Thank you @tando for reminding me of that law/article.
I called 4 places tonight: TECO Atlanta, 僑委會 Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC), Dept. of Household Registration 內政部-戶政司, and National Immigration Agency (NIA) 內政部-移民署…long night
- Apply for a TW passport at your local TECO office and get a visa in your newly minted TW passport so that you can enter into TW on it.
- Upon arrival, immediately apply for 戶籍 Household Registration and your TARC/ARC 居留證.
- Hopefully you can get that back within 15 days, so that you can apply for your family members and hopefully they will be able to change their visa into a JFRC (which is essentially a family based ARC)
You will need to apply for HHR/TARC:
- Parent’s TW Passport copies
- Parent’s Marriage needs to be registered in TW and get a copy of the “certificate” 謄本 from TW
Your Birth Certificate authenticated at TECO (then officially translated in TW)
- FBI Report authenticated by TECO DC (only TECO DC can do background checks, and then officially translated in TW?)
- 2 photos
- Health Exam done in TW
- $1000 NT
Your foreign spouse will need for JFRC/ARC:
- FBI background check authenticated at TECO DC (only TECO DC can do background checks, and then officially translated in TW?)
- Medical exam in TW
- Marriage certificate authenticated at TECO (then officially translated in TW)
- Your TARC
- 1000 NT dollars
- Photos (I think 2)
- Official Visa from TECO (停留簽證, I think). because you can’t change from a landing visa to a ARC per NIA
Your children will need for JFRC/ARC
- Vaccine/Immunization record authenticated at TECO (I believe)
- Birth certificate authenticated at TECO (then officially translated in TW)
- No Marriage Certificate
- No FBI Background check necessary
- 1000 NT dollars?
- Photos (I think 2)
- Medical Exam (I think)
- Official Visa from TECO (停留簽證, I think). because you can’t change from a landing visa to a ARC according to NIA
Conscription via Overseas Community Affairs Council:
- There is NO conscription enlistment until you have established 戶籍 Household Registration HHR.
- Thus, after I get HHR, which will most likely be in 2 years by staying over 270 days for 2 years my days will start counting for the draft as tando kindly quoted again above: since I am born after 1984, If I stay in TW longer than 183 days per calendar year for two years, I will be subject to the draft AFTER I obtain HHR.
- Since I will be 37 by the time 2 years + 183 days rolls around, I should be good. Now where do I go when I turn 37 to make sure I’m off the conscription list? My local HHR office?
It’s late and I wanted to write this up before I forget. Will edit/update later.