[quote]To be clear, does this mean that a married person with an APRC (i.e., not a JFRV but nevertheless married) must do the police clearance? [/quote] AFAIK, there are 2 routes we can choose towards the path to Naturalization…The Single Route or the Married Route…If you’re Married but did not apply for the JFRV, then you will have to go the Single route & need to do the PCC. The reason why JFRV holders do not need a PCC is because they have already done it during the JFRV process.
[quote]Please help me how can my mother petition me to permanently live in Taiwan? I’m a Filipino citizen and my mother is Taiwan citizen since she got married to Taiwanese.[/quote] I don’t think there’s any way your mother can sponsor you to live permanently here in Taiwan (or the other way around) …Your only option is to work legally here for 5 years on a continuous ARC and then apply for an APRC/Taiwan ID or get married to a Taiwanese and apply for the Taiwan ID after 3 years.
[quote]I have a question about the police clearance and travel after the issuance of the pre-naturalization certificate. For a (former) US citizen, what happens if you need to travel after you renounce, but before the Certificate of Loss of Nationality has been approved by the Dept. of State? (There is a new rule where you can keep your passport while they process the paperwork, which can take a couple to a few months) Would you need a new police certificate? [/quote] Once the pre-naturalization certificate (officially referred to as the “Quasi Naturalization Certificate”) has been issued to you, then you will be warned by the HHR official NOT to travel outside Taiwan as doing so will require you to get a new PCC. Unless you have received the Certificate of Renunciation from your Country, you’re still its Citizen and hence your passport is still valid but then again, it is highly advisable NOT to make any unnecessary travel during this period as any travel AFTER receiving the Quasi Cert. will require you to make a new PCC.
[quote]What about in the case that you travel to a different diplomatic outpost to resign and then use a stateless person’s travel document to return to Taiwan? First of all, can you reenter the country (Taiwan) on your ARC/APRC which was linked to your old passport? There must be a procedure for that because some countries like Myanmar require one to return to the home country to renounce. Secondly, would you need a police certificate issued after you return to Taiwan or simply one issued on the date of renunciation or later?[/quote] Once you have renounced your Original Passport and become Stateless and have successfully received your Naturalization certificate, you will get your TARC (Taiwan Area Resident Certificate). With the TARC, you can apply for a Taiwanese passport and leave the country but then you will need to wait 2 years to get your Taiwan ID as opposed to the 1 year for those who haven’t left Taiwan. I’m not sure what procedure Myanmar citizens have to go through but I do know some countries do not allow you to renounce unless you have proof of Citizenship of another country…in this case, you are waived from providing a Renunciation Certificate.
Ohh…only about 3+ mths to go before I get my Taiwan ID …Woo Hoo!!!