I am interested in applying for an ROC passport. I was not born in Taiwan or the ROC and for all intents and purposes, have no real links to the ROC/Taiwan. However, I did read on the ROC government's websites that an Overseas Chinese may apply for an ROC passport on the basis of an Overseas Chinese Identity Certificate which is issued to him on the basis of both his Chinese ethnicity and proof of ROC nationality (as an ROC National Without Household Registration). I believe that the law in respect of acquiring ROC nationality was changed in 2002 - prior to that, all ethnic Overseas Chinese (other than those in the People's Republic of China), were eligible to apply for ROC nationality on the basis of their Chinese ethnicity. The law providing for that luxury was amended in 2002.
As far as I know, my great grandfather was born in China back in the 1890s and my grandfather was born in Singapore in 1920. I have my grandfather's birth certificate from the British Singapore government which identifies my great grandfather's nationality as "Hokkien, China". I am thinking, will that listing in my grandfather's birth certificate be sufficient to establish a continuous claim to ROC nationality from my grandfather to my father and on to me and accordingly allow me to make a formal claim to ROC nationality?
Thanks so much guys.