- - Both parents are Taiwanese, who have migrated to Singapore for work.
- I was made and born in Singapore but was not registered as a Singapore citizen then, instead I was a Permenant Resident similar to my parents and I held an ROC passport.
- I have spent all my life in Singapore, only going back to Taiwan a few times for periods not exceeding a month.
- I was drafted into the Singapore Army as required when I was 20 and served 2 years. I then got my Singapore citizenship and passport after my service, I was also required to renounce my ROC passport before that.
- My father has passed away a few years ago, my mother has decided to return and reside in Taiwan and since then I have worked and stayed in Singapore.
Now I've run into immigration issues, I wish to be able to reside in Taiwan for an extended period of time instead of using my Singapore passport for visa exempt entries of 30 days. I'm also unwilling to give up my Singapore citizenship and acquire a ROC passport as the Singapore government does not recognise dual citizenship and also most of my assets are still in Singapore, there is also the issue of getting conscripted into the Taiwanese military since I'm born after 1984 and still under 36 years old.
I have read some posts here stating that you would be exempt from conscription from the Taiwanese military if you've already served in the military of another country, however the response I got from the Taiwan representative office here in Singapore gave a different answer and stated that I was still required to serve.
As I'm horrible with reading laws and regulations and coupled with the fact that my chinese is still rather terrible (and we use simplified instead of traditional), I am wondering what options are available to me.
In short I wish to be able to reside in Taiwan for an extended periods of time a year or more, but am not willing to give up my current citizenship and reacquire a Taiwan passport or serve in her military.
I apologise if my situation is different from most other overseas chinese from America etc where dual citizenship is allowed, but I would appreciate any advice given.