Legislator proposes eliminating renunciation requirement

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Re: Legislator proposes eliminating renunciation requirement

Postby cranky laowai » Wed Dec 19, 2018 18:24

The number is now up to sixty-five.

Thirty-two are engaged in the field of education, with 29 teaching at universities, Cheng said, noting that the lion's share of them are from the United States, followed by those from Malaysia, among others from South Africa, New Zealand and Finland.

All have lived in Taiwan for an average of 16 years, with one having lived here for 47 years, he said.

They must be referring to just "high-level professionals." If they had included the missionaries, the average time in Taiwan would surely be longer.

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Re: Legislator proposes eliminating renunciation requirement

Postby cranky laowai » Sat Dec 22, 2018 13:09

Here are some figures for the "high-level professionals" approved to date.

By Professional Field
Field -- Number of People
technology - 7
economic - 11
education - 32
culture or art - 8
sports - 1
medicine - 5
human rights - 1

By Age
Age Range -- Number of People
over 70 - 1
66-70 - 5
61-65 - 5
56-60 - 13
51-55 - 7
46-50 - 16
41-45 - 10
36-40 - 5
31-35 - 3
average age: 49

Time in Taiwan
Years -- Number of People
more than 30 - 4
25-29 - 1
20-24 - 16
15-19 - 17
10-14 - 15
5-9 - 9
less than 5 - 3

Original Nationality
Region -- Number of People
Americas - 23
Europe - 22
Asia - 17
Oceania - 2
Africa - 1

source: Gāojí zhuānyè réncái hézhǔn guīhuà wǒguó guójí xiāngguān tǒngjìbiǎo (高級專業人才核准歸化我國國籍相關統計表)
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Re: Legislator proposes eliminating renunciation requirement

Postby cranky laowai » Sat Dec 22, 2018 14:20

And here's the latest complete list of successful applicants: Gāojí zhuānyè réncái míngcè (高級專業人才名冊).
https://www.moi.gov.tw/files/news_file/高專名冊.pdf

The most recent batch includes a baroque violin player from Greece, an automation specialist from Russia, a philosophy teacher from Germany, a surgeon from Malaysia, and an AI specialist from Italy.

I think quite a few posters here would have a very, very good chance of being approved, including (but not limited to) maoman, sandman, icon, john ross, omni, and cfimages -- though each may have their own reasons for pursuing this or not.

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Re: Legislator proposes eliminating renunciation requirement

Postby cranky laowai » Thu Feb 28, 2019 23:18

And some more approvals:

Physician Ngu Ung Su from Malaysia and Canadian Curtis Regan Smith are two of 11 foreign professionals approved to become naturalized citizens in Taiwan's latest review of naturalization applications, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said Tuesday.

Ngu is a physician who volunteered to treat patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a severe form of pneumonia, when the deadly disease reached Taiwan and caused multiple fatalities in 2003, the MOI said in a statement released Tuesday.

Smith was praised for his long-term work to promote the conservation of culture in Taiwan, including efforts to preserve historical communities, buildings and facilities on the island, such as the former residence of the U.S. ambassador and Forty-four South Village in Taipei, over the past two decades....

Since the new regulations under the Nationality Act were promulgated in March 2017 -- as part of government efforts to recruit and retain top talent from around the world -- 76 foreign professionals have become naturalized citizens, including Ngu and Smith.

The 11 new ROC citizens are mostly in their 40s-50s, including four professionals in the field of medicine, two in art and culture, two in economics, two in education, and one in another area, the MOI said.


source: http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aedu/201902270021.aspx
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Re: Legislator proposes eliminating renunciation requirement

Postby cranky laowai » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:28

The latest batch. Mainly Malaysians and Canadians.

The Japanese is a surprise, because I thought Japan was still strict about dual citizenship.

A lot of people in medicine, but there's also a Tunisian golf equipment tester(?). I continue to believe the government is -- within its admittedly narrow confines -- being liberal in who it approves. Apply!

66 蒲Ο棠 -- 美國 -- 中國藝術史、中英文編譯
67 尤Ο衛 -- 馬來西亞 -- 外科及骨科專科醫療
68 林Ο義 -- 馬來西亞 -- 血液病專科、腫瘤內科專科及安寧緩和醫學專科
69 韓Ο光 -- 馬來西亞 -- 兒童醫學
70 吳Ο思 -- 馬來西亞 -- 內科專科醫療
71 孟Ο爾拉第利 -- 突尼西亞 -- 高爾夫檢測儀器產業專業技能
72 史Ο迪 -- 加拿大 -- 臺灣文化資產保存
73 李Ο -- 加拿大 -- 財務及資產管理
74 戶田Ο康 -- 日本 -- 日本語文教學
75 黃Ο平 -- 加拿大 -- 國際貿易與投資創業
76 張Ο興 -- 馬來西亞 -- 航空運輸
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Re: Legislator proposes eliminating renunciation requirement

Postby cranky laowai » Thu May 16, 2019 19:33

Ten more Taiwanese without renunciation:
USA: 2
Austria: 1
Germany: 2
France: 2
Vietnam: 1
Malaysia: 1
South Africa: 1

  • 77 戴Ο雯 美國 現代戲劇、臺灣文學與戲劇、莎士比 亞、佛拉明歌舞劇等
  • 78 符Ο克 奧地利 數學之解析組合、演算分析與賦距數論
  • 79 馬Ο德 德國 醫學、中醫 高級專業人才名冊
  • 80 幸Ο各 美國 第二語言與外國語言學習語言評測
  • 81 羅Ο瑄 德國 英語、德語、西班牙語教學
  • 82 盧Ο琪 法國 法國語文教學
  • 83 杜Ο莊 越南 人工智慧、物聯網、大數據之商業智慧 整合應用
  • 84 柯Ο達 法國 農業機械
  • 85 張Ο德 馬來西亞 內科醫學、心導管介入手術
  • 86 安Ο羅 南非 電影、廣告、MV等影視領域調光

website for applications and further info: https://www.ris.gov.tw/app/portal/763

Note that that site gives a new form -- Information Table of Recommendation for Naturalization for High-level Professionals by Central Competent Authority of Enterprise -- in English that offers guidelines, websites with more info, and contact telephone numbers for the relevant ministries. And if some of those guidelines sound like the government is continuing to overshoot (e.g., the Ministry of Science and Technology asking for "Prize-awarding certificates, such as Nobel Prize, Tang Prize, Wolf Prize, Fields Medals or other equivalent international competition prizes" -- Darn it, honey, have you seen my Fields Medal? I thought it was with the extra batteries.), in practice some more or less regular folk are getting through. Download the PDF and start making some calls to the numbers listed there!

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