I am confused as to whether I am considered a Taiwan citizen or overseas Taiwanese, and also whether this would make me draft-able if I decided to spend a year or two in Taiwan.
I was born in 1991, in Taiwan.
Left Taiwan when I was 2 years old.
Spent the majority of my life in the UK - have a UK passport.
I don’t know if I ever owned a Taiwanese passport, when asking my parents they said no, but they honestly can’t remember either. They said I may have had a Belgium passport when leaving Taiwan originally, not Taiwanese, as my father is from Belgium and my mother is Taiwanese.
On my UK passport it says my birth place is Taipei, however I am not sure if simply being born in Taiwan would give me citizenship/make me a national, especially as my father is not a Taiwanese national/citizen.
When visiting Taiwan I want to get a job there for a year or two, I guess I would have to apply for an ARC, however if I am considered a national/citizen (even an overseas one), then I don’t want to overstay my 183 day welcome and get drafted. I think the only thing linking me to Taiwan is my passport (which says I was born in Taipei). I don’t have a household registration there, neither does my mother - I also don’t keep in touch with any relatives, and don’t even know if they still live in Taiwan or moved to HK or China.
Also would it be safer for me to apply for a Taiwanese passport and get the stamp, so at least I would know 100% I cannot stay longer than 183 days, rather than risk just going on my British passport without the stamp and them drafting me immediately as there is no stamp to prove I am an overseas Taiwanese (if I am indeed one).
Thanks for any insight!