jinhong wrote:I would appreciate if any one could advise me on  my chance of obtaining an overseas ROC passport,  whether getting an overseas Chinese certificate would help. Thanks.
I hate to be impolite . . . . but why would you assume that the people who visit these pages would know more than the ROC Overseas Representative Office in New York???
Personally . . . . . I think that you are approaching it the wrong way by calling the office up. Why don't you present the matter a different way? Write the New York Office an official letter, send it in by registered mail, and then send a copy to MOFA-BOCA in Taipei . . . . . . say that you called on the telephone and the person who answered didn't even know the regulations!!!!
So now you are submitting a written letter, and if you do not receive a full and detailed reply in three weeks you will be writing to Legislators of your acquaintance and also sending a report to the Control Yuan . . . . .
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MY POINT IS THIS: Why do you put up with this type of incompetence? Don't you think these people are being paid to sit in the New York Representative Office and answer questions?? If they aren't doing a good job . . . . . why don't you take them to task about it???
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Again I don't want to appear impolite . . . . . however, do you really think that by not demanding a full and complete answer their bureaucratic efficiency will ever improve????
Are you the only person who has ever had this type of question??? I doubt it. Is it a highly unusual question? I don't think so. Hence, they should know the answer.
So . . . . . it comes back to you . . . . . . why do you take I don't know . . . .
for an answer . . . . . when it is a question of clarifying your rights?