Looking for some help with my situation. As background, both of my parents were born in Taiwan, and left in the 1970s to the US, after my father did his 2 years in the military.
I was born and raised in the US, and currently am a US citizen. I’m 34 years old & unmarried, and thinking about potentially moving to Taiwan to learn about my heritage and experience something new. Both of my parents still have their Taiwan passports, but both have been expired for many years.
I’ve done some research and I believe there are 3 options for an eventual path to PR/citizenship, each with upsides and downsides. I’d like to keep my US passport, whatever I end up doing.
Since my dad was a Taiwan citizen, I believe I can apply for NWOHR. At age 34, to get household registration, I believe I would have to do military service, which I would be fine with. However, I believe to get household registration, it requires me to stay in the country 365 days straight (or 2 years @ 270 days), which might be difficult to do if I have any family emergencies.
$30m NTD investment into government bonds
I have some money saved up and don’t mind investing in the government and country. It looks like there are no restrictions on the number of days I can be outside of Taiwan, and I can apply for household registration after 5 years. Besides the opportunity cost of other investments, are there any downsides to this program?
I applied for this (3 years), and am wondering if there are any downsides besides to this besides that fact that NWOHR would give me a quicker path to citizenship (1 year, vs 5 years). Would there be any disadvantages of this compared to #2 ($30m NTD)?