Due to the pandemic, I can only make inquiries through calls but with my basic/intermediate mandarin, sometimes it gets lost in translation. I was told by TECO that the only way I’m eligible for national ID is if I invest 10M in Taiwan. Has anyone tried this route and what are the options for investments? I don’t seem to get much info on this and I have spent enough long distance calls. Seeking your valuable help.
Here is my background:
- I was born in Philippines, currently holds Philippine citizenship.
- Father was a naturalized Taiwanese 5 years after I was born.
- I was given a NWOHR passport since I was a minor till current 39 years of age, single.
- Father has died in Philippines. Father was sick for 8 years prior to his death and he didn’t get to return to Taiwan during this period. His household registration became inactive (is there such a thing?). Mother who is non-Taiwanese has died too.
- I have no direct lineal relatives living in Taiwan.
My questions are:
- Is investment the only path for me?
- If investment is the only path, can I choose in invest in bonds? With the intention to live only for a year, am I allowed to pull out right after getting the national ID?
- In my application for TARC, should I follow the city where my father used to hold household registration (Tainan)? I’m inclined to stay nearer to Taipei.
- If successfully applied for TARC, am I allowed to work during this time?
- If successfully received National ID, are there restrictions to only stay in Taiwan for x number of days? How do I maintain household registration active status (is there such a thing?)
- If successfully received National ID, my plan is to go back to Philippines. And should I have kids in the future, will they be eligible for NWOHR or can be automatically added to my household registration?
Thank you so much. Your inputs will be very much appreciated.