applegirl wrote:Situation: Two foreigners have a child here. The parents are separated. One parent wishes to leave Taiwan with the child. The other is seeking a court paper that will say the child cannot leave. Once that court paper is in place, when the parent who wants to leave, goes to the airport, what will immigration do when they stop them?
1. Will the offending parent go jail or what??
2. And the child, what will happen at the airport to the child??
Good question and lets hope someone chimes in with the right info. I would think that the situation is not the same as a child born to one parent who is a ROC citizen. Because in this case the child will not be an ROC citizen and I don't know if the court would rule in favor of a particular parent? Interesting case. Hopefully it will work out better for the parent more able to care for the child.
It's probably important to note if one parent has an APRC , that may weigh in favor ? The court will have to hold onto something to determine who has more rights then the other parent? That will not be easy.
Perhaps the case will have to be brought up in the nation where the baby has nationality.
I don't know for sure, but I would tend to think the other parent will not go to jail for attempting to take the child out of the country. But IF the court issues an order the child cannot leave the country, the child will likely not be able to as the child's passport will have a note attached (its all electronic now) and the chances of being stopped are high. The parent could leave but the child will be taken into police custody where the other parent will be notified to come and get him/her.