Taiwanese Child Foreign Mother - Visa Issue

Hi - hopeful for some helpful advice here

A friend of mine of Russian nationality, here on a student ARC, recently had a child. The child, born while she was on a tourist visa, has dual citizenship (Russian and Taiwanese). The father is a married Taiwanese man. He is registered as the father and was offering support (through a verbal agreement) until recently when he disappeared. Her student ARC will expire in a year and she has no idea if she has rights to stay here. She is afraid to ask authorities for fear that she will be asked to leave and lose custody of her child. Does anybody in here no of any such cases or where she can get proper counsel?

Thank you very much if you can

How do you translate, “you’re fucked!” into Russian? I’ll have to ask one of the English-speaking Russians in EVE. :ponder:

If his wife finds out, she goes to jail, fined and deported. The husband may get away scott free, too. According to Housecat and I would check with her, she has no rights to stay. Housecat was in a similar situation. I don’t envy her situation and I hope it works out for her.

Thank you Okami for your prompt reply. It was both terrifying and timely.

[quote=“Okami”]
If his wife finds out, she goes to jail, fined and deported. The husband may get away scott free, too. According to Housecat and I would check with her, she has no rights to stay. Housecat was in a similar situation. I don’t envy her situation and I hope it works out for her.[/quote]

Timely because she was considering seeking legal recourse to see if she had rights to receive continued financial support. This process, I imagine, might have brought more attention to the situation than the wife is willing to put up with. Supposedly she is aware of the situation - she is just turning a blind eye.

Terrifying because, well because…. she risks going…… TO JAIL ! What The…?

Parading her around in a scarlet letter would not suffice? JAIL??? DEPORTATION???
with her child i hope…but that hope might be ill founded given some of the things i’ve read on this site.

The situation at present is such: the father had been paying the daycare himself. He stopped a few months ago and any attempt to contact him has proven fruitless. As a student, she may have no choice but to leave.

a real shame

Yep, there was a similar case on the news recently, and yes, the other women ended up in jail. Adultery as a crime, you can say what you want, but unfortunately that law is enforced. A lot more than “pay child alimony”. And BTW, remind her that under Taiwan law, child is more likely to inherit dad’s debts rather than any assets.

If she decides to leave, tell her to buy a round way ticket, and tell the guys at the airport sure, she’s coming back, just taking the kid to visit Granny. Just to be on the safe side.

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[quote=“teacherman”]Hi - hopeful for some helpful advice here

A friend of mine of Russian nationality, here on a student ARC, recently had a child. The child, born while she was on a tourist visa, has dual citizenship (Russian and Taiwanese). The father is a married Taiwanese man. He is registered as the father and was offering support (through a verbal agreement) until recently when he disappeared. Her student ARC will expire in a year and she has no idea if she has rights to stay here. She is afraid to ask authorities for fear that she will be asked to leave and lose custody of her child. Does anybody in here no of any such cases or where she can get proper counsel?

Thank you very much if you can[/quote]

She may find the child is not an ROC citizen because to be so the child must be registered on the fathers household registration.

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