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ROC Citizenship & TARC Question

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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ROC Citizenship & TARC Question

Postby antchang » 01 Jan 2015, 18:01

Hi guys,

I'm a 25 year old British citizen (Half Taiwanese) and I currently only hold a British passport. Since I've recently graduated from university, I'm not eligible to gain a work permit using my British passport as I haven't got 2 years work experience (unless I teach English), so I'm currently working out whether or not I should apply for a ROC passport without applying for citizenship (ID). I have looked at previous posts and I understand that if I do this then I will only be able to stay in Taiwan for up to 183 days in a year, but I've also seen posts talking about applying for a "TARC", which I understand allows people to work and live in Taiwan without obtaining citizenship. I was wondering if anyone can give me any information about what the requirements are for gaining a "TARC" and how easy it is to gain?
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Re: ROC Citizenship & TARC Question

Postby Ming Taizu » 27 Jan 2015, 22:14

TARCs are issued to individuals (often overseas Taiwanese, spouses, and recently naturalized Taiwanese) who don't have a household registration 户籍 and thus do not have a National ID number. For overseas Taiwanese, you need to obtain an overseas Taiwanese passport from the Taiwanese Economic/Culture Office (TECO) in the UK, enter Taiwan on that passport, and then apply for the TARC. You will need a bunch of documents for the TARC including your authenticated and translated birth certificate, background clearance (FBI check for the U.S., not sure what it is for the UK), parents' marriage certificate, and parents' household (户籍) registration. You will have to process all these first at the UK TECO consulate before coming to Taiwan. Also, you have to get a medical certificate (physical) in Taiwan.

I'm not sure if you can apply for the TARC if your name is on your parents' household registration. The next step would be to contact the nearest TECO. Good luck.
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Re: ROC Citizenship & TARC Question

Postby Feiren » 28 Jan 2015, 10:42

Does holding a TARC allow you to work?
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Re: ROC Citizenship & TARC Question

Postby Ming Taizu » 29 Jan 2015, 20:31

Yes, it does. You should reach out to the Ministry of Labor for specific regulations and requirements, however, as I don't know much about working on a TARC.
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Re: ROC Citizenship & TARC Question

Postby dadapunk » 31 Jan 2015, 08:47

The TARC doesn't actually allow you to work, it allows you to reside for Taiwan (for up to three years). However, once you have the TARC you can apply for a work permit which allows you to take any kind of employment (meaning you won't have to rely on a particular employer for your working papers). That's pretty easy to get, once you have your TARC; you just have to apply for it with the Labor Department.
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Re: ROC Citizenship & TARC Question

Postby Feiren » 31 Jan 2015, 12:53

Got it. Thanks. It sounds quite similar to the situation for permanent residents. After you get your APRC, you need to go the Ministry of Labor and apply for a personal work permit. I believe that there is a bill before the Legislature that will eliminate this formality.
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Re: ROC Citizenship & TARC Question

Postby Ming Taizu » 01 Feb 2015, 10:11

@dadapunk - good point: the TARC gets you in, but doesn't allow you to work. Thanks for the correction and clarifying.

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Re: ROC Citizenship & TARC Question

Postby antchang » 02 Feb 2015, 04:24

Thanks for all the help guys
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Re: ROC Citizenship & TARC Question

Postby icha » 01 Feb 2016, 16:17

tarc will give you a lot of benefits。it is same as a taiwanese but limited to few things.
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