Hello! Am new to this forum, an appreciate reading about the issues. I was born in Taiwan, left at 18 for school in Canada and now am in the final process of obtaining Canadian permanent residency. However, I need to have a valid 1 year Taiwanese passport for that, and my passport expires at the end of 2002 (because that was the length of my Canadian student visa). My questions is: I’ve renewed my passport multiple times, and I have yet to serve in the military, but want to stay for another year or two, would the TECO in Toronto accept the fact that I’m working in Canada and renew my passport (seemingly unlikely) or should I re-enroll in school again? My passport has a stamp in it that says (translated) “return back to country for renewal” but I’ve renewed it previously here in Canada… is there a statute on the number of times I can renew overseas? I’ve renewed it three times now (they give you short validity periods to keep you on the hook). Has anyone else gone through a similar situation?