The lady said to call her prior to sending my passport to them next. She told Chan they would sort it for me at that time. Didn't even ask when my current visa expires.
Well they may just do that in various ways. Do you not think they do not know when your visa expires. Do you not think that immigration, know where you are.
Remember when I was building the house in the back of beyond. Immigration took a two hour bike ride to visit me! I must just be unlucky.
If the immigration are to enforce these laws, they may possibly just charge you for the years you have not had the required work permit.
Chan rang her contact at Immigration. This how concerned Immigration is about it:
Is It possible she has been paying a small fine for you every year, without telling you, she is very good to you.
I posted this solely for those who believe the sky is falling.
Well I don't believe this statement! I have had around two years this visit without a WP. And years before on visits.
But now I have a legitimate business here. And if the law says I have to have a WP, then I must have. What would be the alternative! Give up the business.
Life is just a game! - you need to figure out "what are the rules" early and play to win (or at least, to not lose)
It maybe to some. But playing games with the authorities may be a problem. I think they would win.
If anyone has any further questions of me, send me an email or PM.
For what reason Paul, would you not answer questions openly on the forum?