I'm an ABC that is 32 years old with a Taiwanese father and American mother. I have an authenticated birth, name change, marriage, and divorce certificate from TECO. TECO in Los Angeles is telling me that they need my mother and father to go to the household registration office to register their marriage before they can issue me a passport. Information that I have obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan and online suggests that they are wrong.
Can anyone else confirm?
Here is the relevant Act in English: http://www.boca.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=129 ... e=773&mp=2
See Article 4 stating that "ROC nationals described in Article 6 of the Act shall submit as proof of ROC nationality any of the following documents: ....8. Document proving ROC nationality of at least one parent and birth certificate of the applicant...."
TECO may be referring to getting citizenship, which does indeed need household registration of both parents:
https://www.immigration.gov.tw/public/A ... 742111.pdf