Ministry retains ‘good moral character’ requirement for naturalization

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/11
By: Claudia Liu and S.C. Chang

Taipei, April 11 (CNA) The Ministry of the Interior said Tuesday that it is necessary to

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retain the “good moral character” requirement for new immigrants seeking Republic of China citizenship.

Prostitution, drunk driving and other offenses that the local authorities consider to be less severe may not appear on a local police criminal record, but could still affect social order, “and so it is necessary to retain such a requirement” in the Nationality Act governing non-citizens who are seeking Taiwan citizenship, ministry officials said.

Article 3 of the act requires applicants to “have demonstrated good moral character and to have no criminal record.”    [FULL  STORY]

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