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Making Canadians

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: Re:

Postby navillus » 19 Aug 2011, 12:48

Mordeth wrote:
funkymonkey wrote:
Please Note: The PPT 132 form may not be accepted in some situations. For example, if you have been living in Taiwan for over 3 years, you will be expected by Passport Canada to have a guarantor and the form will likely be refused.


But considering it's a "rule" for doctors and dentists to NOT sign forms.......I think they'll understand.



I didn't get any hassle at all other that being questioned "Why is it that you have been here for 12 years and don't know anyone to sign the form?" Answer "I know a a few people on your list but they freak out a little bit when you ask them to sign something for you"

I used to have a doctor friend in town who did this but he moved to Zhanghua so it's just easier to pay them than do all the footwork now.
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Re: Making Canadians

Postby Mordeth » 19 Aug 2011, 12:50

I'm friends with the local......head of area.....guy. Sigh.

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Can he sign the guarantor papers?
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Re: Re:

Postby Mordeth » 25 Aug 2011, 16:53

navillus wrote:
Mordeth wrote:
funkymonkey wrote:
Please Note: The PPT 132 form may not be accepted in some situations. For example, if you have been living in Taiwan for over 3 years, you will be expected by Passport Canada to have a guarantor and the form will likely be refused.


But considering it's a "rule" for doctors and dentists to NOT sign forms.......I think they'll understand.



I didn't get any hassle at all other that being questioned "Why is it that you have been here for 12 years and don't know anyone to sign the form?" Answer "I know a a few people on your list but they freak out a little bit when you ask them to sign something for you"

I used to have a doctor friend in town who did this but he moved to Zhanghua so it's just easier to pay them than do all the footwork now.



I did the "in Lieu of guarantor" form no problem. Just told her that doctors refuse to sign and that was nothing new for her. And she said it wouldn't affect the time it took to get the passport. It was a fairly easy process. I didn't have some of the info they needed. Namely my work info for the last 5 years. I told her I worked "here and there" and I didn't have addresses....and she was like "OK, I'll just write 'ground school' and that's fine". Went rather smoothly.

Also the new office is 3 minutes walking distance from Taipei 101.
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Re: Making Canadians

Postby Mordeth » 30 Aug 2011, 20:38

Passport is already ready. They said 3 weeks it only took 1.

Quick question though. I use my son's Canadian passport to get him into Canada. But what about when the little half breed is re-entering Taiwan? Do I need to apply for his Taiwanese passport to get him back into this country? Or can he enter with his Canadian one?
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Re: Making Canadians

Postby sandman » 30 Aug 2011, 21:43

He needs to leave and enter Taiwan on the same passport. If he leaves on the Canadian one, he'll need to re-enter on the same one and he'll then need a visa, ARC, visa runs, etc., just like any other foreigner.
In fact, if he was born here there's a good chance he won't even be allowed to leave on anything other than a local passport (I'm not 100 percent on this part though).
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Re: Making Canadians

Postby Mordeth » 31 Aug 2011, 01:11

sandman wrote:He needs to leave and enter Taiwan on the same passport. If he leaves on the Canadian one, he'll need to re-enter on the same one and he'll then need a visa, ARC, visa runs, etc., just like any other foreigner.
In fact, if he was born here there's a good chance he won't even be allowed to leave on anything other than a local passport (I'm not 100 percent on this part though).


Thanks for that. I'm new to this dual passport thing. But I should have thought of it before now. I'm supposed to leave next week....now I got to rush to get the Taiwan passport.
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Re: Making Canadians

Postby Chris » 31 Aug 2011, 01:29

Yes... passports are not something to put off till the last minute: they take time, sometimes weeks.

Perhaps they have an expedite option.
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Re: Making Canadians

Postby 914 » 02 Mar 2012, 22:48

FYI:

As of February 1, 2012, all Canadian citizenship certificates are 8.5x11 paper size documents. The "cards" are no longer issued after February 1, 2012. See http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/proof.asp

I sent in our application for my child's citizenship certificate in February 2011 from California to Nova Scotia. CIC received it 2/21/2011. They started processing it 3/18/2011. They issued the citizenship card 1/24/2012. I received it in Taiwan (mail rerouted from US) 2/29/2012. So on average, 11 months.
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Re: Making Canadians

Postby zmlr300 » 09 Mar 2012, 09:03

914 wrote:FYI:

As of February 1, 2012, all Canadian citizenship certificates are 8.5x11 paper size documents. The "cards" are no longer issued after February 1, 2012. See http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/proof.asp

I sent in our application for my child's citizenship certificate in February 2011 from California to Nova Scotia. CIC received it 2/21/2011. They started processing it 3/18/2011. They issued the citizenship card 1/24/2012. I received it in Taiwan (mail rerouted from US) 2/29/2012. So on average, 11 months.


Talking about efficiency eh?

My son is just shy of 22 months old, he had 3 passports for over an year already. (Taiwan, Japan, Canada)
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Re: Making Canadians

Postby Kobayashi » 25 Jul 2012, 23:22

Question: my child was born in Taiwan a few weeks ago. I need to get back to Canada as soon as possible as that is where my job is. Could she simply enter Canada with her Taiwanese passport and we'll take care of all the Canadian citizenship stuff when we're back in Canada?
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