The quote below (from the Foreign Spouses’ Network) says that foreigners can’t get a registered chop. How do you tell if your chop is registered? Is it not the receipt with your name on it? Is there anything that you really need a registered chop for?
- RIGHT TO REGISTER A “CHOP” FOR USE ON OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION
In dealing with all types of official paperwork in Taiwan, it is common to use a “chop.” For some particularly sensitive types of documents, it is desirable to use a “registered chop”, to prove that this chop is actually held by the person in question, and is thus legally valid for use on relevant documents. Although reports have surfaced that some foreigners in Taiwan have been required to produce “registered chops” for use in some legal actions, unfortunately to our knowledge there is no way for a foreigner to complete the “registered chop” procedure under current regulations.
Nevertheless we believe that if a suitable court case were undertaken, this problem could be resolved. We believe that the ideal case would be “a foreign husband with a brother living outside of Taiwan”. It would be stated that the brother desired to come to Taiwan and talk about cooperative investment projects with prospective local partners, and needed the “registered chop” for that use.