Click here to go to our new forums at http://tw.forumosa.com
If you are a Forumosan Regular, when you log in for the FIRST TIME, you must RESET your password by using the Password Recovery system.

Usernames on the new forums must not contain any SPACES and must end with LETTER or a NUMBER; if yours does, you will be prompted to change your Username
Contact us at admin(at)forumosa(dot)com or @forumosa on Twitter or on our Facebook Page if you have any questions or problems logging back in

ROC passport value, and can I apply for ROC ID card?

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
Forum rules
While the moderators are happy to help point people in the right direction for legal assistance and to attempt to keep these forums civil and tidy, please bear in mind that an Internet forum is not the place for providing or receiving legal advice or for the creation of any attorney-client privileges or obligations. Also keep in mind that Forumosa and the moderators cannot conduct comprehensive reviews of all laws or legal concepts referenced or discussed within these forums – laws and regulations are updated and amended, interpretations do change, and sometimes the legal landscape can change very fast. Forumosa provides these legal forums for general informational purposes only. By using these legal forums, you agree that the information does not constitute legal or other professional advice and no attorney-client or other relationship is created between you and any other posters on these forums. DO NOT CONSIDER THE FORUMS TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING LEGAL ADVICE FROM A QUALIFIED LICENSED ATTORNEY.

ROC passport value, and can I apply for ROC ID card?

Postby megyeye » 24 Dec 2013, 21:54

How much is the citizenship worth? I am a dual citizen, and I am planning a trip to Taiwan this summer. I have contacted TECO and they have confirmed that I am still a Taiwanese national, and that the safest way to visit Taiwan without worrying about the military conscription would be to renew my ROC passport and obtain some kind of overseas residence status. It seems like a hassle, and I am thinking it might be easier and faster to renounce my citizenship? Even though male citizens of conscription age can't renounce the citizenship, I think I might be able to after all.

What would you recommend? It is really important to me that everything is solved before the summer, so that I can visit Taiwan and not worry about the military. Either because I have obtained the overseas residence status, or because I have successfully renounced the citizenship. Because I have sent copies of both my old ROC and current foreign passport to the ministry of internal affairs I am thinking they can link the passport information to my ROC ID and give me trouble if I enter on my foreign passport, which makes me worry even more.

Edit: I decided to apply to renew my ROC passport, I qualify for the overseas residence status so this should keep me safe from conscription. However, it seems like I need to apply for an exit permit in order to leave. This should be granted though(?). Now I wonder if I could or should apply for an ROC ID card? If I enter using the ROC passport I should qualify for the ID card, because I use to have household registration in Taiwan. Would an application for the ID card somehow cancel out my overseas status or something like that?

Thank you in advance. I probably worry to much, but being held back and denied to leave the country would be horrible.
megyeye
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
 
Posts: 8
{ AUTHOR_TOPIC }
Joined: 28 Mar 2009, 12:08



Re: how will you value the Taiwanese citizenship?

Postby BAH » 26 Dec 2013, 13:39

How long are you gong to be in Taiwan? If less than 90 days then just enter using your US passport. Added benefit is if you buy expensive things you can get a tax refund when you leave.

Work on getting your citizenship back when you turn 37 and don't have to worry about conscription any more.
User avatar
BAH
Chair-throwing Legislator (rēng yǐzi de lìfǎ wěiyuán)
Chair-throwing Legislator (rēng yǐzi de lìfǎ wěiyuán)
 
Posts: 319
Joined: 24 Oct 2001, 16:01
Location: Shanghai



Re: how will you value the Taiwanese citizenship?

Postby megyeye » 09 Mar 2014, 07:23

Thanks for your answer. To bad I didn't remember to check this forum after posting my message.
The ID number issues was solved, and I recently decided to renew my ROC passport. TECO said it would be the safest way to visit Taiwan, as I qualify for the overseas residence status. Hopefully it won't be to messy. Apparently I will need to apply for an exit permit in order to leave when I enter using an ROC passport.

Do you think I could still enter using my foreign passport, even after renewing my ROC passport? Now they've got me in their system...

Another question; should/could I apply for the ID card once I'm in Taiwan (If I enter using my ROC passport, that is..)?
megyeye
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
Ink Still Wet in Passport (shífēn xīnshǒu)
 
Posts: 8
{ AUTHOR_TOPIC }
Joined: 28 Mar 2009, 12:08



Re: ROC passport value, and can I apply for ROC ID card?

Postby urodacus » 09 Mar 2014, 14:57

Taiwan citizenship has a certain use-by-date, these days.

But a passport can be obtained for as little as $200, , if you know the right people. Wink wink. Of course, you'd have to look somewhat Chinese, but you probably do.
The prizes are a bottle of f*!@#$% SCOTCH and a box of cheap f!@#$#$ CIGARS!

Too many people! Almost all of the world's problems are due to overpopulation. The rest are due to religion.

50% of the world's wild animals have disappeared in the last 50 years. Did you eat them, or eat their house?
User avatar
urodacus
Maitreya Buddha (Mílèfó)
 
Posts: 12087
Joined: 04 Nov 2004, 23:20
Location: picking flowers



FRIENDLY REMINDER
   Please remember that Forumosa is not responsible for the content that appears on the other side of links that Forumosans post on our forums. As a discussion website, we encourage open and frank debate. We have learned that the most effective way to address questionable claims or accusations on Forumosa is by engaging in a sincere and constructive conversation. To make this website work, we must all feel safe in expressing our opinions, this also means backing up any claims with hard facts, including links to other websites.
   Please also remember that one should not believe everything one reads on the Internet, particularly from websites whose content cannot be easily verified or substantiated. Use your common sense and do not hesitate to ask for proof.




Return to Dual Nationality



Who is online

Forumosans browsing this forum: No Forumosans and 2 guests