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Quick question about military service in Taiwan

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Quick question about military service in Taiwan

Postby fongnam1016 » 12 May 2009, 10:20

Hey everyone, im a new user to this forum. I was born in Taiwan and lived there my entire life. I attended Taipei American School and I am now in California. My parents are both duel citizenship of the UK and Taiwan. However, they gave up my citizenship as a child to avoid military service. However, I would like to now go back home and gain my citizenship once again. So does anyone know how i can do that? I currently have a british passport and i no longer have permanent residency in Taiwan. I have to enter on a Visa each time.

Can anyone please tell me how i can receive my citizenship as well as join the army right after?

THanks so much!

Fong
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Re: Quick question about military service in Taiwan

Postby iceachilles » 28 Jul 2009, 13:04

Are you interested in joining the army or not?

I have dual citizenship and I currently don't have to join the military (I'm working in Taiwan for 1 year but I have the option of extending). The only thing I have to do is leave the country every 4 months. This could be HK, or any other country as long as I leave. I don't even have to leave for 24 hours. As long as my Taiwan passport has an exit stamp, I am able to be a citizen and still not join the military. This goes on until I'm 35 years old. Then I can live here forever.

FYI: I get all the benefits of the health system and the lower taxes. Is this what you looking for? or do you want to join the military?
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