Annotated Republic of China Laws/Nationality Act/Article 4

Nationality Act
Republic of China (Taiwan) Law
Article 4

Promulgated full amendment on 2000-02-09Edit

Article 4[1]
An alien or a stateless person who has, at present, a domicile in the territory of the Republic of China, meets one of the requirements specified in sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) of the preceding Article, and has legally stayed in the territory of the Republic of China for more than 183 days each year for more than three years without interruption, also meets one of the following requirements, he (she) may apply for naturalization:
  1. A person who is the spouse of a ROC citizen.
  2. A person whose father or mother is or was a ROC citizen.
  3. A person who is adopted by a ROC citizen.
  4. A person who was born in the territory of the Republic of China.
A minor alien or a stateless person, whose father, mother, or adopted father or mother is a ROC citizen and who has legally stayed in the territory of the Republic of China for less than three years and does not meet the requirements specified in sub-paragraphs (2) and (4) of the preceding article may also apply for naturalization.

Promulgated amendment on 2005-06-15Edit

Article 4[2]
A foreign national or stateless person who now has a domicile in the territory of the ROC, if meeting the requisites provided in Subparagraph 2 to Subparagraph 5 of Paragraph 1 of the preceding article, has legally resided in the territory of the ROC totally for more than 183 days every year for more than 3 consecutive years, under any of the conditions provided by the following Subparagraphs, can also apply for naturalization:
  1. He/she is the spouse of a national of the ROC.
  2. His/her father or mother is or was once a national of the ROC.
  3. He/she is an adopted child of a national of the ROC.
  4. He/she was born in the territory of the ROC.
A foreign national or stateless person who is a minor, if his/her father, mother or adoptive parents now is or are national (s) of the ROC, even if he /she has legally resided in the territory of the ROC less than 3 years and doesn’t meet the requisites provided in Subparagraph 2, Subparagraph 4 and Subparagraph 5 of Paragraph 1 of preceding Article, can also apply for naturalization.

Promulgated amendment on 2016-12-21Edit

Article 4

(no governmental translation yet)

Annotated by WikibooksEdit

  1. "Law of Nationality". Immigration Office (Taiwan). 2001-06-20. https://web.archive.org/web/20060104083010/http://www.immigration.gov.tw/e_immig/eng/3.htm. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  2. "Nationality Act: Article 4". Laws & Regulations Database of The Republic of China. Ministry of Justice (Taiwan). 2006-01-27. http://law.moj.gov.tw/Eng/LawClass/LawSearchNo.aspx?PC=D0030001&DF=&SNo=4. Retrieved 2016-12-28.