I’ve been interested in applying for NWOHR status for a while now in advance of hopefully one day achieving Taiwanese citizenship. Both of my parents are ROC citizens who immigrated to America in 1979. I was born after 1980 and it’s my understanding that I only need to provide documentation of my mother’s citizenship for my application. Unfortunately, my mother is no longer in possession of any of the documents proving her citizenship. Google tells me the documents I would need are their marriage certificate and household registration/National Identity Card. Does anyone know if it may be possible to recover the necessary documents locally? I am willing to look into legal options if necessary to facilitate the process. I see there are other topics with legal links–does anyone have specific recommendations beyond that? If it matters, my parents are both from Taichung. (I am still in the US, and predominantly English-speaking, and obviously unable to really travel to Taiwan at the moment if I do find an attorney)
As an additional complication, my older sibling is also interested in applying but she was born in 1979—which I believe means that if both of us are to apply, we basically have to prove both of my parents’ Taiwanese citizenship status. My father is also deceased, so he would be unable to help us with this request. My mother has little interest in returning to Taiwan and is likely to provide little help besides her assent.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide and apologies if this is against the rules—I would be happy to delete or resubmit if this is the case.