When I received my US passport, it said “Place of Birth: Taiwan” on the personal data page.
I went to the local passport agency that issued it and said I objected to having it listed as
The U.S. Department of State regulations specifically allowed US citizens who were born
outside of the US to list the city of birth. I spoke to the supervisor passport specialist and
requested that they issue me a new passport showing “Place of Birth: Taipei” and they
issued me a new US passport showing “Place of Birth: Taipei” the very next day.
Here’s the State Dept’s Foreign Affairs Manual says about this subject:
“7 FAM 1300 APPENDIX D - PLACE OF BIRTH NAMES IN PASSPORTS”
However, the supervisor did give me a leaflet that cautioned me about using the name of
the city of birth. Apparently there are a few countries that will deny entry to people whose
US passport does not show country of birth. Is Taiwan one of those countries?