I asked the Taoyuan Household Registry Office and this is what they e-mailed me.
- How do parents of a child born legitimately to an ROC national father and a foreign national mother file the child’s household registration?
Child born Abroad
If the child is younger than 12 and entering the ROC using an ROC Passport, entry permit or foreign passport, and the if the mother has legal residency status in Taiwan, the mother may apply for permanent residency for the child and, with that, apply for household registration.
If the child is older than 12,application for permanent residency and household registration must be filed in accordance with Articles 5,6,9 and 11 of the “Regulation for Household Registration and Registration for ROC Nationals Remaining for Short and Long Term”.
Child born abroad
Application for residency (plus three photographs).
Copy of transient residency registration.
Original identification from country of residency prior to arrival in Taiwan.
Original of birth certificate notarized by ROC embassy/consulate/trade office.
Original of ROC or foreign passport with entrance permit stamp documenting arrival in the ROC via plane or ship.
Father’s household registry.
Does anyone know where do I file the application for residency? Does this mean I need to apply for a resident visa at BOCA and then go to the police station for an ARC before I can go to the Household Registration Office? What’s a transient residency registration?