I am in a bit of a jam and wondering if someone on here can help me out (or knows someone who can). Or has any advice/insight.
In short, I need to be added to someone’s Hu-Kou/HHR (from what I understand) in order to get my ID card - in order to renew my Taiwan passport (Expires 1/2021).
Backstory: I was born here, moved to the US at age 3 w/ family. I was able to get a new TW passport w/ overseas Chinese status at a TECO office in Seattle (without a TW ID card - but the new passport has my ID number - this was 10 years ago). I have not lived in TW nor any members of my family for any extended duration since then.
Current story: I arrived in TW over a month ago - no issues (apparently you can land with a TW passport up to six months expired during this Covid crisis). I hotel quarantined, came out, staying at an Airbnb currently, everything is fine. However, upon trying to renew my TW passport, I was told a TW ID card is an absolute requirement (which is bizarre since I have an active passport that I was able to obtain without an ID card). So, at the household registry office trying to apply for my ID card, I was told I cannot use my original Hu-Kou as it is too old and I have no connections to it anymore (it’s also in Xindian - I have the original book from like the 80s). They literally told me to just borrow someones and use that address. I asked the few friends I have here and most have been reluctant to ask their parents for this and/or do not own property… so I am looking for anyone who might be able to help.
Anyhow… trying my luck here. Thanks for looking!