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2018-01-09 09:00
Government is keen on resolving problem of unregistered children
Regarding children and teenagers born in Taiwan by parents of foreign nationalities, their nationality shall be identified as follows:

1. If at the time of birth, the mother was a foreigner and the father was an ROC national and claimed the child, then the child shall have the ROC nationality.

2. If at the time of birth, the mother was a foreigner and the father was also a foreigner or of uncertain nationality, the child shall have the same nationality of the parents.

3. If the birth mother and father are both unknown, then the person shall have the ROC nationality.

4. If the birth father is unknown, birth mother is a foreigner that has departed or been deported to the country of origin and cannot be reached, and has been confirmed to have no nationality by the government of the birth mother, or received no response for more than three months, the person shall be deemed stateless in accordance with Article 3 of the Nationality Act. He/she may then apply for naturalization in after being adopted by an ROC national; if he/she was not adopted, social welfare institutions shall apply for naturalization on behalf of him/her.

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