abercrombiesonyc wrote:I am an overseas Chinese as well. Once you have the overseas Chinese stamp on your ROC Passport from your local TECO office you can enter Taiwan, but before departure, you have to visit the National Immigration Agency headquarter（移民署）in Taipei in the basement to get an exit permit stamp. Bear in mind, the duration of your stay cannot excede 4 months in a 12-month period whether consecutive or in segments.
While you are in Taiwan, you should also reactivate your household registration （戶口）at the local district or township office （市、區公所）. If you are still under your parents' registration, you should bring any bills--water or electric--with the head of the household （戶長）listed to the office in case if they cannot accompany you. The process of obtaining an ID is quite simple. Once you have reactivated and reestablished your residence, the same clerk will be able to help you through the ID process. You should be able to obtain your ID on site. If this is your first time returning to Taiwan, you should also apply for the National Health ID card, but remember to deactive your membership before you leave, since the government will charge a monthly fee for your health insurance. If you have a drivers license from the US, you should also get it notorized by your local TECO office in order to "exchange" for an ROC drivers license.
Unless your Chinese proficiency is low, otherwise try to speak Mandarin or Taiwanese while you are conducting office businesses, after all you are a citizen of the ROC (Taiwan).
Good luck and welcome home.
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