Vietnamese top list of people getting Taiwan citizenship in 2019

By Dang Khoa   May 7, 2020 | 05:08 pm GMT+7
Vietnamese top list of people getting Taiwan citizenship in 2019
The Liou He night market in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Photo by Shutterstock/Richie Chan.

Vietnamese accounted for more than half the total number of people naturalized in Taiwan last year.

There were 2,325 Vietnamese out of a total of 3,438 foreign nationals granted Taiwanese citizenship, according to statistics released by the Taiwanese Ministry of Interior.

The Philippines with 362 and Indonesia with 350 followed.

Getting married to Taiwanese citizens was the top reason for naturalization, accounting for 86.1 percent of all cases.

Women accounted for 3,097 of the new citizens.

Vietnamese women getting married to Taiwanese men accounted for more than 73 percent of the 2,794 brides who were naturalized.

 
 
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