Satellite TV wrote:chichow wrote:What are my chances for Taiwan ROC Overseas Passport? - I have called TECO and they are sending me forms. Per my conversation with them, it looks like its pretty easy for me to get and then I can stay in Taiwan for 3 months at a time. What are my changes to get an ID number with my Taiwan ROC Overseas Passport? Would like that in order to get TaibaoZhen. Thoughts? next steps? I've started by reading Forumosa and calling TECO. I'm trying to get everything lined up before a trip back to Taipei this winter. Thanks much.
Overseas Passports do not have an ID number in them, without that no Taibaozheng from China laddy., Pay up as an American ( around US$400 nowadays I believe ) and geta 2 entry visa. Once you have resided here for a year as an overseas Chinese you can then apply for an ID card. I am not totally up on the rules as I did this a decade ago.
I went to Manila on my passport overseas Chinese passport, but when I tried to return to Taiwan the EVA Airlines staff refused to let me check in because when they look at my brand new passport with one exit stamp from Taiwan, and one entry stamp to Manila, they said I didn't have a visa to for Taiwan, even though the name on the ticket was my Chinese name, and the fact the passport is written in English and Chinese. They sure were red faced when I asked them to look at the front cover of the passport.
Check this out. With some help with the translating (gotta translate birth certificate, et. al), from the date of this post...
IVE HAD MY TAIWAN ROC PASSPORT FOR ABOUT A WEEK OR SO!!!!
So, where does the ID number show on the Taiwan ROC passport if you have one?
One benefit of the Taiwan ROC passport is that before as a US citizen I could only stay for 30 days at a time. With the Taiwan ROC passport I can stay for 90 days at a time (not that getting off work for that long is going to be possible)
Thanks for the reply SAT