One thing I also want to point out that article 19 of Nationality Act which reads as under :-
"If it is found that the naturalization, loss or restoration of the nationality of the ROC is not conforming to the provisions of this Act within 5 years, the naturalization, loss, or restoration shall be withdrawn"
.... what I understand from this article of the said Act that one should have maintained good moral conduct untill he/she is eligible for naturalization. If the authorities found out (within five years from the naturalization) that it was a fraud, the citizenship will be withdrawn.
But the reason given by the govt authority in that woman's case is that she should have demonstrated this "good moral" for following five years.
Does it mean one has to stay single for the next five years?
Presumably only if one remains married.
The Nationality Act (English translation, at least) does make for some interesting reading:http://www.moi.gov.tw/english/english_l ... aspx?sn=82
Article 13 in particular stands out for me.
Under any of the following conditions, a national who meets the provisions of Article 11 shall not lose his/her nationality:
1. He/she is a criminal defendant under investigation or trial.
2. He/she was sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment and the sentence has not been completely served.
3. He/she is a civil defendant.
4. He/she is the subject of a court judgment or administrative order and the judgment or order has not been fully executed yet.
5. He/she was pronounced bankrupt and his/her rights were not restored.
He/she is obligated to pay overdue tax or arrears of tax penalty."
I'm a bit of an idiot, but I really cannot figure this out. Is criminality advantageous for Taiwanese citizenship?
EDIT: I get it now. If you have already obtained citizenship then future criminality will not cause you to lose it. I was about to recommend Zane apply because he pretty much covers all 5 points and would be an ideal candidate.
My memory isn't great, but I seem to recall a South-East Asian women who had her citizenship removed because she was married to a Taiwanese guy and she had an affair. That would seem to contradict Article 13.