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Bill easing rules on overseas compatriot ID passed

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Bill easing rules on overseas compatriot ID passed

Part of the Overseas Chinese Identification Certification Act passed third reading on Tuesday, relaxing the restrictions on application for Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate and Overseas Compatriot Identity Endorsement.

The eligibility was extended to include those who reach the age of 18 or under 18 but married.

Many overseas Chinese return to Taiwan for economic matters such as real estate investments, in which they need to obtain Overseas Chinese Identity Certificate to prove their identity and entitlement to legal rights for such activities, as stated in the proposed bill.

The bill passed on Tuesday allows overseas Chinese who reach the age of 18 or under 18 but married, to apply for their own Overseas Compatriot Identity Certificate or Overseas Compatriot Identity Endorsement.

The restrictions will still be applied to draftees who haven’t done the military service.


Updated : 2021-09-24 10:50 GMT+08:00