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How to get Taiwan Citizenship - Primer, FAQ, and Resources

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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Re: How to get Taiwan Citizenship - Primer, FAQ, and Resources

Postby springonion » 11 Mar 2016, 17:37

Icon wrote:
springonion wrote:Just had a chat with a friend who is about a week away from getting his ID....he went for his mandatory Health Check 2 weeks back and they tested his Blood and Stool samples...and he told me something interesting...the Health Check for the ID does not require a test for HIV now! (HIV Exempt Blood test) ....From what I heard years back, an HIV test was compulsory and if you tested positive, you do not get your ID and you're left Stateless. If this is the case, then it's good news!!


Plus not all nationalities require stool samples, only certain people from certain countries... yours truly among them.
I could care less if they want my poop or not ....I can pee in a cup for them too if they demand it Lol :D ....
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Re: How to get Taiwan Citizenship - Primer, FAQ, and Resources

Postby springonion » 30 Apr 2016, 21:22

Update : A little more than a month left to go... :) Just went for my health check today (Form B, 乙表) at Taipei City hospital (Zhongxiao branch). Had to fill the form.. paste 2 photographs, then do the Hansen's disease check for leprosy, X-ray for tuberculosis, drew blood to check for syphillis (HIV test exempted), gave a stool sample (certain countries like the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, NZ, Japan etc are exempted)...the whole procedure took about 2 hours. ..costs NT$1470. I will get back the results in a week's time and then go to immigration next mth.
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Re: How to get Taiwan Citizenship - Primer, FAQ, and Resources

Postby springonion » 07 Jun 2016, 00:31

Finally!!!!!!!!! My 1-year sentence is up!!!!!! Yippeeee!!!! :lol: They say time flies but the last year was the slowest possible ever lol ...

So I took my final trip to the NIA (National Immigration Agency) on this very wet & stormy Monday afternoon to apply for my 定居證 (Certificate of continuous residence in the ROC)...[Btw, the NIA moved to a larger facility just next to the small building it was previously housed in]....documents/items needed were:
1) Original TARC (It won't be returned).
2) Original Health Certificate from a Hospital recognized by the Dept. of Health (made within the past 3 mths).
3) Original and a copy of the Household Registration booklet (made within the past 3 mths) OR your current rent contract.
4) 1 passport/ID sized color photograph of yourself that was taken within the past 3 mths.
5) Application form (available at the counter).
6) A self addressed postage prepaid registered envelope (NT$25 stamp).
7) Taiwan Spouse's ID & his/her chop (Not necessary if you're single, obviously)
8) Processing fee of NT$600.

It will take approx. 2 weeks for my 定居證 to arrive in the mail.....after THAT-----> Taiwan ID!!! :)
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Re: How to get Taiwan Citizenship - Primer, FAQ, and Resources

Postby springonion » 27 Jun 2016, 14:27

My journey towards Citizenship is finally over!!! :lol: With the "定居證" in hand, I went to the HHR at 9:30AM in the morning...took a number and waited for my number to be called....handed everything to the lady (定居證+台灣地區入出境許可證(Exit & Entry Permit)+Original Household Registration(戶口名簿)+Photograph)...she took about 20 minutes to verify everything (Address, Parent's name, my name etc) ...made me sign at a lot of places and then gave me a docket number to go pick up my ID Card from a different counter. I also applied for 2 copies of the "戶籍謄本" which will be needed later when I go update my License & Registration at the DMV.

Total Cost: Taiwan ID--> NT$50, New Household Registration Booklet(戶口名簿)--> NT$30, 2 Copies of 戶籍謄本@NT$15/Each--> NT$30 = NT$110.
After a wait of 10 mins, I finally received my shiny new Taiwan ID!!!... :discodance:

So, in retrospect, it ain't that hard to apply for Taiwan Citizenship once you have everything in order....if you're willing to give up your Original Citizenship and decide to make Taiwan your home, I'd say go for it!

Start of Journey: Jan 14th 2015
End of Journey: June 27th 2016
Total Amount Spent: $100(居留證明書)+$50(Shi-Da's record of Study)+$200(Postal Order for Candidature Cert.)+$4880(Renunciation Fee)+$400(Authentication Fee)+$750(Notarization Fee)+$1000(Postal Order for Naturalization Cert.)+$1000(TARC Fee)+$1470(Health Check Fee)+$600(定居證)+$50(ID Fee)+$30(New Household Registration Booklet) = $10980 (Not inclusive of all other miscellaneous expenses)

I hope my posts will help other Forumosans in the near future who wishes to apply for Taiwan ID. Cheers and good luck!
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Re: How to get Taiwan Citizenship - Primer, FAQ, and Resources

Postby SuperS54 » 06 Jul 2016, 16:24

Congratulations springonion! Some very detailed information should anyone be planning to go down the same road.
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