Military service (MS) even after fullfill MS in my country?

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Military service (MS) even after fullfill MS in my country?

Postby guanbatt » 22 Jun 2009, 15:16

Hi all,

I tried the search function but was not really successful.

I was born in Taiwan but moved to Austria when I was five. I have an EU passport and also did my military service in Austria. Now that I am working in Taiwan for more than a year, I was thinking to apply for my ROC passport.

Now my question: Do I have to do my military service in Taiwan again? Does anyone has similar experience? I don't really want to apply for the ROC and afterwards gets drafted :loco:

Thanks in advance
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Re: Military service (MS) even after fullfill MS in my country?

Postby sandman » 22 Jun 2009, 15:25

No.
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Re: Military service (MS) even after fullfill MS in my country?

Postby guanbatt » 22 Jun 2009, 15:31

Thanks for the reply sandman....

but I am confused by your answer "no"......
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Re: Military service (MS) even after fullfill MS in my country?

Postby sandman » 22 Jun 2009, 15:36

Sorry. I should have written no and no.
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Re: Military service (MS) even after fullfill MS in my country?

Postby Chewycorns » 22 Jun 2009, 15:37

I think if you serve in another military, they don't want you to serve here...
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Re: Military service (MS) even after fullfill MS in my country?

Postby guanbatt » 22 Jun 2009, 15:41

Thanks Chewycorns and Sandman..

Although I am still confused by Sandmans "no no " answers... anyway...
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Re: Military service (MS) even after fullfill MS in my country?

Postby sandman » 22 Jun 2009, 16:22

You asked two questions requiring yes or no answers. I answered. Where's the confusion? :ponder:
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Re: Military service (MS) even after fullfill MS in my country?

Postby Taike » 22 Jun 2009, 17:54

I was a professional soldier in the old country and still had to serve in the Armed Forces when I became a citizen (1994).

Or maybe they'll let you join the People's Army for like a week.
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Re: Military service (MS) even after fullfill MS in my country?

Postby Satellite TV » 22 Jun 2009, 18:33

Taike wrote:I was a professional soldier in the old country and still had to serve in the Armed Forces when I became a citizen (1994).

Or maybe they'll let you join the People's Army for like a week.


Current rules forbid anybody who has served in a foreign military from being drafted now.
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Re: Military service (MS) even after fullfill MS in my country?

Postby bismarck » 29 Jul 2009, 14:58

Satellite TV wrote:
Taike wrote:I was a professional soldier in the old country and still had to serve in the Armed Forces when I became a citizen (1994).

Or maybe they'll let you join the People's Army for like a week.


Current rules forbid anybody who has served in a foreign military from being drafted now.

That's what the Army office told me, also. But you have to provide written proof from your "original" country. Being a born Taiwanese/overseas Chinese, not sure how this will affect you. Best to go see your local Army office and see what they say.
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