Hello to all,
This forum has been a great help for many people and I hope some of you will read my case. I will be thankful for any information or advice you will provide me.
My name is Jean-Yves and I’m a NWOHR (無戶籍國民) born in Madagascar. My native language is French so I’m sorry if I cannot express myself well.
My mother and myself have the Taiwan Passport for NWOHR. Like many NWOHR’s we came to Taiwan with the 90-days entry/exit permit and we hoped to apply for the TARC, stay 1 year and then ask for the full citizenship.
My mother was born also in Madagascar and her parents already passed away. My grandparents don’t have HHR in Taiwan and we cannot get in touch with our distant family here.
We were confident to be able to apply for the TARC since we brought with us many supporting documents:
Taiwanese nationality certificates of my grandparents (which prove they never gave up their Taiwan Nationality)
Marriage certificate of my grandparents
Death certificates of my grandparents
Taiwan NWOHR passport of my grandfather
All these documents have been authenticated by TECO in South Africa (in charge of the area including Madagascar)
However, this morning my mother went to the NIA to apply for the TARC AF384 but her application was refused. They said since her parents don’t have the HHR in Taiwan now or at that time she cannot apply for the TARC. I read in other post that the law was revised and some people in the same case like us were able to apply for the TARC so I’m quite confused.
If someone in the same situation like us succeeded to apply for the TARC, please let me know your testimony. That’s will be such a great help for us to show to the NIA that we are indeed eligible and challenge their refusal.
I’m considering also to hire an immigration lawyer to help us defend our rights. If you know any good lawyer don’t hesitate to tell me.
Thank you for your kindness and support.