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Born in Taiwan, Can I become a citizen?

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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Born in Taiwan, Can I become a citizen?

Postby papercut » 16 Mar 2008, 07:24

Hello all,

I was born in Taiwan and have spent about 12-13 years or so here on and off throughout my life (in my earlt 30's). My parents are both westerners. Is there a way for me to become a permanent resident or citizen without have to renounce my original citizenship?

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Re: Born in Taiwan, Can I become a citizen?

Postby veryh2o » 19 May 2008, 11:56

papercut wrote:Hello all,

I was born in Taiwan and have spent about 12-13 years or so here on and off throughout my life (in my earlt 30's). My parents are both westerners. Is there a way for me to become a permanent resident or citizen without have to renounce my original citizenship?

Cheers


Hi,

I think if you have a birth certificate which indicate you were born in Taiwan then I think you can get the citizenship of Taiwan easily.

Taiwan accepts dual citizenship.

Shan
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Re: Born in Taiwan, Can I become a citizen?

Postby Big Fluffy Matthew » 19 May 2008, 12:37

veryh2o wrote:I think if you have a birth certificate which indicate you were born in Taiwan then I think you can get the citizenship of Taiwan easily.
Don't you need to have a Taiwanese parent? Maybe even just the father counts? I have no idea, but that is usual for most countries.

Taiwan accepts dual citizenship.
Only for Taiwanese, not for foreigners. Foreigners must give up their citizenship, but Taiwanese don't.

Lots of threads on this I'm sure somewhere.
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Re: Born in Taiwan, Can I become a citizen?

Postby veryh2o » 19 May 2008, 13:58

Big Fluffy Matthew wrote:
veryh2o wrote:I think if you have a birth certificate which indicate you were born in Taiwan then I think you can get the citizenship of Taiwan easily.
Don't you need to have a Taiwanese parent? Maybe even just the father counts? I have no idea, but that is usual for most countries.

Taiwan accepts dual citizenship.
Only for Taiwanese, not for foreigners. Foreigners must give up their citizenship, but Taiwanese don't.

Lots of threads on this I'm sure somewhere.


I am fairly sure that you just need to prove that you are born in Taiwan then you are a Taiwanese citizen. I think this same law applies in USA. Wierd, I know, but I think this is how it works. Someone can confirm this?

I didn't know Taiwan doesn't allow foreigner to have dual citizenship.

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Postby Tyc00n » 19 May 2008, 16:42

Looking forward to Military Service are you?
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Born in Taiwan, Can I become a citizen?

Postby Icon » 19 May 2008, 16:51

US law is born in US, automatically becomes citizen.

Here in Taiwan is a bit more complicated. OP should have done that when he was 18, now it is a bit difficult.

Article 9    A foreign national who applies for nationalization according
          to Article 3 to Article 7 shall provide the certification of
          his/her loss of previous nationality


EDIT: used to be only father counted, now both can "pass on" nationality to child, but, and this is the big but, there is a cut at a certain age. For example, some people -around 30- would be out of the chance to become Taiwanese. That's the way the cookie crumbles.
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Re: Born in Taiwan, Can I become a citizen?

Postby Satellite TV » 23 May 2008, 12:06

veryh2o wrote: I am fairly sure that you just need to prove that you are born in Taiwan then you are a Taiwanese citizen. I think this same law applies in USA. Wierd, I know, but I think this is how it works. Someone can confirm this?

I didn't know Taiwan doesn't allow foreigner to have dual citizenship.

Shan


I am fairly sure you haven't got a clue. To be an ROC citizen by birth in Taiwan prior to 2000 the father must be an ROC citizen.

So my son who was born in 1991, in Taichung, whose mother is an ROC Citizen, only holds Australian Citizenship and does not have ROC nationality.

So for the OP afraid to say that no, he cannot claim ROC nationalty by birth. Although I am now an ROC citizen for the last 10 years m son is not. heheheh no ROC Army service for him. :D
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Postby tommy525 » 08 Jun 2008, 09:37

Question: Does a child who is born in Taiwan now get TAiwanese citizenship if both of his parents are foreign citizens and dont have TAiwan citizenship?
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Postby Satellite TV » 08 Jun 2008, 19:50

tommy525 wrote:Question: Does a child who is born in Taiwan now get Taiwanese citizenship if both of his parents are foreign citizens and dont have TAiwan citizenship?


NO.... one parent must be an ROC citizen.
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Postby LPeterC » 19 Jun 2008, 13:19

Here is a link to the National Immigration Agency:
Nationality Act

Since you were born in Taiwan, Article 4 should apply.
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