My mom was born in Taiwan, but I’ve never been here until now. After high school, she moved to America and became a citizen there. She hasn’t been back since, so she doesn’t have an up to date ID card or household record. Since she hasn’t been here in quite a while, do I still qualify for citizenship? If I do, how will I be able to prove this?
Not as far as I know as you need to apply before you turn 20. So it depends on your age.
Your mother will still ahve records even if she left Taiwan. And you have your birht certificate hopefully it matches your mothers name as it is shown in her old Taiwan passport.
Yeah, I guess I have to handle my immigration like every other foreigner then. I’m already 23, so I missed the deadline. Meh, I’ll just marry my Taiwanese gf. We’ve been engaged for a while now, might as well get it over with.
Marrying her only allows you to live and work in taiwan, not get you citizenship, Unless u give up ur original citizenship, you cant be dual national. Which is unfair as for example people marrying americans can get usa citizenship without giving up their original citizenship.
Taiwan is still in the dark ages as far as human rights are concerned
Sounds like a good idea as you get full work rights being married n all.
My son was born in Taiwan to an ROC mom still no ROC citizenship… but he’s only 18.
But remember… citizenship for males under 35 means joining military service… would you really want that?
But remember… citizenship for males under 35 means joining military service… would you really want that?[/quote]
I’m not super excited about military service, but there are worse things in the world. Mainly I just want to be able to live and work here, so I don’t really need to be a citizen.