My 4.5-year-old son is a US citizen by default but he was born here and will live here in Taiwan for many, many more years. I want him to choose whether he wants to be politically Taiwanese or American, but the government is giving me and my wife problems. When he was born he HAD to be American. My wife asked the authorities here about Taiwanese citizenship for him but they said he had to give up his USA nationality to get Taiwan citizenship. If I were Taiwanese and his mother were American, this would not be the case–he could have dual citizenship till his 18th birthday.
What’s the true story here in Taiwan? Anybody know for sure? You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.