Hartzell: Did I really do a poor job explaining myself? I thought i was fairly concise, but I’ll try to explain this again…
I just want to know if, in order to become a citizen through naturalization (not in order to hold an ARC), you have to be present in Taiwan for more than 185 days / year, or, if you can be present for say 100 days / year and simply never have left Taiwan for more than 180 days AT A TIME.
I’m not here teaching English, I’m here because I love Taiwan and because I publish Chinese pop music, I earn my money outside of Taiwan I just don’t need to to work that often so I spend most of my time in Taiwan (on average, I’m in Taiwan for 75% of the year, but I leave Taiwan every single month). Maybe that clarifies the situation more?
[quote]However, I would point out that there is no requirement for an ARC holder to be physically present in Taiwan for 183 days or more per year.[/quote] This is useful information I never even thought to ask, since I know you need to hold the ARC in order to get the citizenship.
[quote]According to some posts here you can’t leave Taiwan at over for a year, or is it longer while the paperwork is processed. You have to spend some time stateless, which makes travel impossible too.[/quote] <-- hmm… this would suck for me cuz I would have to take a one year leave of absense from my job if that’s the case