Tetsuo wrote: Satellite TV wrote:
ac_dropout wrote:The key is the Hu Kuo family registry. If you're not in it, then your safe.
Detaining at the airport because of place of birth is ROC is not enough.
How do they know you didn't serve already? You've never heard of records?
If you have no documents linking your Chinese names and you have no ROC registry number, you're basically a foriegner.
He lived here until 6, so he will have been in the Hu Ko...
Yes, but again:
US Passport - only English name, so how do they know who he is in the hukou?
Sure, it'll say Place of Birth: Taipei (or whatever), but how do they know from that one piece of information that -
a) He hasn't already completed his service.
b) He hasn't given up his Taiwanese citizenship.
And thirdly, place of birth doesn't necessarily automatically grant citizenship, afaik.
A: If he has completed military service he will have his 退伍令 with the service period and discharge date. He can't produce one... oops
B: ROC Citizens cannot renounce citizenship before 40 years of age.
C: I am assuming that that his parents are ROC Nationals, so he would also be an ROC national, having been born here to a father who was an ROC national at time of his birth. If not he wouldn't already have an ID card number and have to worry about the draft.
The main problem is that ROC allows visits of 4 months per year, which I read in another post is the maximum stay before being drafted. It is not 4 months with every visa entry. He wants to stay 1 - 2 years, clearly longer than 4 months per calender year. Secondly, he hasn't said what he wants to do during that time, perhaps study Chinese and also work.
I met a young ROC dual national who entered Taiwan on his American passport, then proceeded to live here as an ROC Citizen, thinking that as he entered on a USA passport he couldn't be touched. However he used his ID card for his health insurance, and he didnt tell his employers he was working illegally. So one day while he's at work, the military police turn up and take him away. He got to serve....