2020/9/24  
Executive Yuan moves to lower legal age of adulthood to 18 (2020/08/13)
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  • 英文 English 
    Executive Yuan moves to lower legal age of adulthood to 18 (2020/08/13)

    The Executive Yuan has finalized a draft amendment to the Civil Code that lowers the legal age of adulthood from 20 to 18. If passed by the Legislative Yuan, it would come into effect as early as 2023. It would mean that once citizens turn 18, they'll be able to do things like sign a mobile phone contract, apply for a passport, open a bank account, buy a house, get married and found a company. However, the amendment would not lower the voting age from 20 to 18.

    This amendment would address differences in the minimum age of marital consent for men and women. Currently, the legal minimum is 18 for males and 16 for females. If the amendment is passed, it would set the age at 18 for both sexes.

    中文 Chinese  
    政院拍板民法下修 18歲「完全成年」最快2023上路

    行政院今拍板,民法成年年齡從20歲下修為18歲,與刑法同步,全案送立法院審議,預計2023年上路。屆時包括買手機、辦護照、開戶、買房、結婚,甚至擔任公司發起人,都不需要再經過法定代理人同意。

    同時基於男女平等,也一併解決現行男女訂、結婚年齡不同的問題,未來訂婚年齡皆為17歲,結婚年齡也都調整為18歲。法務部表示,有鑑於近年來許多國家陸續將青年公民權下修至18歲,此舉除了順應國際潮流,也強化青年權益保障。
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