(Almost 20) Trying to become a Taiwan citizen


== Background ==
My parents are Taiwanese citizens. I’m born and raised in California. I’m trying to get dual citizenship, but I’m confused on several issues. I do have a Chinese Overseas Passport which I applied for and recieved last year. I’m female and turning 20 next year.

First, there’s this post http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?t=40670 where the girl (seems to be in a similar situation) is referred to this post http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?t=37349. There’s something about how you can’t apply for citizenship after 20. Does this apply to me, or is it only regarding the kids born in Taiwan. I’ll be turning 20 next year, so it would put me in an extreme time crunch if it does apply to me.

Then there’s this post http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?t=40956 that says "Time is running out for you to get your Taiwan ID. Starting 2006, the rules are changing and you may not be able to get it. In effect, that means chances are that will not be a Taiwanese citizen if you want to be. " I’m not on my family’s registry in Taiwan. Then there’s the last post on the link that says, “the inconvenienct doesn’t apply to me does it…I was never in the HRC to begin with. They just say get the one year visa first…stay for more then 180 days then I can get the TW ID.” Do I have to be in the country for 180 days before my 20th b-day, or can I do it after my birthday? The azn education>everything else would impede my desire to live in taiwan for 1/2 a year.

I’m so lost. Help. :help: :help: :help: :help:
I’ve e-mailed Tecro, and they were like, just look at the website at tecosf.org. I didn’t see any helpful information.

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,

You should ask your local TECO first, TECRO will just refer you elsewhere. Sometimes its the “Random Customer Service Effect”. Remember to “Watch” this thread.