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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 ub4me » 28 Jun 2015, 22:15

Northcoast Surfer wrote:
nemesis wrote:3. Upon becoming a Taiwan national, you will be given the TARC and this is the temporary status you will maintain for a minimum of 1 year. You must not leave Taiwan during this 1 year "prison sentence" or the clock gets reset and you have to wait another year from the time you return.

Could you please answer me some questions?
- In this 1 year we can not leave Taiwan for 1 or 2 weeks? (ex. Chinese New Year,..)
- Is it necessary or better to go from APRC to Citizen?
Thanks in advance :thumbsup:
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Re: APRC to nationality

Postby Icon » 28 Jun 2015, 22:20

AFAIK:

1. No. It resets the clock.

2. Not necessary nor advantageous. If you have done the time and rest of requirements and are willing and able, the sooner the better.
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Re: APRC to nationality

Postby Zla'od » 29 Jun 2015, 12:36

Am I right in understanding that applicants for naturalization who are married to ROC citizens are excused from the medical, police, AND language tests? Would this apply to APRC and JFRV holders alike (assuming the APRC holder is married to a local)?

Also, at some point the applicant will transition from a passport in their "foreign" (and presumably roman-letter) name, to an ROC passport with the name rendered in Chinese characters. Of course there will also be a romanized version, but would that be your original name, a pinyinized version of the Chinese name, or whatever foolishness you dare to submit to them (as long as it is in roman letters)? Also, i realize that everyone doing this will already have a Chinese-character name on their documents, but would you have to use the same one, or could you make up a new one?
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