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Canadian passport

Postby router » 07 Dec 2009, 09:18

I entered Taiwan on Nov 10th, 2009 (from Vancouver). My original plan was to stay for 2 weeks. I was not sure how long my actual stay is going to be, and therefore decided to use my ROC passport to avoid the 30 day limit. I'm turning 19 next March and is aware that I have to leave the country before Dec 31 to avoid conscription.

Now My concern is that, with the holiday season and the winter Olympics, I find it very difficult to book my return flight to Canada. I've been on the waiting list for a couple of days now and still no answer from my airline.

I was wondering if I can avoid conscription by leaving Taiwan with my Canadian passport if I happen to leave after Dec 31st.
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Re: Canadian passport

Postby Edgar Allen » 07 Dec 2009, 09:37

Why not just fly to HK, or even the mainland?
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Re: Canadian passport

Postby Jaboney » 07 Dec 2009, 12:31

I don't know, but I doubt strongly that you'll be able to avoid service so easily (traveling to and from Taiwan on your Canadian passport).
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Re: Canadian passport

Postby Big Fluffy Matthew » 07 Dec 2009, 12:36

You have to leave on the passport you entered with. They won't just let you leave if they have no record of you entering.
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Re: Canadian passport

Postby whitetiger » 07 Dec 2009, 13:33

No, it is that easy. I know an Australian Taiwanese guy, does this every few months. Been doing for the 3 years I've known him. Goes to HK and straight back.
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Re: Canadian passport

Postby router » 08 Dec 2009, 13:39

Big Fluffy Matthew wrote:You have to leave on the passport you entered with. They won't just let you leave if they have no record of you entering.


Let's say I do get a flight before the end of the year. Does anyone know what additional documents I will need in order to leave return to Canada?
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