appreciated guys!