My wife and I are both foreigners in Taiwan, but we are both from different countries. My wife gave birth to a baby girl just 2 weeks ago. Since the baby qualifies to have a passport from both our countries (via the embassy registration) that’s what we were planning to do, initially.
At the same time, I am about to complete 5 years of legal work in Taiwan and will become eligible for Taiwan naturalization very soon (and will probably have to give up my original citizenship). While researching the documents etc. for naturalization, I found that I can apply for the baby’s Taiwanese naturalization alongside me.
Now they don’t explicitly say that, but let’s assume the baby will also have to renunciate her original citizenship. But what if she had two ? Will she have to renunciate both ?
Or (as I told my wife), let’s sacrifice one
I mean, we don’t get both citizenships for the baby. Just the one that we will renunciate for her Taiwanese application.
Later she can easily qualify for the other citizenship (by relation to parent). And then … we will have a dual-citizen…
Anyone else been in a situation like this before ? Any suggestions ?