Taiwanese tourist loses citizenship after getting quickie Chinese passport 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese tourist has been stripped of his household registration (hukou, 戶口) and passport after he was reported for having a temporary Chinese passport, which his ...

British football star achieves Taiwan dual citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – British professional soccer player, Tim Chow (周定洋), has obtained Taiwanese citizenship, while being given the extremely rare privilege of not having to renounce his&n...

British nun presented with Taiwan National ID card

Taipei, Sept. 18 -- British nun Ellen Mary Elizabeth Mylod (麥蕾), who has taught in Taiwan for 44 years, received a Taiwanese ID card on Monday. "It's hard to believe that I'm now ...

New alliance urges easing of rules on revocation of Taiwan citizenship

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) A number of legal experts and civic groups said Wednesday that they have formed an alliance to push for amendments to the regulations that allow the government to strip an immig...

Citizenship for Saints---only ?

I hail from a country with a history of immigration, where full nationality with voting rights, right to apply for phone, internet and credit card are given on fulfillment of clear regulations to Taiw...

Italian priest to receive Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Italian Catholic missionary Gian Carlo Michelini is receiving Taiwanese citizenship and a Taiwanese ID card, becoming the first foreign national to be naturalized due to h...

74-year-old Italian nun granted Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  An Italian nun was granted Taiwanese citizenship and a Taiwanese ID card on June 19, over 50 years after she arrived in the country.  At the age of 22, ...

Italian nun next in line for Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An Italian Catholic Sister who has worked in Taiwan for 55 years was next in line to receive citizenship under recently changed nationality laws, reports said Friday. U...

Most new Taiwanese citizens hail from Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Most foreigners who became naturalized citizens of Taiwan last year were women, and almost 70 percent of them came from Vietnam, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) said Saturd...

'High-level professionals' no longer have to renounce citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Certain, select 'high-level professionals' in priority fields will no longer be subject to the contentious requirement of renouncing the citizenship of their birth ...

French priest to receive Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – French Catholic missionary Yves Moal will soon receive a Taiwanese passport while being able to keep his original nationality, 50 years after arriving in the country, repo...

U.S. Catholic priest obtains Taiwan ID after 54 years

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – American Catholic priest Brendan O’Connell received his Taiwan identity card from the hands of Premier Lin Chuan in Tainan Friday, 5...

Double happiness: Ukrainian celeb nears dual citizenship holy grail

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- Ukrainian born actress and model, Larisa Bakurova (瑞莎), was granted permission to apply for naturalization as a Taiwanese citizen, while apparently also being permitt...

Obtaining Taiwan citizenship to become easier

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreigners applying for Taiwanese citizenship will face less risk of becoming stateless persons thanks to amendments passed by the Legisla...

Boy at center of high-profile custody battle to visit Taiwan

Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) Iruan Ergui Wu, the boy at the center of a tug of war between Taiwan and Brazil during a messy custody battle a decade ago, will arrive in Taiwan early next month for a two-wee...