I’m planning to move to Taiwan in order to gain citizenship, though my main goal is to have a fully functional second passport as I travel quite a lot. I was born in the west to a Taiwanese father, also lived/studied in Taiwan for a few years 2 decades ago (if that makes any difference). I already have a valid NWOHR Taiwanese passport (which is kinda useless tbh) and been reading about the remaining process (TARC, 365 days wait, etc).
My questions are:
1- If I move to Taiwan this year, get the TARC and wait 365 days, by the time I’m eligible for citizenship next year I’ll be 36 (almost 37), which means I won’t risk being conscripted for military service, correct? (I was born in 1984)
2- My legal name (which is a chinese name in pinyin) is basically “inverted”, meaning it follows the chinese order of Surname Name (example: “Smith John”). Therefore all my documents have “Smith” as my legal name, “John” as my legal surname, which those who don’t speak chinese wouldn’t realize anyway. Yet on the NWOHR Taiwanese passport, they actually list “John” as my name and “Smith” as my surname (maybe since they can distinguish which one is the actual name and surname). Was never an issue before, even when I studied in Taiwan, but I’m wondering if this discrepancy will be a problem when applying for citizenship?
3- Once I get the citizenship and new passport, I’ll probably leave Taiwan immediately. Will my Taiwanese citizenship/passport be somehow revoked if I don’t set foot there again for, say, the next 10 years?