easily done, in fact i was shocked when we did it for our second born, after getting her us passport, i waltz into the police station a week before we’re due to head back home for vacation, expecting to get an arc and visa. no sorry, they told me, the law has changed, you have to get a taiwan passport for her. after a mildly disgusting display on my part i i began gnashing my teeth and pulling my hair, figuring–my vacation is destroyed.
luckily the taiwan bureaucracy is not as bad as i expected. you need only head to the household registration office with the babies birth certificate, and have their name entered on your wife’s hukoumingbu. armed i believe with a hujitengben, and two photos, you go to the passport building, all can be done within a few days.