I just got my TARC (Taiwan Area Resident Certificate) which is basically an ARC for all intents and purposes, but for Taiwanese nationals without household registration. I am trying to open a bank account with the LINE Bank mobile app (it’s an online-only bank) and it’s asking me to scan my Taiwan ID card. Obviously I don’t have an ID card but it doesn’t seem to accept my TARC.
Has anyone else had this issue? I know that those of us without ID cards can open bank accounts in Taiwan, but are banks LEGALLY OBLIGATED to allow us to open accounts?
If we’re legally allowed to open bank accounts, but are turned away by a specific bank, isn’t that discrimination?