Tomas wrote:If the answer to this question exists, I couldn't find it.
What are the overseas travel restrictions on male ROC citizens who have not yet performed their military service?
I've heard various things like "after 16 years of age, no more overseas travel until a man's military service is completed." I've also heard 18 years old is the cutoff. I've also heard somewhere that there is no such restriction.
A proposal to relax restrictions on exit applications by male citizens of conscription age planning to study in China met with strong opposition from lawmakers of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party yesterday, who said the move could trigger “a wave of desertions.”
According to Legislator Kuan Bi-ling, the proposal would “widely open the doors for deserters.”
It would also increase the outflow of local students to China, further battering local university enrollments, which have been declining due to a dropping birth rate, she said.
Earlier in the day, the Legislative Yuan put the draft bill by Kuomintang lawmakers to revise the enforcement regulations of the Conscription Law on the agenda of the next plenary session.
In the draft bill, the legislators said the current regulations impose stricter restrictions on applications for exit filed by those of draft age who want to travel to China to study than similar exit applications by those planning to study in other countries.
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