I have a question about holding Taiwanese nationality and the significance of the NWOHR passport and the entry permit inside.
I live in Germany, but already applied and successfully acquired a Taiwanese passport (without an ID). This passport has an entry permit inside that allowed me to stay for 3 months in Taiwan when using this passport. I’m male, and my mother insisted that I shouldn’t use that passport for now, since she fears I might get conscripted to the military.
So in the past, whenever I went to Taiwan to visit my family or spend the holidays, I always used my German passport since that one also allows me to stay 3 months. Because of that, I didn’t pay much attention and let the entry permit on my Taiwanese passport expire.
My question is the following: Does this entry permit have any significant value over being an overseas Taiwanese national? My worry is that since I let it expire, I won’t be able to ever use my Taiwanese passport (whenever that might be). Is it possible to re-acquire such entry permit?
I’ve read some more topics about this subject, and found the following for instance: Overseas TW passport Multiple Entry Permit(臨人字入出國許可) questio
Which shows an entry permit that is bound to the passport’s validity. However, another thread contains the following passage:
“To get full nationality rights, he must “reclaim nationality” or get an ID number.
To get that ID number, he must first enter Taiwan on his overseas Taiwanese passport WITH an entry/exit permit (usually valid for 90 days) AND THEN make an application for a TARC.”
Which would mean I can’t enter Taiwan with my Taiwanese passport anymore, since my entry permit expired.
It’s not really important for me to have a household in Taiwan, but I definitely want to keep my Taiwanese nationality. Can I ever lose this nationality by not fulfilling some requirements (like showing up at a bureau and doing some paperwork, etc.)?