I’m a US citizen married to a Taiwanese man who left Taiwan at age 18 to go to college eleven years ago. He’s now working on his Ph.D. dissertation and is working full-time. He has also just very recently got his green card. He hasn’t been back to Taiwan since he left, but we’re planning a visit this year.
There is one thing that is possibly getting in our way. He hasn’t been called to military service but we’re concerned that his visit will prevent him from leaving Taiwan. We also looked at the possibility of him getting an Overseas Chinese certificate but it looks like he might be ineligible (https://www.ocac.gov.tw/OCAC/Eng/FAQ/List.aspx?nodeid=457#), but since he left a long time ago there might be previous laws at play that he may be grandfathered under.
He is planning on going up to the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office soon and get this sorted out but I would love to hear from people who have been in this situation or might know more about this situation.
Thanks for any help