Quite so. I second all that you said above.
Also, you still better be bloody literate or capable to some degree. I've had to fill out several forms in the process where they allowed no help and on Thursday I received a call from the Ministry of interior in Chinese where they wanted to speak to me and no one else as follows:
MoI: Hello, are you XXX?
Me: Yes, how can I help you?
MoI: We need to confirm some information on your application for citizenship and residence Certificate application.
Me: Ok, what can I help you with?
MoI: It says here that your address is XXX, but your HHR address is XXX.
Blah blah blah. Long explanation in Chinese why and where and what. We had a chat, but mostly I think they were just checking to see if all was legit and could I communicate sufficiently.
The thing is, even if you get lucky and none of that happens, as a Taiwanese citizen at some point you will be in such a situation. If you can't help yourself you will be f**ked and you will look like a total idiot.
And no, Icon. As much as I love you, it's not as easy as you make it seem. The process is difficult, long and drawn out. The language part is a challenge, the papers from your government is very mafan and expensive (unless you're Australian, it seems), the translations both ways and all the accreditation etc adds to that. Then there's the waiting, the bitching and of course the renunciation clause. It is not something to get into lightly. A-Ha, myself, Speed Maniac etc will all attest to that, I'm sure.