Jeremy Lin, at the centre of the “Linsanity” craze of 2012, holds US citizenship but is eligible for Taiwan‘s passport through his parents, who are Taiwanese citizens. The island recognises dual nationalities.
“The interior ministry welcomes the return of the son of Taiwan,” interior minister Hsu Kuo-yung told Lin’s father Lin Gie-ming during a meeting this week. Taipei officials confirmed the passport had been issued.
Lin, 31, last year became the first Asian-American to win the NBA championship, with the Toronto Raptors, and later signed for Beijing as an unrestricted free agent.