Giving up an original passport is sending up my alarms... you are right to be concerned. It is not uncommon for applicants with a history of having lost a passport to have problems later in getting clearances. I may approach this problem two different ways, before giving up the original passport as an absolute last resort. The obvious first choice is to have your fiancee make the request with the Taiwanese Embassy located in Jakarta. This way she can apply in person with her original passport, without giving up the original. The second choice is to visit a notary public in Jakarta and have the notary public certify a copy. This way, you can send off the certified copy of the passport with the request.
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I would not send the original passport in the mail to Taiwan. I suggest contacting a criminal lawyer in Taiwan, so he or she can get a copy of the certificate for your fiancee.
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It would be most unwise to send any original documents.
You fiance can approach her consulate and make the application and provide the original passport.
This is the advantage of working with an immigration lawyer.