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Leaving the country before conscription

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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Leaving the country before conscription

Postby DieSuidAfrikaner » 07 Jun 2014, 02:16

Hi guys, I hope I'm posting in the right place. I've tried to go through past posts to find an answer but no luck.

I'm a male South African-Taiwan dual citizen. I have not done my conscription. Let's say, I've been studying Chinese at a NTU since April this year. I will need to go back to South Africa for a week in December. Would I be stopped at customs for having not done my conscription? Is there a letter I need to get from the Ministry of Defence or the university? I plan on doing my conscription only next year.

Hope someone can help, thanks!
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Re: Leaving the country before conscription

Postby PeonInChief » 28 Jul 2014, 21:29

I think it depends on if you are entering Taiwan using your Taiwanese passport. I was told that if I entered using a Taiwanese passport I had a good chance of getting conscripted. Regardless, I never had any conscription issues entering on my US passport even though I had a Taiwan passport and was within the conscription age.
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Re: Leaving the country before conscription

Postby IceEagle » 29 Jul 2014, 07:43

Be careful here. Using the non-Taiwan passport is not a guarantee against being drafted: http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 0#p1400724

I've read elsewhere that they don't draft full-time university students though: http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 0#p1378482
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Re: Leaving the country before conscription

Postby DieSuidAfrikaner » 29 Jul 2014, 16:19

IceEagle wrote:
I've read elsewhere that they don't draft full-time university students though: http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 0#p1378482


Yeah, that's what I hears as well. But would taking Chinese classes at NTU make me a full time student? It's like 10 hours a week.
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Re: Leaving the country before conscription

Postby IceEagle » 29 Jul 2014, 23:29

DieSuidAfrikaner wrote:
IceEagle wrote:
I've read elsewhere that they don't draft full-time university students though: http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopi ... 0#p1378482


Yeah, that's what I hears as well. But would taking Chinese classes at NTU make me a full time student? It's like 10 hours a week.


So 2 hours per weekday? I seriously doubt it.
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