I have been living in Taiwan for a while now and the itch toward citizenship is getting stronger! Upon researching the process to become a citizen, I have come across some info which points to the fact that I may be currently entitled to ROC nationality due to my family ties. According to various sources, if one of my male ancestors (with female ancestors being allowed for those born after 1980) was a citizen of the ROC and has proof of this, I am able to establish nationality of the ROC.
My grandparents were born within the ROC and left prior to 1949, due to the political situation at the time, and were never citizens of the PRC. According to the OCAC, I need to supply proof of ROC nationality of my ROC national parent, along with birth certificates/marriage records. Whilst my grandparents don't have birth certificates, they do have identity, immigration and naturalisation documents from the UK stating their place of birth and nationality as that of "China". Will these documents suffice? And is it even possible for me to establish nationality through these means? It is my understanding that as my grandfather (grandmother being irrelevant due to my mother being a female born before 1980) was/is an ROC national, my mother also enjoys this privilege even if she has not exercised this nationality. As my mother is an ROC national, I am also able to establish ROC nationality as I was born after 1980.
I know this is a longshot towards establishing ROC nationality but I wish to have some sort of legal right and responsibility toward the place in which I am living. I am more than willing to wait it out and naturalise but I'm afraid that my situation may change and I may not be able to meet the residency requirements needed to naturalise.
Has anyone been able to establish ROC nationality through these means after the law was changed in 2002? Is the process as simple as going to the OCAC office with my mother to apply for her Oversaes Chinese identity registration with the mentioned documents, and then doing the same for myself?
Thanks for all your help in advance!