Annotated Republic of China Laws/Nationality Act/Article 10

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Nationality Act
Republic of China (Taiwan) Law
Article 10

Promulgated full amendment on 2000-02-09

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Article 10[1]
An alien or a stateless person who is naturalized shall not be eligible for the following public offices:
  1. President, Vice President.
  2. Members of the National Assembly, Legislators.
  3. Premier, Vice Premier, Ministers of the Executive Yuan; President, Vice President, Grand Justices of the Judicial Yuan; President, Vice President, Members of the Examination Yuan; President, Vice President, Members of the Control Yuan, Auditor   General;
  4. Political or Special Accredited Officers.
  5. Political Vice Ministers.
  6. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors or Ministers.
  7. Vice Chairman, Members of Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission; Vice Chairman of Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission.
  8. Other public servants of selected appointment rank equivalent to or higher than 13th rank.
  9. Generals in the Army, Navy and Air Forces.
  10. Elected local public servants.
The restrictions specified in the preceding Paragraph shall be removed 10 years after a person's naturalization. But if there are provisions in other laws and regulations, they shall apply.

Promulgated amendment on 2006-01-27

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Article 10[2]
Naturalized foreign nationals or stateless persons have no right to hold the following government offices:
  1. President, vice president.
  2. Legislator.
  3. Premier, vice premier or minister without portfolio of the Executive Yuan; president, vice president or Grand Justices of the Judicial Yuan; president, vice president or members of the Examination Yuan; president, vice president, members or auditor-general of the Control Yuan.
  4. Personnel specially appointed or designated.
  5. Deputy Minister of each Ministry.
  6. Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, minister extraordinary and plenipotentiary.
  7. Vice minister or commissioner of the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission; vice minister of the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission.
  8. Other government offices shall be compared with personnel holding selected ranks above the thirteenth grade.
  9. General officer of the land, navy or air force.
  10. Local government office position elected by the people.
The foregoing restrictions shall be lifted after 10 years from the date of naturalization, but if otherwise provided by any other act, the provisions of that act shall prevail.

Annotated by Wikibooks

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  1. "Law of Nationality". Immigration Office (Taiwan). 2001-06-20. Retrieved 2016-12-28.
  2. "Nationality Act: Article 10". Laws & Regulations Database of The Republic of China. Ministry of Justice (Taiwan). 2006-01-27. Retrieved 2016-12-28. The National Assembly has been frozen.