I’m a dual Canadian Taiwanese national (never lived in Taiwan in my life). My chinese is basically non-existent. My wife is Canadian, and my daughter was born 1 year after our marriage on a Bahamian registered vessel. Our marriage is recognized in Canada and Hong Kong with no issues. We currently live in Hong Kong.
I went to TECO Hong Kong to inquire about getting Taiwan citizenship for my daughter. Unfortunately this would require authenticating her birth certificate in Canada, and our marriage certificate in Miami (Taiwan has no diplomatic relations with the Bahamas, thus this is handled by Miami TECO). Since this is a huge burden (we don’t know anyone in Miami that can assist), I asked TECO about only authenticating my daughters birth certificate so she can be added to my hukou and have citizenship. Incredibly I was told that if my marriage certificate isn’t authenticated, my daughter is not entitled to citizenship!
I cannot find a reference to this in ROC nationality law. Is there anyone that can provide insight? As far as I know, a child only has to be born with either parent a national of the ROC. Since my name is on her birth certificate, that should suffice, but apparently, as I was told, this isn’t the case.