As you know, I have always paid much attention to the legal concerns of foreigners married to Taiwan nationals. In regard to the “dual ownership of real estate”, quite frankly this has always been a confusing matter. However, I had a long talk with a Taiwanese financial advisor yesterday, and I finally figured this out. Here is the situation.
Step #1: The husband and wife CANNOT PURCHASE THE PROPERTY JOINTLY.
So, the standard procedure is for the Taiwan spouse to purchase the real estate (property).
Step #2: After the property is purchased, it is possible for the Taiwan spouse to GIVE (as a gift) ONE-HALF OF THE PROPERTY to the married partner (spouse).
FEES: I am told that dai-shu fees for such “transfer” of half-ownership, along with all accompanying fees, should not exceed NT$10,000.