Why should you enjoy the benefits of an ID card if you are not prepared to fulfill your duties as a citizen. Especially when military service is just 12-14 months now.
DDL980 wrote:This is an add on. How scary is the TW government in finding you. Put this way, I just found out yesterday when i handled matters at the military service office and got my ID card, that for the past 20 years the TW government gave me a fake ID number. That's right. When everything was still done by paper, some guy wrote my ID number as RXXXXXX1XX instead of RXXXXX7XX. So for the last 20 years in Taiwan I was not considered, as "left the country" I was considered a person that just vanished off the face of the earth.
Guess what despite all this confusion, entering and exiting Taiwan on pretty much a non existant ID number from 1989 to 1997. The TW government STILL managed to link up my US passport to my ORIGINAL ID number, which WAS not used to apply for my green card or US residency status. From an idiot's standpoint and someone with no deep knowledge of how intricate the government is(like myself). I should have been completely untraceable. They should not even be able to link up my correct ID number with my green card or US passport. BUT, they somehow did and they probably had no problems in doing it either.
So once again don't take the TW government lightly and think you are above the law by virtue of your US passport. If they can hunt me down when I was inadvertently using a wrong ID number think about what they could do to you.