chanephraim wrote:any update regarding this thread? its been 4 years already?
DDL980 wrote:Ok Put it this way it's simple.
Conscription is pretty much automated and automatic if you're a Taiwanese Citizen. If you got no green card the only way you escape Military Conscription is via going to University or studying for a masters degree.
For those that have overseas Chinese status and permanent residence abroad with a Green card. You have to leave once every four months.
United States or any other foreign passports if you were born before 1984 it's 1.) Lived here for a whole one year. 2.) You cannot stay over 4 months three times(So you can use the ARC excuse twice but on your third shot you gotta do the 4 month rule. When this happens I advise you to just go home and reapply for your TW passport if you want to work in Taiwan. Since you no longer can stay in the country for nearly a year at time and plus ARCs you need to subject yourself to higher taxes and paying to renew it.)
If you were born on 1985 you cannot have a total of 183 days of residence in Taiwan within the past two years. This is what I can gather fromt he conscription laws. If you want go call TECO. But they might even give you bullshit anwsers. Even though leaving every 4 months is a pain in the ass. You can look on the bright side and see it as a chance to travel.
frank1980 wrote:A male national of Taiwan should immigrate to another country before the age of 15 in order to be eligible for Overseas Chinese passport status visa. If they meet the qualifications for the status visa, male nationals who immigrated to other countries from Taiwan, should apply with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or ROC consular offices abroad to revoke the seal of non-rendering of military service. Overseas Chinese Passport Status Visa are given to: （1）those who went out of the country before turning 15 on December 31 of that year;（2）possess a valid ROC passport;（3）obtained valid permanent residency in the foreign country;（4）has lived in the foreign country for four years cumulatively;（5）has lived in the foreign country for six consecutive months or eight months and above annually in a span of two years; and （6）who returned to the country close to the conscription age from January 1 of the year they turned sixteen to December 31 of the year they turned 18 and lived for not more than 183 days annually. Furthermore, after reaching the conscription age of 19 on January 1st of that year, individuals who do not possess the qualifications mentioned in items 3, 4, and 5 should never have gone out of the country before. In terms of issues pertaining to overseas Chinese passport status visa, one can go directly to the Overseas Compatriot affairs Commission, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, MOFA, or any of our embassies and consular offices abroad.
doesn't sound like you officially immigrated anywhere until 20. hence why you are not eligible.
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