Ethnic-Chinese refugees from Indonesia want Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ethnic Chinese who fled persecution and violence in Indonesia decades ago are still waiting for Taiwanese citizenship in 2017, a legislator said Wednesday. Many of the ...

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 ...

A Japanese gives up nationality to become Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese posted his Taiwan ID card on his thirtieth birthday on Thursday, announcing that he has given up his Japanese nationality to become a Taiwanese citizen. ...

After only 21 years, French priest becomes Taiwanese citizen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breaking from recent precedent, a French Catholic priest has been granted Taiwanese citizenship despite having lived in Taiwan for less than half the time other recent recipien...

You know you've been a foreigner in Taiwan too long when...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Facebook user in the group Foreigners in Taiwan (外國人在台灣) yesterday posted a document which was dated 2000 listing the many humorous ways a foreigner knows they have lived in ...

Prominent Jesuit dies week after receiving Taiwan ID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – American Jesuit Father Daniel Ross (羅四維), a former dean of Fu Jen Catholic University’s (輔仁大學) sociology department, died Saturday aged 84, a week after receiving Ta...

Japan lawmaker shows legal records to prove nationality

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese opposition leader born to a Taiwanese father and Japanese mother has released legal documents to prove she now only has Japanese nationality. Renho Murata, he...

American nun calls herself a real Taiwanese after getting ID card

Taipei, July 10 -- Sister Mary Paul Watts (華淑芳) received a Taiwanese ID card on Monday, nearly 60 years after she came to serve the people of Taiwan from the United States. "I love Taiwan...

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...

92-year-old Belgian priest granted Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 92-year-old Catholic priest, who has devoted himself to humanitarian work for Taiwan for 65 years, is expected to receive his Taiwanese ID card today, according to the New Ta...

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, ...

Five foreign professionals awarded Taiwanese ID under new scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An IT expert from Kyrgyzstan, a French professor and three professors from the United States will receive Taiwanese citizenship without having to forego their own national...

Runaway Indonesian worker surrenders to authorities after 25 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 48-year-old Indonesian migrant worker turned himself in to authorities and said he is willing to accept any punishment as long as he can become a Taiwanese citizen. The In...

'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...