I’ve lived in Taiwan for around 2 years almost 10 years ago and have been back every year since. My wife and I always ask ourselves why we don’t move there whenever we go. Just so happens that we have a good chance to move back and are trying to set everything up. Been learning a lot from reading previous posts but hope someone can help answer some questions that I have.
- Born in the US
- Parents both immigrated from Taiwan to the US
- As of 2019, I will be 34 (born in 1985 or TW Year 74 I think)
- Have a wife (US citizen), a 10-month old, and are expecting a newborn come Oct 2019
- Apply for my TW Passport
- Arrive in TW and apply for residency and TARC
- Apply for JFRVs for wife and kids
- Give birth to our 2nd child in TW and take advantage of the “zuo yuezi” facilities there
- Stay in TW for 365 days straight or 270 days per year for 2 years, to get household registration
- If I leave every 4 months will I still be subject to the military draft? I read that as long as I stay over 183 days in a year I will be subject to the draft.
- If I am subject to the draft, as I will have 2 children under the age of 2, will I be able to apply for the minimal 12-day service? Is there a steadfast rule? I’m ok with serving 12-days, but I’d prefer not to leave my wife and 2 kids for longer than that.
- Can my wife and kids even apply for a JFRV if I don’t have household registration?
- Can my wife work with this JFRV?
- In order to get household registration, I need to stay 365 days straight or 260 days per year for 2 years, now is this in a calendar year? or does the “year” start upon my first date of entry into TW?
Thanks for all the help, we’re both pumped to be living in TW by year’s end.