Months ago, I posted a thread about a set of proposed amendments that would liberalize the Immigration Act in favor of resident foreigners in Taiwan and overseas-born Taiwanese hoping to settle in Taiwan: http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 6&t=112828
myoungabr2 also posted another thread on the same topic here: http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 6&t=121263
The amendments were formally proposed by the Executive Yuan in late 2012 and have been sitting in the Legislative Yuan's Internal Affairs Committee for the past few months. For the past few weeks, myoungabr2 has been personally meeting with legislators and their staff in an attempt to persuade them to move this thing up the agenda and pass it sooner rather than later.
myoungabr2 has also created this petition which he hopes to show to the legislators once we receive 100 signatures. Please take the time to show your support! This will likely affect you if you are a PARC/ARC holder in Taiwan or an overseas-born Taiwanese.
PETITION HERE: https://www.change.org/petitions/taiwan ... e_petition
In a nutshell, the amendment abolishes the requirement that adult overseas-born children of Taiwanese citizens reside in Taiwan for a certain period of time before being eligible for ID cards and other citizenship benefits. In addition, it helps foreigners residing in Taiwan in a bunch of ways: Article 33: PARC holder only needs to visit Taiwan once every 5 years to maintain PARC status (changed from the requirement that the PARC holder needs to reside within Taiwan at least 183 days per calendar year to maintain residency). Article 22: the multi-stage process of applying for a work permit (CLA), residence visa (MOFA), ARC and reentry permit (NIA) through different government agencies is simplified into a one-step process for incoming white collar workers. Article 25: extends permanent resident status to the spouse and minor children of PARC holders.