Radio Taiwan International
Date: 20 August, 2020
By: Katherine Wei
Lin applied for and received a Taiwanese passport in July. He is now classified as a “citizen without household registration”. This is a category of overseas citizens under Taiwanese nationality law that do not have the right of abode in Taiwan. If Lin plans to register with a household registration office to acquire the right of abode, he will have to serve in the military, as mandated by law.
Lin was born in 1988, making him subject to conscription. According to the Act of Military Service System, Taiwanese men are required to serve in the military if they are living in Taiwan and under the age of 36 years-old. [FULL STORY]