Find a Taiwanese

Is it possible to find out a Taiwanese person’s hometown or parents by the name, birthday, national ID number, etc?

It seems some companies actually ask for parents background info, so I am also curious if it is possible for the company to find this info on a Taiwanese person if it is not given and how would the company go about doing this…

If you want to do this yourself, you need to have “connections” with some appropriate government official.

However, there are companies that will get this information for you. Check the classified ads in the Chinese dailies here in Taiwan.

The ID number does give you the person’s hometown.