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APRC to nationality

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: APRC to nationality

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 19 Jan 2011, 14:20

A-ha wrote:Two things that I forgot to mention are (1) Your police clearance from your home country also needs to go to MOFA in Taipei to certify that the TECO signature is real. (2) Your NT$200 fee needs to be in the form of a postal order, made out to the Ministry of the Interior.
Wow. That's such a pain in the butt! However, remember, APRC holders who are also married do not need to submit a federal criminal background check from their home country when they apply for naturalization. Same thing for JFRV ARC holders who are applying for naturalization, too.

Good job A-ha. Now, the wait. Once you get your paperwork back approved, you will receive a certificate which gives you 2 years to renounce your current citizenship and complete the process.
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Re: APRC to nationality

Postby A-ha » 19 Jan 2011, 19:50

Yes well, I'm ball-and-chainless so I get fewer perks than the married lot.
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Re: APRC to nationality

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 19 Jan 2011, 21:44

A-ha wrote:Yes well, I'm ball-and-chainless so I get fewer perks than the married lot.
Dude!.....ball-and-chainLESS IS a perk! :roflmao:
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Re: APRC to nationality

Postby A-ha » 19 Jan 2011, 21:52

Northcoast Surfer wrote:
A-ha wrote:Yes well, I'm ball-and-chainless so I get fewer perks than the married lot.
Dude!.....ball-and-chainLESS IS a perk! :roflmao:

That is true also! :)
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Re: APRC to nationality

Postby A-ha » 21 Feb 2011, 22:20

OK, so I got a note in the post today, telling me to bring my chop and APRC to the HHR office to come and pick up my Candidature Certificate! I think I'll be there tomorrow morning 1st thing! :)

Any way, so this serves to prove that that story about having to wait for 2 years after acquiring an APRC before applying for citizenship is pure bullshit. :cactus:
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Re: APRC to nationality

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 22 Feb 2011, 01:33

A-ha wrote:OK, so I got a note in the post today, telling me to bring my chop and APRC to the HHR office to come and pick up my Candidature Certificate! I think I'll be there tomorrow morning 1st thing! :)
Any way, so this serves to prove that that story about having to wait for 2 years after acquiring an APRC before applying for citizenship is pure bullshit. :cactus:
All right! Congrats. :bravo: Now, the tedious act of renouncing your citizenship. I forgot what country you're originally from. Is it going to be relatively easy for you to renounce, or is it going to be a major nightmare like poor Bismarck?
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Re: APRC to nationality

Postby A-ha » 22 Feb 2011, 07:09

Northcoast Surfer wrote:
A-ha wrote:OK, so I got a note in the post today, telling me to bring my chop and APRC to the HHR office to come and pick up my Candidature Certificate! I think I'll be there tomorrow morning 1st thing! :)
Any way, so this serves to prove that that story about having to wait for 2 years after acquiring an APRC before applying for citizenship is pure bullshit. :cactus:
All right! Congrats. :bravo: Now, the tedious act of renouncing your citizenship. I forgot what country you're originally from. Is it going to be relatively easy for you to renounce, or is it going to be a major nightmare like poor Bismarck?

Thanks mate! I'm hoping not as big a nightmare as Bismarck's! He seems to have lots of bad luck when dealing with the South African government. I'm also South African, but I've been getting my documents without too much trouble. *touch wood* Let's hope and :pray: the next step isn't going to be a nightmare!
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Re: APRC to nationality

Postby Icon » 22 Feb 2011, 09:43

A-ha wrote:OK, so I got a note in the post today, telling me to bring my chop and APRC to the HHR office to come and pick up my Candidature Certificate! I think I'll be there tomorrow morning 1st thing! :)

Any way, so this serves to prove that that story about having to wait for 2 years after acquiring an APRC before applying for citizenship is pure bullshit. :cactus:


Most appreciative in having a rumour displelled in a most compelling and figurative manner. :p

Anyways, congrats, I am green with envy. Best of luck with the next steps!
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Re: APRC to nationality

Postby A-ha » 22 Feb 2011, 19:57

The pleasure is all mine, Icon! :wink:

So I went very early this morning to go and pick up my Certificate of Candidature; a quick 2 minutes in-and-out. Now comes the HUGE mountain (if you're a South African)... :roll:
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Re: APRC to nationality

Postby A-ha » 09 Mar 2011, 20:54

I went to Taipei this morning to renounce my South African citizenship. Now the long wait starts. I see the High Commissioners' websites for the UK and Oz states that the process takes between 6 and 10 months. I'm not holding my breath...don't worry.
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