Poagao wrote:In addition to renouncing your previous citizenship(s), which in the case of the US you cannot do in Taiwan as there's no real embassy here, you must also be a relation of a Taiwanese person, through birth, adoption, marriage, etc. I imagine there are provisions for people with extremely large amounts of money to do it as well, but they probably also have to renounce their previous citizenships. Then again, being extremely rich, they can probably just as quickly purchase another passport.
I only know of one other person besides myself to have actually done it. He's a British man, over conscription age, who was born to missionaries in China. There might be many others I haven't heard of, however.
Satellite TV wrote:Every country has the right to determine it's own immigration policies and citizenship laws.
Satellite TV wrote:I did it and I wasn't married. Cooling Tower has done it and he isn't married either. He managed to renounce his US citizenship without leaving Taiwan, And I renounced Australian citizenship without leaving Taiwan. We're both poor, money has nothing to do with it.
Gov Attache is in the process, he ain't married, and he's poor too.
The other week when I visited his cave we had a good chat about how he was progressing and what documents he had outstanding. And there's also my Afghan friend Kapoor, he's done it too.... Damn soon we can start a club.
Poagao wrote:Most people seem to assume I'm married when I tell them I'm a citizen. I wonder if the majority of foreign nationals who immigrate here are married or not when they go through the process of naturalization?
Hartzell wrote:Satellite TV wrote:Every country has the right to determine it's own immigration policies and citizenship laws.
I agree entirely. However, Taiwan is not a country. So what is the argument?
david wrote:Poagao wrote:Most people seem to assume I'm married when I tell them I'm a citizen. I wonder if the majority of foreign nationals who immigrate here are married or not when they go through the process of naturalization?
I would assume that about 99% are SE Asian (or mainland) brides - and that the laws are designed to address them.
I'm afraid that you, Satellite TV, et al are statistically insignificant
Satellite TV wrote:At least I am a statistic, unlike you foriegners.
smerf wrote:Satellite TV wrote:At least I am a statistic, unlike you foriegners.
With all due respect to your citizenship, I am quite content to remain a foreigner in Taiwan.
Satellite TV wrote: Not when it comes to bank loans, buying land and other properties, running a local business, education, getting phone accounts and the normal things in life which ease your existance here. If I need a visa card I can just apply from those stores like Woking House or Carrafour... they hand out credit cards willy nilly... oops except to foreigners.
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