Children of intermarriages between indigenous peoples and indigenous peoples shall acquire the indigenous peoples status.
Children of intermarriages between indigenous peoples and non- indigenous peoples taking the surname of the indigenous father or mother, or using the indigenous peoples traditional name shall acquire indigenous peoples status.
Article 4 (Paragraph 2), Article 6, and Article 7 shall also pertain to the children of applicants who meet the criteria for indigenous status stipulated in Articles 2, 4, 5, and 6 but pass away before acquiring such status.
Pursuant to Articles 4 and 6, such children, if they request to have their surname changed to an indigenous name or use a traditional indigenous name, may obtain indigenous status. Children of indigenous persons who passed away prior to the adoption of the December 31, 2020 amendment to this act may use Article 4 (Paragraph 2), Article 6, and/or Article 7 of this act to obtain a traditional indigenous name and thereby acquire indigenous status within two years from the date of amendment.
Applications for the acquisition, forfeiture, alteration, or recovery of indigenous status should be filed at the local household registration office. Applications shall be evaluated to determine whether they are in compliance with the law, after which the registration or cancellation of indigenous status and group shall be formally recorded in the census data and census registration book. The registration or cancellation shall become effective once it is recorded.
The foregoing indigenous peoples recognition procedures are put forth pursuant to the rules determined by the Executive Yuan.
This act shall be effective as of January 1, 2001.
Articles amended on December 31, 2020 shall be effective on the day of their announcement.