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Health Insurance needed for dual nationality?

Who can and cannot be a dual national, as well as the joys and frustrations accompanying that status. Includes ROC Passport and Military Conscription issues
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Health Insurance needed for dual nationality?

Postby crystaleye » 19 Sep 2011, 20:32

Hey all, I am just wondering if health insurance receipts are needed for dual nationality applications or even PARC applications?
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Re: Health Insurance needed for dual nationality?

Postby Belgian Pie » 19 Sep 2011, 20:38

crystaleye wrote:Hey all, I am just wondering if health insurance receipts are needed for dual nationality applications or even PARC applications?


What are these? Never heard about them ...
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Re: Health Insurance needed for dual nationality?

Postby crystaleye » 20 Sep 2011, 12:42

Belgian Pie wrote:
crystaleye wrote:Hey all, I am just wondering if health insurance receipts are needed for dual nationality applications or even PARC applications?


What are these? Never heard about them ...


well there is a law which says that all residents, foreigners or Taiwanese, must pay for national health insurance coverage

is my future PARC or Taiwanese citizenship applications gonna be affected if I am too poor to pay for national health insurance coverage?
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Re: Health Insurance needed for dual nationality?

Postby Hartzell » 20 Sep 2011, 15:26

If you are a local CITIZEN, and not working, you can sign up for National Health Coverage at the District or Village Administrative Office where you live. That gets you the discounted rate, which (I believe) is about NT$ 700 a month.

I am unaware that there is any acceptable excuse that "I am too poor to pay," unless you can fully document your status with some sort of officially issued paperwork.

Coverage is mandatory. You have to participate.
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Re: Health Insurance needed for dual nationality?

Postby Belgian Pie » 20 Sep 2011, 15:34

Too poor will make you getting an APRC very difficult ... but receipts are not asked for when applying ... although you can be fined when caught not having NHI
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Re: Health Insurance needed for dual nationality?

Postby crystaleye » 20 Sep 2011, 20:41

Belgian Pie wrote:Too poor will make you getting an APRC very difficult ... but receipts are not asked for when applying ... although you can be fined when caught not having NHI


so if I don't apply for NHI, that is not gonna affect my PARC or citizenship applications.. right?
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Re: Health Insurance needed for dual nationality?

Postby crystaleye » 20 Sep 2011, 20:42

Hartzell wrote:If you are a local CITIZEN, and not working, you can sign up for National Health Coverage at the District or Village Administrative Office where you live. That gets you the discounted rate, which (I believe) is about NT$ 700 a month.

I am unaware that there is any acceptable excuse that "I am too poor to pay," unless you can fully document your status with some sort of officially issued paperwork.

Coverage is mandatory. You have to participate.


i m not a citizen .. yet..

although I hope to be one 5 years down the road..
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Re: Health Insurance needed for dual nationality?

Postby scomargo » 20 Sep 2011, 22:00

NHI is mandatory if you have an ARC or APRC or citizenship. I'm not sure what punishment you'll get if you don't apply for NHI, but do you really want to find out?

Although many Taiwanese break laws, you do realize it's not mandatory to do that in order to become a Taiwanese citizen, right? :wink:
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Re: Health Insurance needed for dual nationality?

Postby crystaleye » 21 Sep 2011, 11:51

scomargo wrote:NHI is mandatory if you have an ARC or APRC or citizenship. I'm not sure what punishment you'll get if you don't apply for NHI, but do you really want to find out?

Although many Taiwanese break laws, you do realize it's not mandatory to do that in order to become a Taiwanese citizen, right? :wink:


Dear sir, I would like to know which relevant authority would be responsible for chasing after those who break the mandatory requirement of getting NHI.

As far as I know, the foreigners' work permit labor council, the immigration authorities and the citizenship bureau does not look at NHI membership as a factor when issuing work permits or ARCs or APRCs or citizenship.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Re: Health Insurance needed for dual nationality?

Postby cranky laowai » 21 Sep 2011, 12:44

Crystaleye, what does it matter? Just get NHI -- it's a good thing and not expensive. If you're really too poor to afford it -- even though more than 95% of Taiwan's population is covered -- what on earth are you doing here?
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