Mother Theresa wrote:My friend is Chinese (Singaporean), living in Taiwan.
I think that for the purposes of this thread we would be most interested in what type of passport your friend is carrying, not his/her ethnic background.
I only stated that to indicate that she's got a Chinese name and an English name. To be honest, I don't know what country passport it is, but I assume it's a Singapore passport, as she's a Singapore citizen living in Taiwan with her American husband.
But ...... in regard to your original question, if I may hazard a guess at the answer --
If your friend indeed has a Singapore passport, shouldn't he/she be taking these matters up with the Singapore Representative Office in Taipei??
Or the AIT, or the notary, any of them will do. It's not an official governmental matter. She just needs a notary to sign, stating that she signed the real property transfer deed. As you know, notaries are very scarce in Taiwan, unlike the US, and it therefore seems more likely they would treat the matter with the highest degree of bureaucratic, administrative, mindless nonsense, and would insist on a passport, although in the US any credible ID should suffice.
I believe she already checked with one notary in Taichung, where she lives, and was told a passport is required. So I think she just wanted to call and see if I had an answer before she traipsed all over town to government offices and notaries.