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Have US/ROC Passports and Want to Visit Parents in Taiwan

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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Have US/ROC Passports and Want to Visit Parents in Taiwan

Postby kdbar » 03 Apr 2014, 05:33

Hi everyone!

I have been reading up a lot on this topic and would just like to confirm what I have gathered.

My situation is this:
1. Have updated ROC passport (with ID#)
2. About to become a US citizen and will have my US passport in ~2 mnths.
3. Last time I went to Taiwan was 5 years ago for 3 weeks.
4. I do not have a Residency Card, and have no idea of my Taiwanese Residency status, but I heard that since I have not been back to Taiwan in 5 years that it is essentially "frozen". Does this matter?
5. I am currently 24 years old.

I want to visit my parents once I become a US citizen and have my US passport. I understand that there are a variety of ways to enter/exit Taiwan.

1. Update my ROC passport with an OSC stamp and then get some sort of visa that will ensure I don't get drafted?
2. Use only my US passport for everything.

I don't care about keeping any sort of National benefits or registration. All I want to do is to be able to enter Taiwan and visit my parents for a few weeks and then come back to the US.

Would only using my US passport to enter/exit cause any sort of issues even though my ROC passport (with ID#) is still active at the same time?

Thanks again for all of your knowledge!
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Re: Have US/ROC Passports and Want to Visit Parents in Taiwan

Postby kdbar » 08 Jul 2014, 01:29

Hi all,

I have an update.

I got my US Citizenship and am getting my US passport. I haven't been back to Taiwan in over 5 years. I am wondering what would be the best way to visit my parents in Taiwan for two weeks. Should I get an OSC stamp for my Taiwanese passport or will I be ok just using my US passport for the entire trip? Thanks!
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Re: Have US/ROC Passports and Want to Visit Parents in Taiwan

Postby fh2000 » 08 Jul 2014, 09:04

If you have US passport, you can enter Taiwan without visa. You just need to buy an airline ticket, and enter. You can stay up to 90 days. So, 2 weeks won't be any problem for you.
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