Taiwan eases rules on naturalization of foreign spouses

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/12/09
By: Chen Chun-hua and Frances Huang

Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Taiwan’s parliament on Friday passed an amendment to the Nationality Act which eases restrictions governing the naturalization of foreign spouses married to Taiwanese people.

According to the revised law, foreign spouses will not be confined to Article 3 of the act, which had previously stipulated that foreign nationals who apply for naturalization to become a citizen of the ROC should provide proof that they have enough assets or professional skills to support themselves.

In other words, the new Nationality Act will not require foreign spouses to provide evidence to show their financial strength.

Lin Li-chan (林麗蟬), a Kuomintang lawmaker, hailed the revision, saying that the new law is very meaningful to many female immigrants who have married Taiwanese men.    [FULL  STORY]

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