Annotated Republic of China Laws/Nationality Act/Article 5

Nationality Act
Republic of China (Taiwan) Law
Article 5

Promulgated full amendment on 2000-02-09Edit

Article 5[1]
An alien or a stateless person who has, at present, a domicile in the territory of the Republic of China and who meets one of the requirements specified in sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) of Article 3 and also meets one of the following requirements may apply for naturalization:
  1. A person who was born in the territory of the Republic of China and whose father or mother was also born in the territory of the Republic of China.
  2. A person who has legally stayed in the territory of the Republic of China for more than 10 years without interruption.

Promulgated amendment on 2005-06-15Edit

Article 5[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 Article 3, under any of the conditions provided by the following Subparagraphs, can also apply for naturalization:
  1. He/she was born in the territory of the ROC, and his/her father or mother was also born in the territory of the ROC.
  2. He/she has legally resided in the territory of the ROC for more than 10 consecutive years.

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 5". 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=5. Retrieved 2016-12-28.