I posess an ROC passport without a household registration because my mother is Taiwanese. During the application, I’ve already had a glimpse into Taiwan’s legal system concerning citizenship, but I’m still not sure what process I have to undertake to acquire “true” citizenship. To put it simply, I would like to achieve this:
Being able to enter and exit Taiwan using my Taiwanese passport, without the need of an “Entry Permit” or something similar; staying in Taiwan indefinitely.
I’m fully aware that this might require me to serve military or civil service, and I am willing to do so. My current working situation also allows me to stay in Taiwan for some months and work from there remotely, although probably not for 360 days. Perhaps I’d be able to spend the 270 days for 2 years, but I would take those “spend X days per year in Taiwan” options only as a last resort. Are there any other methods in a case such as mine? To be specific, here’s my current situation:
- Male, born in Europe 1990.
- Mother is Taiwanese, but she has doesn’t have Taiwanese citizenship anymore.
- Still, using my birth certificate and some other papers, I was able to apply for a Taiwanese passport (NWOHR). The birth certificate clearly states that my mother was (at that time) a national of the ROC (she didn’t get naturalized yet at that time). I have an official translation of the birth certificate in Chinese. We also have some other documents that prove that she has been an ROC citizen before.
- The rest of my family is all living in Taiwan (it’s because of some uninteresting events that my mother and I ended up in Europe) and they are supportive, but know nothing about Taiwan’s citizenship situation themselves. So if there is a way to acquire citizenship through them, it would be helpful if I can show them all legal references.
Given these parameters, is there a way to acquiring household registration without needing to “stay X days”? Is it possible that my relatives can somehow “let me in” in their household registration? Or could my mother perhaps re-acquire her nationality and her citizenship and then have me simply registered as her child?
If not, what is the official process for me to initiate acquiring a household registration? I know that I need to enter with my ROC passport and an entry permit, but do I need to apply for an TARC first?
Feel free to correct me if I got any assumptions wrong or if there’s anything that needs to be clarified. Citizenship is a long-standing wish of mine, and I’d be very grateful for any kind of help in this situation!