I finished my one year military service back in 2016 (served in the 3rd logistical division up north in Keelung). In 2018 I left Taiwan to have a more permanent life in Germany. Last month I received a notification of “Reservist Training” from the government - you know, the one or two weeks of messing around in the jungle eating crappy food, kind of thing.
Now, my question is the following. I do not have the time nor the motivation to take a break from my job to go back to do this “Reservist Training” - I guess you can call me a… Reservist Dodger . I recently called the Military Conscription Office and they told me if I can provide some kind of proof - verified by the Taiwan Embassy (or whatever it’s called), I would be fine. However, they require a CHINESE document verified by the Taiwan Office - which in Europe is a massive pain in the neck (and very expensive) to acquire.
I wanted to ask of Forumosans with personal experiences with the legal aspects of Reservist Training - can I provide an English document? do I need to even bother verifying my documents and sending them back? what was your experience and what steps did you take?